Albert's Blankie by Allison O'Mahony

Albert's Blankie

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July 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
930 yards (850 m)
One size (82.5 cm/33” long (A), 55 cm/22” wide (B), without edging)
low vision format available
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Discontinued. This digital pattern is no longer available online.

Albert’s Blankie is a rectangular, garter stitch baby blanket. The understated eyelet pattern provides just enough interest without being overly complicated, and makes the blanket a great, neutral choice for any baby. Worked in a soft, superwash wool for both warmth and ease of care, Albert’s Blankie is a great size for cribs, bassinets, and strollers.

Albert’s Blankie is knit diagonally from corner to corner and finished with a subtle chevron border.

One size

82.5 cm/33” long (A), 55 cm/22” wide (B) (without edging; see photos for schematic)

20 stitches & 44 rows = 10 cm/4” in garter stitch, after blocking

Approximately 850 metres/930 yards DK weight yarn

Shown in Julie Asselin Leizu DK (90% Merino, 10% Silk; 238 m/260 yd per 115 g/4.06 oz skein) in colour Birch; 4 skeins

One set 4.5 mm/US 7 needles* (or size needed to obtain gauge)

One 5 mm/US 8 needle of any kind (or one size larger than needed for gauge; optional for edging bind off)

*Either one long circular needle (cable length at least 80 cm/32”) or one set of straight needles, as you prefer for flat knitting.

Additional Tools and Notions
12 stitch markers (6 in colour A, 6 in colour B; optional for marking pattern repeats), 4 stitch markers (for working edging), 1 removable stitch marker (optional), tapestry needle, measuring tape


This blanket is worked in Garter Stitch on the bias from corner to corner (see photos for schematic) with a simple eyelet pattern. Stitches are picked up around the perimeter of the blanket and finished with a chevron edging.

Stitch patterns are both charted and written.

The LV version of this pattern has the following features:

  • Black text on white background
  • 24 point font (minimum for body text; some headers are slightly larger than this)
  • Sans serif monospaced font (Consolas)
  • No italics
  • Fully written directions (charts included but not required)
  • All left-justified text
  • 2.54 cm/1” margins
  • Single column format
  • All images are captioned

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