Friday, 25 May 2018

Gracie Baby Blanket

Gracie is a lovely lightweight blanket knitted in a 4ply baby yarn.




With its simple all-over texture, Gracie is suitable for a girl or boy; great if you don't yet know what will be arriving!

The pattern is written for two different sizes and would be suitable for beginner knitters or more experienced knitters looking for some easy relaxing knitting.

The blanket is edged is in moss stitch which is worked at the same time as the main blanket. It can be helpful to have a couple of markers handy to separate the edging from the main pattern stitch so you can easily see where you are.

Make it your own. The sample shown is knitted in a classic white but any colour would look good. Match the colour of your blanket to a particular colour scheme or try a traditional baby pink, blue or pastel green. Bright colours would look striking or you could even knit it in a self striping or colour gradient yarn.


Pattern Information


Sizes: 
Small; 58 x 76 cm / 23 x 30 inches
[Large; 78 x 96 cm / 31 x 38 inches]

Yarn:
Any suitable 4 ply baby yarn would be suitable.
Approx. 800 meters for the small blanket and 1366 m for the large size;
The sample above was knitted with Sirdar Snuggly 4ply.

Tension:
24 sts to 10 cm in pattern using larger needles.
Tension is not crucial, however, the knitting for this blanket is meant to be quite loose and larger than normal needles for the weight of yarn are recommended. If you knit to a different tension, your blanket will be of a different size and you may use more or less yarn.

Needles:
3.75 mm & 3.5 mm needles. OR size to get you the correct tension and needles of one size smaller for the edgings.
Circular needles are recommended for the number of stitches. It is possible to knit the blanket on straight needles as long as they are long enough to accommodate the number of stitches.

Techniques Used:
Cast on and off, knit, purl, yarn overs and p3tog. Instructions are given in the abbreviation section of the pattern for working the pattern stitch.




The pattern is available through this link from LoveKnitting.

As always, pattern support is available for this and all my patterns by contacting me at the email address given at the top of the side bar.



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