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free knitting pattern for baby blanket
 


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Meringue Baby Blanket
Designed & Knit for Crystal Palace Yarns by Barbara Breiter

Meringue is a discontinued yarn,
but we leave this pattern up.
August 2008

Size: 22 wide and 28 long

Gauge:
18.5 sts=4" in Pattern Stitch and larger needles

Materials:
Needles: Crystal Palace Bamboo or DAISY Needles
Size 11 (8 mm) US straight needles or size needed to obtain gauge
Size 10 US (6.5 mm) 35 circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge

Meringue: (merino wool blend - 50 gram balls)
1 ball #4891 Strawberry Cream (Color A)
2 balls #9508 Faded Lilacs (Color B)
1 ball #9576 Rose Petals (Color C)
1 ball #9628 Periwinkle (Color D)

Pattern Stitch
Note: Slip all sts as if to p
Row 1 (RS): k2, *sl 1 with yarn in front, k1; rep from *, end k1
Row 2: p3, *sl 1 with yarn in back, p1; rep from *, end p2

Moss Stitch
Rows 1 and 2: *k1, p1; rep from *
Rows 3 and 4: *p1, k1; rep from *

Instructions:
With larger needles and Color A, CO 93 sts. P 1 row.
Change to Color B and begin Pattern Stitch. Rep these two rows of Pattern Stitch with Color C, then color D cutting yarn when changing to new color. Cont as estab, alternating Colors A, B, C, and D. Cont until you are almost out of yarn, ending with Color D completed.
BO with D, knitting each st as you BO.

Edging
With Color B and circular needles, with RS facing, pick up 92 sts along CO edge. Work in Moss Stitch 4 rows. BO in pat. Repeat on BO edge.
Along side edge (including edging just worked), pick up 144 sts. Work in Moss Stitch 4 rows. BO in pat. Repeat on other side.

Finishing
Weave in ends on WS.
Block.

copyright 2006 Crystal Palace Yarns/Straw Into Gold, Inc. - We are happy to share this  pattern with knitters. The pattern may be used for non-commercial personal or knitting guild use. It is not to be used in any publication in print nor should it be reproduced in electronic/digital format without permission. Knitting Shops carrying Crystal Palace Yarns Meringue are welcome to use this free pattern for their customers.

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phone: 510-237-9988,  fax: 510-237-9809

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