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Tiffany Lace Baby Blanket

28 January 2012

This blanket is designed to coordinate with the tiffany lace hat of my Two Lace Baby Hats pattern. The blanket is knitted in the round, working from the outside in.

Sizes:

SizeWidth (Inches)Length (Inches)Ounces of yarnYards of yarn
Extra Small15.6815.684.34223.61
Small20207.06364
Medium24.3224.3210.44538.42
Large28.6528.6514.49746.88
Extra Large32.9732.9719.19989.37

Gauge:
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in stockinette

Materials:
DK weight baby yarn
4 stitch markers, preferably 3 of one color and 1 of another
Size 6 (4 mm) 40″ circular needle (for magic loop)
(Optional) Set of size 6 (4 mm) double pointed needles if magic loop method not used for center of blanket
Yarn needle

Abbreviations:
k = knit
p = purl
k2tog = knit two together
ssk = slip one knitwise, slip one knitwise, insert left needle into front of both slipped stitches and knit.
sk2p = slip 1, knit 2 together, pass slip stitch over the knit 2 together; 2 stitches have been decreased

Pattern:
There is also now a chart for this pattern.
After each set is cast on, place one of the three like colored stitch markers.
Extra Small – Cast on 4 sets of 87.
Small – Cast on 4 sets of 111.
Medium - Cast on 4 sets of 135.
Large - Cast on 4 sets of 159.
Extra Large - Cast on 4 sets of 183.

Join to knit in the round being very careful not to twist. Place the different colored stitch marker to mark the changing of rounds.

The directions for each round are to be worked between corner markers for each of the four sides.
Rnd 1: k2tog, k10, (p1, k1, p1 k9) across to last 15 stitches before marker, p1, k1, p1, k10, ssk
Rnd 2: k2tog, k9, (k3, yo, k3, sk2p, k3, yo) across to last 14 stitches before marker, k12, ssk
Rnd 3: k10, (p1, k1, p1 k9) across to last 13 stitches before marker, p1, k1, p1, k10
Rnd 4: k2tog, k8, (k4, yo, k2, sk2p, k2, yo, k1) across to last 13 stitches before marker, k11, ssk
Rnd 5: k2tog, k7, (p1, k1, p1 k9) across to last 12 stitches before marker, p1, k1, p1, k7, ssk
Rnd 6: k2tog, k6, (k5, yo, k1, sk2p, k1, yo, k2) across to last 11 stitches before marker, k9, ssk
Rnd 7: k7, (p1, k1, p1 k9) across to last 10 stitches before marker, p1, k1, p1, k7
Rnd 8: k2tog, k5 (k6, yo, sk2p, yo, k3) across to last 10 stitches before marker, k8, ssk
Rnd 9: k2tog, k4, (p1, k1, p1 k9) across to last 9 stitches before marker, p1, k1, p1, k4, ssk
Rnd 10: k2tog, k3, (k3, yo, k3, sk2p, k3, yo) across to last 8 stitches before marker, k6, ssk
Rnd 11: k4, (p1, k1, p1 k9) across to last 7 stitches before marker, p1, k1, p1, k4
Rnd 12: k2tog, k2, (k4, yo, k2, sk2p, k2, yo, k1) across to last 7 stitches before marker, k5, ssk
Rnd 13: k2tog, k1, (p1, k1, p1 k9) across to last 6 stitches before marker, p1, k1, p1, k1, ssk
Rnd 14: k2tog (k5, yo, k1, sk2p, k1, yo, k2) across to last 5 stitches before marker, k3, ssk
Rnd 15: k1, (p1, k1, p1 k9) across to last 4 stitches before marker, p1, k1, p1, k1
Rnd 16: k2tog, k5, yo, sk2p, yo, k3, (k6, yo, sk2p, yo, k3) across to last 4 stitches before marker, k2, ssk
Rnd 17: k2tog, p1, k9, (p1, k1, p1 k9) across to last 3 stitches before marker, p1, ssk
Rnd 18: k2tog, k3, yo, sk2p, yo, k3, (k6, yo, sk2p, yo, k3) across to last 2 stitches before marker, ssk
Rnd 19: p1, k9, (p1, k1, p1 k9) across to last stitch before marker, p1
Rnd 20: k2tog, k2, yo, sk2p, yo, k3, (k6, yo, sk2p, yo, k3) across to last 13 stitches before marker, k6, yo, sk2p, yo, k2, ssk
Rnd 21: k2tog, k7, (p1, k1, p1 k9) across to last 12 stitches before marker, p1, k1, p1, k7, ssk
Rnd 22: k2tog, yo, sk2p, yo, k3, (k6, yo, sk2p, yo, k3) across to last 11 stitches before marker, k6, yo, sk2p, yo, ssk
Rnd 23: k7, (p1, k1, p1 k9) across to last 10 stitches before marker, p1, k1, p1, k7
Rnd 24: k2tog, ssk, yo, k3, (k6, yo, sk2p, yo, k3) across to last 10 stitches before marker, k6, yo, ssk, ssk
Rnd 25: k2tog, k4, (p1, k1, p1 k9) across to last 9 stitches before marker, p1, k1, p1, k4, ssk
Rnd 26: k2tog, k3, (k6, yo, sk2p, yo, k3) across to last 8 stitches before marker, k6, ssk
Rnd 27: k4, (p1, k1, p1 k9) across to last 7 stitches before marker, p1, k1, p1, k4
Rnd 28: k2tog, k2, (k6, yo, sk2p, yo, k3) across to last 7 stitches before marker, k5, ssk
Rnd 29: k2tog, k1, (p1, k1, p1 k9) across to last 6 stitches before marker, p1, k1, p1, k1, ssk
Rnd 30: k2tog, (k6, yo, sk2p, yo, k3) across to last 5 stitches before marker, k3, ssk

