Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Cable Baby Blanket

The baby blessings are all around and that means quite a few knitted baby blankets.  The wonderful thing is that there are so many beautiful patterns and yarns to try, so every blanket will be unique and fun to knit.

 

Debbie Bliss Cable Baby Blanket

This blanket was knit for a dear friend’s daughter’s baby boy.  He isn’t due for a couple of weeks yet, but he did try to make an early appearance.  I guess he just can’t wait to get here and meet his new family!  Fortunately he changed his mind.  :)

 

Cable Baby Blanket

The pattern is the Cable Blanket from the Debbie Bliss book Simply Baby.  This is one of the very few times I’ve bought a knitting pattern book with really the intention of only knitting one pattern.  But the knit and purl cable really struck me and once you fall in love with a pattern there’s not much else you can do.

 

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I used Knit Picks Shine Sport yarn and the color is Hydrangea.  I *love* this yarn – it knits up so soft and has great stitch definition.  Really there is only one negatives to the yarn - the fact that it comes 110 yard/50 gram balls which means there are a lot of ends to weave in.   But the finished product is so wonderful that it’s worth it.

Now to wait patiently for him to get here so I can get a picture of him with his blanket.   Prayers are with the family as we wait. 

 

* Linking to Get Your Craft On, Toot Your Horn Tuesday, Take A Look Tuesday, Topsy Turvy Tuesday, We Did It Wednesday, Whatever Goes Wednesday

3 comments:

Gnat said...

beautiful!! :)

Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy said...

It's Gorgeous! I just learned to knit this year and wow! I have not yet attempted a blanket. It's beautiful! Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday's.

Allie said...

Wow! That is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS! I'm so jealous! I wish I could knit as well! You are a master!
You should link this up at Making It With Allie party.
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