Leafy Baby Blanket

Another knitting project is on the books! This blanket was made as a baby shower gift for a friend of ours. I used the Leafy Baby Blanket pattern from Silk & Wool.

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If you need to know anything about me is that I hate checking pattern gauges. I kinda just jump in and hope for the best. As I was starting the pattern I noticed that since my yarn was lighter weight, I needed to add to the pattern. I did this by doing 7 repeats of the leaf pattern instead of 5.

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Front and back views of the pattern. Ryan actually preferred the backside. Weirdo.

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Unfortunately the blanket still ended up on the smaller side, so I had to add a border. A very interesting experience. I added four bands, one on each side. They were 12 stitches in width in garter stitch (knit all rows) and the length of the blanket. In addition, I knitted 16 rows in stockinette stitch (alternate knit and purl) at the end of each band to create corner squares.

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Then with a threading needle, I sewed them together. It added the width needed to make it a good sized blanket.

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This pattern is just adorable!

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