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Nestled Diamonds Blanket: Behind the Design & Yarn + Color Recommendations

All of a sudden, 2019 became the year for many of my friends (9 or 10 in total!) to start having babies! I'd started to think about knitting some baby gift knits when I saw this Nestled Diamonds stitch pattern in a stitch dictionary, and it was absolutely perfect for a baby blanket, but also any other kind of blanket, because it isn't super childish. I designed this Nestled Diamonds Blanket for my best friend’s adorable little girl who was born this summer. I absolutely love the coziness and washability of Bernat Softee Chunky and Loops and Threads Charisma yarns, so those are the yarns that I used for my gift knits.



I highly recommend using either a solid color or a lightly speckled yarn to allow for the pattern to be as visible as possible. However, if you want your diamonds less visible, it would still be fun to work this pattern with a busier yarn (multi-color, highly speckled, or variegated yarn). In this post, I will give you some ideas of colors that I would use from Bernat Softee Chunky and Loops and Threads Charisma, as well as some other yarns that would work well with this design!



Color Suggestions

The colors that I used are Too Purple from Bernat Softee Chunky and Charcoal from Loops and Threads Charisma.


Bernat Softee Chunky


Dark Mauve

Heather Gray


Royal Blue



Loops and Threads Charisma


Coral


Sage

Cloud


Yarn Recommendations


I've organized these yarn recommendations from cheapest to most expensive, per gram, including the two yarns that I've used.

Note: I am not affiliated with any of the yarns that I suggest; I am only providing a reference of suggestions for the knitters who wish to knit my pattern. All photos are from the websites I have linked in this post.


Knit Picks Brava Bulky

Fiber Content: 100% Acrylic

Weight: 136 yards/100 grams

Price: $1.99 (per 100 grams)



Bernat Softee Chunky

Fiber Content: 100% Acrylic

Weight: 108 yards/100 grams

Price: $3.49 (per 100 grams)


Sprightly Acrylic

Fiber Content: 100% Acrylic,

Weight: 109 yards/100 grams

Price: $3.50 (per 100 grams)


Loops and Threads Charisma

Fiber Content: 100% Acrylic

Weight: 109 yards/100 grams

Price: $4.49 (per 100 grams)


Knit Picks Mighty Stitch Bulky

Fiber Content: 80% Acrylic/20% Wool

Weight: 136 yards/100 grams

Price: $4.49 (per 100 grams)



Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky

Fiber Content: 100% Wool,

Weight: 137 yards/100 grams

Price: $5.99 (per 100 grams)



Valley Yarns Berkshire Bulky

Fiber Content: 85% Wool/15% Alpaca

Weight: 108 yards/100 grams

Price: $6.99 (per 100 grams)



Cascade Yarns Pacific Chunky

Fiber Content: 60% Acrylic/40% Wool

Weight: 120 yards/100 grams

Price: $7.50 (per 100 grams)



Valley Yarns Haydenville Bulky

Fiber Content: 60% Wool/40% Acrylic,

Weight: 109 yards/100 grams

Price: $7.99



Knit Picks Swish Bulky

Fiber Content: 100% Wool

Weight: 137 yards/100 grams

Price: $10.99 (per 100 grams)



Have you chosen your yarn and color(s)?! I'd love to hear all about it on Instagram, Ravelry, and/or the comments below! Let me know if you found this resource helpful, and tag me in your makes online!

Interested in seeing more Nestled Diamonds blanket finished projects? Be sure to check out the projects made by other knitters here on Ravelry!

Interested in purchasing/downloading the pattern? The pattern is available for purchase on Ravelry, PatternVine, and LoveCrafts! Happy Knitting!!

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