January featured pattern!
I know we are almost halfway into January, but I figured it is never too late to bring you this month's featured pattern. And to kick off the year we have one of my very first designs, the Lyon Blanket. If you don't know, each month I choose a previously published pattern to get a super 50% off discount. You can use the coupon code JANUARY on my Ravelry or PayHip.
I designed this Blanket back in 2018 (time flies!) for our friends who were expecting their first baby. Gift knitting is definately one of my favourites, and when I started venturing myself in my own designs, it was only natural to join both.
The super textured lace pattern gives a tridimensional effect, that I think brings a contemporary vibe to the blanket, and the DK weight yarn makes the pattern fly off the needles. The pattern is worked seamlessly from the bottom edge to the top and is a great knit to challenge yourself a little and develop better lace skills.
If you feel intimidated by the amount of knitting a baby blanket can need, fear not! The pattern comes in 5 sizes (Security, Stroller, Receiving, Toddler and Crib) and also has instructions if you want to adjust it to different measurements.
And, because gauge is not super crucial for this project, you can alway use a different yarn weight that better fits your needs (or stash!). You can use a thicker yarn, such as a worsted or aran weight, if you live in a colder climate, or you can go lighter, with a sport or fingering weight, if you prefer.
The only thing though that I would not skip is the blocking. Lace really, really, reaaaally needs to be blocked to open up and shine in all its glory. And plus it grows a lot after you take all the pins off.
The pattern is available in English and Spanish, and the instructions for the lace are both written and charted for your convenience. And if you need any assistance, I am always happy to help. Bye!