Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Back by popular demand: the ripple blanket!

My sister-in-law commissioned me to make a blanket for her to give to her sister as a wedding shower gift. Her sister loved the ripple baby blanket I had made for my nephew, so she requested an adult sized version in brown neutrals.
The original baby size
This is a comfortable sized blanket for a couple to snuggle up with on the couch. It is not very heavy, yet not too light, either. And the colours are quite pleasant; gentle ripples of white, cream, and light brown.
The adult sized version
I found some adorable wooden tags with "Handmade" engraved into them, and with their dark grain, I thought they would be a perfect tag for this blanket. I stitched one onto the bottom corner over a white ripple for maximum contrast.
Handmade tag
After a quick wash (it is next to impossible to keep Annyong away from a knitted blanket), I folded the afghan up and tied it up with a ribbon and button. 
All wrapped up and ready to gift
I included a care tag I designed with washing instruction and my name on it. 
Personalized care tage
I'm excited to pass this project along for gifting. I sure hope the recipient is happy with this special homemade gift. 

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