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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 suea on April 17, 2009 at 11:16pm
I am almost done with one that is navy and cream. It has taken me a long time, but I have done a few projects in between working on this. I love yours!
Comment by Irish Knit on April 17, 2009 at 8:50pm
I went back and looked at the other colors, the softer colors are easier on the eyes IMO, but I will say again, it is a beautiful job and very striking in red and white.
Comment by Irish Knit on April 17, 2009 at 8:43pm
It is striking to say the least, but makes me dizzy just looking at it. I don't think I would use it for relaxing. As for an artsy look, this has it.
Comment by Alison on April 17, 2009 at 10:55am
It's even more beautiful in person - the off-white of the Swan CotLin is so pretty with the Moroccan Red! And the texture is perfectly nubbly.
Comment by Peggy Stuart on April 17, 2009 at 10:39am
I feel as if I'm falling into it! Or getting hypnotized! Or in an Alfred Hitchcock movie! --P
Comment by Alicia on April 17, 2009 at 9:46am
I love this pattern. I saw it after my little ones were just out of blankets! i just love it!! Great job and you've inspired me to try one!

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