When we got Sirdar No 1 a few weeks ago both Rosie and I were keen to try it out. Softer and more luxurious than other yarns, we thought this was a great choice for modern baby items.
Almost immediately I decided to design a baby blanket. Those of you who follow us on Facebook or Instagram may have seen progress pictures as I went along.
ABOUT THE YARN
Sirdar No 1 is a new yarn from Sirdar, to replace their long-running and much loved Wash and Wear yarn.
This is not a direct replacement though, Sirdar No 1 feels much softer, and has a gentle silky feel to it.
Check out our review here for more info, or see the great range of colours in our store.
ABOUT THE BLANKET
I wanted to do a wavy pattern, but most of the patterns I found were chevrons (too pointy) or ripples (too flat), so I came up with the wibbly-wobbly design, which is somewhere in the middle (I know, I know, it's all a bit Goldilocks :D).
I fell in love with the range of blues, and knew this was the right choice. The yarn is an absolute joy to work with, and after a little bit of crochet maths trial and error this blanket was done in no time.
With four 100g balls of Sirdar No 1 the finished article is around 29 x 25 inches.
Rosie liked it so much she made one of her own, I love how she changed up the colours to get this modern, striped look.
You can get the free pattern to make your own version of this baby blanket here.