Just My Size KBB (Knit)
In another pattern installment I bring to you the next preemie sized baby blanket. I have used the KBB Baby Blanket as the original model and resized it down to a degree. This makes a ‘solid’ knit rather than a lacy knit blanket so little fingers won’t poke through and get caught. I finished it last Saturday while my son was driving.
Today, the ‘baby’ of the family came home for her one week summer vacation! She’ll be 20 on Monday! No more ‘teens’ at my house. And you know what? I’m OK with that! It’s fun to watch them pay for car insurance, and school loans, and appreciate the ability to stretch a buck here and there. I love my kids, and for the next 7 days, they’ll all be in the same time zone, zip code, and reachable to hug! That is if they’re not too busy catching up with their friends!
Sl 1 = Slip One
tbl= Through the back loop
(US) 8 (5.0mm) and (US) 9 (5.5 mm) 24” circular needles (or preferred length)
1 ½ skeins Worsted weight yarn, (Sample knitted in Caron Simply Soft) [label 100% Acrylic, 4 ply, 165 yards/3oz skein, 18 sts/24 rows = 4”/10 cm on (US) 8 (5.0mm) needles]
Gauge in pattern on larger needles: 16 sts, 22 rows = 4”/ 10 cm Finished size (slightly stretched to lay pattern flat): 19 ½” x 20” (50 x 51 cm)
With smaller needles, cast on 75 stitches and knit 6 rows for bottom border, slipping the first stitch of each row for the blanket.
Switch to larger needles and begin pattern.
Row 1: Knit across
Row 2: Sl 1, K3, P4, (K1tbl, P4) 14 times, K3
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until you are ½ “short of desired length, ending with Row 2.
(I came up with a total of 50 pattern repeats)
Change back to smaller needles and knit 7 rows.
Bind off in Purl.
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