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FO: Baby Parade

Lest anyone get the wrong idea, this is not a parade of babies. Rather, it’s a parade of knitted baby sweaters and a crocheted baby blanket that I’ve finished over the last few weeks. I could blog about each one separately but that would get real monotonous, real fast. Hence the baby object parade, which doesn’t sound quite as good for a title.

First up, the cardigans. All of these cardigans are based on Debbie O’Neill’s Lace Motif Cardigan from 60 Quick Baby Knits. I used the stitch counts for the body, and the seed stitch borders, but other than that, I went off in my own direction.

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The stitch patterns all come from one of the Japanese stitch pattern books I purchased a few months ago—I love a lot of the stitch patterns but haven’t had an opportunity to use any of them until just now.

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The purple and teal cardigans are going to a set of twins born a few weeks ago; the green is going to a little boy born at the beginning of this month. They all used just a little more than a ball of Cascade 220 Superwash and size 7 needles.

And then there’s the crochet baby blanket. I used the Vintage Crocheted Blanket from Churchmouse Yarns and this pattern was so addictive. This ended up being a small receiving type blanket, ideal for draping over baby as an outer layer in a stroller. The yarn is Be Sweet Satisfaction, which is not machine washable and has a touch of mohair in it, so while it’s not ideal for babies, it is really soft. And I had it lying around. I’m just being honest.

I could have made this a bit bigger but I had a plan in mind in a stuck to that plan. I still have a bit of the yarn left over so I may use it for a small accessory or something for me.

I really love this blanket and I hope this little girl’s parents like it too!

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