Have you knit with Cascade 220? It’s a worsted weight superwash wool yarn that’s been an enduring favorite with knitters. So, what’s the big news? Well, we recently added a bunch to our shop. That and we made an adorable baby blanket to show it off. That’s all.
Our shop sample, knit by my friend Donna, is Heavenly Heathers from Cascade Yarns’ pattern book 60 Quick Baby Blankets. We chose colors grays, blues and green but think this blanket would look just as sweet with some white and pink, too.
I fell in love with this pattern because it’s a beautifully simple project with a big impact, particularly because you create that impressive heathered look by knitting with two different colored strands of yarn. Another fun project to knit that uses this technique would be this hat with Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light.
There are loads of adorable baby blanket projects for all skill levels in 60 Quick Baby Blankets and there are loads of project ideas for this yarn. Not just baby blankets. Consider using this yarn to knit or crochet a lap blanket, hats, scarves, stuffed animals or a sweater. Your first?! Maybe start with a baby or kid size to build your confidence. Whatever you choose to make, this yarn is quite versatile, soft and springy, and I think you’re really gonna like it. (:
Cascade Yarns Cascade 220, Cascade 128, and Eco Duo yarns along with the 60 Quick Baby Blankets pattern book is now sold at Home Made. Stop in or call 609.536.2940 to place a mail order.