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Baby's Quilted Knit Blanket

By: Martin Storey for knitrowan.com
Babys Quilted Knit Blanket

This Baby's Quilted Knit Blanket is thick, cozy, and absolutely perfect for babies during the colder months. The lovely white and blue coloring is reminiscent of a clear spring sky, which is just the kind of energy you want in the nursery. Worked in a series of squares that are then knit together, you also get the added fun of seeing a bunch of little knit pieces come together to create something bigger. Have those dear to you help you knit some squares so your baby has a little bit of everyone's love in his first blanket.

Beginner

Knitting Needle Size5 or 3.75 mm

Yarn Weight(3) Light/DK (21-24 stitches to 4 inches)

Gauge1 stitches, 2 rows, 3 inches. stockinette stitch

Materials:

  • Baby Merino Silk DK Yarn
    • A Sky 676 - 5 skeins of 50g
    • B Straw 671 - 5 skeins of 50g
  • 1 pair 3 3⁄4mm (no 9) (US 5) needles
  • 20 x 00401 buttons
  • Piece of thick polyester wadding 52 cm x 65 cm

 

Measurements: Completed blanket measures 52 cm (20 1⁄2 in) by 65 cm (25 1⁄2 in).

 

Abbreviations:

st(s) = stitch(es)

beg = begin(ning)

RS = right side

WS = wrong side

g = garter

 

Gauge: 22 sts and 40 rows to 10 cm measured over garter stitch.

 

Intructions

 

SQUARES (make 20 using yarn A and 20 using yarn B)

Using 3 3⁄4 mm (US 5) needles, cast on 29 sts.

Beg with a RS row, work in g st until square measures 13 cm.

Cast off.

 

MAKING UP

Do NOT press.

Using photograph as a guide, sew squares together in a checkerboard style to make two rectangles, each 4 squares by 5 squares. Sew these rectangles together along 3 sides. Insert wadding inside knitted pieces and close 4th side. Stitching through all layers, sew a button onto centre of each square. Using yarn A and stitching through all layers, oversew along all seams on top of blanket. Using yarn B, oversew over all previous oversewing to form 2 colour cross st.

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I was going to purchase 6 skies of yarn but the shipping cost is too high

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