What a sweet little blanket, with an easy to remember lace pattern that gives a great graphical punch to a simple knit. The eyelets could look like hearts, birds, tents, mountains, or faces, depending on the angle of view and the imagination of the viewer.
Instructions are given for two weights (DK and Worsted) and two sizes (half and full); enough variation in one pattern for the overworked auntie or grandma!
Note that gauge for the DK weight version is 22 stitches and 32 rows to make a 4in/10cm square in stockinette stitch on US6 (4.0mm) needles; gauge for the worsted weight version is 18 stitches and 28 rows to make a 4in 10cm square in stockinette stitch on US9 (5.5mm) needles.
18 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch (worsted); 22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch (DK)
600 yards of Worsted weight
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 ...
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 women!). I like to design baby blankets, accessories for children, adults, and the home, and garments for children and adults. You can find my patterns through my indie line here on Craftsy or in a variety of print and online magazines and books. I happily work with local yarn stores, crafters, and indie dyers: please contact me to start a conversation about how we can support each other!
I’m a certified knitting teacher, accomplished technical editor for knitting patterns, and in my daily life am an academic science librarian.