Well here it is, my baby blanket pattern number one (I don’t have a name for it yet – suggestions very welcome!). Now this picture is not the best, I know (it’s the colour of the wool) but I do like this pattern. You’ll just have to trust me! This pattern is designed to be a lot smaller than a normal blanket, specifically so that it can fit easily in a pram or buggy. Length can be adjusted. I’ve used DK wool and 4mm needles.
K1 – knit 1
P1 – Purl 1
CB4 – slip the first 2 sts onto a double pointed needle, K next 2 sts then K the 2 sts on the double pointed needle. This forms the Cable.
T2R – K into front of 2nd st, then K into front of 1st st, slip 2 sts onto the right needle together.
T2L – insert right needle tip from the back between the sts to K into 2nd st, then K into the 1st st. Slip 2 sts onto the right needle together
Cast on 112 sts
Row 1: (k1, P1) to end
Row 2: (P1, K1) to end
Repeat these 2 rows once more.
Row 1: K1, P1, K1, P1, K2, P1 (T2R, P1, K4, P1, T2R, P1) 8 times, K3, P1, K1, P1
Row 2: P1, K1, P1, K1, P2 (K1 T2L, K1, P4, K1, T2L) 8times, K1, P3, K1, P1, K1
Row 3: repeat row 1
Row 4: repeat row 2
Row 5: K1, P1, K1, P1, K2, P1 (T2R, P1, CB4, P1, T2R, P1) 8 times, K3, P1, K1, P1
Row 6: repeat row 2
These rows form the main body of the blanket. Repeat these rows 20 more times (or 2cms from your desired length).
Repeat the 4 rows of the Border.
Cast off loosely.