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Knitted baby blanket Novita Baby Merino Dream

Knitted baby blanket Novita Baby Merino Dream

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The star-like baby blanket is knitted in short rows. It consists of seven identical wedges with a sawtooth edge. Knitted from Novita Baby Merino Dream.
Magazine Novita Syksy 2018 -lehti (in Finnish)
Pattern N:o in Magazine 20
Skill level Intermediate
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Availability:In stock
SKU N031820
Pattern details
Size
One size

Yarn demand
Novita Baby Merino Dream
(822) Wood Sorrel 350 g

Needles and other supplies
Circular needles (60 cm / 32 in or 80 cm / 16 in):
Novita 3½ mm (UK 9–10 / US 4) or
sizes needed to obtain the gauge

Designer
Susanna Mertsalmi ja Irina Valtonen

Details

Cast on 117 sts and knit 1 row.

Begin the first wedge with short rows:

1st section: *Turn work, k1, yo, k115. Turn work, knit to end.* Repeat *–* 9 times in total. 1 st increased each time, and 1 st left unworked at the other edge. 9 sts unworked, 126 sts in total.

2nd section: Turn work, bind off the first 7 sts, yo, k108. Turn work, knit to end. *Turn work, k1, yo, k108. Turn work, knit to end.* Repeat *–* 6 times in total. 1 st increased each time, and 1 st left unworked at the other edge. 16 sts unworked, 126 sts in total.

3rd section: Turn work, bind off the first 7 sts, yo, k101. Turn work, knit to end. *Turn work, k1, yo, k101. Turn work, knit to end.* Repeat *–* 6 times in total. 1 st increased each time, and 1 st left unworked at the other edge. 23 sts unworked, 126 sts in total.

Keep working in the same manner. Each section has 7 sts fewer than the previous one as 7 sts more are left unworked.

When you have completed 11 sections with sawtooth shapes at the edge, there are 79 sts unworked and 126 sts in total.

12th section: Turn work, bind off the first 7 sts, yo, k38. Turn work, knit to end. *Turn work, k1, yo, k38. Turn work, knit to end.* Repeat *–* 6 times in total. 1 st increased each time, and 1 st left unworked at the other edge. 86 sts unworked, 126 sts in total.

Turn work, bind off the first 9 sts, k29, *k2tog but only drop the first st off the left-hand needle*, repeat *–* until 1 st remains on left-hand needle, k1. 117 sts in total. Turn work, knit 1 row. You have now completed the first wedge with 12 sawtooth shapes at the edge.

Work 6 more wedges in the same manner. On the last row of the last wedge, bind off all sts.

Finishing

Join the cast-on edge and the bind-off edge. Close the hole in the middle.

Shape the blanket as you steam it lightly.

Pattern instructions
Finished dimensions
Diameter approx. 105 cm / 41 ¼ in

Stitch patterns & gauge
Stitch pattern:
- Garter stitch:
knit all rows.

Gauge:
26 sts and 50 rows in garter st = 10 cm / 4 in

Cast on 117 sts and knit 1 row.

Begin the first wedge with short rows:

1st section: *Turn work, k1, yo, k115. Turn work, knit to end.* Repeat *–* 9 times in total. 1 st increased each time, and 1 st left unworked at the other edge. 9 sts unworked, 126 sts in total.

2nd section: Turn work, bind off the first 7 sts, yo, k108. Turn work, knit to end. *Turn work, k1, yo, k108. Turn work, knit to end.* Repeat *–* 6 times in total. 1 st increased each time, and 1 st left unworked at the other edge. 16 sts unworked, 126 sts in total.

3rd section: Turn work, bind off the first 7 sts, yo, k101. Turn work, knit to end. *Turn work, k1, yo, k101. Turn work, knit to end.* Repeat *–* 6 times in total. 1 st increased each time, and 1 st left unworked at the other edge. 23 sts unworked, 126 sts in total.

Keep working in the same manner. Each section has 7 sts fewer than the previous one as 7 sts more are left unworked.

When you have completed 11 sections with sawtooth shapes at the edge, there are 79 sts unworked and 126 sts in total.

12th section: Turn work, bind off the first 7 sts, yo, k38. Turn work, knit to end. *Turn work, k1, yo, k38. Turn work, knit to end.* Repeat *–* 6 times in total. 1 st increased each time, and 1 st left unworked at the other edge. 86 sts unworked, 126 sts in total.

Turn work, bind off the first 9 sts, k29, *k2tog but only drop the first st off the left-hand needle*, repeat *–* until 1 st remains on left-hand needle, k1. 117 sts in total. Turn work, knit 1 row. You have now completed the first wedge with 12 sawtooth shapes at the edge.

Work 6 more wedges in the same manner. On the last row of the last wedge, bind off all sts.

Finishing

Join the cast-on edge and the bind-off edge. Close the hole in the middle.

Shape the blanket as you steam it lightly.


