For those of you following along, I knit baby blankets for my nephews - and I have a lot of nephews. Oli, Ian, and Miles have all gotten their blankies, and now it's Miles' new brother, Dylan's, turn.
I used the Once There Was a Baby Blanket pattern by Caitlin ffrench (she's the designer/knitter for the show Once Upon a Time - what an awesome job!), knit in Spud & Chloe Outer "Bubble" colorway. I had originally planned on this blanket to be for Addy, but I just wasn't feeling it. When my brother and his wife announced they were pregnant, I knew this blanket would be perfect for a January baby, so this became Dylan's blankie. So, sorry, Dylan, that your blanket is sort of an afterthought hand-me-down. Get used to it, buddy, it comes with being the youngest. (Just ask your dad - he came home from the hospital in a blanket that was embroidered "Elizabeth.")
I do love this blanket - so soft and squishy, it can also be used as a playmat. Here it is blocking after I finished knitting it - blocking wasn't really necessary, but I thought washing the dog hair out was.
Despite the fact it took me months to finish it, the blanket really is a quick knit - size 17 needles and bulky yarn. The garter stitch looks great with the simple feather and fan border.
The ribbon is entirely optional - but how could I resist a ribbon with hedgehogs, owls, and squirrels?