Basil begins from the center out on dpns. You will move to the circular needle when the circumference is too large to fit comfortably on the dpns. Increases are worked every other round. Only ¼ of the blanket is charted. Work charts 4 times across to complete the round. When placing markers, you may find it helpful to use a different (color or type) marker for the beg of the round. When working all lace charts, slip the markers as you come to them.
YARN: The Fibre Co. Canopy Fingering (50% baby alpaca, 30% merino, 20% viscose from bamboo; 200 yds/50gm skein): orchid (MC), 3 skeins + aloe (CC): 2 skeins.
GAUGE: 22 sts + 38 rnds = 4” (10 cm) in lace patt on larger ndls, after blocking.
NEEDLES: 1 - 24“ or 36” US 3 (3.25 mm) circ + 1 - 24” US 4 (3.5 mm) circ and set dpns, 1 - US 7 (4.5 mm) dpn for bind off.
NOTIONS: 4 stitch markers, tapestry needle.
SIZE: 28.5” square.
SKILLS: Working lace from charts.
(digital prior to 2.27.14, current printed versions of KW: Baby Collection): Edging section, under “Work Hem”: Rnd 1: K1, k2tog, knit to 3 sts before m, skp, k1; rep from to end - 8 sts dec’d.