Skill levels

Beginner

Have you just learned to knit, maybe still trying to figure out the very basics like knit and purl stitches? Or are you picking up knitting again for the first time since elementary school? Start here.

Technique

Beginner-level patterns include only basic knitting techniques: knitting and purling. You’ll also need to cast on and cast off stitches. The projects can be worked flat or in the round. Easy, regular decreases are used. Most patterns are worked in stockinette or garter stitch. Other simple stitch patterns may occur, and they are always detailed in the written pattern. Stripes of different colours may be used, but no more advanced colourwork.

Patterns

All patterns are written and do not include charts. Abbreviations are not used. Getting gauge is not crucial to the finished piece. Patterns include mostly accessories such as scarved and beanies. Pillowcases and other home decoration pieces.

Adventurous beginner

Got the basics covered? You’d like to take a swing at your first pair of socks, perhaps some easy cables or colourwork? A treasure of patterns awaits you on this level.

Technique

Patterns on this level may include simple colourwork, cables or lace. Colourwork patterns repeats are relatively short, cables simple and symmetrical and lace patterns easy and relatively small, covering details rather than entire pieces. The colourwork, cable and lace stitches are not worked into decreases or increases. Colourwork yarn floats are short, max. 3-4 stitches. Picking up stitches may occur. On this level, you’ll also find easy patterns using domino knitting, log cabin knitting or tunisian crochet.

Patterns

Patterns may include simple charts. In case special techniques are employed, they are detailed our in the instructions, either as text or e.g. through videos. The patterns may also suggest ”shortcuts”, i.e. easier ways to accomplish a technique. Most of the basic socks with heel flaps or afterthought heels are on this level, as well as mittens with no-gusset thumbs. There’s also plenty of sweaters, usually yoke sweaters or raglan sleeve sweaters.

Intermediate

So knitting is a regular hobby for you? Abbreviations, charts and instructions are no more than a walk in the park? Perhaps you’re looking for something to challenge yourself with, even at the odds of frogging?

Technique

In addition to basic techniques, some special techniques may be employed on this level, e.g. short rows. The same pattern may include both lace and cables. Magic loop knitting or entrelac, two-coloured brioche stitch, also here. In general, patterns require a more advanced ability to "read" your knitting. Lace patterns are also more advanced than on the previous level, but the lace stitches are still worked on right side only. Intarsia may be included, but in relatively simple and symmetrical patterns.

Patterns

Patterns on this level can feature concurrent shaping, e.g. neckline shaping at the same time as sleeve decreases or sleeve decreases into cable pattern. Sweater sleeves may require more advanced shaping. Most of our sweaters are at this level. Other patterns include e.g. magic loop patterns and toe-up socks.

Advanced

Turn off that telly and lash the doors, maximum concetration required! Although this skill level doesn’t bring much more in terms of technique, there’s simply more going on at the same time. Skill, concentration and perception are requisite.

Technique

On this level, you’ll find more advanced intarsia patterns, including intarsia in the round. Brioche patterns with decreases and/or cables are also here. Beginning of rounds may shift and multiple markers are needed. Lace or cable stitches may be worked also from wrong side. We’ve also included patterns featuring steeks here. Steeking isn’t hard as such, but requires the nerves and confidence of an experienced knitter.

Patterns

Patterns may include complex steps and require simultaneous reading of both charts and written instructions. Gauge may vary over different steps of the project. The patterns often feature much details and a combination of techniques. The size of the project is not what determines whether it’s advanced or not; focus is on technique, overall complexity and the risk of errors during the project.

Gauge & Swatching

Gauge and Swatching

Every pattern is based on a certain gauge, expressed as stitches or rows per 10 cm. It is important that you make a swatch to check your gauge before you start the actual project. If your gauge doesn’t match the pattern’s gauge, your finished garment won’t be the correct size either.

Swatching Start by knitting a swatch. Use the yarn, the needles and the stitch pattern you intend to use in the project. Make the swatch a little wider than 10 cm, so that you’ll be able to measure the stitches properly. Block the swatch by pinning it to a surface, then steam it gently. Count the stitches; put a pin in a stitch, then measure 10 cm from that stitch and put another pin there. Count the stitches from pin to pin – that’s your gauge! If needed, measure both horizontal and vertical gauge (rows). If you’re measuring rib or brioche stitches, stretch out the swatch slightly before measuring.

Adjusting gauge

If your gauge doesn’t match the pattern gauge, you can adjust it by switching needle size. If your swatch has too few stitches per 10 cm (i.e. your knitting is too loose), switch to smaller needles. Conversely, if your swatch has too many stitches per 10 cm, your knitting is too tight and you’ll need a larger pair of needles. Always knit another swatch in order to determine proper gauge and sizing. Also note that the pattern yardage only applies to the pattern yarn, the yardage may differ if you choose another yarn.

Size charts

Here you find size guides for your knitting projects!




 
 




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