Baby Blanket number one

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.

Abbreviations:

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

Border:

Row 1: (k1, P1) to end

Row 2: (P1, K1) to end

Repeat these 2 rows once more.

Main Pattern:

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).

Border:

Repeat the 4 rows of the Border.

Cast off loosely.

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