I have wanted to try my hand at knitting for a while, so when I found out I was pregnant with Henry I thought it was a great time to knit a baby blanket. For some reason I did not start with a simple stockinette stitch blanket, but instead decided to make my first ever knitting project a chevron baby blanket that I had previously seen here on the blog Made. The pattern is from Purl Bee and can be found here. I bought myself a pair of bamboo circular needles, which felt better to me than metal ones. I totally downgraded on the yarn to save money, but I think the yarn still has a great look and feel to it. I used Red Lion Soft 100% acrylic, worsted weight. This blanket is knit with double strands of yarn, which makes the finished product thicker and chunkier.
Here's how it turned out:
|I got lucky that Henry is a boy; gender was a surprise this time around but I was obviously drawn to more boyish colors anyway!|
|I think he likes it!|
|Yes, there are a number of imperfections and wonky lines (where there shouldn't be any) but doesn't that add to the charm? At least that's what I tell myself. I am so happy with it regardless!|
|Henry at around 1 week, sunbathing on his blanket. And no, I am not in the habit of tanning my newborns - it was the doctor's orders to help his jaundice. : )|