Repeat rounds 15 through 30 until there are 17 stitches between each marker.

Center:
Rnd 1: k1, p1, k1, p1, k9, p1, k1, p1, k1
Rnd 2: k2tog, k5, yo, sk2p, yo, k5, ssk
Rnd 3: k2tog, p1, k9, p1, ssk
Rnd 4: k2tog, k3, yo, sk2p, yo, k3, ssk
Rnd 5: p1, k9, p1
Rnd 6: k2tog, k2, yo, sk2p, yo, k2, ssk
Rnd 7: k2tog, k5, ssk
Rnd 8: k2tog, yo, sk2p, yo, ssk
Rnd 9: k5
Rnd 10: k2tog, k1, ssk
Rnd 11: sk2p

Cut the yarn with several inches to work with.  With a yarn needle, pull the yarn through all the remaining loops, secure and weave in end.

Restrictions on the use of this pattern are available at http://stitcheryprojects.com/using-my-patterns/.

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108 Comments to “Tiffany Lace Baby Blanket”

  1. Stunning! I’ll take lace over cables any day :)

  2. Wow…Just stunning! taking a lace class now..This is on my list.

  3. I love this pattern. I was wondering if I made it from a worsted weight yarn if it would lay flat? I have some lovely pink in my stash but it is worsted weight not dk.
    Thanks for the beautiful pattern and any help you can give me on my gauge.

    • Use slightly bigger needles, like 8s (5mm) and cast on 12 stitches less than given for the size you want. That should get pretty close to the right size.

  4. Hi
    What does this mean that 4 sets of 87 stiches or4 sets of 111
    stiches? Is it each sides will be 87 stiches?

    Thank you

    • Yes. Cast on each of the sets of 87 or 111 etc for the size wanted, and place a marker between the sets which will be the corners.

  5. How do I figure out how much yarn I need to buy to knit the
    medium size (24.5″ square)Tiffany Lace Baby Blanket?
    Thanks, Susan

  6. I am not really an experience knitter, but want to tackle this blanket. Now… don’t laugh at my question: Is the blanket knitted together or in sections?

