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Merino 5

Baby Moon & Stars Blanket

Designed and knit by Barbara Breiter; also published in Knitting on the Net

Description:  This adorable and cozy blanket is worked in Merino 5 held doubled.  The embossed moon-and-star design is formed by a combination of St st abnd rev St st.  it also features a seed-stitch border.  (Originally designed in Bunny Hop, copyright 2008.)


Level:  Easy

Size:  35" wide x 34" long


  • 13-50 g balls of Crystal Palace Merino 5 (shown in 1010 "Gold")
  • Crystal Palace Bamboo 26" circular needles in US size 11, or size needed for gauge

Gauge:  13 sts and 16 rows=4" in St st with two strands held tog


Abbreviations:  beg - begin; BO - bind off; CO - cast on; cont - continue; k - knit; p - purl; rep - repeat(s); rev St st - Reverse stockinette stitch; sl - slip; St st - stockinette stitch; tog - together; st(s) - stitch(es)


Note:  Entire blanket is knit with two strands held tog.  Blanket is knit back and forth on circular needles to accommodate length.

Read charts beginning at the bottom right corner. Row 1 and odd rows are read left to right. Row 2 and even rows are read right to left. Each square represents one stitch.



CO 116 sts loosely.


Work 3 rows Seed Stitch:

Row 1: *k1, p1; rep from *

Row 2: sl 1, *k1, p1; rep from *, end k1

Row 3: sl 1, * p1, k1; rep from *, end p1


Working first and last 4 sts in Seed Stitch and cont to slip first st of every row, beg with Row 1 of chart, rep chart 3 times across. Place markers between repeats if desired.


Work first rep with moon and stars in St st and background in Rev St st.

Work the second rep with moon and stars in Rev St st and background in St st.

Work third repeat as first rep.

Note: both sides of blanket look the same, only reversed.


Rep Rows 1-66 of chart one more time, reversing moon and stars and background on second rep:

Work first rep with moon and stars in Rev St st and background in St st.

Work second rep with moon and stars in St st and background in Rev St st.

Work third rep as first rep.


Work 3 rows of Seed Stitch. BO loosely in pattern.

Weave in ends on WS. Block if desired.



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August 2012

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