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Texture, texture, texture. That's what I love when knitting up a blanket to adorn a new baby or my living room couch.
This blanket has texture galore with pretty embossed pendant shapes individually bordered by cabled arches – creating a stunning overall scalloped design.
Strategically placed increases and decreases, a few cable crosses, and knit and purls are all it takes to knit up this gorgeousness. Charted and written out so you can follow your preference.
Knit-in Garter stitch borders add a neat finished edge all around and make this a one-piece project with only the loose ends to weave in at finishing.
Blocking brings out the true beauty of this stitchwork and worsted-weight yarn makes it a medium weight blanket perfect for all seasons (and ideal for many yarn options).
Pattern includes the baby blanket size, shown here, as well as a lap and throw size.
**Errata fixed 8/8/15 11:55 PST -** p.2 2/2 RC and 2/2 RPC cables begin with "sl 2 sts to cn," not 1. New pdf uploaded, so any new purchases are fixed. Sorry!
ALSO available as part of a pdf BUNDLE with the #218H Hamachi Cardigan instructions to convert the baby-sized blanket into a fabulous open front cardigan. Shop bundle on SweaterBabe or on Ravelry. The pattern sold on this page is ONLY the blanket.
Finished Blocked, Flat Measurements: 31 ½ (37 ¾, 49 ½)" [80 (96, 125.5) cm] wide x 36 ½ (49 ½, 58 ¼)" [92.5 (125.5, 148) cm] long for Baby (Lap, Throw) sizes.
Yarn Used: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes (100% Peruvian Highland Wool; 1.75 oz/50g [110 yds/100.5 m] per ball): 9 (15, 24) balls in Lake Ice Heather #23898.
Pattern Gauge: 30 sts = 5 ½" [14 cm] and 23 rows = 4" [10 cm] in Main Patt St; 22 sts = 5" [12.5 cm] and 32 rows = 4" [10 cm] in Garter st.
Yarn Label Gauge and Information: A worsted-weight yarn (yarn label says 4.5-5 sts = 1" [2.5 cm] on size 6-9 [4 - 5.5 mm] needles).
Approximate Total Yardage Required: 990 (1622, 2546) yds [905 (1483, 2328) m]. NOTE: PLEASE TAKE TIME TO BLOCK and CHECK YOUR GAUGE, as the estimated yardage is based on this exact gauge.
Some suggested yarn substitutes to try:
If you have a yarn substitute to suggest for this project, email us!
Knitting Needles Used: Size 8 [5 mm] needles OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE: 32-40" [80-100 cm] circular needle to hold 31 ½ (37 ¾, 49 ½)" [80 (96, 125.5) cm] of sts.
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