Heirloom Baby Blanket

A blanket is an ideal gift for a new baby as well as a wonderful heirloom to hand down through the generations. This lacy blanket, knit in a cotton- and linen-blend yarn, is perfect for those new summer arrivals.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: 30” wide x 31” long once blocked (76 x 79 cm)

Gauge: 16 sts x 26 rows = 4” (10 cm) in lace pattern once blocked

Materials

Yarn: Knit Picks Cotlin (70% cotton, 30% linen; 123 yards [112 meters]/50 grams): #U334 Hydrangea (5 balls)
Needles: US size 6 (4.0 mm) needles

Abbreviations

K2tog: Knit 2 stitches together
SSK: Slip, slip, knit the two stitches together
SK2P: Slip 1 stitch, K2tog, pass slipped stitch over (2sts decreased)

Pattern Notes

You can follow either the written instructions or the chart for the lace panel, the bottom and top edgings are not shown on the chart.

Pattern

CO 123 sts.

Bottom Edge

Row 1 (WS): *P1, k1, repeat from * to last st, P1.
Repeat row 1 four more times.

Lace Panel

Row 1 (RS): (P1, k1) twice, p1, k4, yo, ssk, k1, yo, sk2p, *yo, (k1, k2tog, yo) twice, k1, (yo, ssk, k1) twice, yo, sk2p, repeat from * five more times, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, k4, p1, (k1, p1) twice.
Row 2 and all wrong side rows: (P1, k1) twice, p to last 4sts, (k1, p1) twice.
Row 3: (P1, k1) twice, p1, k2, k2tog, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, k2, *k1, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k2, repeat from * five more times, (k1, yo, ssk) twice, k2, p1, (k1, p1) twice.
Row 5: (P1, K1) three times, k2tog, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, k3, *k2, yo, sk2p, yo, k5, yo, sk2p, yo, k3, repeat from * five more times, k2, (yo, ssk, k1) twice, p1, (k1, p1) twice.
Row 7: (P1, k1) twice, p1, k3, (yo, ssk, k1) twice, *k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k1, repeat from * five more times, k2tog, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, k3, p1, (k1, p1) twice.
Row 9: (P1, k1) twice, p1, k4, yo, ssk, k1, yo, sk2p, *yo, k2, yo, ssk, k1, yo, sk2p, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, k2, yo, sk2p, repeat from * five more times, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, k4, p1, (k1, p1) twice.
Row 11: (P1, k1) twice, p1, k2, k2tog, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, k2, *(k1, yo, ssk) twice, k3, k2tog, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, k2, repeat from * five more times, (k1, yo, ssk) twice, k2, p1, (k1, p1) twice.
Row 13: (P1, k1) three times, k2tog, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, k3, *k2, (yo, ssk, k1) twice, k2tog, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, k3, repeat from * five more times, k2, (yo, ssk, k1) twice, p1, (k1, p1) twice.
Row 15: (P1, k1) twice, p1, (k2tog, yo, k1) three times, * (yo, ssk, k1) twice, yo, sk2p, yo, (k1, k2tog, yo) twice, k1, repeat from * five more times, (yo, ssk, k1) twice, yo, ssk, p1, (k1, p1) twice.
Row 17: (P1, k1) twice, p1, k2, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k2, * k1, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k2, repeat from * five more times, k1, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k2, p1, (k1, p1) twice.
Row 19: (p1, k1) twice, p1, k3, yo, sk2p, yo, k3, *k2, yo, sk2p, yo, k5, yo, sk2p, yo, k3, repeat from * five more times, k2, yo, sk2p, yo, k3, p1, (k1, p1) twice.
Row 21: (p1, k1) three times, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k1, *k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k1, repeat from * five more times, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, (k1, p1) three times.
Row 23: (P1, k1) twice, p1, k2tog, yo, k2, yo, ssk, k1, yo, sk2p, *yo, k1, k2tog, yo, k2, yo, sk2p, yo, k2, yo, ssk, k1, yo, sk2p, repeat from * five more times, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, k2, yo, ssk, p1, (k1, p1) twice.
Row 25: (P1, k1) twice, p1, k2, yo, ssk, k1, yo, ssk, k2, *(k1, k2tog, yo) twice, k3, yo, ssk, k1, yo, ssk, k2, repeat from * five more times, (k1, k2tog, yo) twice, k2, p1, (k1, p1) twice.
Row 27: (P1, k1) twice, p1, k3, (yo, ssk, k1) twice, *k2tog, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, k5, (yo, ssk, k1) twice, repeat from * five more times, k2tog, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, k3, p1, (k1, p1) twice.
Row 28: As row 2.
Repeat rows 1-28 six more times, then work row 1 once more.

Top Edging

Row 1 (WS): *P1, k1, repeat from * to last st, P1.
Repeat row 1, 4 more times.
Loosely BO all stitches.

Finishing

Wet block the blanket to the finished measurements, weave in all ends once completely dry. yarn ball

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Comments
  • Annette D.

    I’m really struggling with this pattern I have tried the 1st row of the pattern 6 times now and I always end up with one stitch left over at the end of the row, are the number of stitches correct for the pattern? I cast on 123 stitches,

    Reply
    • Nicola P.

      Hello Annette! I’ve reached out to the designer for advice and she or I will reply as soon as possible. Thanks! – Nicola, Editor

      Reply
    • Nicola P.

      Hello! The pattern is a multiple of 16 + 27

      The first row (of the lace panel) should read:

      Row 1 (RS): (P1, k1) twice, p1, k4, yo, ssk, k1, yo, sk2p, *yo, (k1, k2tog, yo) twice, k1, (yo, ssk, k1) twice,
yo, sk2p; repeat from * to last 12sts, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, k4, p1, (k1, p1) twice.

      Hope this makes sense! – Nicola, Editor

      Reply
  • Annette D.

    Thank you yes, I’ve left it alone for a few days and tried again and it worked thank you

    Reply

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