baby blanket.....finished

Wow guys, so I finished a baby blanket in 6 weeks, and trust me, I will never try to undertake doing anything like this again, at least not in such a short time-span. I think there may literally be some ' proverbial' blood in there somewhere!

I do hope you like it as much as the parents of the girl I knitted it for


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purlyman's picture

Wow... the blanket looks amazing. What's the pattern and what yarn did you use? I can't imagine finishing this one up within 6 weeks!! Congrats!


jonathan1986's picture

The pattern was made by a friend who's an artist, if you want it, I will ask him if I can share the pattern and upload it somewhere or send it to you.

The yarn is sport-weight baby alpaca, no normally I would never ever buy it, cause it's just too expensive, but a local yarnstore has gone bust and so I got a load of yarn for bargain prices

ronhuber's picture

The blanket is beautiful. Is it lined with material?

CLABBERS's picture

Beautiful work. I am sure the that blankie will be in the family for many, many years. Things like that have a way of being handed down for generations. You should be very proud of your work.

smalltownknitguy's picture

Your work is amazing. It must have been like a sweat shop at your house!

steve kadel's picture

insanely amazing

we won't just get a cat, nubby nu nu, will manifest a kitten from our love...and lint from our hemp socks

we put birds on things

Tom Hart's picture

What an astounding piece of work!! It's too beautiful for words! Congratulations! I'd love to hear more about it. The background colors, for instance. Did you change yarns to do the background or did you use a variegated yarn? Is it stranded or double knit? It really is a work of art. Truly amazing. Congratulations.

PS I got nosy and checked out Dronten on Google Earth. Looks like a very beautiful place to live.

Masala's picture

I have NEVER seen such beautiful work for a baby blanket! I am truly humbled.

claude's picture

This is a superb work. I particularly like the fact that you kept away from the traditional "baby colour", which means that baby girl will use your blanket for more years to come. It's a beautiful design (congratulation to your artist friend) Have you done any other knitting of that sort? Please post photos if you have. I hope you enjoyed the experience and you will do more of this type...

Bill's picture

Definitely an HEIRLOOM's so beautiful! Did you line the back with fabric..or tack down the floats every few stitches...that obviously took ages to knit!

jonathan1986's picture

Right, first off thanks for all the comments, you guys are making me blush, I have used variegated yarn, it was hell making all the colours match up though, as soon as I had finished one hank I had to look up the corresponding colour on the next one meaning I would sometimes have to start in de middle of the next hank, as you all may have noticed I have used 2 types of variegated yarns, one with the greenish/yellowish hue and the other with various shades of pink.

I have indeed lined the back I used fleece, as it was the softest material I could think off, and seeing as I have no experience with babies I figured soft would be good, I have made a few blankets and things using this same technique and once you get the hang off it it is not as difficult as it may seem

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rc_in_sd's picture

Literally jaw-dropping! Excellent work!

Melbcub's picture

Wow, its beautiful, both technically and aesthetically. Love the birds. Very inspiring.

MMario's picture

WOW is about the only thing I can comment ....the design is beautiful; the work is exquisite and in only 6 weeks! WOW

MMario - I'm not divorced from reality - we're having a trial separation

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

WOW, indeed. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

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