Identical Blankets for Identical Nieces

Posted by on Mar 31, 2016 in Blog Posts, Yarn Ami Amour | 1 comment

IMG_0178My nephew and niece had identical twin baby girls Lillian and Laine a few weeks ago, and I had given a promise at a shower way before they arrived to knit blankets for the girls.

It took me forever to figure out what the blankets should look like, stressing over the details from pattern to color. I would try one pattern and yarn only to be disappointed. Yarn was too fuzzy or too difficult to work with so, back to the store to return and buy more yarn and try another pattern I’d go only to repeat the return process. Buy, try, return, repeat.

So, I decided to quit and wait for the girls to be born rather than make any old blanket out of obligation to a promise as a shower present.

The girls arrived and once they were home and settling in my daughters-in-love and I went to visit them and as soon as I saw the nursery, it all came together in a sweet blend of color and style.

I pictured a vintage look of pale pink chevron knitted with sections of four rows of variegated yarn containing all the colors I saw in their nursery. I hoped such yarn could be found here.

The next day, I found everything I needed and began the blankets.

And so the first blanket begins on the needles.

And so the first blanket begins on the needles.

Moving past the first section of variegated yarn seals the deal. It's a keeper.

Moving past the first section of variegated yarn seals the deal. It’s a keeper.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Working on the first blanket in the evenings while Rob and I watched our shows (like Fixer Upper, Downton Abbey, NCIS, etc.) I managed to complete it and looked forward to beginning the second one, hopeful I would be consistent in gauge for both.

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Look at that pale pink with pops of color!

I’m happy to say the blankets are both complete and have been delivered to the babies and I couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome.

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They are finished!

Rolled and ready to deliver.

Rolled and ready to deliver.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I hope the girls will enjoy them. It was a fun project and I'm so thankful to have been able to make them.

I hope the girls will enjoy them. It was a fun project and I’m so thankful to have been able to make them.

For all the information about these blankets, visit my Ravelry page.  Want me to make one or two for you? Start a custom order conversation with me in my Etsy shop.

One Comment

  1. Beautiful! Great job, Amy! 🙂

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