This baby blanket was designed and knit for Baby Fritz, to keep him warm at home or on the go. It’s the perfect size to keep him warm in his pram, stroller, or car seat, or while being held by his mama. The star motif is taken from my Mette Cardigan. I love this motif with the stars representing protection, guidance, and light, with hearts in the corners that form smaller stars representing love and courage. The Mette cardigan was designed with my grandfather’s grandmother Mette Hansen in mind. She was the essence of hope, love, protection and courage. This blanket connects Baby Fritz to his family, reminds him he is dearly loved, protects him from the cold, and helps him feel all of our love through this snuggly warm blanket. Knit with super soft Rauma Tumi, this alpaca/wool blend will keep our baby, and yours, warm throughout the year.
Sizes One size Finished Measurements 28 ½” x 28 ½” (72.39 cm) Yarn Sport Weight | Rauma Tumi 50 % Alpaca 50 % Norwegian Wool | 130 m (142 yards) per 50 g (1.75 oz) skein Color A: 3 skeins | Color: SFN 10 (White) Shade 401 Color B: 3 skeins | Color: 7255 (Mustard) Total yarn used in blanket 270 g (9.5 oz) Needles One 24-inch /60 cm circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge. Suggested needle size: US 4 (3.5mm) One 32-inch/ 80 cm circular needle in one size smaller than gauge-sized needle. Suggested needle size US 3 (3.25mm) and DPNs in US 3 (3.25 mm) Notions Darning Needle Gauge and Swatch 24 stitches and 24 rows = 10 centimeters/4 inches Skills Used Long-tail cast on Provisional cast on Knitting in 2 color colorwork Catching occasional floats with while knitting (MC and CC) Cutting a steek Bind off Picking up and knitting stitches Knitting and attaching an I-cord Knitting (single color) Purling (single color) Duplicate stitch