    • It is knitted together as one piece. No seams.

      • That I like! I just want to knit! especially lace, forget the seams! ;-)

        Now can you tell us how much yarn we will need to
        make all the other sizes besides medium???

        I am looking forward to knitting this pattern and I
        thank you so very much!

        • On my later patterns I’ve been including a chart for the different sizes with that information. I added one of those charts for the Tiffany pattern at your suggestion. :)

  7. I love this pattern and would really like to make it. If I make it in worsted weight yarn any suggestion on how to figure out how to calculate how much yard I should purchase?

    • What size do you want your blanket to be? Also, if you already have a specific yarn picked out, what are it’s needle size suggestion and gauge?

      • For Red Heart soft baby steps yarn I found using size 8 needles (5 mm) that the gauge is 17 stitches per 4 inches. Here are some size choices and the approximate yardage:

        Cast on 4 sets of 135 – 32″ square – 620 yards
        Cast on 4 sets of 159 – 37.5″ square – 850 yards
        Cast on 4 sets of 183 – 43″ square – 1,120 yards

        • Myrtle Ann Watson

          how many balls of baby soft does it take to make mid blanket?it says 7ozs no yards ty

          • The mid-sized blanket takes approximately 550 yards. 7 oz of Baby Soft would be about 640 yards, so one ball should do it.

  8. I don’t understand how using a circular needle, with the stitches joined, can become a flat blanket!

    • This is definitely a different method than the usual for making a blanket. The stitches cast on form all the outside edges. The decreases make right angles so that what you knit becomes smaller and smaller until it meets at the center.

  9. This blanket is so beautiful! I am also going to attempt it in WW yarn rather than DK. I’ll size up on my needles. Thanks so much for writing and sharing this awesome pattern!!!

  10. It so beautiful I speechless .I will make one for me

  11. I love this baby blanket. I’m assuming that the 24 inch blanket is for preemies? That is the size I’m most interested in. I’m anxious to start on one of these for donations to hospitals for the babies too small to survive without the warmth needed to aid them.

    • I know that the various groups that accept preemie blanket donations want different sizes, so I provided directions for several sizes hoping that would meet the need. Thank you so much for knitting for charity.

      • Thank you so much Mama! I’ve down loaded the pattern with all the different sizes. You rock Mama! You have a huge heart to help me with the different sizes! I can hardly wait to start knitting!

        Irene

  12. This is a most amazing pattern. My printer isn’t working but I like this pattern so much. I have written it out in long hand and intend to get started as soon as I finish the projects I have alreading in the making. Your directions and all your different sizes were so complete and clear. I commend you highly. Thanks so much for sharing

    • Chris, my printer is not working either, so what I do is go to our library downtown and use their computers to print out my patterns, or anything else that needs printing. It is ten cents a page, unfortunately, but it is working for me until I get this printer fixed. Happy Knitting!

      • FedEx/Kinkos also prints cheaper. I take my laptop in and have them print for me. Actually cheaper than ink for my printer [which is not working now either!]

  13. This is a beautiful blanket. I have just learned how to yo in a blanket I am making now. I have tried to learn to knit in the round and just can’t get the hang of it. Is it possible to knit the small or medium in straight needles? I usually use a 9″ for my baby hats and booties and not the 6″. I am a senior and have trouble with the smaller needles. Thanks for any help.

    • This is how I would convert this to straight needles. Only cast on two sets of the stitches to do two sides at one time. Once those two are completed, you can cast on the other two sets of stitches to make the other two sides and just seam them down the middle (which will be along the diagonal). Since you will be turning your work, make the even numbered rows the right side and the odd numbered rows the wrong side. On the wrong side rows, you will exchange purls for knits and knits for purls. You will also work those rows in reverse order, although they are for the most part the same going from either direction because they are mirrored.

