Somehow lace just seems appropriate for baby knittingbut what to do about those grabby little fingers? And what if the baby is a boy, when "lace" may seem a bit girlish? This pattern uses a simple border and ingenious eyelet non-lace to create a blanket with interest for knitter, baby, and mom. What a great combination!
The blanket may be made in two sizes to fit your situation. Instructions are given for a small or "half" sized blanket that is appropriate for a car seat or bassinet, with instructions for a "full" sized blanket in parentheses. These two sizes are approximately 20in by 28in (50cm by 70cm) and 31in by 40in (78cm by 100cm). The small size blanket requires approximately 500yd/457m, and the large size blanket requires approximately 1000yd/9140m of worsted-weight yarn at the given gauge.
20 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches in diamond eyelet pattern
1000 yards of Worsted weight
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