In May of 2012, my first niece was born – the sweet, fabulous, curly-headed Eva (I mean, seriously, she has the most beautiful head of wild curls that I have ever seen). She’s quite the Diva, but I totally failed her. I had a baby blanket in the works. In fact, it was 3/4 of the way done when she was born!! It was a fun knit with lovely lace that was beautiful in the alpaca yarn, but then work, family, deadline knitting, LIFE got in the way. Eva is nearly 3 now and I JUST finished her blanket and there’s really only one reason why – I decided to take a step back from working for others in the knitting realm. I’ve actually gotten so much of my personal knitting finished that I feel more productive now than I have all year! The baby blanket, a hat for my nephew, a hat for my brother-in-law, spun five new yarns for Christmas gifts.
Anyways, back to the blanket – I’ll be mailing it off to her shortly, but I also wrote up the pattern. I hope you like the endearing simplicity of it. Delicate texture, subtle lace, and all wrapped in the soft halo of the alpaca yarn. It’s Finally Eva’s. 🙂
426 yds / 390 m Worsted Weight, CYC #4
Sample shown in: Berroco Ultra Alpaca (215 yds / 198 m per 3.5 oz / 100 g ball; 50% Alpaca, 50% Wool): Lavender Mix #6283, 2 skeins.
Size 7 US (4.5 mm) 24-inch / 61 cm circular needles
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain correct finished gauge.