I’ve been knitting steadily for a few months whenever I found the time, but I had to keep it rather quiet as they were a surprise. Now that they have been given to my brother and Mollie for their twins, however, I am free to write about the blankets I made.
These were notably my first attempt at designing anything without a pattern. I started by knitting a basic square, picked up the stitches all around the edges, and increased 2 stitches in each corner to keep the blankets square. Really, they are very basic. The fun part that I hope makes them unique and special is this:
Both boys had their name “written” on their blanket in lace. I’m actually incredibly proud of myself for figuring out how to write in knitting. I designed the letters myself, although I did use the lettering from my past Baby Blanket for Wesley, (which I just realized I never posted a final of) as a jumping off point.
They were both knit out of 1.5 skeins of Miss Babs Yowza! Kieran’s is in the special colorway Crop Circles, and Luca’s is done in Nell.
I’m working away on a few more things now, and plan to design my own shawl before the end of the year. It’s a lot of fun to make something I’ve thought up all on my own!