Amirah Baby Blanket

from Katherine Vaughan Designs

Amirah Baby Blanket Pattern

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Knitting: Amirah Baby Blanket
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

Category:

Knitting

Type:

Home Decor

Item:

Blanket/Bedspread

Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit & purl patterning

Pattern Description:

Sometimes inspiration for baby blankets strikes in the oddest places. For me, the bus to the university offers a wealth of colors, textures, and patterns to choose from in design. The Amirah blanket started from two very different images: a stop sign, and a Persian carpet that I saw on the cover of a book. Both of these images had strong octagonal lines, a deep red color, and a connotation of pausing to be aware of the world.
This, paired with the impending birth of a friend's daughterAmirah, which means "princess" in Arabicplus the addition of some Wild Cherry yarn, and this blanket was born.

The octagonal motif on one side becomes a trellis pattern on the other; this large scale image is repeated in a somewhat surprising way in miniature for the border. This blanket may look complex, but the repeats are simple and predictable; a fun knit and a fit treasure for the new royalty in your family.

Gauge:

16 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Half blanket is approximately 22in wide by 30in long (56cm by 76cm); Full blanket is approximately 31in wide by 40in long (79 by 101.5cm).

Materials:

  • 500 - 1000 yards (457 - 914 m) worsted weight yarn
  • US8 (5mm) knitting needles
  • Stitch markers
  • Yarn needle

About Designer

About Designer

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Katherine Vaughan has been knitting for 25+ years and designing for more than 7. She primarily designs adult and children's wear and accessories for adults and the home. She daylights as an academic librarian in the mountains of Virginia, where it is (almost) never too hot to knit. Website: http://www.ktlvdesigns.com

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