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
Katherine Vaughan has been knitting for 25+ years and designing for more than 5. She primarily designs adult and children's wear and accessories for adults and the home. She daylights as a medical librarian in North Carolina, where it is (almost) never too hot to knit. Website: http://www.ktlvdesigns.com