Thursday, 31 May 2018

Ship Ahoy !

Lots of little sail boats float across this blanket.


The pattern is suitable for advanced beginners upwards and makes a great blanket for snuggling baby in. 
Knitted in a DK weight yarn the pattern is written for two different sizes of blanket and is just as striking knitted in a coloured yarn as it is in the sample white.

The bottom edge of the blanket has a gentle wave to it, the top edge curve being less pronounced.

The pattern is written as well as charted so you can work with whichever you prefer and I have put each of these on a page of their own for ease of use.

Make it your own by using any colour which suits your scheme. A slightly colour washed yarn would look great and you can easily make the blanket longer or shorter by simply working more or less pattern repeats.







PATTERN INFORMATION

Sizes:  
Small: 70 x 80 cm/ 28 x 32 inches 
Large: 86 x 96 cm / 34 x 38 inches

Yarn:
Sirdar Snuggly DK or any other DK yarn you would like to use that would be suitable for a baby blanket. 
If using Sirdar Snuggly you will need approx. 5 balls for the smaller blanket and 7 balls for the larger one.
If substituting another yarn you will need approx. 800 meters for the smaller blanket and 1200 meters for the larger blanket.

Tension:
The required tension for the pattern is 22 sts x 28 rows for a 10cm/4 inch square in stocking stitch.
For a blanket, tension is not crucial but if you do knit to a different tension you may need more or less yarn that stated and your blanket will be a different size.

Needles:
3.75 mm  or size to get you the required tension. A long circular needle of between 80 - 100 cm is needed to accommodate the number of stitches.

Techniques Used: 
Knit, purl, yo (yarn over), left and right leaning decreases and double decreases are used in this pattern. All explanations are in the abbreviations section of the pattern. 

Pattern support is available for this and all my patterns by using the email address at the top of the side bar. 

This pattern is available from LoveKnitting.



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