Holton Blanket by Jen Arnall-Culliford

Holton Blanket

April 2012
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1094 yards (1000 m)
90cm x 90cm (35.5 x 35.5in)
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The centre of this baby blanket is worked first, and then the edging is knitted separately and sewn to the centre.

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I wanted to make my new nephew a blanket that would resemble the sea. The indigo-dyed Shilasdair 4ply is the perfect colour, and the border edging makes me think of waves breaking on the beach.

This would be a great pattern for a confident new knitter. You’ve got plenty of mindless garter stitch to work on while you’re out and about with friends or at knit night, but there’s also a pretty lace border to knit when you’ve got a bit of time to concentrate. The stitch count on the border changes, but it’s quite straight-forward. Just check that you’ve got the right number of stitches at the end of each RS row. If you haven’t you will only need to unpick one row!