As soon as I found out I was pregnant with baby number three I started thinking about what I would like to make. This babe will have a lot of hand-me-down knits from Hunter and Jones, a wardrobe of sweaters, booties, and hats. I decided I wanted to make something bright and beautiful so I went to my stash of rainbow Tanis Fiber Arts yarn and cast on for one of my very favorite patterns: Vivid!
I know, it seems really crazy to knit the same blanket twice (I knit this one a little while ago). Especially something with so many of the same square but friends, I am completely and hopelessly in love (obsessed) with this blanket. I have the pattern memorized, I can work a square in an hour or less, and doing each square in a different bright and beautiful hand-dyed color?! Nothing makes me happier. I’m a simple gal. I didn’t even want to use a different yarn, I picked up a few more colours in Tanis Fiber Arts Yellow Label DK and away I went.
Now, no matter how smitten you are with pattern, there is always something you don’t want to do and for me that was seaming. I finished these squares about a month ago and I’ve had them sitting, blocked and ready, in a neat rainbow pile on my desk. I pat them and give them a smile whenever I’m in my office, the palette makes me that happy. Last night I finally decided that they were not going to magically seam themselves as I had hoped and I got out my darning needle. The finished results still make me happy and the blanket is the first in a wee pile of new knits for babe number 3.
The project details:
Pattern: Vivid by Emily Wessel
Yarn: Tanis Fiber Arts Yellow Label DK in ‘pink grapefruit’, ‘royal flush’, ‘poppy’, ‘garnet’, ‘velvet’, ‘lilac’, ‘frost’, ‘peacock’, ‘seabreeze’, ‘mallard’, ‘teal’, ‘spearmint’, ‘lemongrass’, ‘buttercup’, ‘orange blossom’, and ‘sunset’
Needles: US 6 / 4mm (I used double points for the center and switched to a 16″ circular for the garter edges)
Looking for a tutorial? Check out our in depth Vivid tutorial here.
So I can’t be the only one who is obsessed with knitting a pattern repeatedly…can I? What’s your pattern obsession?
More colourful baby knits from Tin Can Knits