Friday, August 14, 2009

Easy Lacy Baby Blanket

This lacy baby blanket pattern is great for your first lace pattern, or any advanced beginner.





This pattern was originally found on the Bernat yarn site, but they didn't give the option to make a smaller, newborn size blanket. After a bit of work, I finally figured out you can adjust the size by using a pattern multiple of 10 + 7

For this blanket I used Naturally Caron "Spa" bamboo blend yarn in Ocean Spray (or choose something similar sized for 4 mm or 6 US needles.) I pulled from two balls of the yarn at the same time for the entire blanket and needed less than 4 balls total, which are 251 yards each. I knitted on size 10.5 US round needles.

Abbreviations:
k = knit
yo = yarn over
sl = slip stitch
k2tog = knit 2 stitches together
psso = pass the slipped stitch over
sts = stitches

Cast on 87 stitches

Knit the garter stitch for the first 5 rows (knit every row)

Pattern:
Row 1 ~ (rs) k4, * yo, k3, sl1, k2tog, psso, k3, yo, k1 * to last 3 sts, k3
Row 2 ~ k3, purl to last 3 sts, k3
Row 3 ~ repeat Row 1
Row 4 ~ knit

Continue pattern until blanket measures approx. 27"- 28" long and end with the second row of the pattern.

Knit the garter stitch for the last 5 rows (knit every row) and cast off knit-wise.

Assemble / weave in tails. It's a good idea to block any lacy pattern as well to open up all of the holes and show off the details. Check the links for a how-to.

Final blanket measures approx. 19" wide x 27" high











23 comments:

  1. This is beautiful! I've been knitting for a few years (self taught. Yay!) But I've never knitted anything lacy. My cousin is having a baby in a couple months, and I think this would be perfect to try and to give to her.

    But I had a question about the pattern.
    I know all the abbreviations (so no need to worry about that), but after row 4, do you knit row 1, 2, 3, and four again? Or after row 4 do you start back at row 1? I'm sorry if I'm being such a pain, as this post was posted a few years back.

    Thank you for your time, and of course, sharing these beautiful projects. Absolutely stunning!

    - Emily

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  2. Hi Emily,
    To follow the pattern you just need to knit row 1, followed by row 2, row 3 and row 4, then start again with row 1 followed by row 2, row 3 and row 4 again and again. You can make the blanket as long as you want by continuing these four rows. When you're done, just stop knitting after you complete row 2. You can make the blanket wider as well by adjusting the number of stitches you cast-on by a multiple of 10+7.
    Glad you like the pattern and hope this helps! I'm sure your cousin will love it.

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  3. Hi! I know this is an old post and you probably don't know where to find the original pattern from the Bernat site, but I thought I would ask all the same as I would love to make this in the bigger non-newborn size. Thanks!

    Emily (a different one. ;) :P)

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  4. Hi Emily - the reply above gives the instructions for making a bigger shawl/blanket/ Knit as long as you like, finishing on row 2. Knit wide as you like by adding 7 stitches for every extra 10 that you cast on (so my understanding is is you cast on 20 extra stitches, you need to add another 14) :-)

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  5. What do you mean by pulling from 2 balls at same time?

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    1. The blanket is made double stranded-means you are suing two strands at the same time. If you use a ball winder, you can pull from the outside and inside of the ball at the same time.

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  6. Anonymous: What she means is that she used two balls of yarn at the same time. This would make a thicker blanket. :)

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  7. Is the slip st as a knitwise or as a purl wise ?

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  8. A MULTIPLE OF 10 +7 USUALLY MEANS TO DO A MULTIPLE OF 10 THEN ADD 7
    EX 70+7, OR 30+7
    INSTEAD OF 7 STITCHES FOR EVERY 10

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  9. what type of cast on does this pattern use?

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  10. What does the (rs) mean in the first row?

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  11. (rs) refers to the r(ight) s(ide) of the blanket. Similarly, the abbreviation (ws) would signify the w(rong) s(side) of the blanket.

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  12. (rs) refers to the r(ight) s(ide) of the blanket. Similarly, the abbreviation (ws) would signify the w(rong) s(side) of the blanket.

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  13. Thank you for the very well explained pattern. I really appreciate the answers in the comments.

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  14. I seem to lose a stitch after every row 1 and 3. Has anyone else had this problem? I have just resolved to adding an extra YO before my last 3 stitches but I was curious to see if I was the only one.

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  15. Is the psso a single or double decrease?

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    1. It's a single psso, you are passing it over a knit 2 together, that makes 1 stitch to pass over.

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  16. I have 1 extra stitch at the end of row 1 of the pattern repeat . How come row 1 of the repeat row starts with K4 and ends with K3. I end up with one extra stitch

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  17. I didn't make this pattern but the reason why there's a k3 at the end is because if you look before the star it says k1 then k3 that would be your knit 4

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  18. Just finished this up for my new niece or nephew due in October. It's a lovely pattern. I wish I could post a pic.

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  19. For the yo, are you saying do the complete yo stitch followed by k3/k1, or do you bring the yarn over and then the next stitch is k3/k1? Not sure on this on. Thanks.

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