Miss Ellie's Garden by Mary C. Gildersleeve

Miss Ellie's Garden

January 2013
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette in the round (worked with #10 needles)
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
US 11 - 8.0 mm
485 yards (443 m)
one size -- heptagon/circle = approx 48" diameter
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Designed for a dear friend’s first daughter, this worsted weight washable wool baby blanket (approx. 48” diameter) is a joy to knit.

Worked in the round and starting at the center on #8s, you create a spiral-petaled focal-point. Switching to #10s and spoke increases, you begin to work shades of pink in the petals. I have added a few rounds of striping between the color changes to avoid harshness and blend the colors better.

The final rounds are a knitted-on border in a pale green.

This would look equally good in a solid color (requiring approx 485 yds of wool).

Directions are both round-by-round and charted.

Sample shown used Kraemer’s Summit Hill in 4 colors:
o Color 1 (center) Balsa (25 yards)
o Color 2 (first pink) Giggle (100 yards)
o Color 3 (second pink) Rose Quartz (175 yards)
o Color 4 (leaf border) Peridot (185 yards)