David & Lisa’s Baby Blanket

My doctor has given me progestogen and it has worked a treat. In fact, this stuff is like crack (not that I know what crack is like). By the end of the first day I was bouncing all over the place, having regained energy, optimism and a sense of humour. I was worried I’d be so hyped I wouldn’t sleep, but that hasn’t been a problem, though I’ve been having crazy dreams in which I’m flying or have superpowers.

I’ve been playing catch-up, and one of the things I hadn’t been able to do was deliver a gift to friends who are new first-time parents:

Weave structure: log cabin in double weave on 4 shafts, 2 ends per reed slot
Yarn: Bendigo Woollen Mills 8ply cotton

Using double weave to weave a metre wide piece was an easy solution to the loom being a little too small for a baby blanket. I’ll definitely do that again.

I didn’t quite get the log cabin pattern to work over the centre fold. What I should have done was warp for an even number of squares across the blanket rather than try to make the central one go around the fold.

But I like the way the two narrow central stripes breaks the regularity of the log cabin grid, and in fact I think it improves the design. Because it’s still log cabin, it looks like it was meant to be that way. I might do this deliberately next time!

I finished it with a quick cold wash, laid it flat until it was mostly dry, then fluffed it up in the dryer. It came out soft and cushy. I hope Alistair enjoys his cuddly new blanket.

And now the loom is empty, and I can’t decide what to make next.

One thought on “David & Lisa’s Baby Blanket

  1. He does indeed like it, especially now that Autumn has really arrived – thank you !
    I’ll put up a photo on LJ as soon as I get organised enough :)

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