Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Wool Leaves Blanket Class January 15!

My son's beloved 3rd grade teacher, Felix, and his wife welcomed a baby last fall. As a knitter, of course, this presented me with a golden opportunity to choose from that most beloved of categories, the knitted baby present!

I happily pored over tiny cardigans and teeny baby bootees patterns, but ultimately decided on a baby blanket. Fortunately, my favorite designer, Jared Flood of Brooklyn Tweed, had a terrific baby blanket pattern on his website, the Wool Leaves, that was neither saccharine nor too babyish.

And (bonus!) it was knit in chunky weight on big needles. The chunky lace pattern was easy and fun. This turned out to be one of my favorite baby gifts ever.

Here's my version (Encore Chunky with a single crocheted border):
Join me on Sunday, January 15 from 10am - 12pm (2nd session Sunday, January 29 from 10am - 12pm) as I teach this project class. The two sessions spaced apart will give you plenty of time to get this quick, elegant project done. Cost is $45 - space is limited - call the store at 215-242-1271 to sign up today!!


Donna said...
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Donna said...

Diana -- Finally got the wool leaves blanket finished.Yea!!! I got it to block pretty well but I obsessed over those "nipples" coming back after the new mother washed it. So I finally decided to kill the acrylic yarn. Just got done. Was a little nervous. I used a wet towel and just kept pressing with my steam iron. It flattened the knit side somewhat but it also flattened the nipples. Plus, it's very drapey now. Love it! Thanks for a great always. Donna Heron