BABY BLAN­KET

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15 STS 18 ROWS

71cm x ARAN WEIGHT Yarn 1 x 250g skein of Cas­cade Yarns Eco+ in Sum­mer Sky Heather (shade 9452) Nee­dles 6mm (UK 4, US 10) straight nee­dles Ac­ces­sories Stitch mark­ers Tapestry nee­dles Cas­cade Yarns Eco+ loveknit­ting.com Aran weight 100% wool 250g/437m (477yds) Hand wash £15.95 15 sts and 18 rows over pat­tern us­ing 6mm nee­dles to make a 10cm or 4in square

68.5cm (28in

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ROSE­BUD CHART

x 6 MM NEE­DLE

cir­cu­lar

27in)

or

But­ter­fly stitch cre­ates a del­i­cate lace de­sign with lots of lovely tex­ture and is ideal for a new­born’s blan­ket. This soft yarn feels de­li­cious against their smooth skin and helps keep them feel­ing cosy, safe and snug­gled for hours. A per­fect birth­day, Christ­mas or Chris­ten­ing gift.

PAT­TERN STITCHES MOSS STITCH (Mul­ti­ple of 2 stitches) Row 1: K1, *p1, k1; rep from * to end row. Re­peat Row 1 for pat­tern.

of

BUT­TER­FLY STITCH (Mul­ti­ple of 10 + 5 stitches) Row 1 (RS): *Slip 5 purl­wise with yarn in front, k5; re­peat from * to last 5 stitches, slip 5 with yarn in front. Row 2: Purl. Rows 3-8: Re­peat rows 1 and Row 9: Re­peat row 1. Row 10 (WS): *(P2, in­sert right-hand nee­dle un­der the 5 loose strands, lift the strands onto the left-hand nee­dle, and purl them to­gether with the first stitch on the left nee­dle), p7; re­peat from * to end of row, end­ing last re­peat p2.

ROSE­BUD STITCH (Mul­ti­ple of 10 + 5 stitches) Row 1 (RS): *K7, yo, ssk, k1; last 5 sts, k5. Rows 2 and 4

(WS):

Purl.

2.

rep

from

*

to Row 3: *K5, k2­tog, yo, from * to last 5 sts, k5. Row 5: *K7, yo, ssk, k1; 5 sts, k5. Row 6: Purl.

k1,

yo,

rep

ssk;

from

KNIT­TING THE BLAN­KET Cast on 105 stitches. Work moss border for 4cm (1 ½in).

*

rep

to

last

stitch

Set-up row 1 (RS): Work in moss stitch as es­tab­lished over 5 stitches, pm, knit to last 5 stitches, pm, work in moss stitch as es­tab­lished to end of row.

Set-up row 2: Work in moss stitch as es­tab­lished to marker, purl to next marker, work in moss stitch as es­tab­lished to end of row.

Rows 1-10: Main­tain­ing 5 border stitches at each edge in moss stitch through­out, work rows 1–10 of but­ter­fly stitch pat­tern be­tween mark­ers. Rows 11–16: Work rows 1–6 of rose­bud stitch pat­tern be­tween mark­ers. Re­peat rows 1–16 eight more times, work rows 1-10 once more. Next row: Knit. Next row: Purl. Work in moss stitch Cast off.

for 4cm

FIN­ISH­ING OFF Weave in ends. Block

(1½in).

gen­tly.

then Gwen’s snug­gly baby blan­ket fea­tures in One-SkeinWon­ders forBa­bies, edited by Ju­dith Du­rant, pub­lished by Storey Pub­lish­ing (RRP £12.99). Storey.com

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