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Minty Fresh Lace Baby Blanket

Minty Fresh Lace Baby Blanket
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Do you ever just look at a knitting pattern and know, right off the bat, it's your next project? Mommies and grandmommies out there, this Minty Fresh Lace Baby Blanket is just the pattern you've been looking for. This simple baby blanket knitting pattern is so mindless, you'll begin it one night and forget you were knitting. The mint-green color will suit any nursery, so you don't even have to know the sex of the baby to begin knitting. This very well might be the blanket the newest addition of your family drags along with him for years to come.


Knitting Needle Size7 or 4.5 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

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

Gauge24 sts and 28 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in pat.

Finished SizeApprox 36 x 46 ins [91.5 x 117 cm].

Materials List

  • Bernat Baby Coordinates (160 g/5.6 oz) - 5 balls
  • Size 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) circular knitting needle 32 ins [80 cm] long or size needed to obtain gauge.


Cast on 217 sts. Knit 6 rows.

Proceed in pat as follows:

1st row: (RS). K4. *yfwd. K3. Sl1K. K2tog. psso. K3. yfwd. K1. Rep from * to last 3 sts. K3.
2nd row: K3. Purl to last 3 sts. K3.
3rd row: As 1st row.
4th row: Knit. These 4 rows form pat.

Cont in pat until work from beg measures approx 45 ins [114.5 cm], ending with 2nd row of pat.

Knit 6 rows. Cast off knitwise.


Knit next 2 stitches together
Purl next 2 stitches together
Slip next stitch purlwise with yarn in back of work
Slip next stitch purlwise with yarn in front of work
Bring yarn to front of work
Yarn over
Right side / Wrong side
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I have been knitting for 52 years and there is something very wrong with these directions. Has anyone been able to get past the first pattern row? I have taken it out so many times the yarn is wore out.

The pattern does work, but you must pay careful attention, I've made it twice now.

I would like to make this pattern, but I have a question about the gauge. Instead of stockinette stitch, do I use the actual pattern for gauge, 1st row through 4th row where 24 stitches equals four inches?

Yes, that is exactly what you do, the gauge is given in "pat" so that means you will work the gauge in pattern.

Great pattern works perfectly and simply and is very easy. Make sure you count your stitches in the beginning and make sure your foundation row of the pattern is correct. After that ... it is simple and easy. Thank you for this pattern.

I tried this pattern too and the count is WAYYY off!! I gave it a 1 rating as well. There should be a zero rating. I guess this "pattern" is free for a reason. I'm so sick of counting over and over again. It's ridiculous. Definitely a huge thumbs down. It pisses me off that I wasted so much time on this. Glad I'm not the only one experiencing this.

I have pulled this knitting out 5 times trying to keep to the number of stitches,the pattern just doesn't work. The abbreviations do not match the ones relevant to this pattern.I'm quite an experienced knitter these pattern instructions don't work. Yes, I've made sure I've cast on the correct number of stitches counted endlessly but the pattern still doesn't match up correctly, a shame really, as the picture shows a nice pattern. I won't be trying it anymore, fed up of counting ( lol ) sorry. I've only rated it 1 as there seems to be no zero

I'm a bit confused. The instructions say yfwd k3. How do you put the yard forward when knitting is done with the yarn in back. Also it says Sl1K which I guess means slip one as if to knit.The stitch explanations don't match the instructions.

The instruction, yfwd, is a bit confusing. It means to pull the yarn back to you. Yes, confusing! You leave a hole by doing this. Then you'd knit 3. Your next instruction, if I'm reading this correctly, means to slip 1, knit 1 and then slip that stitch over the knitted stitch. Again, creating another hole. Hope that helps.

Hi. Myself and mother in law (a very experience lifetime knitter are both experiencing terrible difficulty with this and also ending up with too many stitches no matter how careful we think we are both being. Has anyone completed it? What are we missing or adding? Help!

The Sl1K. K2tog. psso will actually decrease it by 2 stitches you slip a stitch as if to knit, then knit 2 together, then pass that slipped stitch over. So it first decreases by 1 when you knit the two stitches together because 2 become one. Then when you pass that slipped stitch over the stitch where you knit the two together then OFF the needle you have decreased that slipped stitch too. So that decrease takes off two stitches which makes up for the two increases (yfwd) in the repeating pattern.

Could you tell me how many stitches I should increase or decrease with if I should want to change the size of the blanket?

The pattern stitch count is 10, so you will increase or decrease by 10 to change the size of the pattern.

I am increasing by 2 stitches after row 1 and again row 3, via the yarn over (yfwd). What am I doing wrong?

Hey there! Be sure that you've definitely cast on 217 stitches and that you are repeating only from the first asterisk. By the time you stop for the last three stitches, the K2tog should account for the yfwds that were made, leaving you with the same number of stitches. I hope that helps! Happy knitting!

The stitch count of this pattern is consistent, the yfwd in the pattern are simply replacing the stitches lost to the k2tog and the psso. so, if you are following the pattern exactly as written there is no stitch increase, if you are increasing look to the yfwd, this is where many people accidently increase stitches.

1,690 yds. for a baby blanket? This seems like an awful lot of yarn for a baby blanket, considering I use less then this for a full size afghan.


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