I finished the ripple baby blanket!
It became clear early on that this blanket was going to be really, really small. The cast on edge was 25" wide and I was only able to get 20" of length out of my single ball of James C. Brett Marble Chunky. There was no hope of getting a second ball of this yarn, so I just went with it. The stitch pattern was easily memorized and looked so good with this yarn, I figured whatever I ended up with would at least be pretty, and could be turned sideways to look like a proper blanket shape!
The finished blanket, while small, is very stretchy. It is actually just the right size for wrapping a newborn in, or tucking around a car seat or stroller, and can be used in either orientation. No folding in half or quarters will be required and it should never drag on the ground. If I did this blanket again I would get a second ball of yarn, but I hope my friend gets some use out of it as-is!
- Pattern: Easy Ripple Baby Blanket from the good ol' KnitList
- Yarn: One ball James C. Brett Marble Chunky, in colourMC46
- Needles: 6 mm
- Finished size: 20" x 25"
- Modifications: Absolutely none. I bound off on a plain knit row, using regular old bind-off. If I knit this blanket again I try to buy twice as much yarn to end up with a 25" x 40" blanket, or if using one ball would cast on half the number of stitches to make a narrower cast on edge, and longer length.