Wednesday, November 14, 2012

New Pattern: Lettuce Lattice Baby Blanket

I have five - FIVE! - babies to knit for in 2013, so I wanted a blanket that was pretty but not too difficult to make. I've been working extra-long hours at my day job, so by the time I settle down to knit for a few hours at night, most of my brainwaves are spent. Using knits and purls to create a textured lattice-like pattern, the Lettuce Lattice Baby Blanket was born. Sorry for the terrible pun - it's been a long week (and it's only Wednesday)!

At any rate, my new baby blanket pattern is perfect for swaddling newborns, makes a fantastic receiving blanket, and is sure to be a great companion blankie during the toddler years. Knit with superwash yarn, parents will appreciate this thoughtful and easy-care gift. The PDF pattern includes stitch chart and instructions on working with hand-dyed yarns. You'll also get a chance to master the crochet cast-on method (one of my favorites!) - click here to view a video tutorial on YouTube to see just how easy this technique is. 

You'll just 3 skeins of Malabrigo Rios in Lettuce to create this memorable baby gift - don't forget to enter "HBSBLOG" at checkout to save $5 off your yarn purchase at

Please note: Blanket is shown with the Mr. Nubbins toy pattern, available for purchase separately here.

Also, I have some exciting news (that is not at all related to baby knitting)! Tomorrow I'll be a guest blogger on one of my favorite knitting blogs, Threadpanda! Amy is kind enough to host me as I share my favorite last-minute projects to knit and crochet for this holiday season. So if you're starting to panic, help is on the way via the Threadpanda blog! You should also check out her regular posts - I'm a fan of her Friday Finds; she's responsible for many recent additions to my queue with this weekly feature.  

Looking for a little WIP Wednesday inspiration? Hop over to the Tami's Amis Blog for all the blogginess you can handle!