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Simple twisted stitches combine to make an interesting lattice design that borders the garter stitch center of this blanket.
A striking contrast color is used for the knitted-on border to finish. This great baby blanket is a true stand-out amongst the delicate pastel blankets out there.
It's a wonderful baby blanket for any baby girl or boy - perfect for the stroller, crib, or car seat. For intermediate knitters.
Finished Knit Measurements: 25 1/4"" x 29".
Yarn Used: GGH Aspen (50% Merino Wool/50% Acrylic; 1.75oz/50g [62yds/57m] per ball): 6 balls in Red #4 (Main Color) and 2 balls in Orange #2 (if color #2 not available, Burnt Orange #44 is a good substitute) (Contrast Color).
Pattern Gauge: Approximately 31 sts = 10" and 21 rows = 5" in Lattice pattern st on Size 11 [8mm] needles.
Yarn Label Gauge and Information: A bulky weight yarn with a gauge of 10 stitches = 4" on US size 10 3/4 to 11 needles..
Total Yardage Required: Approximately >372yds [342m] of Main Color and 124yds [114m] of Contrast Color required.
Some suggested yarn substitutes to try:
Madeleine Tosh Chunky
Malabrigo Yarn Chunky
Lion Brand Wool-Ease Think and Quick
Cascade Yarns Pacific Chunky
Wendy Mode Chunky
Misti Alpaca Tonos Chunky
If you have a yarn substitute to suggest for this project, email us!
Knitting Needles Used: 24" (or longer) circular knitting needles in Size 11 [8mm].
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