Pattern: Super Easy Baby Blanket by Purl Soho.
Yarn: TFA Green Label Aran Weight in the White Light Skein Set.
Ravelry Project page here.
Last month, for an Etsy Update, we came up with the idea of doing this White Light Rainbow Skein Set as an exercise for Chris. His usual approach to dyeing speckles for updates is to go out to the studio without a plan and then just see what happens. I love being able to offer up complete sets of colours during updates, so this time I gave him a bit of direction. The goal was to achieve a full rainbow of speckles where each colourway was distinct and dynamic in it's own right but also related back to all of the other colours in the palette for a cohesive overall look. Each colourway has a white base peeking through, they all have a tiny smattering of dark grey speckles and they each stay pretty closely within they're own colour family. I love how the colours turned out! I had to keep one set for myself and I cast on right away for the world's simplest blanket. I had intended to work on it casual here and there for a few months, but it quickly took over my knitting time as I just couldn't put it down!
We found one last stray box of Green Label Aran Weight Yarn in our garage (I had thought that we had used the last of our inventory during our last Etsy Update) so we've dyed up our remaining Green Label skeins into a few more White Light Skein Sets for the shop!
The next month or two leading up to Christmas will hopefully see lots more kits being added to the shop. Mitten Kits, Mini Sock Yarn Skein Sets, maybe even Comfort Fade Cardi Kits and more... all of those awesome and incredibly labour intensive things that we all love so much! I'm going to try and enlist the help of my mom for a bit of kit making because the truth is I'm past the half way mark in my pregnancy and though I'm feeling great I'm also feeling more and more, well, pregnant! and these days and I have to pace myself.
I don't have a ton to say about this blanket other than the obvious, it's super simple, it's all about the colours and it's really awesome! It's soft and squishy and fun and I've wanted to knit a version of this pattern forever and I think that I was just waiting for this skein set to exist so I could cast on. I love how the colours knit up and though I think it's fantastic as a blanket I also think that this palette would be just as lovely in a multitude of projects - striped hats, sweaters, mitts, scarves - you've got lots of yarn to play with in one set so the sky is the limit! I can't wait to see what you do with yours. It would make a terrific striped Sunday Drive Cardigan! With Natural used for the collar and hems? Stunning! Somebody do that please. ;)
Bonus: the boys love it too!