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A fabulous, surprisingly easy-to-knit lace baby blanket! Using a chunky merino wool/acrylic blend yarn and big needles, this blanket knits up beautifully fast.
Perfect for keeping baby warm in his/her stroller. Lightweight, despite the chunky look. Knit it in a wonderful wavy lace pattern that is a great introduction to lace knitting for any beginner (as long as you know how to do a "yarn over" and to knit 2 stitches together, you are good to go!). Contrast color border is knit on in Garter stitch and creates a great finish.
The yarn has a wonderful feel.
Pattern is written without abbreviations to make it easy for any beginner!
Finished Knit Measurements: 22-1/2" x 23-1/2"
Yarn Used: GGH Aspen (50% Merino Wool/50% Acrylic; 1.75oz/50g [62yds/57m] per ball): 5 balls in Pink #14 (Main Color) and 2 balls in Cream #11 (Contrast Color).
Pattern Gauge: 7 stitches = 2" and approx. 17 rows = 4" in Wavy Lace stitch on Size 10 1/2 [6.5mm] needles.
Yarn Label Gauge and Information: A bulky weight yarn with a gauge of 10 stitches = 4" on size 10-1/2 to 11 needles.
Total Yardage Required: Approximately 310yds [285m] in Main Color and 124 [114m] in Contrast Color.
Some suggested yarn substitutes to try:
If you have a yarn substitute to suggest for this project, email us!
Madeleine Tosh Chunky
Malabrigo Yarn Chunky
Lion Brand Wool-Ease Think and Quick
Cascade Yarns Pacific Chunky
Wendy Mode Chunky
Misti Alpaca Tonos Chunky
Valley Yarns Berkshire Bulky
Bernat Softee Chunky Solid
Berocco Vintage Chunky
Cascade Yarns Ecological Wool
Lion Brand Baby's First
Berroco Weekend Chunky
Spud and Chloe Outer
Knitting Needles Used: One 24" (or longer) Size 10 ½ [6.5mm] circular knitting needles.
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