Last fall, I completed knitting a blanket for baby Veda - a blanket that she received earlier this year when my mother delivered it to India. Her mother reports that Veda likes the blanket, and I hope it is keeping her both stylish and at the perfect temperature!
Veda's blanket was my first opportunity to try the Lion Brand cotton bamboo that I ordered earlier last year. The yarn is really a cotton keeper - not too rough like 100% cotton yarns, and very soft and bouncy. An added bonus is also that it is machine wash and dry!
For this blanket, I turned to my favorite blanket knitting book - the Leisure Arts Our Best Baby Afghans book that I must have purchased 10 years ago (eek!)? I chose the Pure White Pleaser pattern because it seemed like a delicate, lace pattern that would still be easy to care for with a washing machine.
I was really pleased with how the blanket turned out - great bright color and a solid pattern as well. I can certainly see myself using this pattern again!
Blanket for Baby Veda
Pattern: Modified via casting on 135 stitches (instead of 171)
Yarn: Lion Brand LB Collection Cotton Bamboo in 174 Snapdragon, 2.1 skeins
Needles: US 6 circular
Measurements: 27 inches wide by 25.25 inches tall after blocking