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Baby Counterpane Christening Blanket

Knitting
September 2012
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette Stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
875 - 880 yards (800 - 805 m)
One Size -- unblocked, with Lace Edging, 32.5" squared; blocked 46" squared
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This pattern takes the classical Counterpane technique and incorporates it into a lovely Baby Counterpane Christening Blanket. This design is a perfect gift for that special baby or to make for a special occasion of a Christening or baby Dedication.
The center of the blanket is made up of 4 individually made squares that are sewn together to create the completed Counterpane center, then a lovely lace edging is added to the center for a special blanket that any baby would love to be wrapped in.

Finished Measurement: Each Square 11” x 11”.
Blanket unblocked, with Lace Edging, 32 1/2” square
Blanket blocked, with Lace Edging, 46” square.

MATERIALS
Worsted Weight Cotton or Cotton blend yarn, approximately 875 yards
(I used Knit Picks Worsted Weight Comfy, Lion brand Cotton Ease and
Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece)
Knitting needles, size 7 (4.50 mm) or size needed for gauge
For Lace Border: 29” Circular needle, size 7 (4.50 mm) or size needed for gauge
Pins for blocking

GAUGE: In Stockinette Stitch, 18 sts and 24 rows = 4” Please take time to check gauge