Tuesday, July 26, 2016

New baby blanket pattern

The August 2016 issue of I Like Knitting is available now, and I'm in it!

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This is the "Hangin' Round" blanket, which was designed as a welcome-baby gift for my cousin's second daughter. This is the original prototype:

The baby is a mix of Lebanese and Indian ethnic heritages, so I combined motifs from each culture to produce this circular blanket.

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The Indian henna art motif is done in a lace-and-bobbles pattern, and the depiction of a repeating motif taken from wrought-iron balconies in Lebanon is done using stranded knitting.

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I'm not going to lie, it takes some work and lots of counting, :) and the blocking takes a while too, but the finished product was met with delight by my family, and I hope you like it, too!


yvette said...


Kathleen said...

Thanks so much, Yvette! :)

Keja said...

That is lovely Kathleen! Beautifully designed and executed!