Baby Bunting Blanket
Bye, baby Bunting,
Father’s gone a-hunting,
Mother’s gone a-milking,
Sister’s gone a-silking,
Brother’s gone to buy a skin
To wrap the Baby Bunting in.
Songs for the Nursery, 1805
This project is sweet and simple, pretty yet practical.
The Baby Bunting cot blanket is based on a traditional log cabin quilt square, with an applied I-cord border on the main blanket and a turned-down top border with knitted on lace edgings. The lace feature adds to the vintage charm of this rustic and traditional blanket.
The main blanket is worked seamlessly in garter stitch, using picked up stitches from the centre block outwards. The lace turn-down and edgings are knit onto live stitches.
Combining the simplicity of garter stitch and an interesting seamless construction, the Baby Bunting Blanket proves the point that the whole can be greater than the sum of its parts.
The knitted-on lace borders take this project into the intermediate knitter category. Detailed instructions are provided but some experience of lace knitting is recommended.
Pattern includes a photo tutorial for picking up stitches and applied I-cord.
• Rico Essentials Soft Merino Aran (100% merino superwash; 100m/50g): 500m in Dark Pink.
• Rico Essentials Soft Merino Aran (100% merino superwash; 100m/50g): 300m in Light Pink.
• Rico Essentials Soft Merino Aran (100% merino superwash; 100m/50g): 100m in Cream
This pattern has been test knit.
Tech editing by Stephannie Tallent.