In anticipation of baby Noah’s arrival I did get some knitting done. One of the first things I decided to do was a baby blanket, because let’s face it, that’s one item you can’t have enough of. I decided for a thicker stranded blanket, because the climate in Sweden would allow me to get more usage out of it. I also felt I needed to improve my knitting when it comes to multi-colored stranded knitting, because I haven’t done much of that. I choose a free pattern from Norwegian Viking Garn.
I used the yarn Alpaca Sport in light grey, grey and white. It was a really fun knit, and the blanket was knit in the round then machine sewn and cut, something I was quite nervous about since I’d never done that before.
I figured we might use the blanket to wrap the baby in, and all those loose strands on the backside could harm the baby or get stuck, so I decided to line the blanket with some soft Jersey fabric, which I bought online from tyg.se, together with sewing thread in matching grey. My sewing machine doesn’t do in visibel seams, so I went for plain straight seam. I’m not great at sewing but I think the end result turned out pretty good.
And of course, it’s now Noah’s favorite blanket, since it’s bigger and a bit thicker than our other blankets and it keeps him just the right temperature.
You can find the yardage and details about the project on ravelry.