      • I went ahead and converted the pattern for you so that you won’t have to figure it all out. You can just follow this as written for working on straight needles.

        Rnd 1 (wrong side): ssp, p10, (k1, p1, k1, p9) across to last 15 stitches before marker, k1, p1, k1, p10, p2tog
        Rnd 2: k2tog, k9, (k3, yo, k3, sk2p, k3, yo) across to last 14 stitches before marker, k12, ssk
        Rnd 3: p10, (k1, p1, k1, p9) across to last 13 stitches before marker, k1, p1, k1, p10
        Rnd 4: k2tog, k8, (k4, yo, k2, sk2p, k2, yo, k1) across to last 13 stitches before marker, k11, ssk
        Rnd 5: ssp, p7, (k1, p1, k1, p9) across to last 12 stitches before marker, k1, p1, k1, p7, p2tog
        Rnd 6: k2tog, k6, (k5, yo, k1, sk2p, k1, yo, k2) across to last 11 stitches before marker, k9, ssk
        Rnd 7: p7, (k1, p1, k1 p9) across to last 10 stitches before marker, k1, p1, k1, p7
        Rnd 8: k2tog, k5 (k6, yo, sk2p, yo, k3) across to last 10 stitches before marker, k8, ssk
        Rnd 9: ssp, p4, (k1, p1, k1, p9) across to last 9 stitches before marker, k1, p1, k1, p4, p2tog
        Rnd 10: k2tog, k3, (k3, yo, k3, sk2p, k3, yo) across to last 8 stitches before marker, k6, ssk
        Rnd 11: p4, (k1, p1, k1, p9) across to last 7 stitches before marker, k1, p1, k1, p4
        Rnd 12: k2tog, k2, (k4, yo, k2, sk2p, k2, yo, k1) across to last 7 stitches before marker, k5, ssk
        Rnd 13: ssp, p1, (k1, p1, k1, p9) across to last 6 stitches before marker, k1, p1, k1, p1, p2tog
        Rnd 14: k2tog (k5, yo, k1, sk2p, k1, yo, k2) across to last 5 stitches before marker, k3, ssk
        Rnd 15: p1, (k1, p1, k1 p9) across to last 4 stitches before marker, k1, p1, k1, p1
        Rnd 16: k2tog, k5, yo, sk2p, yo, k3, (k6, yo, sk2p, yo, k3) across to last 4 stitches before marker, k2, ssk
        Rnd 17: ssp, k1, p9, (k1, p1, k1, p9) across to last 3 stitches before marker, k1, p2tog
        Rnd 18: k2tog, k3, yo, sk2p, yo, k3, (k6, yo, sk2p, yo, k3) across to last 2 stitches before marker, ssk
        Rnd 19: k1, p9, (k1, p1, k1, p9) across to last stitch before marker, k1
        Rnd 20: k2tog, k2, yo, sk2p, yo, k3, (k6, yo, sk2p, yo, k3) across to last 13 stitches before marker, k6, yo, sk2p, yo, k2, ssk
        Rnd 21: ssp, p7, (k1, p1, k1, p9) across to last 12 stitches before marker, k1, p1, k1, p7, p2tog
        Rnd 22: k2tog, yo, sk2p, yo, k3, (k6, yo, sk2p, yo, k3) across to last 11 stitches before marker, k6, yo, sk2p, yo, ssk
        Rnd 23: p7, (k1, p1, k1, p9) across to last 10 stitches before marker, k1, p1, k1, p7
        Rnd 24: k2tog, ssk, yo, k3, (k6, yo, sk2p, yo, k3) across to last 10 stitches before marker, k6, yo, ssk, ssk
        Rnd 25: ssp, p4, (k1, p1, k1, p9) across to last 9 stitches before marker, k1, p1, k1, p4, p2tog
        Rnd 26: k2tog, k3, (k6, yo, sk2p, yo, k3) across to last 8 stitches before marker, k6, ssk
        Rnd 27: p4, (k1, p1, k1, p9) across to last 7 stitches before marker, k1, p1, k1, p4
        Rnd 28: k2tog, k2, (k6, yo, sk2p, yo, k3) across to last 7 stitches before marker, k5, ssk
        Rnd 29: ssp, p1, (k1, p1, k1, p9) across to last 6 stitches before marker, k1, p1, k1, p1, p2tog
        Rnd 30: k2tog, (k6, yo, sk2p, yo, k3) across to last 5 stitches before marker, k3, ssk
        Repeat rounds 15 through 30 until there are 17 stitches between each marker.

