Nellie by Meg Kealey (Myers)


April 2015
Sport (12 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 52 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
2000 yards (1829 m)
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This heirloom baby blanket is worked in three sections from the center out to the edge: a garter-and-lacestitch square, framed by a striped feather and fan border and finished with a knitted-on lace edging. Knit it in multiple colors, as shown, or simplify by working the entire afghan in a single shade.

Skill Level

Finished Measurements
Approx 45” square; size may vary depending on how aggressively the piece is blocked.

Liberty Wool Light by Classic Elite Yarns
(100% washable wool; 50 g = approx 200 yards)
MC – 6 balls 6639 Sage Green
2 balls each: A 6659 Mussel Shell, B 6636 Taupe, C 6647 Stormy and
D 6614 Mallard
Note: The blanket shown used almost all of color C.

Circular knitting needle (32” or longer) in size US 3 (3.25 mm) or size to obtain gauge.

Other Materials
Crochet hook in size US F/5 (3.75 mm) for provisional CO
Waste yarn for provisional CO
Stitch markers (one in a unique color)
Removable stitch marker (optional)
Spare circular needle in same size or smaller than main needle

26 sts and 52 rows/rnds = 4” in Gtr st, before blocking. Take time to save time, check your gauge.