Tweed Baby Blanket by Jared Flood

Tweed Baby Blanket

June 2009
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
3.5 stitches and 7 rows = 1 inch
in Garter Stitch (Blocked as for Lace)
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
950 - 1200 yards (869 - 1097 m)
Small 2-Color Version (Large 3-Color Version): 41" (45") square
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This square-shaped baby blanket was inspired by traditional Hap Shawls of the Shetland Islands. The center square, which is knitted on both RS and WS, is worked on the bias and creates diagonal ridges of Garter Stitch. The “Old Shale” lace frame is picked up directly from the center square and worked in the round. The project is finished with an I-Cord Bind Off for a piping-like finish.

Center square is worked flat on the bias, then stitches for the lace frame are picked up from the edges and worked in the round.

Small: 41” x 41” square after blocking
Large: 45” x 45” square after blocking

Small 2-color Version (Large 3-color Version)

4.25 stitches & 4.25 ridges (8.5 rows) to 1 inch in Garter Stitch before blocking with smaller needle
3.5 stitches & 3.5 ridges (7 rows) to 1 inch in Garter Stitch after blocking with smaller needle

One 32” circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed above
One double pointed needle one size larger than Gauge Needle
Suggested needle size: US 9 (5.5mm) & US 10 (6mm)

2 (3) colors of worsted-weight wool yarn in varying amounts


Samples shown in Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100 % US Targhee-Columbia Wool; 140 yards/50g)

Small Version (2 colors):
Main Color (MC): Sweatshirt, 5 skeins

Contrast Color (CC): Soot, 2 skeins

Large Version (3 colors):
Main Color (MC): Nest, 6 skeins
Contrast Color 1 (CC1): Woodsmoke, 1 skein
Contrast Color 2 (CC2): Pumpernickel, 2 skeins

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Please note: the stitch patterns in this piece are charted only.