Four way stop baby blanket by Katrina Walser

Four way stop baby blanket

September 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 8 - 5.0 mm
700 yards (640 m)
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I’ve always had a thing for baby blankets. There’s something about the idea of what they signify that gets to me - every blanket is another new life that someone is celebrating coming into the world, and it’s glorious. If you have a new little one coming into your life, this making one of these blankets is the perfect way to celebrate! If you’re looking for a gentle introduction to colour work it’s a perfect project. It uses very straightforward techniques with stunning results, and best of all - no sewing!

The blanket is nice and relaxing as it’s mostly stockinette. Once knit and blocked, it doesn’t lie fully flat but curls up slightly at the corners. If you knit it in cotton as suggested, it’ll have the extra bonus of being machine washable.

Difficulty: Intermediate
Gauge: 17 sts and 25 rows to 10cm (4”) measured over stockinette
Recommended needles: 5 mm (US 8) circular needles, 80cm (32”) or longer
Yarn: We Are Knitters The Pima Cotton, or any light worsted yarn that knits to the correct gauge. 160m (175 yd) for each colour.
Usage: You may sell items made from this pattern.
Pattern is written with both AUS and US instructions, and has links to tutorials for provisional cast on methods and intarsia joins.