Tumbling with Grace

I came up with the perfect name for the baby blanket - Tumbling with Grace!! 

You've got tumbling blocks in a blanket for my niece, Grace! Tumbling with Grace, perfect!! This is such a nice blanket, I'm super happy with this design. I really like the 3D look of the blocks and the nice texture. I liked knitting the larger size blocks (instead of the traditional 5 stitch width, I charted a 7 stitch width). I've seen patterns with a seed stitch border and while that matches the diamond top/bottom of the blocks, I wanted a more distinct border. The garter stitch is still simple but you can see exactly where the blocks start appearing.


One thing I did want to experiment with was the blocks subtly coming in from the bottom, so at the bottom the garter stitch comes up into the base of the blocks and the same transition happens on the top the blanket border. To my eye it looks like a more distinct start of the blocks at the base. What do you think? Do you like the garter stitch or would you prefer a seed stitch border to match the block pattern?


I finished writing the pattern today and published it on Ravelry for FREE so make sure to check out my store to download it --> download now while still at the discounted rate 😉.
Make sure to post your project linked to my pattern page so I can see all the beautiful blankets you all are making. And I'd love to hear comments about the written pattern and the design itself! 

An area to customize is the edge - a slipped stitch edge along the garter stitch would look nice, and you can add some fringe on the ends or little tassels on the corners. These would add more textures and sensory experiences for baby. This blanket is great to lay down for baby's tummy time. And it is light weight yet warm, perfect for walks outside in the spring. You got some time so get to knitting this blanket NOW! If you have any babies in your life, you need to make this blanket for them!

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