Friday, 7 February 2014

A baby blanket FO

Before I start my Ravellenics project I have been working to clear the needles of a few things - mainly because I need them to be able to cast on other things.

One of my husbands co-workers is expecting a baby imminently and so he requested a suitable gender-neutral baby blanket for her.

I was keen to use up some stashed Debbie Bliss baby cashmerino so I resorted to my old favourite - a squishy, simple garter stitch blanket.

As both parents are mathmeticians I thought it was fun to base the stripe sequence on the Fibonacci sequence and so I used the grey in lines of 1,1,2,3,5 in between blocks of cream. In total I think I used 3 balls of the cream and 2 balls of the grey.

I added a simple garter stitch, mitered border in grey and overall I am very pleased with it.




It is on the small side, at approx 21" by 24.5" but I figure that it will be handy for those early months when you need something light to throw over a pram or crib, or tuck into a car seat without too much trailing behind you.

And as an added bonus, I love the way the grey looks to be different shaded on the reverse - a fun optical illusion created by the stripes.

Full details: Mini Genius Baby Blanket

4 comments:

  1. Thank you. The new mum is French so I was aiming for classic rather than cute.

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  2. Lovely! I love the combination of grey and cream, and those stripes are perfect!

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  3. Thank you Mairead - very kind.

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