The jewel of the sky is the sun, the jewel of the house is the child. – A Chinese saying
This baby blanket is a larger version of my dishcloth pattern, same principals, but enlarged. I had loved making the dishcloths / facecloths that I thought I’d see if the pattern would make a good blanket. It does! I will be giving this one to my knitting ministry to be blessed and given to a family in need ( and yes, I need to block it!) This project is a fairly quick knit. I consider it a weekend project or an hour at night after work and done by the end of the work-week.
Size- Preemie ( 23” x 23”)
If you want a larger baby blanket, so say 30” x 30” simply keep increasing until you have 180 stitches on your needles or the length of the diagonal is 30”.
You will need:
# 8 straight needles
#8 29” circular needles
4 balls of Sugar-n-Cream (approx 480 yards of worsted #4 Cotton)
Cast on 4 stitches.
Knit one row.
*Turn and K2, YO, knit across the rest of the stitches*. Repeat from * to* until you have 5o stitches on the needle and what looks like half a triangle. if you want it bigger, that's fine Keep going until desired width is achieved.
And if you decide to bind off for a shawl. Finish with two rows of plain knitting with no more increases.
Next row* K1, K2tog YO, K2tog, Knit across the rest of the stitches.* Repeat from * to * until you are back to just 4 stitches. You will end up back at just 4 stitches. Bind off final 4 sititches.
Weave in tails.
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