Free Pattern: Wavy Baby Blanket

It’s time for another stash busting baby blankie. This time, it’s a modified Feather and Fan stitch. You can find this stitch in A Treasury of Knitting Patterns by Barbara Walker and throughout the Internet. Basically, I eliminated the purl row. This makes for a reversible blanket, a sought-after feature in any blanket.

Download this pattern (PDF).

Size
Approximately 28-inch square. This is an easily modifiable pattern, so you can knit the blanket to your desired size.

Gauge
Not critical. For this item, I prefer to use a needle that is two sizes larger than recommended on the yarn label.

Materials

  • Worsted weight yarn. For the blanket pictured, I used a partial skein each of Red Heart Super Saver in Turquoise, Soft White, Grey Heather, and Black.
  • US 10/6.0 mm 36-inch circular needles
  • Yarn needle

Abbreviations

  • k2tog: Knit two stitches together. One stitch decreased; right slant.
  • ssk: Slip one stitch knitwise, slip one stitch knitwise, bring both back to left needle and knit through back loop. One stitch decreased; left slant.
  • yo: Yarn over. Wrap the yarn over your needle and continue with pattern.

I love knittinghelp.com for thorough descriptions and easy-paced videos to learn new techniques. Take a peek at their decreases and yarn over videos.

Instructions
CO 110 (or any multiple of 18 stitches plus 2)
Row 1: Knit all stitches.
Row 2: Knit all stitches.
Row 3: K1, *k2tog 3x, (yo, k1) 6x, ssk 3x* repeat from * to * 5 times more, k1.
Row 4: Knit all stitches.
Row 5: Knit all stitches.
Row 6: Knit all stitches.
Repeat rows 3-6 to desired length.

Weave in ends. Wash and dry. Enjoy with your favourite baby. :)

Notes and Tips:
For a smooth edge
I really like smooth edges for blankets. So, at the beginning of each row, I slip the first stitch purlwise. This means for row 3, I slip the first stitch purlwise and this replaces the k1.

Changing colours
In the sample photo, I changed colours on a row 5.

Questions?
If you have any questions about the pattern, please contact me. I’m happy to help out as best as I can. Happy knitting! :)

2 thoughts on “Free Pattern: Wavy Baby Blanket

  1. I love this pattern. However, I was working off the downloaded .pdf version and was wondering why I was having a problem with row 3. On the .pdf version, the stars and repeat instructions as well as the final K1 are missing.

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