Amazababy Twiddle Blankie by Rachel Brooks

Amazababy Twiddle Blankie

November 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
273 - 328 yards (250 - 300 m)
Approximately 36 cm x 33 cm (14" x 13") size of sample in DK - instructions for larger sizes included
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This is a pattern for hand knitters.
I have also written a similar pattern for machine knitters, Amazababy 3D Baby Blanket.

Amaze a special baby in your life!

This eye-catching blankie is for anyone who likes fiddling, twiddling, twisting and tweaking, but was designed particularly with curious babies in mind. Knitted in a suitably firm cotton or cotton-rich yarn, it has 3D hills with tweakable tips, a rolled edge that can be unrolled and returns to its starting position, and tags like a pair of rabbit’s ears at each corner.

The piece is started with waste yarn/a provisional cast on, and the trims are knitted on afterwards. Only one colour is used at a time.

The sample was knitted using Debbie Bliss Cotton DK, which is a thick DK, but any firm, cotton-rich yarn can be used. Instructions are included for making larger pieces using more stitches and rows. Whichever yarn is used, the needles will need to be smaller than usual for the yarn.

Debbie Bliss Cotton DK, 168 metres (184 yards) each of 3 colours allowing for swatching
50 metres (54 yards) of similar yarn for waste yarn

3.75 mm (US 5), straight or circular needles, minimum 30 cm (12”) long (or size to get a tight gauge in stocking stitch in your yarn)
tapestry needle
5 stitch markers, if wanted

Difficulty: intermediate

This pattern includes both written and charted instructions for the main part of the pattern.

Directions for making and attaching the trim
are given in written form with the aid of a photo-tutorial.

There are 4 separate files for download - choose those you need:

File 1. Cover

File 2. Main part of pattern

File 2a. Page 5 only of main pattern (written instructions for main piece) adapted to make sense if printed in black and white

File 3. Appendix with photo-tutorials on working the stitch, attaching the trims, and working other sizes.