The Hourglass Baby Blanket | A Finish {Knitting}

Wednesday, 19 November 2014


It is finished and that is before the baby is here! I am having so many (fake) contractions at the moment, that it is a wonder that I managed it. To be fair I only finished and blocked it yesterday - so I am not leaving myself a lot of time. 

This is one of my favourite knits. The pattern, the yarn, the way it blocked - I cannot actually believe I handknitted this beautiful blanket. I am so glad I spent some time finding the right pattern and match the yarn. 



Pattern: The Hourglass Throw by Anne Hanson
Yarn: Swans Islands Yarn organic Merino and Alpaca blend yarn, naturally dyed 
(I used 3 skeins, as per the pattern)
Needles: 5.5mm
Final Dimensions: 29' x 41' (after blocking) 
Modifications: None - do not have the brain for it. But I reckon that it would make a great jumper pattern if someone wanted to take on the challenge!


The yarn - an organic naturally dyed yarn - is amazing to knit with. I am so glad I gave it a try. I have washed it - to block it - and the colour did not change at all. And it did block it beautifully (I used blocking wires and it worked amazingly well). 



So I am finally going to pack that hospital bag as I feel the end is near. I am reading 'The Woman I wanted to be ' by Diane von Fustenberg - it is really good already, so I cannot wait to keep on reading. 

I am joining KCCO and Ginny's today.

18 comments:

  1. Really beautiful!! I fancy reading that book, she's so inspiring!

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  2. Wow, what a gorgeous blanket!
    Good luck :)
    x

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  3. congrats!! it looks beautiful and even as a photo, super soft! that's going to be a lucky baby! take care :)

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  4. It's beautiful! I cannot wait to see it wrapped around your little one. Soon probably doesn't feel soon enough at this point.

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  5. It looks beautiful. I love the colour of the yarn.

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  6. Such beautiful texture. Wishing you a happy and healthy delivery day. :)

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  7. oh wow, that blanket is extraordinary- and what a wonderful feeling, to have the finished object and be so in awe that you were the one that actually made it!! And that book looks really intriguing- I've always admired von Fustenberg.

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  8. This is such a beautiful blanket - I love it, and the colour you have chosen is gorgeous. I hope all goes well with the arrival of your baby x x

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  9. What a lovely knit. Baby will be extra snug wrapped up in that luxurious blanket

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  10. beautiful blanket for what will be a beautiful baby. hope the next few days go well

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  11. It is absolutely gorgeous! Best wishes for your little arrival! :)

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  12. You certainly have everything to be proud of with that completed blanket for Bebe. Are your Braxton-Hicks a out stronger than the first time around? I think mine were.

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  13. That is one special blanket! All the best.

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  14. Beautiful knitting work, love the blanket Nat! Hope you are fine!!!

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  15. Absolutely gorgeous! This is so nice! Good luck! I'll be thinking of you the next few days!!!

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  16. this is so gorgeous! the recipient is going to love it !!

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  17. I know I'm a bit late commenting on this post, but it seems congratulations are in order - welcome to the second baby MiH!
    xox,
    Cee

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