Inside: Free Edelweiss Blanket pattern for knitters. Includes instructions for 4 sizes from baby lovey to couch throw and video tutorial.
The delicate edelweiss blossom covers the mountainsides of the Alps and now you can duplicate that delicate floral texture with my Edelweiss Blanket.
If you’ve been following me, you’ve seen this stitch pattern before. It was the inspiration for my Edelweiss Hat.
One of my YouTube VIPs suggested creating a blanket pattern with the stitch. So I did! This easy needle knit pattern includes 4 common square blanket sizes from baby lovey to couch throw.
EDELWEISS BLANKET Pattern for Knitters
By Kristen Mangus
A downloadable PDF of this pattern is available in my Etsy store or from Ravelry at the links below:
Pattern contains written instructions and a link to the fully-captioned tutorial video.
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Medium (#4) weight yarn
1 (6, 13, 22) balls Red Heart Chic Sheep (3.5 oz/100 g; 186 yds/170 m)
Color Lime used in sample.
US 8 (5.00 mm) circular needle
Knitter’s Pride Dreamz Interchangeable circular needle used in sample.
Tapestry needle to weave in ends
Approx = approximately
Beg = Beginning
Cont = Continue
K = Knit
K2tog = Knit two stitches together
P = Purl
P2tog = Purl two stitches together
Pat = Pattern
Rep = Repeat
St(s) = Stitch(es)
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20 sts x 28 rows in 4” (10 cm) in Edelweiss st.
SKILL LEVEL Easy+
Lovey: 10” x 10” (25 x 25 cm)
Stroller: 30” x 30” (76 x 76 cm)
Crib: 45” x 45” (114 x 114 cm)
Throw: 60” x 60” (152 x 152 cm)
The edelweiss stitch pattern is a multiple of 2 +1.
The blanket does not include a border. The edelweiss stitch does not curl making a border unnecessary.
Cast on 51 (151, 225, 301) sts.
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: K1. *P2tog, k2tog in same st. Repeat from * to end.
Row 3: Knit
Row 4: *P2tog, k2tog in same st. Repeat from * to last st. K1.
Repeat Rows 1-4 for Edelweiss stitch pattern until work from beg measures approx. 10” (30”, 45”, 60”) ending after a Row 2 or 4.
Bind off and weave in tails.
Needle Knit Edelweiss Stitch Video Tutorial
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The following tutorial videos walk you through the Edelweiss stitch pattern. The fully captioned videos are available for both right and left handed knitters.