Sunday, November 10, 2013

Baby-wearing Blanket

 I've been a busy bee over the weekend, completing a few projects that have been on the go a while. I have also managed to publish this pattern over the weekend; a baby-wearing blanket intended for use over a soft structured carrier. The blanket buttons on to my coat, and can easily be removed or replaced without disturbing baby - handy when ducking on & off warm public transport in the cool weather.

It is knit in aran-weight yarn. The main section is knit in Fisherman's ribbing, resulting in a very stretchy, cushy fabric that will stretch to accommodate growing baby. The moss stitch button bands offer some structure for holding it in place over a coat. 

The pattern also includes instructions for fixing the blanket directly to the carrier, so that it can be used with a zipped jacket, or an extra weather proof layer, or for back carries.
It is available to download on Ravelry here. One step closer to ensuring my child is covered by wool at all times!


EDIT: because I am a little forgetful & didn't think to mention the yarn the first time!
I used 4 balls of King Cole Merino Blend Aran for this project with just a couple of grammes left over.

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