Green Growth Baby Blanket by Charlotte Marjoribanks

Green Growth Baby Blanket

Knitting
June 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
7 repeats = 4 inches
in star stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
600 - 650 yards (549 - 594 m)
One Size - 25 inches x 30 inches.
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----- Please note: I have recently been reading some literature suggested by POC in the Instagram knitting community. I read about Cultural Appropriation in a workbook by Layla F. Saad and I become very concerned that perhaps I had done just that by naming my pattern ‘Matariki’. I have therefore renamed this pattern ‘Green Growth’ as it still holds the idea of new beginnings which was the inspiration for the pattern. I do apologise if I offended anyone. ------------

This blanket is knitted in two parts. First the center of the blanket is worked flat (back and forth on 2 needles) then the border is worked by picking up stitches all the way around the the blanket and working in the round. Increases are worked at the corners of the blanket border to stop the edges from pulling in.

Full written instructions are given for working the star stitch.

The blanket created is a small bassinet sized blanket that measures 25 inches x 30 inches once blocked.

Techniques used:
Knitting star stitch
Working in the round
Picking up stitches

This pattern is part of The New Zealand Collection which is available as an ebook comprising 20 patterns (some for women, some for men and some for children).