Cheerful Mystery Baby Carrier Blanket

Cheerful, yes, but what is the mystery?

When Caryn posted a picture of her first hexagons in Plymouth Yarn “Toybox Candy”, I decided I wanted to make a baby blanket, using this cheerful yarn. A trip to the Yarnivore quickly provided the yarn supply.

 

The unusual thing about the Candy yarn is that it is more of a DK weight, a little bit too thin for the regular TURTLE looms, and too thick for the fine-sett.

I was intrigued by Caryn’s results on the fine-sett, though, and played around a bit.

Long story short, the baby carrier blanket in this blog is woven on BOTH looms, the Original TURTLE Loom™ and the Original TURLTE Loom™ with fine-sett pin spacing!

The flower and the border are woven on the fine-sett, creating a more denser fabric. In between is a more open fabric, woven on the regular sett loom. It adds drape and airiness to the blanket. I call this new method “Shadow and Light“, and you will see more of it in future projects.

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The vivid colors of the yarn hide the effect a little bit, that’s why I decided to call this project a “mystery”.

To make the baby carrier blanket, you will need two balls of the Candy yarn (there will be plenty leftover, I only needed the second ball for 2 hexagons).
Weave 13 hexagons on the regular TURTLE, and
24 hexagons on the fine-sett.
Lay the hexagons out according to the chart.
Row by row, sew hexagons to hexagons, then rows to rows.
The cover measures 24″ across the longest points.

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Most likely, not all DK yarns will result in satisfying results, but it is always worth a try. If you have some DK that you like in your stash, go ahead and weave a sample hexagon on each loom and see how you like it!

 

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