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Baby Bird Blanket
"The Baby Bird Blanket is a textured blanket designed to meet the donation requirements for Knots of Love, a nonprofit organization that distributes hats to people suffering from traumatic hair loss and blankets to infants in neonatal intensive care units. This blanket uses the the same simple stitch pattern from the Hummingbird Hat along with a traveling stitch pattern for added texture. Skills Used Basic knitting skills: cast on, knit, purl, bind off Knitting flat in rows and changing colors Skill Level Easy Finished Sizes Preemie Blanket (Stroller Blanket, Baby Blanket). Photographed sample is Preemie Blanket. Preemie Blanket: 18” (46 cm) wide x 24” (61 cm) long. Stroller Blanket: 27” (68.5 cm) wide x 32” (81.5 cm) long. Baby Blanket: 36” (91.5 cm) wide x 40” (101.5 cm) long. Materials Lion Brand Heartland yarn (100% acrylic, 5 oz/142 g, 251 yd/230 m) – 1 (2, 3) skein(s) each in MC and CC, or approximately 251 yd/502 yd/753 yd (230 m/460 m/690 m) in each of 2 colors in any medium weight yarn. (I used 178 Pinnacles as MC and 156 Guadalupe Mountains as CC.) US 8/5 mm 40” (100 cm) knitting needles, or any size needed to obtain correct gauge. (This project is knit flat in rows, but circular needles are recommended because of the large number of stitches on the needles.) Yarn needle. Gauge 20 sts = 4” (10 cm) in pattern. For best fit, always check your gauge."
Knitting Needle Size8 or 5 mm
Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)
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