The vintage charm of an heirloom baby blanket will keep your little ones warm and snug for years to come. The Shale Baby Blanket nods to nursery knits of yesteryear with a four-row repeat of a variation on the Feather-and-Fan motif, teasing a pretty, undulating edge from the paired ridges of garter stitch at top and bottom. Knit with Shelter or Arbor, texture and color variations for this classic blanket are endless.
6 skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50 grams)
Photographed in color Sweatshirt
7 skeins Brooklyn Tweed Arbor (100% American Targhee Wool; 145 yards/50 grams)
804 total yards of worsted weight wool yarn
876 total yards of DK weight wool yarn
19 stitches & 24 rows = 4? in Lace Pattern after blocking
21 stitches & 27 rows = 4? in Lace Pattern after blocking
One 32? circular needle in size needed to obtain gauges listed above
Suggested needle size: 5½ mm (US 9)
One 32? circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed above
Suggested needle size: 4½ mm (US 7)
32? 81.5 cm wide; 41? 104 cm long
28¼” 72 cm wide; 37½” 95 cm long
Measurements taken from relaxed fabric after blocking.
2 out of 5
Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:
Long-Tail Cast On
Sewn Bind Off (Elizabeth Zimmermann’s method)
Please Note: The pattern includes both charted and written instructions.