This year our family is blessed to add three new babies. This also means that I have projects to do. Every grandchild that has been born since I married Grandpa has received a blanket that was knit by hand.
Three in one year, now that’s a challenge for this scatter-brained Nana. Nonetheless, once the right yarn presented itself it was easy. This time around its Mandala yarn from Lion Brand.
My first grandchild of the year gets a blanket knitted in Pixie in the Autumnal Equinox pattern by Stana D. Sortor. Each of the blankets took just over 2 skeins with the I-cord edging. Your mileage may vary depending on gauge.
Grandbaby number two of the year gets a blanket knitted in Pegasus using the Seedling Squared Baby Blanket pattern by Rebecca Zelt. I added a few more rows since the pattern was written for worsted weight and again finished in an I cord border.
Last up is for grandbaby #3 of the year…due to arrive any day now. The final blanket is knit using Centaur and the pattern Make a Long Story Short by Wanda Sowizdral. For this one, I got a little tricky, changing skeins every other row. One skein I started from the center and the other skein was started from the outside. It made for a bit more interesting blanket and I love the way it looks on both sides.
I’ve got one more that I’m working on for a friend that I hope to be able to show off soon. Until next time…