        Center:
        Rnd 1: p1, k1, p1, k1, p9, k1, p1, k1, p1
        Rnd 2: k2tog, k5, yo, sk2p, yo, k5, ssk
        Rnd 3: ssp, k1, p9, k1, p2tog
        Rnd 4: k2tog, k3, yo, sk2p, yo, k3, ssk
        Rnd 5: k1, p9, k1
        Rnd 6: k2tog, k2, yo, sk2p, yo, k2, ssk
        Rnd 7: ssp, p5, p2tog
        Rnd 8: k2tog, yo, sk2p, yo, ssk
        Rnd 9: p5
        Rnd 10: k2tog, k1, ssk
        Rnd 11: p3tog

  14. This blanket is soooo beautiful. Can only knit on 2 needles and I know I would be to stupid to be able to follow those directions. Beautiful Beautiful work.Do you have anyother patterns that would be so nice.
    Thanks
    Jan

    • I don’t have any lace baby blanket patterns that aren’t in the round like this, yet, but I add new patterns frequently. Check back from time to time. I will be adding some textured baby blanket patterns soon.

  15. I like this pattern, however I was concerned with how the opposite side looks. I like baby blankets that do not have a distinct front or back. Do you have any lace ones similar?

    • It is really hard with knit lace to not have a front/back distinction. There are some reversible knit patterns, but usually they are more simple knit/purl patterns. I find more reversible patterns in crochet.

  16. Neat and thanks.

  17. How can I get the pattern without all those comments

  18. The blanket looks so beautiful. You are so kind to give us so much information to convert the pattern. Thank you

  19. In reading the pattern, do I start the round and continue doing only stitches in parenthesis till the end of that section? Thank you

  20. This is so beautiful! Can’t wait to get started. Love all the options

    Mary

  21. This is so beautiful! Can’t wait to get started. Love having options on sizes.

    Mary

  22. Mama – What about us BIG babies??? This would be just beautiful for our new condo in Myrtle Beach. Can you provide info on the “rate of decrease?” It appears that there there is a one stich difference.

    • The size can be increased by adding any multiple of 24 to each side. On the rounds with decreases, there are 8 decreases – 2 at each corner. Every fourth round is not decreased. Was that what you are asking?

  23. I keep getting 16 stitches at the end of 2nd round.i have 179 &each gap is13 stitches.what is wrong?please help.

  24. I have counted the sts they r179 which is correct ,I have counted all the stitches ,they r all correct.k2tog k9(k3 yok3sk2pk3yo)repeat()I still have16 sts the end???Help?

    • How many stitches did you initially cast on for each side? What are you referring to as the gap that is 13 stitches?

      • 183 four sides.m wrong about 13 sts they were 11between sk2ps stuck in second round,!

        • So after round one, you would have 181 on each side since there was a decrease on each side of each corner.

          Rnd 2: k2tog, k9, (k3, yo, k3, sk2p, k3, yo) across to last 14 stitches before marker, k12, ssk
          Uses: 2 9 (3, 0, 3, 3, 3, 0 ) 12, 2
          Results: 1 9 (3, 1, 3, 1, 3, 1 ) 12, 1

          For this size, the pattern of 12 stitches is repeated 13 times so 156 stitches in the repeat section.
          Uses: 2+9+156+12+2 = 181
          Results: 1+9+156+12+1 = 179

          Does this help sort out what is happening?

