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Wool Leaves Baby Blanket

Pattern: Wool Leaves by Jared Flood
: 4.25 skeins Knit Picks Bare Swish Bulky– Superwash Merino Wool
: US 13 – 9.0 mm
Finished measurements: 29″ x 33″
Time to Complete: Two weeks

I finished this lovely baby blanket over the weekend. I blocked it right away and had to wait until last night to weave in the ends. With the bulky yarn and large needles, it knit up really quickly.

I haven’t decided yet whether to keep it for Emmett or to give it to one of two dear friends who are having babies in the fall.

I am completely in love with this yarn, which is 100% wool, amazingly soft after blocking, and  machine-washable. I did this blanket in a bare, undyed yarn, and I have some of that yarn left, but KnitPicks also has the same yarn in lots of other colors.

I didn’t do a swatch with the size 13 needles; I just dove in and figured it would work out. Honestly, swatches don’t ever really work for me. My gauge in a smaller swatch is almost never the same as when I work whole rows.

With the blanket growing quickly, I didn’t do as many rows as indicated in the pattern, but even so, I was surprised by how very much it grew when I blocked it. I’ve never made something so lacy with wool before and will know better in the future.

Overall, it’s a bit looser than I would have liked, but it’s gorgeous nonetheless. Also, since it’s so lacy the blanket isn’t too dense, despite the bulky yarn.

It’s such a sturdy but elegant blanket, I’m sure I’ll make this one again and again. I’m already scheming to make the next one, maybe with size 11 needles.

One Comment

  1. barbara

    I don’t think I recall seeing such a lacy look in bulky wool before. The blanket is beautiful. I really love the leaf pattern and especially the edging as it adds such elegance to the blanket.

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