Sunday, February 22, 2009

Ribbon Edged Preemie Blanket

Ribbon Edged Preemie Baby Blanket

Finished Size: 12” x 12” (20” x 20”)
Yarn: Fingering Weight (Worsted Weight)
Needles: 3.25mm (4.5mm)
Gauge: Not important but approximately 30sts/inch (20sts/inch)

Abbreviations:
K = knit
P = purl
k2tog = knit two stitches together
tbl = through the back of the loop
yo = yarn over

Lace Shells:
Row 1: K1, yo, *k5, slip the 2nd, 3rd, 4rth and 5th stitches over the first stitch, yo; Repeat from * to last stitch, k1
Row 2: P1, *(p1, yo, k1tbl) in the next stitch, p1; Repeat from * to end
Row 3: K2, k1tbl, *k3, k1tbl; Repeat from * to last 2 stitches, k2
Row 4: Knit
Row 5: K1, *yo, k2tog; Repeat from * to end
Row 6: Knit
Row 7: K1, *yo, k2tog; Repeat from * to end
Row 8: Knit
Row 9: K17, k2tog, k18, k2tog, k17, k2tog, k18, k2tog, knit to end

Garter Stripes:
Row 1 (wrong side): (K3, P2); Repeat to last 3 sts, k3
Row 2: Knit

Blanket:
Cast on 117 stitches.
Work Lace Shells pattern.
Should have 93 stitches after all rows worked.

Work rows 1 and 2 of Garter Stripes pattern until blanket measures 11” (18”) ending with Row 2. Or however long you want your blanket to be. The lace edging is approximately 1” (1 ½”) wide.
Place all stitches on a holder or cast off (see finishing section to choose which you prefer).

Cast on 117 stitches.
Work Lace Shells pattern. Should have 93 stitches after all rows worked.
Leave these stitches on the needle or cast off (see finishing section to choose which you prefer).

Finishing:
To join the Lace Shells section to the blanket you can use the 3 needle bind off, kitchener stitch or sew the two cast off edges together.
Weave in ends.
Thread ribbon through the two sets of eyelet holes on each end of the blanket.

13 comments:

Sandy said...

This is beautiful! I need to see a video of how to do the back loops only with regard to knitting...unless you can come sit beside me.

Come on, it'd be like a field trip. lol
Hugs
Sandy
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Nancy said...

Your blanket is beautiful. I can't wait to try this edging technique.

Sandy said...

Taking some time this, first I've been able to in quite some time--given the hours spent at the hospital before Mom's passing--to visit some of the good folks following me.

What new projects are you working on?

Sandy

Sandy said...

Me, popping in again wondering how you're doing. It's been so long since you've updated or come visiting.

Sandy
please give a shout so I know you're back

Sandy said...

Knock knock....anyone home?

Some milestones over at the Bridge

Sandy

Sandy said...

Pop in, see some changes on the page,
check our goals, read about special summer needs, and it get's lonely when no one visits.

Sandy
bridge and beyond

Sandy said...

Need all team members to please read post on The Bridge, I need a favor.
Thanks
Sandy

Sandy said...

Another try to reach all Bridge Team Members
Sandy
Bridge

Sandy said...

Contacting all members from The Rav. Bridge Project.

It's cold here in Central Ohio and the need to push for more donations, more helping hands is great. More people are living in the cold under the bridge.

Asking those who've donated before to help again, those who joined but didn't donate to please get fingers busy with hook or needles. Asking all to help spread the word by posting about the group and it's need on their blogs, to post team badge to help spread the word.

Will be closing the Rav. group that hasn't been active communications wise in a couple of weeks. Compiling a active list of members.

Can we count on your helping hands? Please hop over to the blog and let me know. I'll add your blog to the list of team members.

Many thanks
Sandy

Sandy said...

Visiting blogspot Bridge and Beyond Team Members today to say Merry Christmas, and to ask everyone to double their efforts with donations, the need is great and growing daily.

Sandy

Sandy said...

Geeeeeeeeees, it's been over a year since you blogged. What's up with that?

Visiting all Bridge Team Members to say Happy Easter

Sandy

Rose said...

hey, i am having trouble understanding the
(K1, yo, *k5, slip the 2nd, 3rd, 4rth and 5th stitches over the first stitch, yo; Repeat from * to last stitch, k1)
how do you slip the stiches over the first
is it pass slip stitch over ????

regards
xx

Cheryl said...

Yes ... same as pass slipped stitch over. You will do psso 4 times.