At about 11 inches, I am a little more than a quarter done with the baby blanket I’m making for my niece (pattern from the Purl Bee). I feel like I really turned a corner once I started a new color.
It’s gotten a little bit chillier here in New York, and it’s nice to think about this blanket keeping a little baby warm. This stage in a knitting project is nice because you can start to really see what the final product will be. But it’s also hard to know there’s so far to go. I like that the blanket is striped because I don’t get bored with one color and it makes it really easy to mark progress. One stripe done, two stripes done, and on and on until you have several stripes in several colors.
I think it’s coming out so lovely, and I can’t wait to keep going. Since colder nights are coming quickly, I am sure I can hunker down with a warm blanket and get more stripes done in no time. And I better hurry–the baby’s due date will be here before you know it!
You can see previous progress on the blanket at baby blanket, baby blanket progress (4 inches), and baby blanket progress (a note to baby girl).
Hello, I want to knit this blanket as well and found your blog along the way. Just curious – where did you buy your yarn? Of course I want something nice since it’s for a baby, but the yarn that purl bee suggests is quite pricy when you factor in 7 skeins so I was wondering what others have done. Thanks!
Hi! It can get tooootally get pricey. I used the super soft merino from Purl Soho, but I’d also recommend a wool or cotton yarn from anywhere that has roughly the same gauge (the super soft merino yarn is 11 stitches = 4 inches). If you find a yarn you like at a better price that has a smaller gauge, you could also consider doubling the strands to make it thicker. An older pattern from the Purl Bee does just that– http://www.purlbee.com/the-purl-bee/2011/9/15/whits-knits-chevron-baby-blanket.html and uses a yarn that’s a bit cheaper. Also, when you are switching colors and starting out, be careful to not make your tails too long or you may run out of yarn before you’re done with your stripes (which is something I have done and then needed to buy another skein). I hope this helps!