Say hello to my latest knitting pattern Hessian. So called for the repeating slipped stitch pattern used, which creates a similar texture and weave to a hessian or burlap fabric. This super soft baby blanket knitting pattern is quick to knit, and features a non-rolling edge stitch for a very neat finish. It’s available to purchase on Ravelry and LoveKnitting right now.
I’m loving using cottons for my baby blankets at the moment, and for this creation I chose to use Rico Creative Cotton Aran in colourway 31 Smoky Blue. This soft blue green shade veers away from the traditional ‘baby blue’ or ‘baby pink’, and I just love the subtlety to this particular colour.
This criss-cross weave stitch builds texture quickly and drapes beautifully when using the aran weight cotton. Bonus – the reverse is just as beautiful as the right side.
And because of this it’s both light in the summer, yet warm and snuggly in the winter – sounds mad I know, but you have to try it to believe it. Lovely baby blanket for a little one!