purl bee baby blanket for my babe

Thursday, January 24, 2013



Back when I first found I was pregnant, I was feeling a bit anxious and overwhelmed and all I wanted to do was start a project. Something simple and rhythmic using my hands, something that would make me feel like I was indeed growing a baby, even if I didn't look/feel any different. I had seen this pattern for a super easy baby blanket floating around the internet, and it seemed to fit the bill perfectly. I first mentioned it way back in September (I also hinted about it here) as a goal of mine before 2013.

Well, I wasn't in a rush and I didn't finish it until a couple of weeks ago. For the last few months it's wandered from couch to couch, being pulled out whenever I felt like knitting a row. It's so simple that other than keeping track of the number of rows, it required no brain power at all. Just the rhythmic tap tapping of the needles. Now that it's done, it's still in the living room where I can admire the beautiful colours and enjoy the incredible softness of the baby cashmerino whenever I want.

I now have my eye on this rad Hudson's Bay inspired baby blanket, which would be oh so perfect for my Canadian winter baby!

The details: It's the super easy baby blanket from the Purl Bee. Knit in Debbie Bliss baby cashmerino, in 7 colours I chose because they remind of the sea.

31 comments:

  1. oh lovely, great choice of colours. I've unfortunately only been gifted baby-soft wool in the most horrible shades of pink, blergh x

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  2. I don't think I've ever thought of a blanket as beautiful but this one is!

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  3. This is such a lovely little project and it turned out so nicely. I love the colours you picked =)

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  4. We truly are living some parallel lives at the moment... I just posted about needing to make a blanket for baby, and Jodi sent me over the link for the Purl Bee tutorial! Hoping to learn how, for whatever reason it just seems so difficult to me. PS- the colors you chose are just perfect x

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  5. it's lovely! I'm sure it'll be your baby's favourite blanket

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  7. Gaby it's beautiful. I love the colours you've chosen to use, so calming. You'll be smiling every time you use it for your new little bub. x

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  8. it looks so lovely, the colours are perfect together.

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  9. It's everything a baby blanket should be - soft, warm, simple, beautiful and made with love. Gorgeous.

    Gillian x

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  10. this is beautiful. and congrats on your pregnancy! so exciting.

    anna
    www.embracethesunshine.blogspot.com

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  11. So beautiful! The colours are perfect!!

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  12. Literally both of those blankets are on my list.... I guess it's more like my list of not happening. I had a huge aversion to wool for the first 25 weeks of pregnancy. . Just the sight of it made me want to hurl. But I think I might have to make time post baby for the Hudson baby one... Even though there's nothing canadian about him. But we've got pacific northwest roots so that counts for something right?

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  13. beautiful! great job with this, it is such a precious gift for your babe!

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  14. That's a beautiful blanket! I love your choice in colours. Thanks for the link :) I'll be trying this one out.

    Sophie xo

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  15. Wow, this turned out so pretty! i really love it, it looks so soft and cuddly.

    Portable craft projects that you can pick up here and there are the best, I often have a crochet project I am working on and keep in my purse for down moments!

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  16. Gorgeous! Who knew garter stitch could look so luxe!

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  17. So well made and such a great choice of colour :) Your photographs just keep getting better and better btw! xx

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  18. i adore the colours you chose for this blanket! my grandma knitted all of us blankets when we were born, and i still have and treasure mine. i'm sure the little one will do the same. :)

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  19. This is such a beautiful blanket. And I love the HBC one too (I'm such a sucker for those stripes).

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  20. This turned out beautifully!! Love it and love the colors :) I've started crocheting a blanket for my little guy on the way....we'll see if I actually finish it though- haha!

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  21. i pinned this blanket so long ago! i love it. and i just finished the hudson blanket about a week ago. doing simply knit row after knit row is so relaxing.

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  22. Wow, it turned out great! This is such a meaningful project!

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  23. this is just lovely! your blog is so beautiful! i'm your newest follower. can't wait to read along! :)

    xo

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  24. What a beautiful baby blanket! I love that you chose non-pastel colors, too.

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  25. I love it, Gaby! It is utterly gorgeous - seriously adore the colours you chose.
    Ronnie xo

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  26. Pretty!! I love the color combo.

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  27. i want one...the colours are perfection.

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  28. this is perfection Gaby. I've knitted two of these blankets so far.....love! x

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  29. lovely one, where did you buy the debbie bliss cashmerino from? Can you email me with details? xxx

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  30. Hello! I am dying to know how you adjusted the pattern to work with the smaller yarn. Did you cast on more stiches? Use bigger needles? How much yarn did you need? I want this to be my next project!

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  31. What a lovely baby blanket, the color combination and the design is perfect. Thanks for sharing !

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