I’m not the best knitter in the world (I can basically only knit straight lines), but as I’m in the last two-ish weeks of my pregnancy, I’m getting pretty bored of waiting and could use a distraction. Even though I’m very confident that I won’t finish, I’ve decided to take on a little knitting project to see if I can make a blanket for our little boy.
I had a look around on a couple of sites to see if I could find some inspiration and a doable pattern, and I discovered the Hudson Bay blanket on Purl Soho. Purl Soho is a lovely site full of patterns and great inspiration if you’re thinking of getting into knitting.
I’d never seen or heard of the Hudson Bay design before, but as soon as I saw it, I thought it would be perfect to try! The original wool design has Canadian-American roots as a blanket that was used for used for trade by Native Americans in the 18th and 19th centuries. It’s simple, yet beautiful, and most importantly for me, easy to knit!
If you’d like to knit one for yourself, pop over to Purl Soho for the instructions! I bought my yarn from my local charity shop and will be knitting away until baby makes his grand entrance!