When both of my sisters-in-law announced they were pregnant within months of each other, my Mom and I knew there’d be lots of knitting to do! Mom brought each of them to the store to pick colors for our Wave Blanket.
After finishing both blankets, Mom realized she liked the blanket so much that she wanted to do it again. So here’s number 3 –
I love the bright rainbow colors!
Mom says it’s the combination of the easy-to-memorize feather and fan pattern and the softness of Blue Sky Alpaca’s Worsted Cotton yarn that makes this blanket so much fun to knit. We stock all of the colors, so you can make dozens of color combinations.
Here’s the pattern if you’d like to knit one yourself!
approximately 33” by 39”
16 sts = 4 inches in stockinette stitch, but gauge is not critical for this project
K – knit
P – purl
K2tog – knit the next 2 stitches together as one stitch.
Row 1 (right side) – knit
Row 2 – purl
Row 3 – *(K2tog) 3 times, (yo, k1) 6 times, (k2tog) 3 times; repeat from * to end.
Row 4 – knit.
Repeat Rows 1 to 4.
CO 144 stitches. Repeat pattern. Change to new color after finishing Row 4 of pattern.
Bind off loosely and weave in ends.
UPDATE: In the time since we knit our first Wave Blanket, Blue Sky has added lots of fun colors to the Worsted Cotton palette. They’ve also introduced Blue Sky Multi Cotton yarn; it’s the same organic cotton but in tonal shades. There is less yardage in a skein of Multi Cotton, so the bands on the blanket will be narrower than those in solids. I think having bands of varying width will look great! 7/30/2011