Finally, another FO post! The Bertie baby blanket (pattern by Little Doolally, available on Ravelry) is now all done, and mummy-to-be has seen the photos too. It measures approximately 30″ x 35″, which is a little larger than some baby blankets. However, I decided early on that if I was going to put hours into a project then it should be able to be used for longer than a few months so I went for a stroller sized blanket.
It has taken about 6 weeks as I’ve had to take a couple of breaks, but it was a really enjoyable project. The pattern was quite easy to follow once I had got it established, and it was perfect to pick up and put down but still know where I was up to. It is a paid pattern, but well worth it. I’d definitely make another one.
The yarn I used was Stylecraft Special dk in silver, white and grey, and Stylecraft Baby DK in lemon. I used around 550g altogether, which I thought wasn’t too bad. I had originally wanted to use Stylecraft’s graphite colourway rather than grey yarn but I’m glad I used grey now as it is still dark enough to contrast with the silver-I think graphite may have been too dark.
I wanted a clean and simple border, so I made it entirely in white. I settled on a linen stitch which I thought framed the main blanket quite nicely. It was quite a quick stitch to work up, although I winged it in terms of number of rounds-I just kept going until I thought it looked right!
All that remains to be done now is wash it in Fairy and then package it ready to give to my friend. I do like making baby blankets, so much quicker than Mr C sized ones!
Have you got any FOs this week? I know for me they are quite a rarity.