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free knit baby blanket pattern

Thanks to my 9 mos old granddaughter,
Nadia, for modeling and playing with the blanket.

Puffin Baby - Garter Ridge Blanket
Designed & Knit by Susan Druding

Size: 29" wide x 29" long, approx.

7 - 50 gr. balls Puffin: 4 balls #0105 'buckskin' (A) & 3 balls - #2001 'cocoa blues' (B)
26" or 35" US size 11 Crystal Palace Circular Bamboo or DAISY needle

The pattern is knit of alternating 4 row bands of garter st and St st. There are other pairs of solid and print Puffin colors that would work well for this blanket. Click this Puffin link to see the color card.

Gauge is not crucial with this blanket. It will be approx. 3 sts/inch.

Cast on 87 sts.

Work 6 rows of garter st (K all rows) with color A
Begin Ridged Pattern:
Rows 1-4: Using color B work 4 rows in St st (keep the edge 4 sts on each side in garter st - that is, always K the outer 4 sts on each border).
Rows 5-8: Using color A work 4 rows of garter st (keep the edge 4 sts in garter st)

Continue working these same 8 rows until you are almost out of color B.

Work the last 6 rows in garter st in color A as you did the beginning of the blanket.
Bind off loosely.

Optional: Tie tassels made with extra Puffin color A to the 4 corners of the blanket or make a fringe with color A. I chose to leave my blanket with plain edges, but I had about 1/2 ball of color A left if I had wanted to make a fringe.

designed & knit by Susan Druding

Below is a close up detail




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