Inside: Loom knit the Edelweiss Blanket with this free pattern and video tutorial. Includes 4 sizes from baby lovey to couch throw.
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 loom knit pattern includes 4 common square blanket sizes from baby lovey to couch throw.
Come loom knit the Edelweiss Blanket with me!
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, 12, 21) balls Red Heart Chic Sheep (3.5 oz/100 g; 186 yds/170 m)
Color Mimosa used in sample.
Small Gauge (3/8”) loom with at least 51 (151, 225, 301) pegs.
Flexee Loom Skinny used in sample.
Tapestry needle to weave in ends
Crochet hook (for cast on; small enough for between pegs)
Approx = approximately
Beg = Beginning
Cont = Continue
K = Uwrap Knit
K2tog = True knit two stitches together
P = Purl
P2tog = Purl two stitches together
Pat = Pattern
Rep = Repeat
St(s) = Stitch(es)
For a refresher on loom knitting basics see the blog posts below to get started:
13 Questions for Beginner Loom Knitters
How to Loom Knit Basics
How to Loom Knit Basic Stitch Patterns
How to Loom Knit in the Round
20 sts x 30 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)
Chain cast on is recommended, but you may also use the double ewrap or longtail cast on if you prefer.
The edelweiss stitch pattern uses a multiple of 2 +1. If you decide to adjust the width of the blanket be sure it fits the multiple.
Uwrap knit stitches are used for all stitches denoted as knit or K. For Rows 2 & 4 of the Edelweiss stitch pattern use the true knit stitch when working the K2tog. Ewrap is not recommended for this project.
In this pattern the Edelweiss stitch pattern works 2 stitches together more than once on the same peg to create the stitch. This stitch is worked over 2 pegs.
P2tog, k2tog in same st: Working in pairs, move st from Peg 1 to Peg 2. Purl both stitches together leaving old stitches on Peg 2 and place new purl stitch on Peg 1. On Peg 2, in same two stitches, true knit both sts together removing old sts from peg and placing new st on Peg 2.
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 of row.
Row 3: Knit
Row 4: *P2tog then 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.
Loom Knit Edelweiss Stitch Video Tutorial
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The following video walk you through each step of the Edelweiss stitch pattern.