Royal Baby Blanket MKAL by Kristen Ashbaugh-Helmreich
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Royal Baby Blanket MKAL

June 2013
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
5 stitches = 1 inch in Stockinette Stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
5.0 mm (H)
1200 - 1350 yards (1097 - 1234 m)
One Size- 30" x 40"
This pattern is available for free

Welcome to the Royal Baby KAL/CAL! (That’s Knit-a-Long and Crochet-a-Long respectively.) This is a fun Mystery KAL (the mystery is the individual square designs) for that little “Royal” baby in your life!

For this KAL/CAL I’ve partnered with a colleague, Heather, to bring you our exclusive baby blanket pattern in honor of the Royal Baby. Here is how it will work:

~The MKAL/MCAL will begin on Monday, July 1st on the Jimmy Beans Wool Blog.

~That Monday and each week thereafter, we will release 2 square patterns 1 Knit and 1 Crochet each week for 6 weeks. These will be mystery squares although many details about the blanket are included ahead of time.

~The blanket will take 6 skeins of Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Worsted. We are using the Royal Baby colors (both in the same blanket.) In order to participate, it is not required that you purchase the Royal Baby yarn. You are welcome to use any yarn of your choosing.

~To make the blanket you will either knit or crochet 2 of the same square or do one each of the knit and crochet squares. Either way, you will be producing 2 squares per week. (Although we fully expect that some folks will work at their own pace.)

~After all 6 of the knit and crochet square patterns have been released, we will do a final week (week 7) of the KAL/CAL with a tutorial post on how to assemble your blanket.

~Heather and I (Kristen) will be using both of the Royal Baby colors in the blanket, but you are more than welcome to use all of the same color. If you’d like to use an accent color to compliment the Royal Baby colors, here are the solid Lorna’s colors in each:

Sugar and Spice: Dusk, Dobson, Fjord, and Mirth.

Snips and Snails: Chino, Dobson, Douglas Fir, and Pewter.

~Needle sizes: US 7/4.5mm needle for the knitted squares and US H-8 for the crochet squares.

~Each square will measure 10” x 10” and the resulting blanket will have 12 squares for a final size of 30” x 40” (crib size.) If you plan to add a border or make it larger, keep in mind that you will need more yarn.

Be sure to join in the Royal Baby chat thread on the Jimmy Beans Wool Group for more information.

I hope this answers any lingering questions out there! Please let us know if you have any questions. We’ll see you back here July 1st!