Irish Knit Baby Blanket

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, I share this Irish knit baby blanket.

Some things I make, and give away…some things I make, and just put away.  This has become one of those little treasures that I choose to hold on to until…whenever…(I’ll say no more :)

When little a worked at an upscale Manhattan yarn shop, she had the opportunity to purchase this sumptuous yarn.  Schulana merino-cotton 90.  It’s a wool/cotton blend that works up beautifully!  The pattern is called “For a Bonny Babe”, and is found in Our Best Knit Baby Afghans
by Leisure Arts.

The finished blanket measures 26″ x 32″.  As I worked on it intermittently, I confess that it took me over a year to complete.  Cable work can look a lot harder than it really is.  I encourage those of you who can knit and purl to give it a try.  Here’s a great video to get you started!

“May your thoughts be as glad as the shamrocks.  May your heart be as light as a song.  May each day bring you bright happy hours.  That stay with you all the year long.”

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

“A”

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13 thoughts on “Irish Knit Baby Blanket

    • The pattern is called “For a Bonny Babe” and can be found in the book Our Best Knit Baby Afghans by Leisure Arts. I believe it is available from Amazon, and I’ve seen it at JoAnn’s fabric store.

      It is a beautiful blanket, and I’m sure your friend would just love it! Good luck finding the book!

      Ann

    • The pattern calls for 870 yards of sport weight yarn. The merino-cotton blend that I used was more like a worsted weight, and I used about the same yardage. For my yarn, that was approx. 9 balls.
      It’s really a lovely little blanket. Happy knitting!
      Ann

  1. I agree it is a beautiful blanket! I knit one for my granddaughter when she was born fours ago. I used 100% merino so it was lovely and soft. Lots of compliments!

  2. My Aunt is a talented knitter, and she’s been looking for this pattern for YEARS! We happened to stumble across your site and she yelled when she saw this! We ran right to Amazon and ordered the book with the pattern. Thank you SO MUCH! You made her a VERY happy knitter today. = )

    • Wow…you are most welcome…SO SO happy to help a fellow knitter!! Thank you for sharing this story, and I’d love to hear about your aunt’s finished blanket ;-)

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