I’m a lifelong knitter, from a family of knitters, gardeners, seamstresses, and sailors (yes, even the men!) - who also happen to be doctors, scientists, priests, and businesspeople (yes, even the ...
I’m a lifelong knitter, from a family of knitters, gardeners, seamstresses, and sailors (yes, even the men!) - who also happen to be doctors, scientists, priests, and businesspeople (yes, even the women!). I like to design baby blankets, accessories for children, adults, and the home, and garments for children and adults. You can find my patterns through my indie line here on Craftsy or in a variety of print and online magazines and books. I happily work with local yarn stores, crafters, and indie dyers: please contact me to start a conversation about how we can support each other!
I’m a certified knitting teacher, accomplished technical editor for knitting patterns, and in my daily life am an academic science librarian.
Baby blankets offer such fun opportunities to play with pattern, texture, color, and material. In this case I paired a very boyish blue cotton/acrylic with a diamond motif to create a blanket fit for a younger prince. (In pink, it would be perfect for a princess, too!)
The stitch used is a completely reversible diamond pattern surrounded by seed stitch. Unblocked, this pattern will pull in and ripple slightly, which is somewhat pleasing in its softness. Blocked, the purled diamonds "pop" against their knit opposites in a bold motif.
16 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch