A few weeks ago I posted about a project I was enjoying. While we were ill, I had plenty of time to knit and wanted something simple. The chevron pattern was just that, a simple knit with enough color changes to keep it fun. And as of last Friday, I was done and the baby blanket was ready to go to its destination.
I can’t say enough good things about the pattern: Missoni Inspired Baby Blanket by Kelly Kingston. The pattern is well written and beautiful presented. It offers excellent tutorials on different stitches used in the pattern, as well as a host of photographs.
Although the pattern calls for a whopping 13 colors, I selected 5 that I thought complemented each other. Most of the balls of yarn came from the stash, with a few extras acquired for balance. For those interested the yarn was Knit Picks Shine Sport in the colorways Orchid, Blush, Green Apple, Silver Sage and Grass. I picked a US size 4 needle because I liked the fabric it created, and cast on enough stitches to get to my desired final width (about 40″). Other than that, I didn’t make further modifications on the pattern.
The blanket is now winging its way across the United States to my cousin and his wife who are expecting their little girl the first week in April. I hope they enjoy the gift.