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Cielo Baby Blanket

Knitting
March 2007
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches in Pattern stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1200 - 1300 yards (1097 - 1189 m)
34" x 44" after machine washing and drying
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From the designer: “This blanket was designed for a friend expecting a baby before I knew whether it would be a boy or a girl (it’s a girl). To me, indigo is a neutral color, not just for baby boys. Even better, the Mayans thought indigo was the best color to soothe pregnant women and unborn children (there’s your motivation to finish it early).

To make it work for either a boy or girl for many years, it’s a robust blanket in durable thick cotton, but it also has a touch of lace and fancy edging. The yarn will fade and soften over time and through machine washings. My fondest hope is to see the blanket five years from now being dragged over the floor, cried into and spilled on, having been washed umpteen dozen times, hardly blue any more, and starting to fall apart -- but still loved.”