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Abby's Blanket

The pattern for Abby's Blanket is now ready.

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I originally created this design for my sweet new niece who joined us on June 7th. We haven't had a baby in the family in 17.5 years so this is a big deal. She has been lavished with love and is one of the cutest babies ever. (I am not at all biased.)

Abby's Blanket with Alliums
Abby's Blanket 3

Abby's Blanket 2

Abby's blanket is worked in the round from the center outward. The simple stitch pattern works well in a delicate solid shade as with the original that I made for my niece. Or you can go stash diving and work it in bold colors for your whimsical 17 year old daughter. If you don't have a whimsical 17 year old daughter it works well for just about anyone in your life who enjoys something cozy to snuggle up in. And did I mention stash busting?

Multi abby 1
I switched colors every 8 rounds for IJK's version using random balls of Aurora 6 and Aurora 8 that have been in my stash for years. Don't ask which colors they are. Most lost their ball bands years ago.

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Pattern: Abby's Blanket

Yarn: Madelinetosh Vintage

Colors: Body - Afternoon 3 skeins, Border - Coral 1/2 skein

Needles: US 8/5 mm or size to obtain gauge - (I used US 9/5.5 mm for the multi striped version)

Finished Size: 34x34" - (the striped version worked at a larger gauge is 40x40")

Gauge: 14 sts and 25 rows = 4" (the striped version is worked at 11.5 sts = 4")

Price: $6.00 US

Thank you to Elspeth, Michelle and Katie for test knitting!!

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