This knitting pattern PDF is for the Iola Baby Blanket. This Blanket has a modular construction. The use of perpendicular and intersecting stripes creates a striking visual effect.
The centre panel begins with a provisional cast-on. One half of the striped panel is knitted from the centre diagonal with fashioned decreasing on both edges. The provisional cast-on is unravelled and the second half of the panel is worked.
Four striped triangles are worked separately, and the shaped edges are joined to the centre panel.
The fashioned decreasing creates an easy sewing edge, perfect for mattress stitch.
The blanket is finished with a simple garter stitch border, picked up and worked outwards along each side with mitred corners for a neat finish.
The Iola Blanket requires intermediate knitting skills.
approx 84cm/33ins square after blocking
Yarn Used: 8 ply/DK weight yarn
Colour 1 (C1) approx 575-600 metres/627-654 yards
Colour 2 (C2) approx 300-320 metres/327-349 yards
Colour 3 (C3) approx 165-175 metres/180-191 yards
Needles and notions
one each 3.75mm/US 5 and 4mm/US 6 circular needles, 80-100cm/32-40ins long
4mm/US G-6 crochet hook and length of smooth scrap yarn for provisional cast-on
one stitch marker
- yarn needle
The tension required is 22 sts and 30 rows to 10cm/4in over stocking stitch, using 4mm needles.