Next year looks set to be a colourful one for the little folk, and if the forecasters are right then we will be seeing stripes and pops of colour on all children's items: summer dresses with layers of brightly contrasting shades and paint-box splashes of colour on little shirts and nursery items.
So here's a new baby blanket pattern that is right on trend. This is the Liliwen Baby Blanket and it is worked in a wonderfully soft cotton yarn, Rico Creative Cotton DK. I love this yarn - it is easy to work with and the colours are bright and cheery. It is also a perfect weight for the warmer seasons, when babies just need a little extra layer to keep them warm.
The blanket features bright candy stripes of pink and yellow which would be a lovely choice for a little girl. However, the yarn comes in a wide range of colours and a royal blue / aqua combination would be great for a little boy.
The Liliwen Blanket is worked in Bamboo Rib, an easy reversible stitch. The pattern has strong, vertical patterning like stalks of bamboo and the blanket grows quickly.
The pattern includes three sizes so you can make a small blanket for baby's first Moses Basket / Bassinet or either of the two larger sizes as they grow into their next sizes of bed.
For more details about this new pattern, please see my website. The pattern is also available as an iBook from the iBookstore.
Until next time, Happy baby knitting!
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