fall crocuses

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wow. it’s the first day of fall and just like clockwork, the temperatures have dropped and the wind has picked up. our old house can be a bit drafty, especially in the morning. today, while other knitters might be savoring their first PSL of the season, i’m getting snuggly with my own coffee and knitting at home, under a cozy little lap blanket.

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the crocus patch blanket has been published for a while actually, but only as part of the book, my grandmother’s knitting by larissa brown.

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until now.

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i didn’t know until recently that we could publish this blanket as a single pattern, but once we realized we could, i thought it would be so pretty knit in several of our yarns. so in a way, it’s nice that we waited.

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this sample was knit by our dear friend hattie, in our chebris sport, a luscious blend of fine wool and yearling mohair. i can’t even begin to describe how soft and lovely this little number feels—i want to keep it all for myself. but it was made for everyone to see—i will share.

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just for this morning though, i pretended it was mine. can you see those gorgeous mohair fibers catching the light?? so beautiful!

i keep imagining what it would look like in the cabécou brillant très bien. très belle. très great!

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and if you are just now wondering how this might work up as a baby blanket option—i’m about to show you.

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erica’s dad sent us these precious photos of little baby carter sacked out to great satisfaction on it.

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nana candy knit his in breakfast blend fingering yarn for his christening gift, along with a wee slouchy cap i designed to go with it—hey it’s never too early to get them addicted, is it?

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now, the cap and blanket are not just for the little ones—both patterns include sizes. the blanket has three and the cap has eight—one for every family member from preemie to adult.

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the blanket show here is the smallest size; the hat is the 3-month size. they are both knit in the oatmeal shade of breakfast blend fingering yarn. it’s such a great color for a baby—it goes with everything, especially that lovely new skin.

to purchase pattern or view complete pattern information, please click here to visit the crocus cap page in the knitspot pattern shop or click here to see specs and purchase in my ravelry pattern shop

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the small size blanket is perfect for taking along in the car, stroller, or carriage, while the medium and large sizes make excellent covers for crib and playpen as well as for use as a lap blanket.

to purchase pattern or view complete pattern information, please click here to visit the crocus blanket page in the knitspot pattern shop or click here to see specs and purchase in my ravelry pattern shop

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yep—blankets in the fall make everyone happy. the perfect thing to celebrate the arrival of yarn season!

8 thoughts on “fall crocuses

  1. LOVE this pattern!!! Thanks Anne for another great “go to” baby blanket, it is soooo elegant looking and knits up beautifully!! The crocus cap looked so wonderful on baby Carter at his christening.

  2. Love all the pics of course, and the hat is just too adorable! Love the yarn and the blanket, so glad I got to knit it!

  3. I love the baby pictures! Makes me want to call my kids and ask them to get busy on making more babies. Love the crocus blanket and need to put that on the “to do ” list.

  4. I knew I wanted to buy yarn for a lap blanket at RAP but I wasn’t sure which pattern I wanted to use…now I know. I love this design and I can’t wait for you to help me pick the yarn.

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