Albert’s Blankie is a rectangular, garter stitch baby blanket. The understated eyelet pattern provides just enough interest without being overly complicated, and makes the blanket a great, neutral choice for any baby. Worked in a soft, superwash wool for both warmth and ease of care, Albert’s Blankie is a great size for cribs, bassinets, and strollers.
Albert’s Blankie is knit diagonally from corner to corner and finished with a subtle chevron border.
82.5 cm/33” long, 55 cm/22” wide (without edging)
20 stitches & 44 rows = 10 cm/4″ in garter stitch, after blocking
MATERIALS AND TOOLS
Approximately 850 metres/930 yards DK weight yarn
Shown in Julie Asselin Leizu DK (90% Merino, 10% Silk; 238 m/260 yd per 115 g/4.06 oz skein) in colour Birch; 4 skeins
One set 4.5 mm/US 7 needles* (or size needed to obtain gauge)
One 5 mm/US 8 needle of any kind (or one size larger than needed for gauge; optional for edging bind off)
*Either one long circular needle (cable length at least 80 cm/32”) or one set of straight needles, as you prefer for flat knitting.
Additional Tools and Notions
12 stitch markers (6 in colour A, 6 in colour B; optional for marking pattern repeats), 4 stitch markers (for working edging), 1 removable stitch marker (optional), tapestry needle, measuring tape
This blanket is worked in Garter Stitch on the bias from corner to corner (see the schematic on this page) with a simple eyelet pattern. Stitches are picked up around the perimeter of the blanket and finished with a chevron edging.
Stitch patterns are both charted and written.
LOW VISION ACCESSIBILITY
The low vision version of this pattern has the following features:
- Black text on white background
- 24 point font (minimum for body text; some headers are slightly larger than this)
- Sans serif monospaced font (Consolas)
- No italics
- Fully written directions (no charts)
- All left-justified text
- 2.54 cm/1” margins
- Single column format
- All images are captioned
Price: $8.00 CAD/$6.25 USD