Leaves and Lace Baby Blanket by Kathleen Sperling

Leaves and Lace Baby Blanket

February 2013
Sport (12 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
544 - 680 yards (497 - 622 m)
One size, approximately 34" square after blocking
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Errata available: creativeknittingmagazine.com

For Mother’s Day, my daughters gave me yarn and asked me to knit a blanket with it, but I only had about 650 yards. Thus, I decided to knit the blanket on the bias and work the main area and border simultaneously – that way, I could increase until I used up half the yarn, then decrease back down, and be certain of having just enough to finish. I came up with a lace motif, and produced this sweet little design.

Great for knitters who want to move beyond basic lace, this blanket is knitted on the bias with the border worked as you go.


There is an error in Chart A of the pattern:

  • On row 6, as you’re reading left-to-right, change the fourth “P on RS, k on WS” to a “K on RS, p on WS”.

There are also problems with Chart D of the pattern: extra decreases given where none should exist.

  • Omit the final decrease on row 15 (which is an ssk); replace it with a k1 instead.
  • Omit the 5th (or third-last) decrease on row 19 (which is a k2tog); replace it with a k1 instead.
  • Omit the 6th (or fifth-last) decrease on row 27 (which is an ssk); replace it with a k1 instead.