Lottie - Lace baby blanket pattern - PRINTED
A PDF copy is also available for instant download from my shop.
Postage is to the UK.
The pattern will be printed onto FSC 200gsm A3 Card and folded into a full-size A4 folded leaflet. Your pattern will be posted in a hard-backed envelope to ensure it arrives in the best possible condition.
To save on plastic waste, I do not put patterns into a plastic sleeve.
The Lottie baby blanket has just the right amount of lace to be exceedingly pretty, but still enough stocking stitch to provide warmth and stability.
The blanket is knitted in one piece, with the borders knitted at the same time as the central lace pattern.
I have marked this pattern as a skill level #3 Intermediate.
The lace pattern itself is not difficult to work, but the stitch count changes throughout. You will need to be able to 'read' your knitting to see where you are when working the blanket. Once established the pattern works up quickly and I did find it quite addictive to knit.
The pattern is written for two sizes of blanket: 61x 76 cm /24 x 30 inches and a larger [76 x 91 cm / 30 x 36 inches].
Yarn: You will need approx.: 5  x 50g balls of Wendy Peter Pan DK - 55% Polyamide, 45% Acrylic: 160m/174yds per 50g, or equivalent yarn.
If substituting you will need a total of 800m / 874yds [1000m / 1100yds] of a suitable DK yarn.
Needles: 3.75mm/ US5 circular needles in either 60 or 80cm/ 24 or 32 inches - or the size you need to reach the correct tension/gauge.
Circular needles are recommended to accommodate the number of stitches but if you have a long pair of straight needles that will hold the stitches comfortably then you can, of course use these.