Utopia Baby Blanket by Lisa Charbonneau

Utopia Baby Blanket

April 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 47 rows = 4 inches
in mosaic pattern after blocking
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
4.0 mm (G)
880 yards (805 m)
26" x 26.5"
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NOTE: The smaller knitting needles and/or crochet hook are OPTIONAL and only required to add an optional decorative edge. The edge can be knitted OR crocheted so only one or the other will be needed if making an edging. There is no edging on the blanket in the photos, it is not required.

This blanket is made using a mosaic stitch. There are no colour changes within the working rows, the colour pattern is made by slipping the stitches of one colour, while knitting the stitches of the other.

All stitches are slipped purl wise, with the yarn held on the wrong side while slipping. For right side rows, the yarn is held in back as stitches are slipped, for wrong side rows, the yarn is held in front.

Written instructions are included along with a chart. Some find using a chart much easier, but others prefer written instructions, so both have been included.

Mosaic patterns work best with contrasting colours. If the colours are too close together in value, the pattern will not be as obvious in the finished piece. It’s best to have a light colour and a dark colour as is used in the example shown.

In the example, Col A is light and Col B is dark. This will produce a pattern where the dark colour is more prominent. If you’d prefer the light colour to be more prominent, a reverse chart has been included to make it easier to follow. The written instructions are the same no matter which colour is light or dark.

2 skeins of each colour were used for the blanket.

The example has no decorative edging, however 3 edging options have been included with the pattern.