Lovey Dovey by Carolyn Bloom

Lovey Dovey

February 2017
yarn held together
+ DK
= DK (11 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1250 - 1500 yards (1143 - 1372 m)
(Medium), Large --- (32.5" x 32.5"), 38.5" x 38.5"
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This pattern was inspired by a timeless, modern take on quilting. It features a textured repeat of hearts, which are framed by a border of seed stitch. A red heart in one corner of the blanket was included to draw the eye and entertain the knitter!

Instructions are included for two sizes of blankets. The smaller of the two, 32.5” x 32.5”, is perfect for tucking a baby snuggly into a stroller or a crib. The larger is generously proportioned at 38.5” x 38.5” and will see your loved one well into his or her childhood. Either size is sure to become a treasured heirloom.

This pattern is charted and does not include written instructions. It assumes the knitter is comfortable with reading charts and intarsia.

After Blocking:
19 sts x 28 rows over 4”
(Gauge is not critical for this project, but differences could impact final dimensions and yardage needed, especially in the main color.)

(4) 5 skeins of Madelinetosh Longrider DK in Farmhouse White
250 yards of DK weight yarn in a contrasting color
(I used 250 yards of French Market Fibers Merino Fingering in Hurricane for the heart in my project. This yarn was held doubled to match the weight of the Longrider DK.)
US 6 – 40” circular needles
(10) 12 markers
Sewing needle
Blocking mat and wires or pins