  25. What do you mean about “magic loop”? What is “DK weight baby yarn” I think the blanket is beautiful and can’t wait to try it? Thank you

    • A magic loop is a method of knitting small things like baby hats and socks in the round with a long circular needle instead of using double pointed needles. I recommend this site for information on the magic loop method: http://weebleknits.net/mloop.html

      DK weight baby yarn is lighter than worsted but just slightly heavier than sport. A couple of popular examples are Bernat Softee Baby and Lion Brand BabySoft.

  26. Do you cast on four different sections separately on the circular needles? I don’t know how else you would be able to gauge the amount of yarn needed. This looks like a beautiful blanket.

    • It’s one continuous cast on with just markers to separate the four sections. I assume the yarn needed you are talking about is the yarn for the tail of the long tail cast on. With casting on that much, you definately don’t want to underestimate and come out short. I usually estimate at 3 times finished length, which in this case is all four sides of the blanket. I have also heard of estimating by allowing an inch per stitch.

      If you don’t want to waste any yarn and will be using more than one ball for the project, I just read this article with a cool long tail method: http://katesaid.wordpress.com/2008/12/29/an-even-better-long-tail-cast-on-trick/

  27. I love this blanket. I have started it for a new grandbaby that is coming in August.

    I used a knitted cast on. Hope that is o.k. That way I didn’t waste any yarn and was sure to have enough for the cast on.

    Can’t wait to see the finished blanket!

  28. I am on the second part of round 28 and now the knitting is horribly twisted and I can’t get it untwisted on the circular needle. Do you have any suggestions? Thanks for any help you can give me!

    • Oh no! I hope that doesn’t mean that the original join was twisted but that is what it sounds like. :( I don’t know of any cure for that. On a bottom up poncho I made one time I realized it was twisted after a few rows and chose to leave it in, made a twist and knitted over it so that there was alway a little twist in the bottom border, but after 28 rows, I don’t think you’d want to leave a twist in there like that. I’m so sorry. I don’t know of a solution other than starting over. I would just caution everyone reading this to be very very careful with that join. I usually check a few times around when making the join and after the first couple of rows to make sure I don’t have a twist after my poncho experience.

    • Ouch! I did a Moebius scarf and wound up with an extra twist … my friend liked it that way so I sent it to her, error and all.

      However, the next time I wanted a Moebius, I knit a straight scarf and then sewed together the two ends in Moebius style. Who would know!

      But you’re going to have to frog — no way out of that, Linda.

      Frogging gives me opportunities to learn. ;-)

    • I just knitted an infinity scarf and after about 20 rnds, my work, it seemed, just magically got really twisted. It was pretty twisted up and my only fix was to pull it all out. But I gave it one more shot and went really slow. I started at one end and turned it around straight all the way to the last marker. BINGO. I think sometimes if your circular isn’t quite long enough the fabric just acts funny and twists itself, and it looks terrible and unforgiving. I always give it one last try before ripping it out.

  29. This pattern is amazing because I just learned to mitre corners yesterday! I was a little thrown by how many stitches are in the cast on though. I like to read the comments and questions of others to figure out what I don’t understand. Thank you Jesus for the internet! While I read and pondered on that said number it came to me that you’re starting on the outside and working your way to the middle by using decreases instead of from the middle out using increases. Thus the center is at the bottom. I was like “What?????” Thanks for sharing this pattern. I’m definetly going to try it.

  30. Thank you for this pattern – I am going to try it for sure – I get tired of starting at the center with very few stitches, and then having to go until 1 round takes forever. Starting at the outside and going in will make the blanket SEEM like it is going faster.

