Having made knit blankets for Rae and Bree I knew I’d be making one for the new baby too and the other day Chris asked me to make a blanket like I did for the Rae – he said same pattern, any color yarn I wanted. They used Rae’s blanket all the time – a while back I pulled all the photos of her that I had with her using it into a collage – and I love making things for people who use them!
I really didn’t want to make the same pattern and I knew Becky would want some input in the colors so after a few texts back and forth we had a plan and I’ve made a start. It’s an easy knit although picking up the edge stitches for the border will be a little challenge. I’ve done it before but not for a long time.
I used TouchDraw, the same app I use for drafting quilts to come up with my stripe sequence.
Does it surprise you to see me using inexpensive acrylic yarn? Caron Simply Soft is definitely soft, it’s easy care, and it holds up well to frequent washing. It was my first choice for the blanket and I found the colors I needed at Joann’s the other day…it was even on sale!