Zig and Zag Sock Yarn pram baby blanket by Debbie Orr
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Zig and Zag Sock Yarn pram baby blanket

January 2009
Variety of sock weight yarn
Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi) ?
US 7 - 4.5 mm
This pattern is available for £2.00 GBP buy it now

A really sweet pram blanket which is a great way to use up scraps of variegated or solid yarns.

You could use a more limited palette and switch between fewer colours or knit more pattern rows in the same colour for wider chevrons.

The finished blanket measures 54cm x 66cm but you could make it any size.

You could adapt the needle size depending on how tightly knit you prefer the finished item. I used 4.5mm as I wanted a looser look and I had varying thicknesses of sock yarn, but for a tighter knit, move down a needle size to 3.5mm. The finished blanket will be smaller.

It could be easily adapted to become a scarf or a larger blanket.

I used a selection of sock weight yarn including Skein Queen, Koigu, Socks That Rock and other hand-dyed yarns. You could use any yarns of the same weight. It’s a great pattern for using up odd bits of yarn.

I only used a very small amount of each, enough for four rows, though you will need a larger quantity of the colour which forms the border and is knitted in garter stitch.

Border uses 50m (55 yards) of sock weight yarn.
There are 42 stripes.
The finished blanket weighs 140g.

If you experience any problems downloading the file, just message me with your email address, I can send the pdf directly to you.

To read the stories behind some of the blankets made, click this link which takes you to my blog.

Please note: this pattern was available for free the first four years, and hopefully brought much enjoyment. I hope you understand me introducing a small price for it now due to amount of support resulting from the pattern.