I’m a knitter.  One of the things that I most enjoy knitting are baby hats.  Hand knit baby hats are a staple of my baby shower gift giving.  In fact, I enjoy making them so much that I have a bit of a stash built up.  One of the reasons that I enjoy making those little hats is that they are fairly quick, and fairly easy to customize with different colors, stripes, patters, etc.  Yes, I have made a hat (or five) for Baby Nigl, but I wanted to make something that would take a little more time and energy, too.  Baby blankets are one of those things that I feel like either seem like a boring, simple, pattern, or they seem super complicated.  I searched Ravelry for patterns, and didn’t really find much that I really liked.  Then, I looked through the Vintage Knits for Modern Babies book, and found a potential project: Wavy Cashmere Blanket.  I still wasn’t sure it was easy enough for me to get done in time (note to self: next time maybe start knitting more than two months before baby is due) but I had some yarn that fit the project, so I thought I’d give it a shot.

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The yarn that I used was Knit Picks Comfy Sport in Whisker and Lilac Mist, and Knit Picks Cotlin in Surf.  I already had some of all of those yarns on hand, so even if the project didn’t end up working out, I hadn’t just gone out and bought a bunch of new expensive yarn for it.  (Side note:  I am a huge fan of Knit Picks yarn. Knit Picks Comfy Sport is what I use for baby hats pretty much all the time, and I really like how soft it is and the color variety – not to mention it is fairly inexpensive.  The downside of course is that you have to order it online.)

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Once I had gone through the pattern a few times, I knew it was a winner.  The pattern is only 4 rows long, and really only one of those rows needs attention paid to.  It was just the intensity of a project that I wanted.

For the first 3/4 of the blanket, I really enjoyed it and it seemed to go by pretty quickly.  The last few rows though, seemed to last forever! I swear I measured the length of the blanket 5 times before it was actually close to what it was supposed to be.

I really like how it turned out though!


4 Comments

  1. Posted December 30, 2014 at 7:50 am | Permalink

    That is such a pretty pattern. I am very impressed by your knitting abilities (still!) – this turned out so gorgeous with those colors!

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      Posted December 31, 2014 at 8:05 am | Permalink

      Thanks, Heather! This pattern actually was not as difficult as it looks – which is kind of what I love about it!

  2. Posted December 30, 2014 at 8:47 am | Permalink

    I love how this turned out! Gorgeous!

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