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This is the OpArt Baby Blanket from Fall 2008 Knitty. I immediately fell in love with it because not only is it not overly baby it appeals to the graphic design side of me. At the time I wasn't pregnant but knew that was part of the upcoming plans so I kept it in the back of my mind. So when we did get pregnant and we finally found out it was going to be a boy, I knew this was the perfect blanket and seeing as my husband is a huge GA Bulldog fan I was able to make him happy by picking red and white, still high contrast and kind of like a candy. Anyway, the original pattern was knit up in Swish DK but being that this is a July baby and I know I won't block it everytime it gets washed, I decided to knit it in CotLin instead. I have to say I love it, I haven't blocked it yet (as you can tell) and I plan on weaving in my ends during my 2 meetings today, but it is the perfect size and weight. It will be nice for the stroller, daycare and beyond. I ended up using 4 balls of Swan and 5 balls of Moroccan Red. I started working on it in the beginning of March and finished last night, so it is a fairly quick knit for those of you looking for a different kind of baby gift for someone special, and keep in mind I am a mother of a 2 yr old too so I don't really have that much free time :).

Thanks to Mellisa for a great pattern idea!

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Comment by Tie Dye on April 25, 2010 at 6:30pm
I am doing one in CotLin also. And it's for a baby whose daddy is a Bulldog fan so I picked red and black as the colors. On his Facebook page there is a picture of my cousin holding his baby, the cousin is wearing a camouflage shirt, a UGA hat and NASCAR is playing on the TV in the background. The only thing missing is a rifle.
Comment by Lilybean's Mom on April 24, 2009 at 11:26am
Wonderful blanket! I've been eyeing that pattern since I first saw it, but I hadn't thought about using CotLin - what a great choice!
Comment by Heldbygrace on April 20, 2009 at 2:11pm
How cute is this!! I think this is adorable. I would love to make it!!
Comment by Marta on April 19, 2009 at 8:29pm
The more I think about it, the more I want to make a 'shawl' size of this pattern. It's just the most dynamic graphic pattern. What a knock-out piece! And Cotlin is just perfect for the crisp look!
Comment by Katylynn85 on April 19, 2009 at 8:41am
GO DOGS!!!!!!! I love making college color things for babies... It stands out. I love this pattern too.
Comment by Peachy Queen on April 18, 2009 at 6:01pm
For get the kids. I could stare it for hours. What a great blanket! I'm sure I know someone who is due in 6 months or so.
Comment by typhoonyoon on April 18, 2009 at 12:51pm
It reminds me of Dr. Seuss's books. It's very whimsical. I adore it.
Comment by Alicia on April 18, 2009 at 7:41am
Why did you choose Cotlin over Comfy or one of the other cotton blends? Why add the linen for a baby blanket? How does it block out? I'm just wonder for the long term care of it a cotton blanket!! thanks
Comment by Marta on April 18, 2009 at 7:20am
Cotlin Moroccan Red is my favorite yarn/color EVER! That blanket makes me wish the daughters-in-law weren't done with baby making.... I'm chasing down the pattern, however, for future reference. You did a fantastic job! And congratulations! You'll have the most elegant baby on earth.... My daughter says her Cotlin MR jacket gets softer every time it's washed. You've got a winner!
Comment by mrslaceknitter on April 18, 2009 at 6:07am
I absolutely LOVE your version of this blanket! Good luck with your new baby.

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