  31. thank you for all the explanations. you are a very talented pattern maker and knitter to be so clear in your explanations. thank you for sharing your patterns

  32. I have only knitted a couple of things, but am an avid crocheter. Do you know of anything similar that i would be able to crochet? It is a beautiful pattern.
    Thanks

  33. It is a beautiful pattern. I am a little confused as to how to start.How many stitches do I cast on? What does cast on in 4sets mean? If I am doing medium, do I cast on 135 times 4 leaving a marker after each 135th stitch?
    Please help me understand as I want to knit this Blanket for my granddaughter due in September.
    thank you

    • You have it absolutely correct. There are 135 stitches for each side. You cast on all four sides with the stitch markers between to mark the corners.

  34. i love this! do u have this charted? i am not fond of all the written out directions, gives me a migraine!

    • I don’t currently have it charted, but I think I can do that pretty quickly. If I can do that in the next couple of days, I will post it and let you know.

  35. I prefer not to use the magic loop method. Rather I’ll just switch needles with smaller cable lengths as I’ve got a range of them in size 6. Which cable length would you start with for the various finished sizes. This pattern is so beautiful I just have to make it!

    • Start with the biggest you have for any of the sizes. Even the smallest size, you are beginning with 60″ of stitches.

      I did what you are going to do and just switched small circumference needles as long as I could. I only used the magic loop for the very center.

  36. Going to start today! Does it require any special blocking needs?

  37. I have just finished the blanket and am very pleased with it – thank you so much for the pattern. I used a circular needle for the first time but when I got to the very middle I struggled to make the stitches. I was dividing the stitches in half, knitting one section then pushing the stitches round and knitting the second section but when I only had about 10 stitches left between markers I couldn’t manouevre the needles and had to change to double pointed needles. Is it possible to knit the whole blanket on the circular needle?

  38. Ha! Ha!I figured it out thanks. And also realised I’d knitted the whole blanket with my needles back to front! Never mind. It still looks great and I’ll know next time.

  39. hi mama hope you can help me with the doily patern it is knitted in a circle , when it is done it is a round doily. thanks betty

  40. Beautiful, looks do able, would be a lovely gift.

  41. My first grandchild will be draped in this afghan coming home and at christening!!! Thank You it is just beautiful.

  42. Thisblanket is so pretty I wanted to knit it for my Great neice one She is due in April 2013
    Lucille

  43. Tiffany:

    I love the lacy baby blanket. I would like to try and make it. However I am a beginner at knitting. I can do the simple knit and purl but that is about as far as it goes. If I can watch someone make something I can follow the directions. I do not know how to read a pattern and follow it. Do you have an online tutorial for this lovely blanket? If not do you have an easy tutorial for learning to make socks? I crochet but still have difficulty with the heel and the toes in the socks. Thank you for your help.

    • This blanket is advanced and not a good project to attempt without some knitting experience. I don’t have a tutorial for it because it would frankly be an hour long.

      Here is one site with a series of sock tutorial videos. There are many others and lots of different methods of making socks. You can use a search site like Google to find many different kinds of sock tutorials.

      http://blog.lionbrand.com/2009/11/02/learn-to-knit-socks/

  44. This is a great webpage! You have answered and explained so many of my years of frustrated knitting questions. Thank you.

  45. Hi I love this blanket and am planning to knit it in DK 4 ply…..I see many people went from DK 8ply to WW. What would my yardage requirement be if I went to a DK 4 ply in the 28 or 32″ size?
    Thanks!
    Julie

    • I will try to make an educated guess. What is the gauge given on the yarn? What size needles does the yarn recommend and what size will you be using?

  46. Hi Mama….
    I made the hat to match, now working on the big size ….third time starting out!! Any tips on how to not get the thing twisted?? THANKS!!

    • Not really other than to triple check it before you go too far. That is the worst thing about going from the outside in.

      • Thank You, Heather for sharing your patt. Many many ‘KP’ers have been complimenting this patt in the past few days. I note that it’s posted on Ravelry too. You are indeed a talented designer and we are indebted to creators like you!
        I too will be starting one now that I’ve seen it.
        Bobbie R/rkr4cds

  47. Grace Anne Carter

    Hi Mama,

    I made this blanket last year. After a few false starts, (twisted join in the round) I prevailed!
    This pattern is thoroughly enjoyable to knit. It’s the only baby blanket I’ve done that hasn’t bored me to death!

