Another version of Convington, for Noah

I became a great auntie, for the 4th time, a few weeks ago.  To welcome the little guy, I worked up a version of Covington for him.  

I wanted it to be more masculine, since I knew my niece was expecting a little boy, so I left the mesh lace sections off and just worked the Whelk stitch for the whole piece.  I also didn't want his little fingers and toes to get caught in the lace, so this was perfect. 

Baby, Noah, and his Covington blanket, in Malabrigo Chunky, Blue Surf colorway

Baby, Noah, and his Covington blanket, in Malabrigo Chunky, Blue Surf colorway

This worked up pretty quick and is really snuggly and soft, perfect for new baby skin.  I also really love the size, almost like a stroller blanket, so he can carry it around with him with out tripping as he gets older.  I hope it becomes one of his favorites!  

I did change the cast on from the original pattern.  Here is my ravelry project page for notes. 

Welcome to the world, little buddy!  

P.S. credit for these cute photos goes to my hubby.  I made Noah a little matching bunny too, but I don't think he made it into the photo shoot, darn!