Monday, 30 January 2012

Elephant Baby Blanket

A very close friend of mine is very close to her due date for her much longed for second baby boy. This little boy has been a while in coming and given he's the second child, his mummy is very keen that he should get a few special items to call his own. For this reason, I created a little cotton baby pram blanket that will be his own entirely and that will be hardy enough to go everywhere with him and soft enough to be a comforting presence. Given it is the middle of summer here, this blanket should be useful for slightly cooler nights and take him well into autumn/winter.

The design was inspired by seeing Melanie Rice's Baby Elephant Vest in Interweave 2011 (also on Ravelry). I modified her elephant design to become a mummy elephant leaning towards her baby and also added a daddy and another little elephant - to make an elephant family. It is a simple lace pattern in a 4ply format (using Bendigo Cotton in Latte colour here). It would work equally well in a wool format.

Elephant Family Baby Blanket - Copyright Estelle McDonald 2012


Elephant Family Baby Blanket - Copyright Estelle McDonald 2012



This pattern will be available for free later in February from the A Passionate Yarn website.

3 comments:

  1. I am in the middle of knitting this adorable blanket for a friend of mine who is expecting. When I went back to access the pattern, it is no longer available! I would really love to finish this blanket, is there another place I can access the pattern?

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  2. Hi Sarah, thank you for letting us know. The link is fixed now and the pattern is available again. Best wishes in finishing the blanket!

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  3. I just discovered this pattern on Ravelry and fell in love. The link no longer works. Is there a new link or a pay version?

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