Handmaker's Factory

Fancy Cables and Lace Baby Blanket

Whoa! I am on a knitting roll these days! I seem to have become rather obsessed with the needles and I'm loving the results.

You may remember that I started a (kinda*) secret project a few weeks back. Well, that project is finished, in fact it took me 2 weeks and 2 days to complete and I'm kinda surprised at myself. Not only because I knit it in such a short space of time but also because I finished a gift well ahead of time.


The pattern is Fancy Cables and Lace Blanket by SweaterBabe and the yarn I used is Moda Vera Elenna from Spotlight in cream which is 50% cotton 50% acrylic. I wanted the blanket to be easily washable and good for the summer months as well as winter.


The pattern uses a combination of cables and lace. For the cables I used my wonderful Clover cable needle. It hangs stitches safely to the back or front of your work while you continue knitting. No more needles clattering to the ground and unraveling stitches. Yay!


The blanket is the perfect pram size. It did become quite cumbersome towards the end of knitting it though. The yarn is chunky and became quite heavy on my hands. This certainly wasn't a portable project!



Pattern: Fancy Cables and Lace Blanket by SweaterBabe
Yarn: 5.3 balls of Moda Vera Elenna (50% cotton 50% acrylic) in cream from Spotlight 
Needles: 5.5mm circular Addi Turbo's

I've already cast on my next knitting project, a Thomas the Tank Engine jumper for my nephew just like his dad (my brother) wore when he was little. I'm using a knitting pattern from the 1980's and trying to learn a new skill, how to keep my colour work tangle free! I'll keep you posted on how I go with that one.

Have you been knitting? I'd love to see your finished projects uploaded to the Project Page.


* It's highly unlikely the recipient has been following my progress or even knows it is for her!

Tags: Knitting