Family, Knitting

Gullfoss Blanket for Baby

I’ve been doing alot of knitting for my little niece-to-be lately!

Just off my needles this morning is the Gulfoss Blanket by Karen S. Lauger.


I used Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash. It’s a lovely light worsted weight 100% wool that can be machine washed (on cold) and dried (on cool), so it’s perfect for baby items – warm, soft, and washable!


The color is called “Tangerine Heather,” and I love it! The brilliant orange makes me feel so happy!


You start with a nice textured seed stitch border that continues up the sides of the blanket.


There is also a very interesting horizontal stockinette stitch that functions as a second border before the cable stitch pattern starts.


The cables are really fun to knit! They are not too hard but definitely keep things interesting! They form a beautiful textured pattern on both sides of the blanket, making it reversible!


I found this post by Jaala Spiro extremely helpful because in it she teaches how to work cables without actually using a cable needle. Not having to use a cable needle is really nice because it allows you keep your rhythm flowing and unbroken.


The small markers along one side there are the wonderful antiqued brass removable stitch markers from Fringe Supply Co.;

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I used them to mark each pattern repeat as I went so that it would be easy to count how many repeats I had done and how many I had left to go! This made keeping track of my progress really easy!


Now I’m off to weave in the ends and block the blanket!


What have you been working on lately? Feel free to share in the comments, we’d love to hear all about it! Have a lovely Labor Day weekend, Everyone!