Pattern: Based on "Reversible Blanket" by Debbie Bliss
Source: Debbie Bliss Magazine Fall/Winter 2009
Yarn: A Mystery found in My Late Mother's stash
Needles: 2.75 mm circular
Start: August 2012 Finish: May 2014
Modifications: Used the diamonds of the Bliss pattern but worked at a much smaller gauge with finer yarn and did not work a second blanket to facilitate reversibility.
The bath (and I do mean a full-on wool washing - not an easy little "Soak") did the trick on the dirt, grime, sunscreen and even chocolate smears that adorned it in its WIP phase.
- The soft creamy colour will allow the real star of the show - the infant - to be the centre of attention rather than having a visually bossy yarn demanding the spotlight.
- The blended yarn will be serviceable. (Those wee babies tend to "leak" so many liquids - wash ability is a must.)
- Its not so big or thick as to overwhelm a new baby's little body
- The fingering weight yarn knit on a 2.75mm circular creates a soft, drapey piece that will easily wrap arms and legs in tight for a great sleep-inducing swaddle