Angel Wings Blanket by Jenny Wiebe

Angel Wings Blanket

September 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Angel Wing Lace Pattern
US 4 - 3.5 mm
200 - 2000 yards (183 - 1829 m)
SIZE – Lovey (Security, Stroller, Receiving, Toddler, Swaddle)
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

On November 6, 2016 my baby, Israel Blaine, was delivered, stillborn. At the hospital the nurses wrapped his little body in a donated blanket and hat. It was so meaningful to me, not ever imagining I would ever need knits so small, to have something lovingly made just for him to wrap him in.

In the weeks that followed, I knit blankets to donate to the hospital for other stillborn babies, in his memory. This blanket, covered in angel wings, I designed just for him. With many size offered, you too can knit and donate a Stillborn Blanket, or any other size you’d like. The pattern is offered for free, but please consider either knitting a blanket for your local hospital, or donating to a Pregnancy and Infant Loss Grief Program near you.

Feel free to check out Israel’s birth story on my blog.

Please note: The pattern is only for the blanket pictured, not the hat. The hat was knit as part of the donation, but not included in the pattern.

SIZES AVAILABLE Lovey (Security, Stroller, Receiving, Toddler, Swaddle)

APPROXIMATE MEASUREMENTS – 10x10 (15x15, 30x35, 40x40, 42x52, 47x47) in – 25x25 (38x38, 76x89, 102x102, 107x132, 120x120) cm

Lakes Yarn and Fiber Single Fingering – Single ply, 100% Merino, 400 yards – 366 meters / 3.53 ounces - 100 grams – 120 (270, 1150, 1550, 2050, 2050) yards - 110 (250, 1050, 1420, 1875, 1875) meters
US 4 / 3.5 mm circular needles

24 stitches and 36 rows per 4 inch – 10 cm in lace pattern with US 4 / 3.5 mm needle

An adventurous beginner lace knitter could knit this blanket. The lace pattern is both charted and written out. The instructions are simple, as is the lace pattern.

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