Shale Update

I’m now about nine inches away from where I want to be with this baby blanket. 

I’m using the 37″ length of my son’s blanket to estimate final measurements.

I’ve now memorized the four row pattern repeat and go back to this project any time I just want something relaxing and mindless to knit. Though I am still a couple months from the baby’s due date, it would be nice to have this as a completed project! 

Here’s Ethan making another sweet appearance helping me measure 💙

Shale Baby Blanket

Knitting is synonymous with giving.

It’s one of the reasons I wanted to learn how to knit – so I could hand make gifts for people I love. I have knit two other baby blankets and each one took so. much. time. I am urgent by nature so detailed, large projects aren’t really my thing. However, when a special baby is on the way, a little hat and blanket seem like the right gifts to give.

The Shale Baby Blanket pattern is from Brooklyn Tweed.

I recently got to enjoy knitting off of a dock over our local river on a sunny day. Trying to soak up all the remaining days of summer!

Project Details: I’m using a worsted weight washable yarn (Berocco Vintage, dove) with size 8 US needles. There is a three stitch garter border and a beautiful scalloped wave to the bottom edges of the blanket with a 20 stitch repeat. I’m about a quarter of the way done and the baby’s due date is December 18th so I feel like I’m making good timing. I would definitely recommend this pattern to anyone looking for a lace blanket that is somewhat challenging at first, then easy to memorize and flow while watching Netflix or listening to Audible 🙂   …some of my favorite ways to unwind after a long day.