Monday, May 17, 2010

Ocean Cable Knit Blanket


I wanted to create a timeless, creamy baby blanket in a simple cable pattern that would be perfect for a baby girl or boy. The organic cotton is extremely soft and makes for a nice San Diego climate blanket.


YARN :: Lion Brand Organic Cotton in Almond, approx 4 balls
FINAL SIZE :: 28" x 20"
NEEDLES :: US 9 (5.5mm)
PATTERN :: Multiple of 8


CO 88 sts.
K1, P1 in a seed stitch for 5 rows (knit the purls and purl the knits)

Row 1 :: Seed st (for border) 4 sts, place marker, K80, place marker, end seed st 4 sts

Rows 2, 4, 6, 8 :: Seed st 4 sts, P80, end seed st 4 sts

Row 3 :: Seed st 4 sts, * slip next 2 sts to cable needle and hold in back, K2 sts then K2 sts from cable needle, K4 * end seed st 4 sts

Row 5 :: Seed st 4 sts, K80, end seed st 4 sts

Row 7 :: Seed st 4 sts, * K4, slip next 2 sts to cable needle and hold in front, K2 sts then K2 sts from cable needle * end seed st 4 sts

Repeat rows 1-8 until desired length
Remove markers, K1, P1 in a seed stitch for 5 rows (knit the purls and purl the knits)
BO and weave in ends

11 comments:

  1. how much yarn came in one ball? was it a 50g ball, or a 100g ball? beautiful blanket! I am going to make this for a friend of mine, who is expecting her first baby =) LOVE your blog!!

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  2. Thank you! I am so happy you enjoy the blog. Sometimes I wonder if anyone is out there :)

    The Lion Brand Nature's Choice Organic Cotton comes in an 85g ball (3 oz) or 103 yards. This size took about 4 balls of yarn, but you could increase or decrease the pattern, if needed. I'm sure your friend will love this blanket!

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  3. This is very beautiful! I'm going to give it a try!

    And I agree with Cathy! Love your blog! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Thank you! It is such a soft, safe, beautiful baby gift that I am on my fourth one to give away:)

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  5. I have a nephew and niece-in-law that are expecting. What a beautiful present...!

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  6. this is a beautifully presented pattern - easy to follow and the results are amazing - this is a keeper for future babies on my list. Thanks for sharing
    Erna

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  7. Love the looks of the blanket. Will try to make one soon. Thanks for sharing

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  9. Is the width of the blanket 28" or 20"? I'm trying to figure out if the 88 stitches results in a 28" wide or 20" wide blanket so that I can appropriately add more stitches to make an adult blanket. It is beautiful by the way!

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  10. Someone on Ravelry has taken your pattern & images and is passing them off as her own and charging for them: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/twinkle-twinkle-little-star-baby-blanket

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