Kelley, our shop owner is getting ready for a new grandbaby in May, and her latest project is the Chevron Baby Blanket by Melissa Clulow, a free pattern on Ravelry.
This is a really easy pattern—just a 2-row repeat for the entire thing! So perfect for knit night or TV knitting. It's knit with a worsted-weight yarn, so that makes it quick, too. Kelley used HiKoo CoBaSi Plus for her blanket. It's a blend of cotton, bamboo, silk, and nylon that's perfect for kids; it's machine washable!
This decrease is what makes the bold center lines between each chevron section. Please note that the pattern says "mitered decrease," but that's the same as a centered double decrease, as Kelley demonstrates here.
Kelley went through all of the steps in knitting her version of the Chevron Baby Blanket in a recent Technique Tuesday Facebook Live broadcast (the video above), so be sure to watch the entire thing for all the ins and outs.
You'll notice that in Kelley's version, the white stripes thinner than the colored stripes. She did that just to add her own touch. It's lovely either way!
One of the comments in many of the projects on Ravelry is about the edges curling. To help this, Kelley decided to change it up a bit and slip the last stitch of every row with yarn in front. This makes a nice, clean edge.
You can customize the size of this blanket simply by adding or subtracting stitches in increments of 24. Make a stroller blanket, a crib blanket, or even a throw for your living room!
If you love the chevron pattern, we have another blanket pattern in the shop, the Missoni-Inspired Chevron Blanket. So pretty!
If you have a baby coming into your life soon, Chevron Baby Blanket is a project you can actually finish in time for the baby shower!
Handknit gloves are so special, and Kelley has whipped up a great free pattern for an easy pair, knit from our exclusive Bravo yarn. These gloves are soft and luxurious but also very practical. Alpaca is warm and light, so these gloves will be light as air.One of the challenges of knitting gloves is avoiding the holes that inevitably appear between the fingers, usually because enough stitches weren't picked up or they were picked up too loosely. Kelley has solved that problem!
Sometimes you just need an easy project to work on, and Kelley's new free pattern, the Simple Ribbed Hat, is the perfect cast-on for times like these.
We debuted this pattern on a recent Technique Tuesday on Facebook Live, and Kelley used it to demonstrated how to fix a few common mistakes knitters make all the time (even a pro-level knitter like Kelley!).
You'll learn how to fix dropped stitches, turn purls into knits, and fix incorrectly oriented stitches.
Have you heard of Izzy Dolls? They're darling little toys that are included in aid packages, and are sometimes a child's first toy. Designer Esther Braithwaite has developed many patterns for Izzy Dolls, sometimes called Comfort Dolls, and they're available free in her Ravelry store.
Kelley fell in love with them and decided to feature Izzy Dolls on her weekly Facebook Live broadcast, Technique Tuesday.