Victoria baby blanket by Astrid Agustsson

Victoria baby blanket

Knitting
May 2020
Sport (12 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1640 - 1914 yards (1500 - 1750 m)
one size (70 x 100cm)
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The main challenge of the Victoria blanket is using proper intarsia when switching colours for the different diamonds, and keeping the yarn organized on the backside. Intarsia has the advantage of not only limiting yarn usage for the different colours and keeping the backside neat and tidy, it makes the blanket safe for use even for very small babies – ensuring thus that their fingers don’t get stuck in the loops on the backside.
To make the diamond rows, it is best to organize the main colour (off white in this model) in smaller skeins of about 20m, which will avoid that the different yarns get tangled up on the backside. For the rows without colour change, use main skein only. The edges are kept neat by slipping the first stitch of each row from the left to the right needle, without knitting it, both on RS and WS.

If you follow the instructions exactly, your baby blanket will measure 70 x 100 cm. You can of course adapt it by knitting fewer repeats of the diamond pattern.

Materials:

You will need about 8 skeins of the mäin colour (off white) and one skein each of the contrasting colours (yellow, orange, pink, light blue, turquoise, dark blue, violett).

If you are making this blanket as a Baby shower gift or present, I’d strongly suggest you use a yarn that can be machine washed.