Baby Counterpane Christening Blanket by Kay Meadors

Baby Counterpane Christening Blanket

September 2012
Worsted (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.

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