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Twinkle Twinkle Baby Blanket

Knitting
January 2013
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
One Size
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Twinkle Twinkle is a charmingly simple baby blanket or shawl. It is constructed of four triangles knit “in the round” from the centre out to form a square blanket with a starry centre and an understated lace border. It was designed to be plain enough to be unisex but special enough to celebrate any new arrival. It can be knit in either fingering or DK weight yarn depending on the desired effect.

The blanket is square construction, worked from the middle outwards. It is made up of four triangles.
The star pattern repeats over 6 rounds, and the lace border can be started after any number of star repeats.

Finished Measurements:
Sock and DK weight:
Approximately 86cm (34”) square

Yarn:
Sock weight:
Malabrigo Sock 100% Merino Superwash 402m/440yds per skein, 2 x 100g skeins
Or 2 x 100g skeins of sock weight yarn totalling approximately 804m/880yds.

DK weight:
Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK 55% merino, 33% microfiber, 12% cashmere 110m/120yds per skein 7 x 50g skeins.
Or 7x 50g DK weight yarn totalling approximately 770m/840yds.

Needles:
Sock weight:
4mm (US 6), 100cm (40”) long circular needles (or size to obtain gauge)

DK weight:
4.5mm (US 7), 100cm (40”) long circular needles (or size to obtain gauge)

Notions:
4 Stitch markers (3 the same colour and 1 different to show beginning of new round)
Tapestry needle

Gauge:
Sock weight:
19 sts/28 rows = 10cm (4”)

DK weight:
16 sts/26 rows = 10cm (4”)