A Stoir Baby Blanket/Shawl by Rubysasha

A Stoir Baby Blanket/Shawl

May 2011
Lace ?
gauge is not critical for this pattern
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1417 - 1560 yards (1296 - 1426 m)
49" x 49" approx
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Welcome to my new design. I designed and knit this baby blanket/shawl for my best friend’s baby who was born safely last December.

The blanket contains lots of cute baby-esque motifs, ducks, hearts, flowers, sleepy zzz’s and building blocks and would be suitable for both boys and girls. It would make a beautiful heirloom to keep and treasure or a very special gift for a lucky baby.

Pure wool blocks well and the Shetland wool used is soft and warm, but there is nothing stopping you from experimenting with different fibres, from silk to acrylic and any weight yarn.

The shawl/blanket is knit like a Shetland shawl, the centre square is knit first flat (back & forth on straight needles) and then the stitches for the borders are picked up around the four sides of the centre square and knit in the round on circular needles (with every other row purled). The edging is then knit on to bind off all the border stitches and the edging beginning & end are grafted together at the end to finish.

The pattern is charted and patterning is on every other row.

A huge thanks to Ollieknitter for test knitting this pattern for me :-)