Shale Baby

Shale Baby

Vintage Textural Blanket

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The vintage charm of an heirloom baby blanket will keep your little ones warm and snug for years to come. The Shale Baby Blanket nods to nursery knits of yesteryear with a four-row repeat of a variation on the Feather-and-Fan motif, teasing a pretty, undulating edge from the paired ridges of garter stitch at top and bottom. Knit with Shelter or Arbor, texture and color variations for this classic blanket are endless.

 

 

YARN

VERSION 1

  • 6 skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50 grams) 
  • Photographed in color Sweatshirt

VERSION 2

  • 7 skeins Brooklyn Tweed Arbor (100% American Targhee Wool; 145 yards/50 grams)
  • Photographed in color Treehouse

YARDAGE

VERSION 1

  • 804 total yards of worsted weight wool yarn

VERSION 2

  • 876 total yards of DK weight wool yarn
Gauge

VERSION 1

  • 19 stitches & 24 rows = 4″ in Lace Pattern after blocking

VERSION 2

  • 21 stitches & 27 rows = 4″ in Lace Pattern after blocking
Needles

VERSION 1

  • One 32″ circular needle in size needed to obtain gauges listed above
  • Suggested needle size: 5½ mm (US 9)

VERSION 2

  • One 32″ circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed above
  • Suggested needle size: 4½ mm (US 7)
Finished dimensions

VERSION 1

  • 32″ [81.5 cm] wide; 41″ [104 cm] long

VERSION 2

  • 28¼” [72 cm] wide; 37½” [95 cm] long

Measurements taken from relaxed fabric after blocking.

 

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

  • Long-Tail Cast On
  • Sewn Bind Off (Elizabeth Zimmermann’s method)
Jared Flood
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