    I love this pattern and am casting on for another one today.

  48. Very beautiful baby blanket!!! I was thinking it could also be a excellent pattern for a dish cloth if possible.

  49. HI MAMA, LOOKING FOR A KNITTED TANK TOP PATTERN , CAN”T SEEM TO FIND ONE . I AM HAVING ALOT OF SUCCESS KNITING THE CERCULAR DIOLIES, THANKS BETTY

  50. Thanks for a fantastic idea – My daughter is a surrogate mom – so far she has had 3 babies (all girls) for couples who are otherwise unable to have their own. With each pregnancy I knit a blanket for the baby to go home in with the last one going home two days ago. I also donate blanket and hat sets to the hospital where she delivers. This is such a unique pattern that I think I will be delivering another blanket to the hospital without a delivery pending.
    Thanks so much for sharing it.

  51. I have some wonderful soft gray yarn that I found at a garage sale. It’s been in my stash for 4 or 5 years waiting for the perfect use.

    My good friend is having a baby in a few months and is doing the nursery in gray (with pink or blue, as needed) accents. She and her husband have been trying for years to have a child. Doctors were not hopeful. After a loss 2 years ago, she is expecting in the spring with her miracle child. This baby needs something SPECIAL! I have the yarn and I thank YOU for providing the perfect pattern to use it with. Susan will LOVE it!

  52. hama, I would like to know how whn you are knitting with stripes how do you join the yarns ? thanks betty

  53. mama how do you connect yarns when you are kknitting a stripe pattern ? thanks betty

  54. I am having problems getting the PDF file to work. The same with the printer function. I was able to cut and paste the text however I would like to save all the info,text and pictures. Any idea why the pdf function isn’t working?

    • I’ll e-mail you a PDF I created with that function. Let me know if there are other patterns for which you want PDFs. If you don’t mind telling me what it was doing, maybe I can figure out the problem.

  55. The finished blanket is unique and beautiful. And I must congratulate you on your inclusion of the yarn requirements. The charitable group I knit for often work with donated yarn. This way I can calculate if there is enough yarn to finish the project. Many thanks – it is on my next to do list.

  56. Could this be made larger? I would like it about 48inches. I am an experienced knitter but must follow a pattern. I really love this shawl. I am a senior.

  57. Beautiful pattern!!! Is it possible to make some adjustments to make this a rectangle shape? I’d love to knit placemats in this pattern. I love that it’s knit from the outside in, no casting off!!!

    • You can make modifications to make it a rectangle. For the two longer sides, cast on more stitches in multiples of 12. However many extra you cast on will be how much longer those sides will be than the short side. To finish in the middle, you will have a line instead of a single point. I would recommend sewing it instead of casting off which would make a ridge. You could sew the loops together so that they looked like a continuous knitted piece.

  58. hi mama, I need your help. I want to knit the sherbet ripple afghan. it calls for 20 skeins of yarn at 210 yards and 100 grams a skein. so does this mean I would have to buy 4200 yards and 2’000 grams ? because the skeins do not all measure the same. thanks betty

    • My general rule of thumb is with a pattern that gives both yards and grams and yarn that gives both as well, to match up the yard requirements. I think those are more true to your needs than grams since yarns vary so much in weight. So I agree that you need 4200 yards, so get however many skeins you need to have at least that.

  59. Thank you for the 2-needle instructions!

    What will the finished piece look like when done with two needles? My visualization skills are not very good.

    Your creativity is such an amazing gift and that you share so much of yourself with strangers is awesome.

    • When making it on straight needles, you will only cast on half the stitches and make half of the blanket. Then you will cast on again and make the other half. The finished halves will be triangles. When the triangles are joined on their longest sides, they will form the square blanket.

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