DIY ombre chevron knitted baby blanket

This blanket is one which I tried a couple months back. I found the directions for it online after searching for something similar . I have been knitting since I was in 5th grade when, for some unknown reason, knitting became really cool for the girls in our 5th/6th class. We learned from each other and we were all awful, but we were young! Using the basic technique I learned back then, I continued knitting randomly on and off. Well, embarrassingly, this is the first pattern I have ever done that included a change in stitch-types! (It really is embarrassing…)Image

Anyway,  this blanket was easy-peasy. After about 4 sets of rows I had the pattern memorized and no longer needed to check.  There was a lot of counting, as ever 10 stitches a different stitch needs to be done.  Well, I have since purchased and begun another quilt of this exact pattern, only, the yarn for the next color was lost during my move, and I’m so cheap that I refuse to go out and buy a replacement until I have completely given up on the fact that I might possibly find this one. (Fingers crossed please!)

A realistic portrayal photo:

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I picked the colors to match my nephew’s bedroom theme which is very rugged with hunting camo, cars, and John Deere, and though I am not a huge fan of branding, I figured I should stick with the theme in order to satisfy my sister. 😛

Here is the link to the pattern at the blog of the absolutely wonderful creators, Purl Bee: http://www.purlbee.com/the-purl-bee/2011/9/15/whits-knits-chevron-baby-blanket.html You will forever be indebted to these amazing ladies for creating this afghan once you try it, I know I am. 😀

 

 

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Author: Katrina

My name is Katrina and I’m married to the love of my life, William, who is a first lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps. Together we have the most precious little girls, Elizabeth Lorraine and Alodia Claire. I'm so glad you're here!

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