3504 Eamon Baby Blanket (e-pattern)
Skill Level: Intermediate Knitting
The Eamon Blanket uses a couple of easy knitting techniques to create a beautifully finished blanket. The blanket is knitted in eight strips and joined using mattress stitch. The strips consist of eight blocks of colour with an off-centre textured pattern adding an extra element of interest.
The strips begin with a provisional cast on and the stitches at the other end are left on a thread.
The side borders are picked up and knitted out in garter stitch. The top and bottom borders are worked across the live stitches left at top and bottom after the strips are joined.
The borders have mitred corners, which are flat-seamed to create a neat finish.
There are four colours used in this blanket, but you could also use just two or three colours.
There is separate pdf included showing 4 of the 5 colourways this blanket has been made in (see the pics to left).
Length and width (after blocking) approx 102cm/40ins
Australian Superfine Merino by Cleckheaton 8 ply
100% Australian Superfine Merino
65g/2¼oz balls 130 metres/142 yards
Colour A: 5 balls or approx 650 metres or 710 yards
Colour B: 2 balls or approx 260 metres or 284 yards
Colour C: 2 balls or approx 260 metres or 284 yards
Colour D: 2 balls or approx 260 metres or 284 yards
The border is knitted in Colour A. If you wish to make the border in Colour B, C or D you will need 3 balls more of that colour and only 2 balls of Colour A.
In the blanket pictured, the following colours were used: Colour A (smoke shade 43), Colour B (silver shade 68), Colour C (forest shade 57) and (stone shade 05).
NEEDLES AND NOTIONS:
4mm/US 6 needles in straights or circular depending on your preference when knitting in rows
3.75mm/US 5 circular needle 80cm/32ins long
4mm/US G-6 crochet hook and length of smooth scrap yarn for provisional cast-on
Note: e-pattern = digital download (PDF)