We're pretty partial to brightly colored baby knits, which inspired us to create our newest baby blanket pattern, the Striped Surprise Baby Blanket in soft, colorful Juniper Moon Cumulus + Cumulus Rainbow!
While the "striped" part is pretty obvious, the "surprise" comes in the form of illusion knitting used to give this blanket's stripes a little something extra!
If illusion knitting is new to you, have no fear, it's just another way of combining flat stockinette stitch and raised garter stitching using 2 yarn colors!
The columns alternate between lengths of nubby garter stitch and smooth, knit/purl stockinette stitch, which gives them the illusion of movement when viewed from different angles. It gives a whole new meaning to the magic of knitting!
Cumulus and Cumulus Rainbow are buick-knitting, worsted-weight yarns that blend buttery soft cotton with a touch of nylon for strength and structure.
Cumulus Rainbow is the fun, rainbow-hued variation of the bunch. These rainbow shades form a color progression that'll make you want to keep knitting just to see the colors unfurl!
Standard Cumulus comes in a palette of solid, everyday neutral shades that are ideal for pairing with the more colorful Cumulus Rainbow shades. (If you prefer long, slowly changing ombre shades that stay within the same color family, try Cumulus Degradé!)