Friday, April 17, 2009

Oh Baby! Free Pattern: Sweet Bon Bon Baby Blanket



Wandering around the store one day, I noticed the Sweet Bon Bon Blanket sample and I was immediately smitten. I loved the choices of color, I loved the weight of it, I loved the little bon bon "garnish." I knew it would be perfect for my friends who were expecting. Plus, added bonus, the blanket is done in a Chevron pattern, which I'd never tried before. In the end, it was fun and fast and I was thrilled to learn something new. Little Zoe, my friends' baby, was born last fall and I must say the blanket-- I made hers in pastel purple-- was a perfect fit and a perfect hit. (Also, now whenever I drive by a Chevron gas station and look at the logo, I have happy memories of making that blanket.)

Here's the pattern-- I promise you you will so enjoy making it.

Sweet Bon Bon Baby Blanket
By Suzanne Middlebrooks


Supplies

• Main Color: 3 skeins Blue Sky Cotton (150 yds, 100 g, 100% cotton)
• Contrast Color: 2 Balls Filatura di Crosa Bon Bon (99 yds, 50g, 100% Polyamid)
• Size 9 or 10 needles

Abbrevations

Kfbf: Knit into the front of the stitch, knit into the back of the same stitch, then knit into the front of the same stitch again (an increase of 2 stitches)
S1, K1, Psso: Slip 1 stitch knit-wise, K1, pass slipped stitch over (a decrease of 1 stitch)

Chevron Pattern (multiple of 10 + 6)

Row 1 (Right side): K3, *K2tog, K2, Kfbf, K3, S1, K1, Psso* repeat between stars 9 times, K3
Row 2 (Wrong side): K3, P until 3 stitches remain, K3

Directions

Cast on 96 stitches.
Knit 4 rows garter stitch.

Rows 1-12: Repeat Chevron Pattern 6 times.
Switch to contrast color. Do not cut main color yarn. Bring yarn up side of work by knitting first stitch only of Row 13 with both main color and contrast color held together.
Rows 13-16: Knit 4 rows of garter stitch with contrast color. Cut contrast color.

Repeat Rows 1-16 nine times.
Repeat Rows 1-12 one more time.
Knit 4 rows garter stitch.
Bind off.

1 comment:

javieth said...

I remember when my husband ask me if I wanted to have a baby,, but I knew we had a problem, so we buy viagra after to prove all the benefits this medicine can give us. like a couples we talk everything, and now we finally have our kids. The last baby have a lot of blanked that my husband buy for him. I think he doesn´t know how to say happy he is in this moment.