Wavy Boxes Baby Blanket

Ellen Lynch

 

This completely reversible pattern provides lots of texture, but is VERY easy to knit! And there are no holes in which little fingers might get caught!

 

 

 

Materials: 4 - 5 skeins Bernat Baby Coordinates Yarn (I used Soft Blue)

Newborn Size: Size 11 (8 mm) 29" or 32" circular needle

(Can also use 1 strand worsted weight)

Tapestry needle

 

 

Finished Size: Approximately 43"L x 40"W. NOTE: If you wish to make a smaller newborn blanket, reduce the number of cast on stitches by 9 or 18 and knit to the desired length.

 

 

Note: The blanket has a garter stitch border around all 4 edges.

 

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With sport weight or 1 strand worsted weight, cast on 123 stitches.

 

Rows 1 10: Garter Stitch Border (Knit every row)

 

 

 

 

Begin Wavy Boxes Pattern:

 

Row 1 (RS): K 10, P4, * K5, P4 * across to last 10 sts, K10

 

Row 2 (WS): K5, P5, * K4, P5 * across to last 5 sts, K5

 

Row 3: Same as Row 1

 

Row 4: Same as Row 2

 

Rows 5 & 6: Knit

 

Row 7: K5, P5, * K4, P5 * across to last 5 sts, K5.

 

Row 8: K10, P4, * K5, P4 * across to last 10 sts, K10

 

Rows 9, 11, 13: Same as Row 7

 

Rows 10, 12, 14: Same as Row 8

 

Rows 15 18: Knit

 

Continue with Pattern rows 1 18 ten more times.

Knit Pattern Rows 1 4.

Then knit 10 rows of garter stitch. Bind Off. Weave in ends.