Pine forest baby blanket

A good friend of mine recently asked me to knit her 2 year old son a blanket.  When she was pregnant with him, I made him a blanket using the Pine Forest baby blanket pattern by Ingrid Aartun Boe.

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I’ve made this blanket for several different babies now, and there is something about this pattern/yarn combination (Caron Simply Soft) that makes it every baby’s favorite blanket- it is super soft, squishy and warm.  Not to mention machine washable, which makes it a favorite of all the moms!

Anyway- my friend asked me to make her son another blanket, because he loves his so much that she can’t even get him to part with it to wash it.  I was happy to oblige.  I haven’t knit anything since making B’s chevron blanket and I’ve been itching to get back into knitting!

I decided to go with the same pattern that I used last time.  My friend picked out a really lovely blue color.  I think it turned out really nicely:

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I have realized that I’m much slower at knitting than I used to be.  It took me a solid month of knitting to get this completed.  The funny thing is, I read the pattern and saw “repeat the pattern 15 times” and thought to myself “this will be done in no time!” Until I looked again and realized it said 15 times ACROSS.  53 times total.  Whoops.  I picked up the pace after that.

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I hope her son loves it as much as his other one- and I’m actually planning on casting on for another project soon.  I am so happy to get back to some crafting!

What have you crafted recently?

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20 thoughts on “Pine forest baby blanket

  1. Umm, please teach me how to do this! I learned how to crochet as a kid and tried knitting but never got the knack of it. Now, I wish I had kept learning because I’m itching to be able to make wonderful things like this! 🙂

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    • Any time!! Just say the word!! I cannot for the life of me crochet anything other than a long chain- somehow two needles just makes more sense to my brain. I love knitting and am SO glad to be back to it!!

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    • Thank you!! Yes, it comes in a king size- however, you would receive it in approximately 40-50 years. If you can wait that long, I will get started tonight!!

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    • I am the opposite- I cannot crochet to save my life!! When I don’t know the gender I like to go with a gender neutral color- my go to colors are grey, off white and green 🙂

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    • Thank you!! It is one of my favorite patterns to knit, when I can get it right! It reminds me of the pine trees in Washington, where I am from 🙂

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    • Thank you! It is super soft and surprisingly warm too- I love that brand (Caron simply soft) for baby stuff- knits up great, washes and wears very well 🙂

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