design process, in print

Modern Art Baby Blanket

#17 Modern Art designed by Holli Yeoh from 60 Quick Baby Blankets, published by Sixth&Spring Books. Photos by Jack Deutsch copyright © 2013 by Sixth&Spring Books/Cascade Yarns. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Stripes—they are so simple and they look terrific. What an easy way to introduce colour and visual interest to a project.

60 Quick Baby Blankets was published in April and contains two of my designs. Modern Art is project #17 and calls for four colours of  Cascade 220 Superwash.

The charcoal grey stocking stitch stripes alternate with light grey garter stitch ones. Every now and then along the edges there’s a hit of colour to mix things up. This could be a stash buster project—imagine working the main stripes in different colours while keeping the accents consistently the same, conversely keep the light/dark stripes and use oddments for the accent blocks of colours.


I had fun dreaming up different colourways. My favourite is black and white stripes with hot pink and bright orange highlights.

book: 60 Quick Baby Blankets: Cute & Cuddly Knits in 220 Superwash® and 128 Superwash® from Cascade
publisher: Sixth&Spring
paperback, 176 pages

Next up: Zig and Zag, my other design in the book.