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How often have was seen Emma’s blanket in Once Upon a Time?

One of the amazing character storylines unfolding on ABC’s amazing drama, Once Upon a Time is that of Emma, the reluctant savior/hero. One element is a beautiful baby blanket that we find showing up like a thread throughout Season 1. It’s almost like a silent reminder trying to get Emma to believe in her Fairy Tale origin.
This blanket, was initially knitted by Granny at the War Council table as Prince Charming discusses how they can strike back at the Evil Queen’s threat of a Dark Curse that will destroy all their happiness.
We also see the blanket in the background of Emma’s Boston apartment when Henry comes to visit to ask her to come back with him to Storybrooke.
We see it again in Emma’s things as she moves in with Mary Margaret.
One of the most incredible moments is when she brings it out to see if Ava and Nicholas (“True North” episode) had something from their father to help Emma bring the family together. Later in that episode, we see Mary Margaret magically drawn to the blanket. Will holding it up to her face cause memories of her Fairy Tale past unlock? You’ll have to watch this video to find out.

No Copyright Infringement Intended. I do not own this footage, this fan video is for entertainment and information purposes only.

All rights go to CTV and ABC Studios, respectively.

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Once Upon a Time Blanket: Casting On

So you’re ready to start the blanket but you have no idea where to start?

Well that’s easy.  You will need to start at the beginning.

The step is called casting on.

This is how you will get the yarn onto the needles so that you are able to start knitting

About.com has a wonderful step by step tutorial on how to do the “knit cast on” which can be found here:

Basic Knit Cast on.

my personal favorite “the long tail cast on is demonstrated in the video below.

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Any Questions? Let me know in the comments below.

Once Upon a Time Blanket – Pt. 2: Materials

The Once Upon a Time Fan Podcast is hosting a Knit Along

Photo credit: Juliet Strathmore

What you will need to create the Once Upon a Blanket by Caitlin Ffrench
Gauge: Gauge: 10 st x 19 r /4” in garter stitch

Pattern: via Google Docs and Ravelry
Gauge: Gauge: 10 st x 19 r /4” in garter stitch

NeedlesUS 13 – 10.0 mm, US 15 – 10.0 mm, US 17 – 12.75 mm, US 19 – 15.0 mm
easily purchased on amazon or at your local craft store (Hobby LobbyMichaels, or Joanns or your local yarn store.
any of the below sizes will work.  Personally I love the fabric on the US 13
US 13 – 10.0 mm, US 15 – 10.0 mm, US 17 – 12.75 mm, US 19 – 15.0 mm

Yarn: Bulky or Super Bulky (400 yards)
amazon, Hobby LobbyMichaels, or Joanns or your local yarn store.
also known as a size 5 or 6 yarn make sure to purchase matching dye lots
My Personal favorite is the Loops and Threads Charisma Acrylic -Squishy and Washable
Check in on the comments below once you have your supplies so that we can get started.

Once Upon a Time Blanket – Intro to Knitting Pt. 1


The Once Upon a Time Fan Podcast listeners have shown an interest in learning to knit.

* If you haven’t heard Caitlin Ffrench’s interview for the podcast, the link is: Here*

Let’s start with the  Once Upon a Blanket,
also known as Princess Emma’s Baby Blanket from ABC’s Once Upon a Time.
This beautiful pattern created by Caitlin Ffrench is a wonderful design full of some basic and new techniques.
To be able to create this blanket you will need to know how to do the following:
Well my pets, I am here to teach you how.
We will take this in stages.
Step one: Materials Needed
Step two: Cast On
Step three: Garter Stitch
Step four: Bind Off
Step five: fan and feather edge.
Of course once you know the basics you can do anything.
All knitting in comprised of knits and purls, yes really that is it!
I know it sounds too easy and you know what- it is!
Come back soon when we will discuss the materials needed and where to find them.


002 OUAT MiniSode – Interview with Caitlin Ffrench who knitted Emma’s baby blanket

Welcome to the a Mini Episode (002) of the Once Upon a Time Fan Podcast interview with Caitlin Ffrench who actually knitted Emma’s baby blanket for ABC’s Once Upon a Time. This is a podcast dedicated to the hit ABC TV show, Once Upon a Time.


The podcast is hosted by Jeff and Colleen Roney, a married couple from Orange County, CA.

First off, big love goes out to AWESOME listener Helga for putting us in touch with Caitlin, and for Caitlin for the interview.

We discuss;
How Caitlin began knitting,
How the Once Upon a Time Production team found her for the job,
How many baby blankets they requested her to knit,
What it was like being on the set as the “Knitting Tech” person for Beverley Elliott (Granny),
Tiny teaser info for a future OUAT,
How to get started in knitting,
a bit about where Caitlin works and her cool skills.

This was so fun! Thanks again to Helga for getting us together and for Caitlin for the interview!


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