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Colour-Your-Own-Story Baby Blanket

Knitting
April 2010
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches = 4 inches in gartern stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
595 yards (544 m)
one - finished size 26 inches/66 cm square
This pattern is available for free.

I designed this blanket to welcome a very special baby, Sophie - the first baby of my hubby’s best man and his wife.

It’s a single giant mitred square, which makes it quick and easy to knit.

The fun part comes in choosing the colours.

Choose 7:
-a colour each for the two parents
-a shade of blue (bright or subtle, your choice) in case baby is a boy
-a shade of pink (bright or subtle, your choice) in case baby is a girl
-2 colours to represent the family welcoming the baby - colours of the pets, favourite colours of the siblings, the colours of the university at which the couple met
-and a colour to tell a story - are these your favourite friends to drink red wine with? use red! white wine? - use white!; do you love to camp with these friends - then how about the colour of the tent?; the colour of the logo of the company you were working at when you met? - be fun and creative!

I used purple for baby Sophie’s mum, Heather and green for her dad, George, who is an environmental scientist. Orange is for Fig, her cat; black is for Zevon, her dog. Bright pink in case it was a girl; bright blue in case it was a boy. And the yellow? Well… the yellow is for the time Fig the cat peed in our car. (We had been babysitting him, and we were driving him home, and he was cranky.)