Bairn

Cabled Nap Blanket & Throw

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3 of 5

1 is least difficult, 5 is most difficult

Cast on a beautiful cabled heirloom. Bairn is given in two versions: a large nap blanket knit in Shelter that will serve a child as he grows or make a handsome throw in the living room, and a smaller baby blanket worked in Loft to tuck into a pram or use as a stylish nursing cover. The twining serpentines of the central motif and the echoing cables are easy to track and memorize once they’re established, making this a soothing, contemplative knit. Lightweight and warm in either size, Bairn will remain a family favorite after the little ones are grown.

 

YARDAGE

Worsted or Fingering weight wool yarn in the following approximate amounts:

Version I:

  • 1635 yards of worsted weight wool yarn

Version II:

  • 1485 yards of fingering weight wool yarn

YARN

Version I:

Version II:

Please note: the stitch patterns in this garment are charted only.

Gauge

Version I:

  • 16 stitches & 29 rows = 4″ in reverse stockinette stitch with Size A needle, after blocking
  • 22 stitches & 29 rows = 4″ in pattern from Chart A or C with Size A needle, after blocking
  • One 14-stitch cable from Chart B measures 2½” wide with Size A needle, after blocking

Version II:

  • 20 stitches & 36 rows = 4″ in reverse stockinette stitch with Size A needle, after blocking
  •  26 stitches & 36 rows = 4″ in pattern from Chart A or C with Size A needle, after blocking
  • One 14-stitch cable from Chart B measures 2″ wide with Size A needle, after blocking
Needles

Size A – Version I (for Main Fabric):

  • One 32″ circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: 5 mm (US 8)

Size B – Version I (for Ribbing):

  • One 32″ circular needle, one size smaller than Size A
  • Suggested Size: 4½ mm (US 7)

Size A – Version II (for Main Fabric):

  • One 32″ circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)

Size B – Version II (for Ribbing):

  • One 32″ circular needle, one size smaller than Size A
  • Suggested Size: 3½ mm (US 4)
Finished dimensions

Version I:

  • 35¼” wide; 51¾” long – Measurements taken from relaxed fabric after blocking

Version II:

  • 29″ wide; 41¾” long- Measurements taken from relaxed fabric after blocking

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern

REQUIRED TECHNIQUES

  • Blocking (Suggested method: Wet-Blocking)
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