Sweet Berries Baby Blanket by Celeste Young

Sweet Berries Baby Blanket

September 2015
Aran (8 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
750 yards (686 m)
30" wide, 33" long

This charming colorwork blanket is a breeze to knit! It is worked in the round with steek stitches, no ends to weave in, and a cozy fleece backing perfect for cuddling. Knit it up as a special heirloom or as the perfect complement to the Sweet Berries Sweater!

Yarn: Cascade Longwood (100% Superwash Extrafine Merino; 191 yd 175 m/100 g): #11 Walnut (MC), 3 hanks; #05 Peach or #22 Sky Blue (CC1), 1 hank; #01 White (CC2), 1 hank.

Needles: Size 8 (5 mm) 24” circular and 2 double- pointed needles

Notions: Stitch markers; approximately 1 yard
of backing fabric (sample shown used washable micro fleece); sewing thread to match backing fabric; sheet of cardstock or cardboard; tapestry needle; scissors.

Gauge: 19 stitches, 26 rounds = 4” in stockinette stitch