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Dennis Port, Cape Cod

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Sweetheart Baby Blanket

from Dawn Brocco
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Sweetheart Baby Blanket
Sweetheart Baby Blanket
Sweetheart Baby Blanket
Sweetheart Baby Blanket

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit, purl, inc, stranded colorwork, duplicate stitch

Pattern Description:

This striking baby blanket is knit in Cascade 220 wool yarn.

The center panel is knit in the round in 2 or 3 colors with a steek, or knit back and forth - your choice. The depth of color interest comes from duplicate stitching 2 of the colors throughout the piece. Garter stitch edges frame the heart graphic.

It's not a quick project, but the result is worth it, and a lovely heirloom for that very special baby!


21 sts and 23 rows = 4" (10 cm) over colorwork patt with size 8 ndls or size to give gauge.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Approx. 30" wide x 40" long


  • Cascade Yarns 220, 100% Peruvian wool, approx. 220 yds / 100 gram hank: 4 hanks #7803 Magenta (A), 2 hanks #9478 Cotton Candy (B), 2 hanks #4147B Lemon Yellow (C), and 2 hanks #8010 Natural (D)
  • Colors in boy's swatch: Natural #8010, Yellow #4147, Turquoise #9468, and Navy #8393
  • 24" US size 8 (5 mm) ckn
  • 29-32" US size 10 (6 mm) ckn

You Will Also Need:

  • Tapestry needle, lightweight cotton or cotton blend lining fabric, approx. 36" wide x 46" long, pre-washed and pressed, sewing ndl and thread