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Knit a thick, cozy blanket to wrap a baby in modern luxury. This one is knit in a soft merino wool blend yarn that is wonderful to work with and shows beautiful stitch definition.
The pattern is a deceptively easy lace stitch that creates a wavy, lace checkered pattern that can be appropriate for a baby girl or boy. Most rows only consist of knits and purls!
The contrast border is easily knit on afterwards to give the edges a clean, finished look.
A quick knit project on size 11 needles and a truly unique gift.
Finished Knit Measurements: 26 ½" [67.5 cm] long x 25 ½" [65 cm] wide.
Yarn Used: GGH Aspen (50% Merino Wool/50% Acrylic); 1.75 oz/50g [62 yds/57m] per ball: 6 balls in Pink #13 [Main Color] AND 1 ball in Cream #11 [Contrast Color].
Pattern Gauge: Approx. 12 stitches = 4" [10 cm] and 16 rows = 4" [10 cm] in Textured Lace Stitch on Size 11 [8 mm] 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: 372 yds [342 m] in Main Color and 62 yds [57 m] in Contrast Color.
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: 1 24" or longer circular needle in Size 11 [8 mm] needles OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE (it is easier to keep all the sts on a circular needle vs. a straight needle).
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