Flower Garden baby blanket by Helen Cox

Flower Garden baby blanket

August 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
S (17" x 22"), M (25.5" x 29")
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This is a pattern for a pretty knitted baby blanket with a seed stitch border in two sizes.

Suggested yarn is Stylecraft Special DK 100% acrylic, 322 yds, (295 m) per 100g ball: 1 (2) balls of white, 1 (1) ball each of pink and green. Any other suitable DK yarn can be used.

Actual amounts used (approximately) for S size are white 90g, pink 15g, green 20g, and for M size are white 200g, pink 40g, green 50g.

The gauge is not critical, swatch to find a fabric you like with the yarn you are using, and if the gauge is different, you will just have a smaller or bigger blanket. If your swatch has fewer stitches to the inch, the blanket will be bigger; if more stitches, it will be smaller. Adjustments to the quantities needed may then be required.

The blanket is knitted flat from the top down, with a seed stitch border at the top and bottom. The side borders are added when the main piece is complete, and the mitred edges joined to give a neat result.

Removable stitch markers are used to identify the stitch that the green yarn ‘leaf’ is drawn up from. After working a few of these the right stitch can probably be found easily and you can dispense with the use of markers.

“Seed stitch” is also known as “Moss Stitch”.

The pattern is written out step by step, with photographs showing how to complete the stitches.

Price is £4.00 on Lovecrafts.