Walker Baby Blanket by Ann Budd

Walker Baby Blanket

July 2019
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Moss stitch, worked in rounds
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1650 - 1750 yards (1509 - 1600 m)
One size: about 34 3/4" (88.5 cm) square
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Soft and squishy, this reversible blanket will keep a wee one cozy in a stroller, car seat, or crib. The blanket begins with a circular cast-on in the center with double-pointed needles, then is worked outward on progressively longer circular needles in four sections bounded by eyelet increases. A simple moss-stitch pattern is worked in ever-widening stripes of gray, blue, green, and gold. The blanket is edged with a striped garter-stitch border and finished with a decorative Channel Island bind-off. The yarn is a cotton/acrylic blend that’s safely machine washable.

The blanket starts on a set of five double-pointed needles, with one section of the blanket on each of four needles and a fifth working needle. As the number of stitches increases, change to progressively longer circular needles and use markers to denote the four sections.

Instructions for Emily Ocker’s cast-on can be found at: tiajudy.com/ocker.htm

A video tutorial for the Channel Island bind-off can be found at: