Finished Baby Blanket

I'm a relatively new knitter (just started in November) but I'm definitely addicted!

I just finished this baby blanket for a good friend of mine who is having a baby. She's doesn't want to know the gender of the baby so I chose a khaki color yarn to go with her nursery which is mostly cream, beige, and other neutrals. The basket weave pattern was very simple but has a wonderful textured look. And, it's very practical and usable. Can't wait to give it to her!!

Now onto the next project! Can't seem to put my needles down.

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albert's picture

Very nicely done! The basketweave pattern is elegant- I'm sure your friend will cherish this blanket.

philvm's picture

Very nice and what e effect....
it's wonderfull...
If I get a baby ( hum... hum....) , I hope that a frend will get the same idea...

sorry for my english... normally I speak French...

QueerJoe's picture

One of the best things about hand knitting a baby gift is exactly what Albert said...the recipient will cherish it forever. Beautiful work and welcome to the obsession.

mwkbloom's picture

You did a great job! I'm sure they will treasure it forever. You just can't go wrong basketweave --- once you get the hang of it, it travels well (on the bus, on the subway, to boring meetings)!

Bill's picture

Beautifully done!
looks soft and cuddly...

Tom Hart's picture

Really, really gorgeous. Great job!

Kerry's picture

Beautiful blanket.

ronhuber's picture

This is a lovely piece of work. Lucky baby.

scottly's picture

Lovely, for both baby and mother. Wonderful job!!!

bobshome's picture

Nice, nice, nice. I love baby stuff that's not (for one thing pastel) traditional. This blanket will probably hang around for years and years. You did a wonderful job with a great contemporary pattern and neutrals are the new baby pinks. :-))

Buck Strong's picture

Super Job! Your friend is going to love it.

"A man may fight for many things. His country, his friends, his principles, the glistening tear on the cheek of a golden child. But personally, I'd mud-wrestle my own mother for a ton of cash, an amusing clock and a sack of French porn." Blackadder

To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring-it was peace.
~Milan Kundera

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Extremely well done. As the others have said, the handknit afghans turn into heirlooms. That makes it well worth the time you put into them. I hope your friend really enjoys it. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.