Thursday, 24 May 2018

Colour-Mix Baby Blanket




One of my most recent designs is the Colour-Mix Baby Blanket.

This blanket is suitable for a beginner knitter. If you can cast on, cast off, knit and purl then you can make this easily.

The blanket is knitted in separate pieces and sewn together, which is great if tackling a large item is a little daunting. I also found it a great take-along project; the pieces are small and the pattern easily remembered.
For more experienced knitters, this blanket offers the opportunity to use up all those baby yarns you have left over from other projects.

If baby blankets are not your thing, you could of course knit this one up in any yarn and colours you like.
A larger aran weight throw in shades to match your decor would make a great throw for snuggling up in on a cold winters' evening or even a gift for a special person.
Any yarn and suitable sized needles will be fine for that and sizes would vary depending on what you have used.

The pattern contains full information as to how to put the squares together, and soon I will post them here with detailed explanations to help you get the best result possible.


Colour-Mix Baby Blanket


 When sewn together your blanket lays flat with no visible ridge between the squares.
The pattern contains layout information for the position and colours I used for the blanket shown. You can use this or you can just lay out your squares and see which placement of colours pleases you.





Pattern Information:

Finished Dimensions: 
This blanket can be made to any size you want by simply adding (or subtracting) squares. The pattern is written for a blanket 56 x 70 cm / 22 x 28 inches.

Yarn: 
Paintbox Yarns Baby DK - 167m / 50g
The listed blanket takes 5 balls in total or 835m of yarn. For the sample shown I used a Colour pack from Love Knitting in which you get five balls of different colours. There are five packs available with different colour combinations, I chose Sorbet.
Of course, if you choose to make your blanket larger you will need more yarn.

Needles:
Pair of 3.75mm needles - or size to get you the required knitting tension.

Tension:
24 sts x 38 rows to 10cm/4 inches in pattern. Each blanket square should measure approximately 14 cm square. Knitting tension is not crucial but if you knit to a different tension you blanket will be a different size and you may need more yarn.





The pattern for this blanket is available as an instant download from Loveknitting.com

As usual, pattern support is available for this and all my patterns. You can either leave a comment here or email me at knitpurlmakes@gmail.com and I will answer your question as soon as I can.

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