Monday, October 08, 2012

Leaf Blanket

I finished this Leaf Blanket (rav link) up some time ago. It is a gift for my cousin for her baby shower, so I couldn't share it until I had actually given it to her. 

The pattern is Leaf Blanket by Susan B Anderson and is distributed through Blue Sky Alpaca. The pattern calls for their super bulky Spud & Chloe Outer. My yarn shop doesn't carry this yarn, but I had seen on Ravelry where some people had substituted Cascade 128 Superwash Chunky and doubled it. My lys does carry that yarn! So I bought 3 skeins, just in case and went to it. It took exactly 2 skeins of yarn for me to knit the blanket. I think I had less than a yard when I finished!

This is how the blanket looks folded up. You fold the stem up the baby's body then wrap each side of the leaf around the baby then button in place. (Button not pictured, I added it later) 

Then with the leftover skein of yarn I whipped out a newborn baby hat (rav link) to go with it. I think I have enough left over to knit another baby hat in the future. The baby is due any time now, so I figured its wee head might get a bit chilly this time of year.


pdxknitterati/MicheleLB said...

That is so cute! I love the idea of wrapping babe up in the leaf.

Yvonne Ellsworth said...

Me too! The pattern was super fun to knit. I might have to do one again sometime!