Fordington Baby Blanket by Kathleen Sperling

Fordington Baby Blanket

Knitting
October 2019
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Mosaic knitting chart pattern after blocking
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
1000 - 1015 yards (914 - 928 m)
One size: approximately 40" square
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The design on this blanket is inspired by a 15th-16th century tile from St. George’s Church in Fordington, Dorchester, England.

Even though this blanket has a huge visual impact, it uses only very basic techniques. It’s ideal for knitters nervous about doing anything “advanced”! Mosaic knitting makes colourwork easy; and garter stitch means the blanket lies flat without needing a border. It’s also super thick and squishy - perfect for cuddling babies!

Skills required

The basics of mosaic knitting are included in the pattern instructions.

  • Knitting stitches
  • Slipping stitches

(chart reading is optional but not required, as written instructions are also provided)

Yarn requirements

  • Main colour: approximately 530 yards
  • Contrast colour: approximately 485 yards