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Hello and thanks for visiting my blog. I have been knitting on and off for 50 years and I recently learned to crochet. I love looking for wool bargains and making them into something useful. I mainly knit for charity. I occasionally knit for myself and family members if I find a really good pattern or if they ask nicely!!

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Preemie blanket....



This blanket looks bigger than it really is.  In fact, it measures 15.5" x 16.5" and will eventually go off to PreemiesUK.  I used just 73g of Patons Baby Fab which is machine washable and can also go into a  tumble dryer.

This pattern is called Daphne's Blanket and the end result is rows of puffy lozenge shapes.  It used to be on the Wye Needlecraft website together with a lot of other similar blanket patterns.  Sadly, the patterns are no longer online.  But, luckily, I printed the pattern pages some time ago.  

The Wye Needlecraft patterns are intended to use just one 100g ball of dk yarn as the blankets are for special care baby units.  However, they are easily adaptable for any ply yarn and any size.  I am going to knit a couple of these in 4 ply yarn.  If I really like them, I will then knit some larger blankets in dk yarn.

REMINDER:  there is still time to enter my Big Birthday Giveaway.  For more details see my post here.


8 comments:

M.K. said...

That's pretty -- I love the textured look. So cuddly.

Maria said...

Lovely blanket Una :-)

Helen said...

The pattern is gorgeous, very elegant and pretty!

Gillian said...

It's really gorgeous.

Becki said...

I love how cushy and soft this blanket looks, Una. And your post is a good reminder to print out or download to my computer a pattern I like when I see it. It just may not be there when I go looking for it later.

Amy at love made my home said...

It is beautiful and will be very well received I am sure! xx

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Wow what a gorgeous blanket you made Una!

Lisa said...

What a sweet blanket!