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Oh So Soft Baby Blanket

Oh So Soft Baby Blanket

New York, NY

Materials

2 skeins – white Red Heart Soft Baby – approx 594 yards per skein
2 skeins – “Twinkle” Red Heart Soft Baby – approx 448 yards per skein
Size 15 circular needles

Gauge

4x4 inches = 10 sts across by 13 sts high

Dimensions

approximately 32 x 42 inches

Notes

This baby blanket is knit while holding two strands of yarn at the same time – one white and one “twinkle”. The border is done is seed stitch. The rest is knit in stockinette stitch with 4 garter and eyelet strips spaced throughout.

Directions

Cast on 80 stitches.

Bottom Border
Odd Rows: K1 P1 until end.
Even Rows: P1 K1 until end. (Knit the purls and purl the knits)
Repeat: Repeat these two rows 3 more times to create the seed stitch border.

Basic Pattern

HALF STOCKINETTE PANEL
Row 1: (RS) K1, P1 for the first 6 stitches. Place marker. Knit across to the final 6 stitches. Place marker. K1, P1 for the final 6 stitches to end. (Right side)
Row 2: (WS) P1, K1 for the first 6 stitches to marker. Purl across to marker. P1, K1 for the final 6 stitches to end. (Wrong side)
Rows 3-10: Repeat rows 1-2 four times

GARTER STITCH and EYELET ROW STRIPE
Row 11: (RS) - GARTER STITCH ROWS - K1, P1 for the first 6 stitches to marker. Purl across to marker. K1, P1 for the final 6 stitches to end. (Right side)
Row 12: (WS) - GARTER STITCH ROWS - P1, K1 for the first 6 stitches to marker. Purl across to marker. P1, K1 for the final 6 stitches to end. (Wrong side)
Row 13: (RS) - GARTER STITCH ROWS - K1, P1 for the first 6 stitches to marker. Purl across to marker. K1, P1 for the final 6 stitches to end.
Row 14: (WS) - GARTER STITCH ROWS - P1, K1 for the first 6 stitches to marker. Purl across to marker. P1, K1 for the final 6 stitches to end.
Row 15: (RS) - EYELET ROW - K1, P1 for the first 6 stitches to marker. YO, K2tog. Repeat YO, K2Tog until marker. K1, P1 for the final 6 stitches to end.
Row 16: (WS) - EYELET ROW (Wrong side) - P1, K1 for the first 6 stitches to marker. Purl across to marker. P1, K1 for the final 6 stitches to end.
Row 17: (RS) - GARTER STITCH ROWS - K1, P1 for the first 6 stitches to marker. Purl across to marker. K1, P1 for the final 6 stitches to end. (Right side)
Row 18: (WS) - GARTER STITCH ROWS - P1, K1 for the first 6 stitches to marker. Purl across to marker. P1, K1 for the final 6 stitches to end. (Wrong side)
Row 19: (RS) - GARTER STITCH ROWS - K1, P1 for the first 6 stitches to marker. Purl across to marker. K1, P1 for the final 6 stitches to end.
Row 20: (WS) - GARTER STITCH ROWS - P1, K1 for the first 6 stitches to marker. Purl across to marker. P1, K1 for the final 6 stitches to end.

FULL STOCKINETTE PANEL
Row 21: (RS) - K1, P1 for the first 6 stitches. Place marker. Knit across to the final 6 stitches. Place marker. K1, P1 for the final 6 stitches to end. (Right side)
Row 22: (WS) P1, K1 for the first 6 stitches to marker. Purl across to marker. P1, K1 for the final 6 stitches to end. (Wrong side)
Rows 23-40: Repeat rows 21-22 nine more times.

Repeat GARTER STITCH and EYELET ROW STRIPE and FULL STOCKINETTE PANEL four (4) times (Rows 11-40)
Repeat HALF STOCKINETTE PANEL one time (Rows 1-10)

Top Border
Odd Rows: K1, P1 until end.
Even Rows: P1, K1 until end. (Knit the purls and purl the knits)
Repeat: Repeat these two rows 3 more times to create the seed stitch border.

Finishing
Bind off all 80 stitches.
Weave in any loose yarn.

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