Lacy Knit Baby Blanket | Yarnspirations
A handmade baby heirloom is a beautiful way to bless a newborn into the world! What better gift than a lacy knit baby blanket to wrap up that sweet child? This Lacy Knit Baby Blanket is a new EASY pattern from Yarnspirations. It uses just 1 ball of yarn and is ideal making on your next giving project to a hospital, other charity or a loved one.
In fact I think this Lacy Knit Baby Blanket is perfect for a beginner to get their toes into a practical first lace project! Just make it longer for a personal blanket or give a matching one to a new mom!
Using just one ball of yarn for the Lacy Knit Baby Blanket is all you need. This pattern features Bernat Baby Sport yarn which is a Light #3 weight yarn in an economic; big ball size. It is 100% acrylic and is machine wash and dry-able. It is ideal for a charity or service project yarn!
“Bernat Baby Sport Yarn is certified and approved according to the OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certification. This means it has been tested for over 300 harmful substances!”
Lacy Knit Baby Blanket
1 ball Bernat Baby Sport – (Lilac)
Needles & Supplies
Size U.S. 7 (4.5 mm) circular knitting needle 32″ [81.5 cm] long or size needed to obtain gauge
blunt tapestry needle (for weaving in ends)
Approx 36″ by 40″ [91.5 x 101.5 cm].
Skills Demonstrated in Tutorial
K- Knit stitch
K2tog – Knit 2 together
Kfb – Knit front back (not in main stitch pattern but used in beginning)
Ssk – Slip slip knit
YO – Yarn over
Cast off (Bind-off)
Weave in tails
CAST ON – Longtail cast on
STITCHES – If you already know how to knit a garter border and make a stockinette field (all knit stitches on the Right Side between garter stitch on ends) then you can do this project. We will cover making an increase with yarn overs as well as two types of decreases. We will make a right leaning k2tog decrease and a left leaning ssk decrease. We’ll also increase with the Kfb but not in main stitch pattern as it is only used in beginning.
REPEATS – The Project is a 4 row repeat over 10 stitches . Every other row is purled on the Wrong Side so that part is a snap if you know how to purl See slower purl video HERE if needed. The right side rows are nearly the same and we will cover them both.
BIND OFF – Casting off/Binding off is just a standard knit wise bind off of which we’ll cover and weave in the tails as well. I’ll also cover wet blocking. If you need more of a visual and instructions CLICK HERE to WET BLOCK your blanket to open the lacework and set the stitches evenly.
If you need a slower video on the main stitches or techniques, please check out my slower tutorials on GoodKnit Kisses YouTube playlist.
WATCH VIDEO TUTORIAL! https://youtu.be/XRAZb46H2m0
If you enjoyed making the blanket why not try a BABY HAT? Click HERE for another free pattern and tutorial just for you!
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