Sprouting Brioche Baby Blanket by Lavanya Patricella
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Sprouting Brioche Baby Blanket

Knitting
March 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 12 rows = 2 inches
in Brioche Stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
850 - 900 yards (777 - 823 m)
25" x 25"
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This is a unique brioche blanket. Construction begins in the center using the magic loop method. Then increases, eventually knitting in the round on 2 circular needles. The final measurements are a ruffling 25” x 25” at it’s longest and widest points, with flat space in the center (without ruffling) that measures 16-18” depending on how the blanket lays. The increases are simple to follow with placed stitch markers. Two different weight yarns are used to create a more delicate brioche fabric.

This blanket is newborn/infant size. Perfect for strollers, car seats, tummy time, snuggles, sensory play, or even a photo prop.

I highly recommend knitting this in a natural fiber which blossoms beautifully once blocked. Use of synthetic fibers will result in a smaller blanket.

MATERIALS
Two US 4 40”-60” circular needles
20 stitch markers
400 yards of Republic of Wool Twist Fingering or similar sock weight yarn (foreground, color A in pattern)
440 Yards of Cascade 220 superwash (background, color B in pattern).
150 yards of Cascade 220 superwash (ruffling border, color C in pattern).

More detailed information on gauge and yarn substitution can be found on my project page