Few fibery things are quite as gratifying as a good ombré color transition. So when the gorgeous ombré colors of the new Cumulus Degradé landed in the shop, it positively shouted to us to create something simple that let its gorgeous colors take center stage!
We immediately cast on and whipped up the Cumulus Blanket, a sweet and simple pram blanket that highlights this yarn's exquisite slow striping color development. We're sure this blanket will become your new go-to baby gift!
Cumulus Degradé is a worsted weight blend of kitten-soft cotton with a touch of nylon spun into a chainette strand. You can create blankets, sweaters, and impossibly soft and lightweight accessories with a fluid drape.
Dyed in beautiful neutrals and stunning jewel tones that you don't usually see in cotton yarn, it's a perfect option for wool-sensitive folks!
Our Cumulus Degradé pram blanket is a simple garter stitch snuggler that lets the yarn's ombré shading shine!
This blanket is relaxing and easy, especially for beginners who are comfortable with the knit stitch, increasing and decreasing.
When you cast on for the Cumulus Baby Blanket, you'll enjoy watching the colors meander from one hue to the next. And the simple stitching will give you plenty of headspace to think wonderful thoughts about your blanket's adorable recipient!
To achieve our blanket's light-to-dark ombré look, we began by knitting from the inside of one ball of Cumulus Degradé; then, we worked from the outside of a second ball inward.
To knit a Cumulus Blanket, you'll need:
CUMULUS BABY BLANKET PATTERN
30” x 30”
Cumulus Degrade[94% cotton, 6% nylon; 100 g / 251 yards]: 2 balls
32-inch US 8 (4.5mm) circular needles.
16 sts = 4 inches in garter stitch after blocking.
Kfb- knit into the front and back of the next stitch.
Ssk – slip the next two stitches to right needle knitwise. Insert the left needle into both stitches and knit them together.
K2tog- Knit the next two stitches together.
To create the blanket’s gradient pattern, pull from the center of the first ball and pull from the outside of the second ball.
Pulling from the center of the ball, cast on 2 stitches.
Row 1: Kf&b, knit to the end of the row.
Repeat row 1 until there are 130 stitches on the needle.
You will now be using the second ball and pulling from the outside of the ball.
Row 1: Ssk, Knit to the end of the row.
Repeat row 1 until there are 2 stitches on the needle.
K2tog. Draw yarn through the loop and cut leaving a 6” tail.
Weave in ends and block. Enjoy!