This was a project made with lots of love. My BFF Monica (author of the crazy-popular blog The Yummy Life) is getting her first grandbaby soon. So exciting! And of course when I first heard, I immediately thought of all the fun things I could knit for that new little person. I finally settled on a baby blanket, because when I had Web Guy oh-so-many-years-ago, someone sent me a wonderful handknit baby blanket and I used it all the time. I wasn’t even a knitter at the time, but I loved that sweet blanket. Here’s the one I just finished:
I have had the Pine Forest Baby Blanket on my favorites list ever since Knit Nighter Robyn made one last year and worked on it on Thursday nights. It’s such a beautiful pattern and a little more interesting than the same old knit and purl baby blankets that are out there. I picked Spud and Chloe Sweater because I like that it’s machine wash/dry, and it’s 55% merino, 45% cotton (so not as hot as all wool). I used these cute heart stitch markers between repeats, and it was a nice visual of all the love I was knitting into that blanket as I worked along.
I think I’m going to have to send Little Loopy along with the blanket, as he’s a bit enamored with the whole thing. Plus, he loves babies. Every time one comes in the shop, he hops into their baby carriage. I’m not sure the moms always appreciate that.
I might need to make this baby a sweater for next fall, too. And I’ll definitely make this blanket again. I love how it turned out. Baby things are so much fun to knit.
P.S. This blanket would also be beautiful done in Dream in Color Classy, Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Worsted, and Cascade 220 Superwash – all yarns that are machine wash and dry, which is important to moms with young kids.
Beautiful pattern, I’m going to have to find someone who is having a baby and knit one, too.
Ooh, I love it! And what a lovely colour too! A nice change from pastels. xx
Love the blanket and I have two babies in the family arriving in July, how much yarn did it take to make the blanket?
I knitted one in Classy a couple of years ago! It’s a fun blanket to knit.
Barbara – the pattern calls for 600-650 yards. I used 4 skeins of the Spud and Chloe Sweater.
Beautiful. I am doing the honeycomb stroller blanket now in an all cotton yarn. Lots of fun, but I only have 2 weeks to finish it in!
Your blanket came out beautifully. I have knit two baby blankets using Spud & Chloe Sweater. They are both going strong after numerous washings and dryings. P.S. Mine were knit for my two babies [dogs!] .
That yarn sounds perfect for a baby blanket. My little baby might just need some. 😉
I’ve used the Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Worsted for an Evelyn’s No-Sew Blankie (http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEss11/KSPATTevelyn.php), and LOVED that yarn. It made for a beautiful blanket.
Beautiful pattern and beautiful work! Love it.
That is such a gorgeous color and you did a wonderful job on the knitting! I used that pattern to knit a blanket for my hairdresser’s baby and she has told me several times how much she likes it.
Here’s a nifty pattern for a baby sweater:
It turned out beautifully, Sheri!!
What a beautiful pattern and color! I’m sure the parents and baby will love it. Little Loopy too!
Thanks for sharing! I’m glad to know that Spud and Chloe , Lorna’s worsted and Dream worsted hold up well in the wash. I am going to make a baby sweater and needed a super wash worsted weight!!! This is one of the many reasons I read the blog every Monday, Wednesday and Friday! Beautiful blanket ,Sheri!
Sheri, thank you so much for mentioning this blanket pattern. I’ve been contemplating patterns for a baby afghan to make, and this one hadn’t come to mind yet. I think it might be perfect! The baby is a first girl for a couple with two boys. Thanks again!!!
Beautiful! That was one of the most fun projects I’ve done. Loved working with Spud and Chloe sweater.
Thanks for the pattern recommendation. My husband and I are trying together pregnant, and I have been casually searching Ravelry for cute and interesting patterns. Also, I am totally in love with The Yummy Life. She posts such great recipes.
Very pretty, looks wonderful in the solid blue! I love this pattern. Made one out of Malabrigo Rios in the primavera colorway when we weren’t sure if we were having a boy or girl. Very washable, trust me I know… 🙂
I made one of these blankets just a couple of months ago for a friend’s baby, very easy, very fun to knit, speedy progress, beautiful results! Highly recommended. Here’s a link to mine: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/akbooklady/pine-forest-baby-blanket