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Striped Ridges Baby Blanket Pattern

by Charles Voth

Fibra Natura Dona yarn is really an excellent choice for knitting baby items. I chose these three colors out of the 38 available for their soft appeal and how well they complement each other. Also, gray is a trendy color in baby items these days, and I thought that with gray and white, a knitter could coordinate any other color. Yesterday I introduced the micro-eyelet. Today, I’m sharing the pattern for this baby blanket.

 

Sweetpea (pink), Glacier (gray) and Vanilla (white) make a gentle and warm combination of Dona yarn.

 

I’ve only knit a small swatch for this blanket, but by using the amount of yarn used by weight and by surface area, I’ve calculated how much yarn required for several sizes.

  • a stroller sized blanket, 30″ x 35″ [76 x 89cm] needs 4 balls each of white and gray, and 1 ball of pink, or a different contrasting color of any in Dona yarn color range
  • a receiving blanket, 40″ x 40″ [102 x 102cm] needs 6 balls each of white and gray, and 1 ball of pink
  • toddler sized blanket, 42″ x 52″ (109 x 132cm] needs 7 balls each of white and gray and 2 balls of pink

The gauge for this blanket is 22 stitches and 30 rows over 4″ using size 6 US [4mm] needles.

 

A moss stitch border frames the lace panels and garter stitch ridges.

 

Stitch Glossary

Eltt (Eyelette) Insert RH needle into right leg below next st and lift onto LH needle, knit into lifted strand and slip off LH needle. Yarn over, insert RH needle under front leg of first st on LH needle and bringing 2nd st through, knit into 2nd st, sliding both loops off LH needle – 3 sts made out of 2.

k Knit.

k-tbl  Knit through the back loop.

p2tog  Purl 2 stitches together.

 

This blanket can be knit in any size – just add more Dona yarn!

 

materials

yarn

Fibra Natura Dona

  • 1 [1, 2] balls   Sweet Pea pink
  • 4 [6, 7] balls   Vanilla white
  • 4 [6, 7] balls   Glacier gray

needles

  • Size 6 US [4mm] needles

gauge  22 stitches and 30 rows over 4″ [10cm] using size 6 US [4mm] needles.

Note: Instructions are given for stroller size. Instructions for the receiving and toddler blanket sizes are given in (parentheses).

Cast on 166 (222, 238) sts.

Rows 1-2: [K1, p1] across.
Rows 3-4: [P1, k1] across.
Rows 5-8: Repeat rows 1-4.
Row 9: [K1, p1] 4 times, k150 (206, 222), [k1, p1] 4 times.
Row 10: [K1, p1] 4 times, purl to last 8 sts, [k1, p1] 4 times.
Row 11: [P1, k1] 4 times, knit to last 8 sts, [p1, k1] 4 times.
Row 12: [P1, k1] 4 times, purl to last 8 sts, [p1, k1] 4 times.
Row 13: [K1, p1] 4 times, [k6, Eltt] 18 (25, 27), k6, [k1, p1] 4 times—184 (247, 265) sts
Row 14: [K1, p1] 4 times, p1, [p6, k1, p2tog] 18 (25, 27) times, p5, [k1, p1] 4 times—166 (222, 238).
Row 15: [P1, k1] 4 times, p1, [k7, k-tbl] 18 (25, 27) times, k7, [p1, k1] 4 times.
Row 16: Rep Row 12.
Rows 17-20: Rep Rows 9-12.
Row 21: [K1, p1] 4 times, k4, [k6, Eltt] 17 (24, 26), k10, [k1, p1] 4 times—183 (246, 264) sts.
Row 22: [K1, p1] 4 times, p11, [k1, p2tog, p6], 17 (24, 26), p3, [k1, p1] 4 times—166 (222, 238) sts.
Row 23: [P1, k1] 4 times, k3, [k7, k-tbl] 17 (24, 26), k11, [p1, k1] 4 times.
Row 24: Rep Row 12.
Row 25-28: Rep Rows 9-12.
Row 29-32: Relp Rows 13-16.
Row 33: [K1, p1] 4 times, knit to last 8 sts, [k1, p1] 4 times.
Row 34: [K1, p1] 4 times, purl to last 8 sts, [k1, p1] 4 times.
Rows 35-36: [P1, k1] 4 times, k to last 8 sts, [p1, k1] 4 times.
Rows 37-38: Change to Pink. [K1, p1] 4 times, knit to last 8 sts, [k1, p1] 4 times.
Rows 39-40: Change to White. Repeat Rows 35-36.
Rows 41-42: Change to Grey. Repeat Rows 37-38
Rows 43-44: Change to Pink. [P1, k1] 4 times, knit to last 8 sts, [p1, k1] 4 times
Row 45: Change to White. [K1, p1] 4 times, knit to last 8 sts, [k1, p1] 4 times
Row 46: Rep Row 10.
Row 47: Rep Row 11.
Row 48: Rep Row 12.
Row 49-72: Rep Rows 13-36.
Rows 73-74: Change to Pink. [K1, p1] 4 times,  knit to last 8 sts, [k1, p1] 4 times.
Rows 75-76: Change to Grey. [P1, k1] 4 times, knit to last 8 sts, [p1, k1] 4 times.
Rows 77-78: Change to White. Repeat rows 73-74.
Rows 79-80: Change to Pink. [P1, k1] 4 times, knit to last 8 sts, [p1, k1] 4 times.
Row 81: Change to Grey. [K1, p1] 4 times,  knit to last 8 sts, [k1, p1] 4 times.

Rep Rows 10-81 until blanket measures approximately 34 (39, 51)” [87 (100, 130) cm], ending with either a row 12, 36, or 72.
Last 8 rows: Rep Rows 1-8 in current color.

Bind off loose enough to not cause puckering of edge.

 

Moss stitch is one of the nicest stitch pattern to frame a baby blanket.

 

Tomorrow I have one more pattern to fit in with the booties and blanket. I hope you come back to see what it’s going to be.

 

This is part 4 of 5 in this series.
Go back to part 3: Micro-eyelets make knitting lace possible on baby

Go to part 5: Rolled edgings baby pullover, soft in Fibra Natura Dona yarn

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