Thursday, 16 December 2010

The baby blanket that grows

I was teaching someone with a young baby how to knit the herringbone stitch at the shop this week and she shared her story about this baby blanket with me. When her first child was born she knit the baby blanket  arms width and body length of her daughter. The second year, she added on a bit extra to match her daughters growth, as seen in the second red. She will continue adding on to theblanket as her daughter grows and one day plans to give it to her daighter when she is a young adult.

She said they move a fair bit and has not been able to mark the door entrace as her daughter grows, so this is her way. I thought it was such a beautful story I had to share.


  1. That is a cool way to mark growth. And so sweetly sentimental. I always think a blanket is too big a knitting project and wouldn't take that on. But the way she's done it would make it the most important blanket in the house.

  2. I love this - what a great idea!