Friday, 1 May 2009

Bamboo Baby Blanket

Steffi is having her baby at the end of July so this baby blanket will reach her a little early, but I am sure she will like it no matter when it arrives. It is the first blanket I ever made and I like the simple pattern that still remains interesting enough both to look at and to knit. The feather and fan pattern would come out more if I blocked the blanket, but I decided not to because it is a practical blanket that will probably have to endure quite a few washes.
  • 4 mm DPNs
  • 2oo g King Cole Bamboo Cotton, colourway 531, dye lot 63916
  • rowcounter

The cotton and bamboo blend was incredibly nice to work with. It is such a nice summer yarn that I wished I could knit a top with it in time for summer. Bamboo Cotton comes in 8 different shades of which I liked the purple best. I can imagine knitting something light and lacy with it, though it won't be happening this summer.

I used a free pattern that you can find here. It's not much of a pattern as such since you don't really need one. All you have to know is the 4-row repeat that you will be knitting till the blanket is long enough. It's a nice and easy project for knitting while watching TV or listening to the radio and the result looks lovely in its simplicity.


  1. Beautiful Nadia! Love the wavy pattern too!

  2. Oh, da wird sich das Baby aber freuen! Ist wunderschön geworden, die Farbe gefällt mir auch gut.