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Amirah Baby Blanket

from Katherine Vaughan Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Amirah Baby Blanket
Amirah Baby Blanket

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
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$6.00

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I’m a lifelong knitter, from a family of knitters, gardeners, seamstresses, and sailors (yes, even the men!) - who also happen to be doctors, scientists, priests, and businesspeople (yes, even the ...

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