In celebration of my niece’s baby (the first grandchild on my side of the family), I designed what I believe is my first knitted baby blanket. I named it Walker Baby Blanket, in honor of my side of the family. My hope is that this soft and squishy blanket will keep her little nugget warm and cozy in a stroller, car seat, or crib.
The blanket begins with a circular cast-on in the center, and then progresses outward in four sections of ever-widening stripes of moss stitch bounded by eyelet increases. It’s edged with garter-stitch stripes and finished with a decorative Channel Island bind-off.
This practical blanket is knitted out of machine-washable Knit One Crochet Too DungarEASE (60% cotton, 40% acrylic; 250 yards [228 meters]/100 grams) in Sand (gray), Chambray (blue), Cactus (green), and Buttercup (yellow) on size 8 (5 mm) needles for a gauge of 18 stitches per 4″ (10 cm).
To encourage the new parents to use the blanket, I added a fun “wear it out” tag that I purchased from Four Purls knit shop in Winter Haven, Florida, last fall.
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I love the pattern. It reminds me of the baby blanket pattern, Basil, by Courtney Kelley published in Kelborne Woolens that I made for my grandson.This was one pattern and yarn, angora, that I enjoyed so much that I could have kept going – but the blanket was small due to the price of the angora – but, oh so soft – gave it my daughter with instructions to give it to me when it needed to be washed. Your blanket is similar in construction and that is probably what draws my eye to it. My daughter had her 2nd child almost a year ago and I haven’t gotten around to making my granddaughter a blanket yet – think I am going to have to purchase your pattern with hopes of getting to it soon.
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