Cloudburst Baby Blanket Pattern
Note: This is a revised pattern as of April 5, 2018. The first one was incorrect and missing information. I sincerely apologize for any frustration!
This is my first attempt at a baby blanket. The feather and fan stitch is widely used in many baby blanket patterns; this is an adaptation of various patterns specifically designed to highlight the beautiful (new for 2018) dappled colors of Juniper Moon Farm's Cumulus.
The blanket is "baby carrier" sized - and uses approximately 500 yards of Cumulus. You can block the finished blanket to make it larger, but as a mom of twins I loved smaller blankets that didn't get caught on everything while I was trying to load them into the car.
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You will need:
For my baby girl sample blanket, I used the three colors above as A, B and C
The stitch pattern consists of four rows:
- K5, *K2tog, K2tog, yo, k, yo, k, yo, k, yo, K2tog, K2tog *repeat eight times, until the last five stitches, K5 (the original publication of this pattern was incorrect!)
- K5, *purl until the last five stitches, K5
- Cast on 106 Stitches of Color A (I used Long Tail Cast On) (Not 109 stitches like previously published.)
- Rows 1-6: Knit All Stitches
- Rows 7-10: Change to Color B and Knit Pattern
- Rows 11-14: Change to Color C and Knit Pattern
- Rows 15-18: Change to Color B and Knit Pattern
- Rows 19-26: Change to Color A and Knit Pattern two times
- Rows 27-28: Knit
- Rows 29-32: Change to Color C and Knit Pattern
- Rows 33-36: Change to Color B and Knit Pattern
- Rows 37-40: Change to Color C and Knit Pattern
- Rows 41-50: Repeat Rows 19-29 with Color A
- Rows 51-72: Repeat Rows 29-50 (Color C, Color B, Color C, Color A)
- Rows 73-94: Repeat Rows 7-28 (Color B, Color C, Color B, Color A)
- Rows 95-116: Repeat Rows 7-28 (Color B, Color C, Color B, Color A)
- Rows 117-138: Repeat Rows 29-40 (Color C, Color B, Color C)
- Rows 139-143: Change to Color A and Knit all Stitches
- Cast off using your favorite stretchy method
Thought for the Day:
"The sun always shines above the clouds." - Paul F. Davis