I love Ravelry! How else would I have found this great blanket pattern? As soon as I saw the finished product, I knew I needed to knit this for the boy twin of the school family.
Pattern can be found here.
Yarn: Lion Brand Cotton-Ease (old) in Candy Blue, 3 balls (down to the very last yards!)
Started May 13, 2008
Finished May 21, 2008
Close up of the sail boat:
I used the old Cotton-Ease yarn in Candy Blue because the twins are due the first part of September (which really means early-to-mid August) and here in Chicago-land it’s still really warm and humid. I also have read so many reviews of this yarn and almost all of them report great wear and washability. Because these twins will be the 5th and 6th kids to the family, I thought machine wash and dry is an absolute MUST! The finished blanket (pre-washing) measures 26″ square. It turned out a bit smaller than I’d have liked, but I just wasn’t in the mood to do math and add stitches anywhere to make it larger. I think it’s a good size for a crib/car seat blanket, anyway.
I’m currently working on the girl twin’s blanket and hope to have the big reveal next week sometime. We’re not doing much of anything over the Memorial Day weekend, so I have high hopes for lots of knitting time.
I have a few ideas for toys to go along with this blanket, but I can’t make the decision, so I’m polling everyone I come across. There are 5 choices. Leave yours in the comments! The toy with the highest number of votes will be the one I knit to accompany this blanket in the gift package.
Thanks for offering your opinions! I’ll let you know what’s decided when I post again.