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Mountain Chickadee Baby Blanket

April 2011
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in Mountain Chickadee lace motif
US 8 - 5.0 mm
200 - 1150 yards (183 - 1052 m)
lovie (stroller, crib) blanket
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I was inspired to create this blanket for a close friend who was expecting her second baby. We didn’t know if the stork was delivering a baby boy or girl, so I wanted the design to be simple yet strong, lacy yet not too frilly. I’m delighted with the results. I think it’s a perfect design for boys and girls. I hope you enjoy knitting it as much as I did.

This classic baby blanket pattern is written for three sizes, a “lovie” of 16 x 16 in / 41 x 41 cm, a stroller blanket 26 x 32 in / 66 x 82 cm, and a crib blanket measuring 34 x 45 in / 86 x 115 cm. Instructions are clearly charted and written with full abbreviations for personal preference. All measurements are given in US and metric.

This is a great blanket for anyone new to lace or for experienced lace knitters wanting a quick knit blanket as the 10 row repeat is easily memorized. The little “lovie” size makes for perfect last minute baby shower gifts.

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Yarn: 200 (600, 1150) yards / 185 (550, 1050) meters of worsted weight yarn.

Needles: US 8 / 5 mm

Notions: tapestry needle, tape measure

GAUGE: 17 stitches and 28 rows to 4 in / 10 cm over lace pattern

SIZES: lovie (stroller, crib) blanket

16 x 16 (26 x 32, 34 x 45) inches
41 x 41 (66 x 82, 86 x 115) centimeters