Liam Baby Blanket by Jenny Wilder

Liam Baby Blanket

April 2020
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
4.5 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinet stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1000 - 1400 yards (914 - 1280 m)
Finished Size 35" wide by 37" long
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In bold stripes, seven colors form a gradient from steel blue to paprika. The stitch pattern visually forms three panels adding interest to the flat stockinette stitch background. The blanket was initially inspired by a color gradient garter stitch pattern, but I soon realized the type of yarn I purchased would look much better in a clean, flat color block. Using garter stitch to create panels and separate colors gives the composition visual relief while keeping the pattern simple to knit.

I used solid colors instead of heathered tones. The numbers listed in the pattern are Plymouth Encore color numbers. I used one skein of each color. The pattern required about 60% of the skein.

I’ve also included an image of the pattern prior to blocking. I washed and pinned the blanket flat to dry.