A double knit baby blanket.
Well there IS a new baby in the family, with little Marlo brightening our lives these last 7 months. The Bloke is now a Poppy and a very happy Poppy too.
And this blankie keeps Marlo warm in her cot in Sydney.
Reckon you might like to make it too?
The pattern is here....
Knitting technique: Double Knitting
Measurements: 80 x 106 cm (31 x 43 in)
VERY IMPORTANT TIP: if you have never done double knitting before, there are many free lessons on Youtube but the very best lessons are by Lucy Neatby on Craftsy. Start with a small practice square of squares and then a small square with one heart to test your skills before you invest all your time and energy into the blankie. It will be worth it.
Materials: Debbie Bliss Mia (wool/cotton blend) 50g balls (100m/109yds), 1xFuschia (008), 1xCinamon (013), 2xCitrus (015), 2xRose (010), 2xDuck (006), 3xRuby (009), 10xWhite (001)
Tools: 5mm circular needles with 100cm cable length, US No.8, UK No.6 with 39in cable length. 4mm double pointed needles, US No.6, No.8 UK.
Equipment: Magnetic needlework chart holder (essential for ease of reading graphs), scissors and a 4mm crochet hook (for whisking away joined yarn ends and for fixing things). Oh, and 5 counting markers.