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Chessboard Baby Blanket


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This lovely baby blanket combines a simple design with a beautiful look to make the perfect gift for the newborn (and new parents!) in your life. Unlike other patterns in a standard checkerboard layout, this one has instructions for two different weights of yarn (DK and worsted) and two different sizes. The "half" blanket is 20in by 30in (50cm by 75cm) and the "whole" blanket is 30in by 40in (75cm by 100cm). Gauge in DK weight is 22 stitches and 32 rows to make a 4in 10cm square in stockinette stitch on US6 (4mm) needles. Gauge in worsted weight is 18 stitches and 28 rows to make a 4in 10cm square in stockinette stitch on US9 (5.5mm) needles. GAUGE 28 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch (worsted) SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS "Half" blanket is 20in by 30in (50cm by 75cm); "Full" blanket is 30in by 40in (75cm by 100cm).

Supplies Needed

  • 500 - 1200 yards (457 - 1097 m) DK or worsted weight yarn
  • US6 (4mm) OR US9 (5.5mm) needles (depending on weight of yarn used)
  • Yarn needle

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Katherine Vaughan Designs
Katherine Vaughan Designs
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.