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Rippling Rainbow Knit Baby Blanket

Rippling Rainbow Knit Baby Blanket

If you just know your baby girl is going to have a radiant personality, you should knit her a blanket that reflects that. This Rippling Rainbow Knit Baby Blanket challenges the color stereotypes of knit baby blankets. Why knit pink or blue when you can knit a rainbow? The best part is that you absolutely won't find knit afghan patterns for babies that are this cool-looking while still being ridiculously easy. Any beginner can pull this blanket off after learning just a couple of knitting techniques.

Beginner

Knitting Needle Size6 or 4 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

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

Gauge1 stitches, 2 rows, 3 inches. stockinette stitch

Materials:

  • Bernat Baby Sport Pyjama Party (24313) - 2 balls
  • Size 4 mm (U.S. 6) circular knitting needle 32" [81.5 cm] long or size needed to obtain gauge.

 

Measurements: Approx 36" x 48" [91.5 x 122 cm].

 

Abbreviations:

Approx = Approximate(ly)

Beg = Begin(ing)

K = Knit

K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together

Pat = Pattern

Rep = Repeat

Ssk = Slip next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time. Pass them back onto left-hand needle, then knit through back loops together.

St(s) = Stitch(es)

Yo = Yarn over

 

Instructions

Cast on 189 sts. Do not join. Working back and forth across needle in rows, proceed as follows:

1st to 6th rows: Knit.

7th row: K5. *(K2tog) twice. (yo. K1) 3 times. yo. (ssk) twice. K1. Rep from * to last 4 sts. K4.

8th row: K4. Purl to last 4 sts. K4.

9th to 14th rows: Rep 7th and 8th rows 3 times more.

15th and 16th rows: Knit.

Rep 1st to 16th rows to form Ripple Pat until Blanket from beg measures approx 47½" [120.5 cm], ending with 16th row of pat.

Knit 4 rows. Cast off.

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Seems like an excessive amount of yarn for a baby blanket. The balls are 1,256 yards each and the pattern calls for 2. I wonder if this yarn amount is correct, I'm going to check it on the bernat site before I start.

This stitch is really interesting. It looks kind of like a ripple but I like how it changes from garter to the lacy stitch. It looks like a pattern that would be really easy to remember which I love best so I can knit and watch TV without too much thinking involved!

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