Originally Posted by ekgheiy
...people have told me that it's too dark for a baby blanket though ... Why do baby blanket have to be pastelly light. What do you think??
I say hogwash to babies being only limited to pastels. Why are all of their toys bold and bright? I believe I remember reading that black and white are the optimal colours to present to newborns (for toys anyway) because their vision isn't matured yet.
When hubby and I discovered how much our son LOVES fleece, we couldn't find any blankets that we liked. We ended up going to a fabric store and buying our own fleece material for blankets. It was cheaper too. If you're crafty, then you can sew a nice stitch pattern around the edges, take it to one of those sewing companies that can put on pictures, or do your own embroidery.
In terms of knitting with a dark colour in general, I can only think that darker colours don't always show off the stitch pattern very well. Other advice to offer is assessing what type of parents will be receiving the blanket. I am one to go for darker stuff (and bright). Or, anything not very pastel. Other parents are more for the pastels.
If they're for the dark green, then make it in dark green. And show pics.