First Leaves Baby Blanket by Anne B Hanssen

First Leaves Baby Blanket

September 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in moss-st (UK) seed-st (US)
US 4 - 3.5 mm
361 - 1083 yards (330 - 990 m)
3 sizes: dolls blanket, newborn blanket, larger throw. See more under notes
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I worked this newborn blanket to a dear friend who is expecting her 4th child. The dolls blanket is made for her nearly 4 year old daughter - who most certainly will be treating her doll as a baby, as well.

This pattern is written in 3 sizes:

Dolls blanket. Large enough to be wrapped around a doll of about 30cm/12”. Could be used as a throw over the dolls pram or bed. Measurements: 45x45cm/17.5x17.5”

Newborn blanket Suitable for the newborn baby - and up until a few months of age. Large enough to be used as a pram blanket.
Measurements: 63x67cm/25x26.5”

Larger throw Could be used to wrap around an older child. Large enough to be used as a throw for a baby cot. Measurements: 81x85cm/32x33.5”

You could easily modify the size of the blanket by changing the gauge, or by adding/subtracting pattern repeats.

Material I used Sandnes Garn Alpaca to work the blankets. This yarn is of DK/8ply weight and comes in balls of 50gr/1.76oz and 110m/120yards. You will need 3/5/9 balls to work the blankets.
Needles used: straight or circular needles 3.5mm/US4. You will need 6 stitch-markers.

Construction:The blankets are worked in moss-sts (US seed-st) and has a lovely border of leaves running around all sides of the blanket. The dolls blanket has a center of moss-sts only, whereas the 2 larger blankets has a center of leaf-pattern.

Kntting skills k and p sts, yo, ssk, k2tog, sl1k2togpsso. The leaf pattern is both charted and comes with an entire row-by-row instruction.

Errata: row 10 of the chart should show 7 p sts.