Prepare yourself, gentle readers, for some photos of… …my favourite thing I’ve ever knit!
Whipped up in a mere few weeks of late-pregnancy knitting fever, I present to you this rainbow chevron baby blanket, a present for my brand new nephew.
I dillied and dallied about what to make for him, knowing that he was due to arrive a few short weeks after my own latest baby and that, newborn in arm, I was unlikely to manage to get anything done, so I had to have this finished before my own babe appeared.
Luckily, the knitting haze descended and I was done in good time.
The pattern is a free one, available on Ravelry, the chevron baby blanket from Espace Tricot blog. and the wool is Wendy merino DK.
I decided to make an abbreviated rainbow of red, yellow, green and blue, with a small line of cream in between each colour and I adore how it has turned out.
I heartily recommend the pattern. Very straightforward to follow, but definitely more interesting than a non chevron (fully garter stitch) version would have been to knit.
The construction is deeply pleasing to me, the decreases leading to the lovely triangular shape with little effort.
I didn’t make the ends too pointy with the blocking, but just let them gently curl as they were.
Now that it’s finished, I am sorely, sorely tempted to make a large version for myself as a bedspread…
The only downside to the whole project was the tedious sewing in of ends. There were a lot to do.
Full project details, as ever, over on Ravelry: zig zag baby blanket.