The pattern? The "Shadow Cable Baby Blanket," a free pattern from Bernat (Ravelry link). It's a super simple, easy pattern. You basically knit stockinette for three rows, then have a cable row, and repeat. So far I've been able to cable without a cable needle (a first for me!) which has sped things up. The pattern calls for size 11 needles, which also ups the speed factor. The texture the cables are adding is awesome ...
Friday, February 10, 2012
Here's my latest project ... remember how I mentioned that you'd start to see some cute, tiny baby knitting projects on my blog? Well, here's one of the first ... a big, chunky cabled baby blanket using the aptly named Bernat Baby Blanket (colorway: baby blue). How can I describe this yarn? It's ultra bulky weight (knits up fast!), super soft, and squishy. Very chenille-like. It basically feels like yarn made out of a fluffy robe. But it doesn't have much give/stretch, so it does make my hands tired (similar to knitting with cotton). But given how fast it knits up and how soooooft it feels, I am pretty much in love with it.