Introducing the Bright Blocks Baby blanket Knit-Along (KAL) designed by the talented Lynne Rowe. Featuring beautiful shades that will definitely brighten up a bedroom or nursery, Lynne has shared her story and inspiration on this beautiful design;
'I have taken my inspiration from wooden baby blocks which have been a child’s educational toy for many centuries, to help children to learn their alphabet whilst playing and building hand-eye coordination, as well as being interactive and creative. The squares use a really simple technique of a stocking stitch background with reverse stocking stitch motifs to create the star and heart shapes, numbers and letters. I hope it shows that by using simple techniques, you can still create something that is both eye-catching and fun to make.'
This blanket is worked by knitting individual squares that are sewn together in strips then joined with garter stitch panels. The blanket is edged with a striped garter stitch border and fluffy pompoms to finish it off.
The KAL uses the yarn Deramores Studio Baby Soft DK which is a wonderfully soft acrylic yarn which has been developed with anti-pilling technology. The Pattern will be available FREE as a Digital Download and comes in UK Terminology. This will be released over 5 weeks every Thursday at 10.00am GMT on Website, dedicated Facebook group - Deramores: The Projects, Social Media, Blog, and on our Newsletter.
Finished size: 98cm x 114cm
Each square measures 18cm x 18cm using 3.5mm needle
Yarn Pack contains:
- 2 x Deramores Studio Baby Soft DK - Snow (70101)
- 1 x Deramores Studio Baby Soft DK - Coral (70128)
- 1 x Deramores Studio Baby Soft DK - Sunset (70110)
- 1 x Deramores Studio Baby Soft DK - Sea (70133)
- 1 x Deramores Studio Baby Soft DK - Sunshine (70103)
- 1 x Deramores Studio Baby Soft DK - Apple (70116)
- 1 x Deramores Studio Baby Soft DK - Foxglove (70113)
- 1 x Deramores Studio Baby Soft DK - Mint (70118)
For this KAL you will need the following:
3.5mm straight needle
3.5mm long circular needle (80cm or 100cm length)
Pompom maker (optional)
Yarn weight: DK | Light Worsted (3) | 8 Ply
Length: 330m | 360yds
Needle Size: 3.5mm (US4) straight knitting needles and 3.5mm long circualr needle (80cm or 100cm length) for knitting in rows for the joining strips and border (or size needed to achieve tension)
Ball weight: 100g | 3.5oz
Tension: 24 sts and 32 rows measures 10cm x 10cm over stocking stitch with 3.5mm needle (or size needed to achieve tension)
Fibre: 100% Anti-Pilling Acrylic
Care Instructions: Machine Wash - Synthetic Wash - 40°C, Cold Rinse, Short Spin, Do not Wring, Do not Iron, Do not Bleach, PCE Dry Clean
Pattern For: Babies
- baby gift
Thish is a great pattern and is easy to follow the instructions.. I have made my blanket using cotton as I live in Florida. It has turned out to be delightful.. Thank you
Beautiful pattern, so nice for a new baby with all the colours!
I can't wait to get started!
Cute but haven't tried it yet.
Very easy to download.