Two for joy

Babies need blankets, and we’re convinced that the best blankets are handmade. We’ve two to show you, both beautiful, both practical and each completely different.

First of all, our wonderful customer Jenny recently made the brightly coloured treasure in the picture above and allowed us to share the project and her picture with you. It’s the Chevron Baby Blanket by Espace Tricot (a free pattern on Ravelry), and she made it in five vibrant colours of Katia Mali. You can see her project page for it over at this link. It’s the most cheerful thing we seen in ages – thank you, Jenny! (You can see more of her photography and read about her crafty life on her blog Crafty Tails.)

Isn’t this lovely? It’s Lisa’s latest finished object, an Undercover blanket from Beata Jezek’s pattern. It’s the softest fabric imaginable, knitted with a doubled strand of Hedgehog Fibres Sock. It starts in the centre and works outward, with the regular increases at the corners giving that pretty diagonal line of eyelets.

These are blankets to build forts out of, and to carry as a trusted friend when exploring the world, and to fall asleep in. Their owners will be very lucky babies.