Bellybutton Baby Blanket by Lara Neel

Bellybutton Baby Blanket

January 2013
Malabrigo Rios
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
15.5 stitches = 4 inches
in The pattern used for the main section.
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1260 - 1280 yards (1152 - 1170 m)
48 inches/122 cm square
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The “bellybutton” in the name refers to the shape of the center of the blanket.

It is formed when the plain knit section hits the patterned ridges. I love it as a symbol of a child’s connection to the four sets of families that came before him or her, since a new baby is the heart, root, and hope for everyone involved.

This is a very simple knit that takes advantage of the wonderfully unpredictable and lovely variations in Malabrigo Rios. (It could even be a great stash buster, as long as you keep the type and weight of the yarns used the same.)