A few months ago, I had the opportunity to knit a blanket for a beautiful and jolly baby boy, Sebastian. Sebastian is the son of two friends, and based on the lovely pictures his parents had taken, Sebastian loves his blanket!
I was inspired to knit this blanket based on his parents' color scheme for their nursery, which included accents of muted rust orange and turquoise. I looked through my knitting books, and found a pattern that I didn't even realize I had but seemed perfect - a simple cable knit blanket, sized smaller than normal for parents who take their child on the go! More details about the pattern and modifications are below.
Cable Blanket for Baby Sebastian
Pattern: Design B Blanket from the Sirdar 324 Vintage Snuggly DK Knits pamphlet. Modified slightly by picking up 128 stitches along the border
Yarn: Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash in color 1910, approx. 2 skeins
Needles: US 7 circular for main blanket; US 4 circular for the picked up edging / border
Measurements: Pre-blocking measurements of 20 inches wide by 23.5 inches long; post-blocking measurements of 19 inches wide by 21 inches long