Forest Green

It’s no secret that I’m fond of using non-pastel colors for baby blankets, especially when it comes to boys (for example, I think bright red is a great boy color, don’t you?). When my mom unloaded some of her stash on me, I was thrilled when I found enough of this forest green colored yarn to make not just one but two baby blankets. Since most of my pregnant friends are having boys, I thought it would be a great boy blanket color.

Pine Forest Baby Blanket
Yarn: Caron Simply Soft in Forest Green; 2.5 skeins
US Size 7 needle

I just love when yarn color and pattern name pair up perfectly. How appropriate that this lovely free pattern was called “Pine Forest.” And I’m not afraid of using a masculine lace stitch pattern for a boy, as long as it’s just that: masculine. No frilly ruffles on this blanket.

And I especially love that this color green will offset the new baby’s bright blue eyes and strawberry blonde (probably will be red) hair.