With the weather getting noticeably colder during this past September, I knew I was going to have to hurry to finish a baby blanket for Noah, a little baby boy who was born this summer and lives in Chicago. Thankfully, I found not only a great pattern for this latest baby blanket, but also was able to use more of the fantastic, natural yarn-blend Lion Brand Cotton Bamboo.
The pattern knit up extremely well, though the repeated purl-three-togethers were definitely difficult with a cotton blend yarn, which doesn't have as much give as wool yarn.
I really liked the final product and the use of thinner US4 needles, which created a thicker blanket with a nicer, firmer drape than the looser blankets I made earlier this year. More details follow the picture of the full blanket below.
Blanket for Baby Noah
Pattern: Holding Hands Baby Blanket by Yasemin Ersoy, modified by casting on 119 stitches, reducing border to 10 garter stitch rows at beginning and end, and ending pattern with a row 22 to maintain symmetry with beginning of blanket.
Yarn: Lion Brand Cotton Bamboo, approx. 2 skeins in color 174 snapdragon
Needle: US4 circular
Measurements: Post-blocking measurements of 22 inches wide by 21.5 inches long