Monday, July 13, 2009
illusion knitting blanket Chicago
For the sake of google:
Illusion Knit Chicago Baby Blanket
Published: March 2009
Yarns suggested: Patons Silk Bamboo
Yarn weight: DK / 8 ply (11 wpi)
Gauge: 5 stitches = 1 inch in garter stitch
Needle size: US 5 / 3.75 mm
Yardage: 700 - 800 yards
This pattern is available for free. Please do not sell for profit or licence any item made with this pattern. Contact me if you have any questions.
Pattern created to mark the arrival of a great friend’s baby. The Chicago skyline is quite beautiful, and I always liked the idea of an illusion-knit baby blanket: if I were a baby, I’d find it pretty cool that everyone else thinks I just have a striped blanket, but I would know I’ve got the whole city in my cute chubby baby-hands.
This required 4 skeins (408 yards) of the background color (green in the original blanket) and I just barely broke into the third skein of the forground color (I needed less than 50 stitches of the 3rd white skein…so close!)
If you knit this and find any errors, please leave a comment. Thanks!