Pyrus Blanket by Marijke van der Horst

Pyrus Blanket

June 2022
DK (11 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Leaves-and-Ladders Lace Pattern
US 6 - 4.0 mm
930 - 984 yards (850 - 900 m)
75 cm/29.5” wide x 100 cm/39.5” long
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Pyrus Blanket
In a relaxing lace pattern and a soft DK-weight yarn, this baby blanket is a pleasure to knit. It takes its name from the pear tree (Pyrus in Latin), with its oval, pointy-tipped leaves. The combination of lacy leaves and straight lines makes this sweet blanket nostalgic and modern at the same time. The pattern contains both written instructions and a chart for the leaves-and-ladders lace pattern.

Finished measurements
Approx. 75 cm/29.5” wide x 100 cm/39.5” long.

9 skeins of Drops ‘Merino Extra Fine’ (100% wool; meterage/weight 105 m/115 yds/50 g), shown in shade 01, off white. Or 945 m/1.035 yds of a similar DK-weight yarn.

Needles & Notions
4.0 mm (US 6) knitting needles (or other size to obtain the correct gauge).
Tapestry needle, 2 ring markers.
Optional: Blocking wires and T-pins.

19 sts x 28 rows = 10 x 10 cm (4” x 4”) in leaves-and-ladders lace pattern after blocking.
Gauge is not crucial, but differences will affect the size of the finished blanket and the yarn quantity needed.

Read the story behind the Pyrus Blanket in this blogpost.