A story of this blanket is a simple one: my friend is about to have a baby.
It is her first baby, and the path to get here (to 7th month of pregnancy) was difficult for my friend. Without details - it was at least 5+ year-process, filled with lots of hope and several disappointments. But... all is behind and she is counting down days now :).
In the design of this blanket I wanted to capture how precious this baby is for my friend and her family, so I used pattern with moss-stitch bordered diamonds.
Simple but timeless, this blanket has a very elegant feel to it. No fancy techniques - if you can knit and purl - you can do it! The bonus feature: it is reversible.
Forever Diamonds Baby Blanket
MaterialsYarn: DK weight yarn, 250 g
The sample was done in Ketzer Angel Baby (55% nylon, 45% acrylic, 50 g/185 yards, 5 skeins).
Tools: needles, US 3 (3.25 mm)
Finished size: Approx. 34”x 34” (85 x 85 cm)
Gauge: 24 st x 32 rows = 4” x 4” (10 cm x 10 cm)
- The blanket has moss stitch borders that flank the diamond pattern used for the main body of the blanket.
- Choose yarn with a good stitch definition to show off the elegant diamond pattern. Fuzzy or boucle yarns will not be appropriate for this design.
- Blanket can be made bigger or smaller by adjusting the number of diamond pattern repeats. Same pattern can be used for afghans, scarves, stoles or bedspreads.
Pattern is Charted and Written in words
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