Sweetheart Baby Blanket
About the Design:
This striking baby blanket is knit in Cascade 220 wool yarn.
The center panel is knit in the round in 2 or 3 colors with a steek, or knit back and forth – your choice. The depth of color interest comes from duplicate stitching 2 of the colors throughout the piece. Garter stitch edges frame the heart graphic.
It’s not a quick project, but the result is worth it, and a lovely heirloom for that very special baby!
Size: approx. 30″ wide x 40″ long
Cascade Yarns 220, 100% Peruvian wool, approx. 220 yds / 100 gram hank: 4 hanks #7803 Magenta (A), 2 hanks #9478 Cotton Candy (B), 2 hanks #4147B Lemon Yellow (C), and 2 hanks #8010 Natural (D)
swatch 2 (below main photo, in boys’ colors): Natural #8010, Yellow #4147, Turquoise #9468, and Navy #8393
Gauge: 21 sts and 23 rows = 4″ (10 cm) over colorwork patt with size 8 ndls or size to give gauge.
Substitute Yarn Weight: worsted
Skill Level: Intermediate