Knitter’s Spotlight: Knitted Blankets
Raveler mgustafson06 spent more than a year knitting “J’s Blanket,” and judging from her daughter’s reaction, the project was certainly worth her efforts! The beautiful blanket is based on Norah’s “Swirl” blanket from our Comfort Knitting & Crochet: Afghans book.I love that she added a thick seed stitch border to each hexagon – an idea she got from another Raveler’s project. I also love the shades she chose of Berroco Comfort – it reminds me of flowers in a garden.
When raveler mrsmommy found out she was expecting her youngest son, she decided to combine two of Aimee Alexander’s knitted baby blanket patterns into one. She added the “Sea of Dreams” border – featuring a picot edge – to the pattern stitch from “Harvest Moon.” She decided to knit it in our Vintage DK, a lighter weight yarn than the pattern recommends, because her son was a summer baby.
There’s something very calming about raveler cmr727‘s “Smooth Sailing” blanket. The wavy lace pattern looks especially delicate in the Mochi (#5101) shade of our Vintage yarn. The blanket has a simple garter stitch border, which she recommends knitting with a smaller needle for a firmer finish.