Wool Leaves Blanket

I’ve been putting the finishing touches on Christmas present wrapping today. The very last gift I wrapped (still wondering how to wrap a bicycle) was the basinette for Miss 2.  She is getting a Gotz Maxi Muffin doll, which I unwrapped and put into the cot. I also made a wee mattress, pillow and sheet set for dolly. They are in a cute star fabric, which I hope she loves.

The blanket I knit was from Jared Flood’s gorgeous Wool Leaves pattern. The yarn I used does not really do justice to the pattern, but I was aiming to knit from stash, and to knit something in a colour she would love. Pink and green are big favourites – so why not! 

Using two strands of yarn, the finished blanket is 175g, or 300yards of wool used.  This is The Wool Company Multicolours in Watermelon.   I adapted the sizing – so I used 41 stitches and 4.5 repeats to get a doll’s basinette size blanket – about 15.5×20 inches.  This knit up so quickly – it was done in two evenings.   Simple enough to knit while watching TV or having a conversation, it has to be considered if you need to knit a baby blanket. 

I am hoping that Miss 2 and Dolly both like this wee blanket. Can’t wait until tomorrow!!


3 Responses to “Wool Leaves Blanket”

  1. 1 Seaside Siblings December 24, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    Oh, it is stunning! What a beautiful gift. Have saved the pattern to my favourites.

  2. 2 Rachel December 28, 2010 at 9:08 am

    Thanks for the great idea with the blanket! Have just bought the pattern and have knitted up 2/3 last night for my 4 year olds birthday on New Years Eve.

  3. 3 Caffeine Girl January 4, 2011 at 1:18 am

    Very pretty! I’m sure she loves it.

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