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Elephant Blocks Baby Blanket

Knitting
November 2010
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1312 - 1531 yards (1200 - 1400 m)
38" wide x 48" long, fits standard crib
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Description
This cheerful baby blanket features a simple but attractive elephant pattern that appeals to young children, especially when knit in high-contrast or bold colours. The seed stitch borders create an interesting texture for little hands to explore. To make every blanket unique, the blanket is personalized with the baby’s name along the top border, and the baby’s birth date and weight along the bottom border. The squares are knit separately and then sewn together. The elephant image is easy to work, and the seed sitch border around each square helps keep it flat. After the squares are assembled, a seed stitch border is worked from stitches picked up along each blanket edge. Although the blanket pictured is knit in two colours, this blanket would also look great multi-colour.

Skill Level
Intermediate

Knitted Measurements
34” wide x 48” long
(Fits standard crib)

Yarn
Vanna’s Choice Baby Yarn by Lion Brand (100% Acrylic, 100 g/155 m per ball)
• 5 balls in main colour
• 4 balls in contrast colour

Materials
• One pair of 5.0 mm needles (or size needed to obtain gauge)
• One 5.0 mm, 80 cm circular needle
• Bobbins (3 to 5)

Gauge (after blocking)
18 sts/24 rows in St st = 4”/10 cm