Feature Friday: Keepsake Blankets to Make

Back to the regularly scheduled knitting program! Two weeks ago I features two blankets that are very special to me and were knit or crocheted by two very important people. It got me looking into some blanket patterns that could be meaningful items for me to give anyone.

Knit:

For a classic throw I like the Mystery Afghan/Fireside Aran Afghan by Jane Szabo. I like that it is symmetrical and mimics an Aran sweater,  it makes use of many different cable styles, and has fringe! Yay! It is available for sale on ravelry.

I also like the Aran Sampler Throw by Emily Armstrongs Originals. It is available as a kit from Mary Maxim. It is a pretty standard cable throw, but definitely a classic and will never go out of style.

For baby blankets, my favourite is Baby Blanket Latvian Garden by Pinneguri. I actually LOVE it, the pattern, the design options, the finishing. Just browsing through the project page on ravelry makes me want to make one, even just for myself. AND it is available for free!

For a more classic baby blanket look there is the Shale Baby Blanket by Jared Flood. It is a great standard baby blanket, especially lovely in the soft grey colour like in the pattern picture. It is available for sale on ravelry.

 Crochet:

First, I love the Vintage Crocheted Blanket my Churchmouse Yarns and Teas. I like the zig- zag pattern, the classic look of it, and especially that when the two colour option is used it looks like hounds tooth. It is for same on ravelry and definitely worth it.

For baby blankets I LOVE Owl Obsession by Marken of The Hat & I. It is SO CUTE! I like that it is a classic crochet style blanket (granny squares) with a twist (owls!). It looks great with the white/neutral background and bright and bold contrasting colours. Definitely on my list when someone next has a baby! It is also for sale on ravelry.

Hopefully one of these appeals to you, if you are looking to make a special blanket for someone or just for yourself. Do you have any suggestions for other blanket patterns to use? If so let me know, I would love to see them!

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