Earlier this month I dug up an old project that I started in May 2008 - Oh So Soft Baby Blanket - but quickly abandoned until 50 months later. But this summer I needed something that I was able to knit in the dark while watching TV with Secundogeniture - and this was just the ticket.
It's a perfect baby blanket that is machine washable and durable.
It's so soft because it's knit holding two strands of yarn at the same time. In this case I used
- Red Heart Baby Econo - Color 1987 Bathtime Print
- Phildar Pronostic + in Color Celadon 500229
- US Size 15 needles (sometimes I use a 13 for this blanket).
The stitches are big and loopy and very soft. Some people prefer to knit it tighter on smaller needles - that's fine, too - but it makes the fabric a little tougher. The joy of this one is that it is so soft.
It makes a pretty good sized blanket. Mine is approximately 36" x 48".
This will be going to the Jackson Recovery Centers - Women and Children's Center. I'm on the Auxiliary for the WCC and always try to find a way to help. What better way than to combine my knitting with a good cause?