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Easy Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern

Designed by Barbara Breiter

Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern

Easy baby blanket knitting pattern features a simple slip stitch pattern.

Size:
22" wide and 28" long

Gauge:
18.5 sts=4" in Pattern Stitch and larger needles

Materials:
Size 11 (8 mm) US (6.5 mm) straight needles or size needed to obtain gauge
Size 10½ US (6.5 mm) 35" circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge
Crystal Palace Yarns Meringue
40% merino wool/40% acrylic/20% elastic nylon fibers
50 grams/1.75 ounces - 123 yards/114 meters
1 ball 4891 Strawberry Cream (Color A)
2 balls 9508 Faded Lilacs (Color B)
1 ball 9576 Rose Petal (Color C)
1 ball 9628 Perikwinkle (Color D)

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Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern

Pattern Stitches
Note: Slip all sts as if to p
Row 1 (RS): k2, *sl 1 with yarn in front, k1; rep from *, end k1
Row 2: p3, *sl 1 with yarn in back, p1; rep from *, end p2

Moss Stitch
Rows 1 and 2: *k1, p1; rep from *
Rows 3 and 4: *p1, k1; rep from *

Instructions
With larger needles and Color A, CO 93 sts. P 1 row.
Change to Color B and begin Pattern Stitch. Rep these two rows of Pattern Stitch with Color C, then color D cutting yarn when changing to new color. Cont as estab, alternating Colors A, B, C, and D. Cont until you are almost out of yarn, ending with Color D completed.
BO with D, knitting each st as you BO.

Edging
With Color B and circular needles, with RS facing, pick up 92 sts along CO edge. Work in Moss Stitch 4 rows. BO in pat. Repeat on BO edge.
Along side edge (including edging just worked), pick up 144 sts. Work in Moss Stitch 4 rows. BO in pat. Repeat on other side.

Finishing
Weave in ends on WS.
Block.

©Barbara Breiter. This design may not be reproduced in any manner without the expressed written consent of the author.

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