Monday, February 15, 2010

Little Bundle of Jordan Joy...

When I learned the news of my younger brother and his wife expecting child number three I knew immediately that I must knit a baby blanket. They had decided not to find out the sex of the child prior to delivery so I had to decide on a neutral color and pattern for the newest Baby Lowery.

Yellow always seems to be the "neutral" color everyone uses, however I am not a big fan of yellow and decided that a pretty spring like green would do the trick. The pattern I chose was one that I had admired for a while now and was pretty simple to make.

Eyelet Square Blanket 003

Pattern: Eyelet Squares Blanket by Linda Cyr
Materials:Valley Yarns Valley Superwash DK
Colorway: Grass
Amount: 7 skeins = 959.0 yards (876.9m)
Needles: US 6/4mm
Start Date: September 2009
Finish Date: February 2010
For the record, this yarn is fabulous! It is a superwash merino and knit up, it is very soft and squishy, it is perfect for babies. This yarn has great stitch definition and I am seriously looking forward to knitting with this yarn again. I love this so much that I want to buy a bag of it in every color. I will caution you, swatch, swatch, swatch if you are going to knit a fitted garment, (you should be doing that already, right!) but this did grow once washed. That was not a problem for me, I was happy that it did being a blanket and all. The pattern was not difficult, I only took as long as I did to finish because I was knitting other projects with Christmas deadlines.

Eyelet Square Blanket 001

With the left over yarn that I had I knit a matching hat for her. Again, this yarn worked perfect for this newborn hat, so soft for her tender little head. May I present Jordan Joy...

JordanLowery 092

JordanLowery 038

Proud Big Sister and Big Brother

I still have some of the green Valley Yarns Superwash DK left over, I am thinking booties!!


  1. OOoh pretty! Love how the stitch pattern just pops with the yarn you used! Jordan Joy is beautiful! (And love the name too)

  2. She's beautiful, and I love the picture of the 3 kids together. Oh, and the blanket is perfect too; love both the color and the pattern! When I saw the picture of Jordan wrapped up in the blanket, the necklace of the person holding her reminds me of stitch markers.

  3. Beautiful--and the blanket's pretty wonderful too. ;)

  4. BEAUTIFUL, Lisa! The kids AND that gorgeous blanket!