Finished the Baby Blanket

Finally! An entrelac baby blanket for a baby that arrived a couple of months early. If she had been on time, this only would have been a week late, but as it is, Soraya was born at the beginning of December (at 6 lbs, a health premature baby!). It was a lot of fun to make - somehow doing entrelac makes me feel like I'm not so much knitting as building something. I'd love to make a bedspread out of natural handspun wool in entrelac - but that will have to wait!

Jonathan in DC


ChazH's picture

Jonathan, It's gorgeous! I've only tried entrelac once so far, and I also thought it was a neat process. Excellent work!

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Really nice work. I like entrelac alot. I never seem to do much with it, though. Never thought to use it for an afghan. It would be a great way to use up a bunch of oddball leftover yarns, tieing it all together with black rows. It would look like some of the harlequin costumes out of the 1700s. Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

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Thomasknits's picture

Oh I like this idea a lot. Every color looks good with black. Almost. Entrelac with black rows would be awesome!


Kerry's picture

Beautiful blanket......I've never tried entrelac.

mrossnyc's picture

What a great idea. The colors go great together and it looks really soft. I was looking at making a basketweave stitch afghan soon, but may have to explore entrelac instead. Great work!

Bill's picture

Subtle & beautiful!

ronhuber's picture

What a great gift. It is a beautiful blanket.

purlyman's picture

Jonathan, it's beautiful. I've tried quite a few things but never entrelac. Amazing work. I'm in the middle of a baby blanket myself. I love things for babies. You've done a great job here. I'm sure the baby and parents are going to love the blanket.


crmartin's picture

Oh, that is gorgeous. I've never been a real fan of entrelac, but your blanket is a notable exception.



Junayd's picture

Jhonathan, they must really be pleased with the results. The colors are so lovely!

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Kerry's picture

Jonathon were you following a pattern or is it just one entrelac diamond followed by the next, etc?

potterdc's picture

Thanks, everyone, for the kind words! Kerry, no pattern, just row after row of entrelac. I practiced by making an entrelac scarf for the best beloved, and took off from there.


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