My first ideas were to use three colors....however, I am now also open to all one color with a bit of a pattern. The main reason that I am doing this blog post is to show Sarah some of the blankets that I have liked. So here goes. The one to the side is made out of Sprout which is available at the yarn store near her.
The next one is called Color Convergence by Yiyo on Ravelry. It calls for using two colors and carrying them up the side. At least one of the colors would be a self striping yarn. Ultra Pima comes in Ultra pima Paints ....the color I was looking at is Blue Green 9125..perhaps used with the grey Ultra Pima. Although the Smoke color of Paints is very pretty 9123. It is a bit hard to imagine just how that might turn out....but I do like the look of the blanket below.
Here are the two colors of the Paints that I was looking at:
Here is one I just found via google:
I am still looking for the directions.
The next is a striped blanket I found in one of my books. It is knit on size 10 needles. But I think that we could adjust for a different size yarn if we wanted to do that. Or even double a less thick yarn.
The next blanket is just an idea....I am thinking grey for the part that is white in the photo and perhaps the Cascade Ultra Pima Paint yarn for the part that has the funny bumps.....
I loved the next blanket's colors, but they are not really Mary's nursery colors....but I am wondering how it might look with grey where the white is and a solid blue or teal where the dark brown is and a Ultra Pima Paints where the mottled color is?
The next is all one color with some texture. I saw it:
Fifty Four Ten Studio on the Porch blanket on Webbs
Here is a photo of what Sprout looks like knit up from Ravelry
And here is a photo of a self striping blanket knit on size 10 needles that I saw somewhere;
This is the blanket that I had originally liked....too many choices......
I also have some very nice plain white cotton yarn that I bought on my Fiber Festival trip last month. I am thinking that I will do pattern work with it such as the following (these could be done in just one color as well)
I found on line the following general rule of thumb about doubling thiner yarn to knit it on larger needles:
In general, I’ve found that 2 strands of lace weight together equal a sport / DK weight, 2 strands of fingering equal a DK / worsted weight, 2 strands of DK equal a heavy worsted / bulky weight and 2 strands of worsted equal a bulky / superbulky weight.
So if we decide to use the Cascade Ultra Pima yarn, we could double the DK weight to knit on approximately size 10 needles. It calls for size 5-6 as it is. Bulky yarn (weight classification 5) is generally thought of as being yarn that uses size 9 to 11 US knitting needles (5.5 to 8 mm) and that measures a gauge of 12 to 15 stitches per 4 inches/10 cm.
The next photo is on Ravelry ....free pattern called Garter Block Baby Blanket Pattern By Meg Hollar. It is knit on size 10 1/2 needles
Next one is Geometric Baby Blanket Pattern By Shannon Cook
Yarn at Love Knitting: Cascade Luna Paints. They have 10 skeins. Size 7 needles. It says it can be washed and dried in machine. It has been discontinued. 164 yards in skein. I am wondering if it might be nice with a border of the dark blue?
Here is a photo of a baby blanket made with Luna from Ravelry:
Tic Tac Toe Blankie with seed stitch border
And here is the Tic Tac Toe knit in Luna Paints. We might want to double the Luna Paints.....hmmmm so we have enough yarn?