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Merbaby Blanket

from Knitti Politi
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Merbaby Blanket
Merbaby Blanket
Merbaby Blanket
Merbaby Blanket
Merbaby Blanket

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Slip stitches, pick up stitches.
  • Work with two colours (on separate rows)

Pattern Description:

A mix of the vintage and contemporary in this baby blanket worked in a striking pattern reminiscent of a mermaid's scales, with a modern rolled edging.

The main blanket is worked flat, in two colours. Stitches are picked up around the edge and joined in the round to make the rolled border.

Photo tutorials showing how to work the special stitch are included, for both right and left-handed knitting. Plus bonus instructions for a mermaid washcloth!

Edited and tested by Deann Wilson

Worsted/aran weight yarn in two colours. Main colour: 610 yards, Contrast colour: 315 yards (288 metres)


16.5 stitches and 22 rows to 4 x 4 inches (10 cm x 10 cm) on larger needles in pattern.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 27 x 36 inches (pram/stroller size)


  • US 8 (5 mm) needles
  • US 7 (4.5 mm) long circular needle
  • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
  • Worsted weight yarn in two colours

Suggested yarn:

925 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Lion Brand Martha Stewart Crafts Extra Soft Wool Blend


Gray Pearl, Celery
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