Lil' Austin's Blanket by HandWorks Knitwear Designs
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Lil' Austin's Blanket

December 2016
Classic Elite Liberty Wool Paints
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 7 - 4.5 mm
900 - 1100 yards (823 - 1006 m)
32.5 inches/83 cm x 35.5 inches/90 cm
This pattern is available for free.

Lil’ Austin’s Blanket was originally designed in the Fall of 2014 as a shower gift for a friend’s daughter who was welcoming her first child. This striped, reversible blanket design introduces a technique I have not seen before, hiding and carrying the contrast color yarn within the I-cord edge: introducing Lisa’s Elegant I-Cord Edge. Fewer ends to weave, hiding the contrast yarn within the I-cord edge, and a solid color beautifully finished edge.

The pattern includes detailed instructions for Lisa’s Elegant I-Cord Edge technique to carry the yarn, not in use, up the inside of the i-cord edge, thus “hiding” the CC color. The blanket has a smooth, clean edge and there is minimal weaving of ends.

Over the past few years, I’ve designed various patterns that showcase this technique. Visit to see other my other designs using the Elegant I-Cord Edge technique-- they are currently with my technical editor and/or test knitters and will be published in Winter 2018.

32.5 inches/83 cm x 35.5 inches/90 cm


MC Cascade 220 Superwash 100% Superwash wool; 220 yds/201 m per 3.5 oz/100 g ball; 5 balls , Color #1946, Silver Grey
CC Classic Elite Liberty Wool Print 100% Washable Wool; 122 yds/111 m per 1.7/50 g ball; 2 balls, Color #7831, Psychedelic Sweetness

locking stitch markers
yarn needle

Skills Required
Knit & purl. Cast-on, bind-off. Slip stitches. Familiar with color work

Every effort has been made to create this knitting pattern. Prior to publication, this pattern was reviewed by a professional technical editor. I hired test knitters to knit the pattern to ensure you receive user-friendly, clearly written instructions for your knitting success. If you have any questions, please contact me at