Snuggle-Up Baby Blankie
Tricot / Knitting
Every mother of a newborn would love to receive this baby blankie!
Because it’s double knit, it is nice and thick, and it looks great on both sides.
The wool and acrylic blend is machine-washable and soft.
• At the beginning of each row, knit the first stitch with the indicated color, then bring both colors of yarn to the front, and cross them over each other before purling the second stitch with its correct color. This will close the sides as you work the two colors together.
Approximately 34¾" × 34¾*"/[88cm × 88cm]
Plymouth Yarn’s Encore Worsted:4-medium/worsted
weight, 75% acrylic/25% wool; each approximately 1¾ oz/[50g] and 200 yds/[183m].
5 balls each of #1385 Fuchsia (A) and #448 Orange Sherbet (B) Two
size 7 (4.5mm) 36"/[91cm] circular knitting needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
Blunt-end yarn needle
32 stitches and 21 rows = 4"/[10cm] in the Heart Pattern.
To save time, take time to check gauge.
Heart Pattern (multiple of 16 stitches + 11) See the chart.
Each square in the chart represents 2 sts (a knit st on the side of the fabric facing you and a purl st on the side away from you). Bring both yarns to the back or to the front as you knit and purl.
On odd-numbered rows, knit the first st of the pair with the color shown in the chart and purl the second st with the other color (not shown),
on even-numbered rows, knit the first st with the color not shown in the chart and purl the second st with the color shown in the chart.
Using the two-color alternating cast-on, cast on 278 stitches, making the 1st stitch color A.
Begin working the Heart Pattern chart in double knitting, and work Rows 1–26 once.
Repeat Rows 11–26 ten more times, then work Rows 27–31 once.
Transfer all the stitches worked with A to one spare circular knitting needle and all the stitches worked with B to another spare circular knitting needle, using needles that are the same size or one or two sizes smaller than the working needle.
Using a 120"[305cm] length of B, bind off by grafting the stitches together using Kitchener stitch.
Weave in yarn tails using duplicate stitch embroidery. Block the blanket to the finished measurements.
SUGGESTED ALTERNATE COLORWAYS
Alternate Colorway 1, left: Plymouth Yarn’s Encore Worsted Petal Pink #449 (A) and Skipper Blue #4045 (B)
Alternate Colorway 2, right: Light Butter #215 (A) and Spring Green #3335 (B)