Friday, July 26, 2013

Rainbow Blankie

I can't believe I'm finally writing this post: the Rainbow Blankie is finally finished!

I've taken July off of designing and dedicated myself to finishing this project that I started 13 months ago. I finished the final 21 squares while on my summer trip to California and the better part of the last 2 weeks working on the border.

To work the border I picked up stitches on a 40" needle around the entire blanket (FYI: if you're going to try this border on a baby blanket, go with a 47" cable) then worked a knit row, followed by an increase row where I worked a make 1 left or right on eithe side of the corner stitch for a total of 9 rows. I did a purl row, then repeated the whole thing again (with decreases this time). I bound off by incorporating a stitch from the original pick up row. It took 3 evenings just to bind off. I am SO glad that's over. But it was totally worth it.  I love this blanket and hope that it will become one of Daniel's favorites. 

Patten: Sock Yarn Blanket by Shelly Kang
Yarn: various
Needle: US 2.5
Began: June 28
Completed: July 25


  1. Fantastic! Love the rainbow effect. He is cute in his baseball onesie.

  2. Beautiful blanket - well worth the time and effort. I am oohing and aahing over your color selection, too - looks like a lot of hand dyed goodness!

  3. This is gorgeous! I love the depth of color that the slightly variegated and semisolid yarns bring to the rainbow.

  4. That blanket is breathtakingly beautiful. It's art.

  5. Sooo lovely! I'm sure he (and you) will enjoy it for years to come.


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