My granddaughter was turning two years old in about a week and I hadn’t thought about knitting anything for her! You know how the time slips away! Well, I had to get busy and make something for her.
With just a small amount of time, I decided to use bulky yarn so the project would work up quickly. I decided an afghan would be best–no measuring or worrying about fit, and my little girls love their soft blankets.
I chose a bright orange color which would be happy and cheery.
For the pattern I chose something I had wanted to make ever since I saw it — “The Gingerbread Castle” from Barbara Walker’s Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns, pages 242-243.
This pattern is so adorable and this was the perfect project for it.
I bought the yarn at Michael’s and got to work–fast!
Aria really loves her soft blanket. I’m not sure if she realizes that it’s a castle or not, but that’s OK. In a few years, she’ll see it.
This pattern was really quite easy to follow. No really it was! There were yarnovers and a few other techniques, but mostly knits and purls. You only had to do the pattern repeat one time.
I used nice wide borders to keep it from rolling and easily add to the size.
Now I should start thinking about the next birthday now instead of a week before!