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Here is a special
blanket for a special baby, HeartStrings' Filigree Lace-edged Baby Blanket,
its impressive, yet practical. The pattern
combines a pleasingly reversible Filigree lace stitch around the edges with a
cushiony garter stitch center for cuddly warmth. This predominantly solid-fabric
blanket is great for those who want a bit of impressive lace, yet are concerned
about holes in which baby could get their fingers caught.
Start with just a bit of lacy
pattern knitted circularly to dress up the outer edges of this utilitarian
beauty. Then the center is knitted back and forth in garter stitch on the
diagonal, forming a square to fill in the center while attaching itself to the
edging at the same time. No seams to sew!
Jackie used a softly variegated
yarn to play up the zigzag movement in the bias lace pattern along the edges,
offset by the diagonally-knitted center. Of course, the blanket would be equally
lovely in a solid color if you prefer a more classic, less casual look. The
blanket shown to left was knitted in Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sport, color
Layette. The one to the right is Henry's Attic Cassino II.
34" square. 1000 yards sport
weight yarn. 5¼ stitches/inch over lace stitch pattern, size US 6 / 4 mm needles
Pattern has 5 pages. 4 photos.
Charted and written stitch instructions.
Stitch skills needed: cast on, knit, purl, knit 1 stitch through back loop, knit
stitches together, purl stitches together, yarn over.