the baby blanket is done

Ta da, may I present my first knitted baby blanket! I’ve crocheted a few baby blankets in my time but this is my first knitted one….and I love it.

Mind you, you do need patience for this baby. A good bit of patience as that stocking stitch can get a bit boring but it’s simple that you can take it anywhere without a pattern and just keep on knitting. Great for beginners too because it’s just a big old square with a nice border around it.

And it looks lovely, I think it will suit the parents to be and their style and my new nephew to be…………

Pattern details are on ravelry here, the pattern is called Summer Sky Blanket and it’s from this book. Wool is Bendigo Woollen Mills Rustic in 12 ply (colour is Spruce) and the border is in cream in the Bendigo Woollen Mills Luxury (also 12 ply).  I think this comes in around $30 all up and for a special present for a special baby I think that’s great. Knitting things in larger sizes or blankets is where using the Bendigo wool really comes in handy because the balls are 200g so you get fabulous value.

And now I’ve gone from a blanket to a toddlers hat………………..


  1. Its gorgeous!!!

  2. Kayscha says:


  3. Debi NOY says:

    Hand knitted it looks…? Or on your new machine ?

  4. Beautiful colours!! I’m at the beginners knitters stage so may have to give this a try.

  5. Melissa says:

    Absolutely gorgeous. What a lucky little soon to be here nephew!!!!

  6. Ann-Michel says:

    I was in Bendigo Woollen Mills today and I noticed that all of the Spruce in Rustic 12 ply was being packed up for deliveries. I think your readers cleared them out!

    The blanket looks beautiful. Well done.

  7. Natalie says:

    Ooooh just perfect!

  8. It is gorgeous Corrie. I love the 2 colors you used, the spruce really makes the cream pop. You didnt take too long to knit it up either.

  9. It looks really beautiful Corrie ideal for a dear little boy baby.

  10. Looks absolutely great, love that shade of blue! :-)

  11. gorgeous! as are the stairs :)

  12. I love it. I really need to get back into my crochet. I keep seeing things that wonderful bloggers have knit or crocheted and it makes me sad that I have let mine slip.
    Thank you for your inspiration :)

  13. Melissa says:

    Gorgeous! I am definitely going to give this one a go… but in pink for a baby girl who is actually coming into the world this very minute! (well, sometime in the next few hours, we hope!). So I’d better get cracking!! I’ve ordered some Bendigo luxury yarn in 12ply – and I’m wondering what sized needles I should use? Did you stick to what is recommended in the pattern, or did you up the needle size to match your yarn? Thanks a million : )


  14. Your blanket is gorgeous. Did you knit the main section in one piece? If so what size needles did you use?I feel inspired to knit one myself. Vanessa

    • yep just knit one big square that was about 72cm all up and knit on 5.5mm circulars! must go and add that in to the details


  15. So beautiful. I wish I had time to make one of these for my kids. We have an old Ikea one that is stripey and well-loved.

  16. It looks beautiful! Well worth all the effort that was put into it.

  17. this is so beautiful what a lovely gift for bub

  18. Love your gift, every baby needs something individual and handmade.
    Bendigo Wool Love.

  19. Kath leddy says:

    This looks gorgeous. Can’t wait to get some yarn and try it.
    I’m just a beginner and find it hard to work out which yarn and needles work best for projects.. For a summer version, what ply cotton and needle size would you recommend..?
    Thankyou so much


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