ALBERT'S BLANKIE baby blanket [downloadable PDF knitting pattern[

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Albert's Blankie knitting pattern by Allison O'Mahony

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Albert’s Blankie is a rectangular, garter stitch baby blanket. The understated eyelet pattern provides just enough interest without being overly complicated, and makes the blanket a great, neutral choice for any baby. Worked in a soft, superwash wool for both warmth and ease of care, Albert’s Blankie is a great size for cribs, bassinets, and strollers.

Albert’s Blankie is knit diagonally from corner to corner and finished with a subtle chevron border.

SIZE
One size

FINISHED DIMENSIONS
82.5 cm/33” long (A), 55 cm/22” wide (B) (without edging; see photos for schematic)

GAUGE
20 stitches & 44 rows = 10 cm/4” in garter stitch, after blocking

MATERIALS
Yarn
Approximately 850 metres/930 yards DK weight yarn

Shown in Julie Asselin Leizu DK (90% Merino, 10% Silk; 238 m/260 yd per 115 g/4.06 oz skein) in colour Birch; 4 skeins

Needles
One set 4.5 mm/US 7 needles* (or size needed to obtain gauge)

One 5 mm/US 8 needle of any kind (or one size larger than needed for gauge; optional for edging bind off)

*Either one long circular needle (cable length at least 80 cm/32”) or one set of straight needles, as you prefer for flat knitting.

Additional Tools and Notions
12 stitch markers (6 in colour A, 6 in colour B; optional for marking pattern repeats), 4 stitch markers (for working edging), 1 removable stitch marker (optional), tapestry needle, measuring tape

SKILL LEVEL
2 out of 5

NOTES
This blanket is worked in Garter Stitch on the bias from corner to corner (see photos for schematic) with a simple eyelet pattern. Stitches are picked up around the perimeter of the blanket and finished with a chevron edging.

Stitch patterns are both charted and written.

LOW VISION ACCESSIBILITY
The LV version of this pattern has the following features:
- Black text on white background
- 24 point font (minimum for body text; some headers are slightly larger than this)
- Sans serif monospaced font (Consolas)
- No italics
- Fully written directions (charts available but not required)
- All left-justified text
- 2.54 cm/1” margins
- Single column format
- All images are captioned

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20 shop reviews

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5 out of 5 stars

I think using the Lopi yarn would’ve made these even prettier- but even with different wool, they turned out nicely. They are thick, seem warm, and the lining is a nice touch! Recipient is very pleased.

Maddie 02 Feb, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

Great pattern! It was easy to follow and they turned out great.

Raiah 26 Jun, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Very squishy mitts, the stitch pattern prevented pooling on an old skein of hand dyed I was looking to use up

Katherine 31 Dec, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

These are absolutely beautiful and warm mittens that I am looking forward to knitting so that I can sail through this coming winter. The instructions look clear and well written too. Thank you from Barb in Canada.

Barb Taylor 01 Jan, 2021

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