Baby Leon is a square blanket made with Malabrigo Rios.
An icord edging gives a neat finishing touch. With its graphic stripes and squishy garter stitch, it will make a fabulous addition to any nursery.
Materials and tools
7 skeins of Malabrigo Rios (100% merino 210yd/192m to 100g/3.5oz) MC - Winter Lake, 3 skeins; CC1 – Pearl, 2 skeins; CC2 - Frank Ochre, 2 skeins
2 5mm (US 8) 40-inch (100 cm) circular needles
2 5mm (US 8) dpns
2 stitch markers
4 locking stitch markers or safety pins
waste yarn for provisional cast-on and holding stitches
Techniques and skills involved
Icord edging, grafting garter stitch, grafting stockinette stitch, basic increases, provisional cast-on.
Pattern difficulty: intermediate
32 inches (81 cm) square
17 sts x 34 rows (17 ridges) = 4 inches/10 cm in garter stitch