This is a free pattern from Purl Bee, designed with a retro look after the 1970s-era crocheted baby blankets. It’s amazing how color and design trends just keep recycling! I actually loved knitting this one because it didn’t take too long, and the yarn feels wonderfully soft and squishy, both while you’re knitting with it and in the final product (which is knit largely garter stitch with the yarn double-stranded).
I used the recommended yarn – Blue Sky Alpacas Worsted Cotton (150 yds per skein and machine washable!) in colors Toffee, Drift, Tulip, Lemonade, Lemongrass, Caribbean, and Azul. Knit on US 11s, with just enough variation in the pattern to keep the garter stitch from putting me to sleep. Now if only I had the patience to knit the same pattern several more times, I’d love to try out different color combinations!
I decided not to use the last skein of yarn I bought for the blanket because I wasn’t crazy about what it added to the color combination. So instead, I used Blue Sky Alpacas’ free One Cable Mitts pattern to make some use of this skein (color Jasper). Knit on US 9 dpns – if was I was to do it over, I’d knit on US 8s, they don’t fit as tightly as I would like.