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My Victorian Baby Blanket
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Nov 30, 2011 17:02:04   #
cattdages
 
Almost finished...just need to weave in the ends!
I chose 2 colors of Simply Soft. Loved the dusty rose and cream combination. The yarn is very soft and drapes nicely for the lace. Also...machine washable! A plus for a baby.

 
Nov 30, 2011 17:20:05   #
AvonelleRed
 
What a lovely blanket! I think you chose wonderful colors for that style of blanket. The lucky recipient will be happy to own it, I am sure!
Nov 30, 2011 17:28:11   #
sand
 
all i can say is beautifu i love to knit afghan and you did a great job and the choice of colors are so lovely can you share the pattern i would loe it thank you
Nov 30, 2011 17:38:52   #
CARABELLA
 
Beautiful blanket, and as you say colours are really work together.
Nov 30, 2011 18:05:00   #
Pocahontas (a regular here)
 
How beautiful is that! It most certainly has the Victorian look to it. Perfect colors for portraying that era.
Nov 30, 2011 19:27:11   #
arealasset
 
Oooooh, so pretty. Thanks for sharing.
 
Nov 30, 2011 19:44:31   #
redquilter (a regular here)
 
That is simply beautiful and the colors certainly do compliment the style. What a treasured gift.
Nov 30, 2011 20:18:56   #
maureenb (a regular here)
 
Wow!What a lucky baby!
Nov 30, 2011 20:33:54   #
Knitaholic
 
Wow, so beautiful.
Nov 30, 2011 20:35:56   #
juliacraftylady666
 
youre right there,the colours,yarn and pattern are perfect together.
i am making a blanket from their simply brite colours,yummy!
Nov 30, 2011 21:53:26   #
babybop
 
beautiful blanket.
 
Nov 30, 2011 21:55:16   #
Typsknits
 
That is a real lovely blanket!
Nov 30, 2011 22:48:09   #
cattdages
 
Here is the pattern. I desiged it myself (seems weird to use that term for something I figured out as I went along)

VICTORIAN BABY BLANKET
Make 3 wide panels in one color, 2 narrow panels and borders in a contrasting color.
All lace stitches are from the Harmony Guide to Knitting.

Note: This sounds way more complicated than it is. Except for the center piece these are pretty short repeats which makes it easy to keep track so after a couple of repeats you won’t need to watch the pattern to know what to do.

Main Panel is composed of 4 lace patterns worked across: Little Shell, Rick Rack, 2x 2cable, Rick Rack, Fountain Lace, Rick Rack, 2x2 Cable, Rick Rack, Little Shell. It helps to use stitch markers between the patterns to help stay on track.

Cast on 58, purl first row for foundation and place markers (wrong side). Row 2: begin with 2 stitches in stocking stitch, lace pattern across. Work to desired length.

I used Caron Simply Soft with size 9 needles. You want a yarn that will show the lace nicely. Gauge is not important.

Little Shell (7 stitches)
1st Row: Knit
2nd Row: Purl
3rd Row: k1, yfrn, p1, p3tog, yf, k1
4th Row: Purl
Repeat 4 rows

Rick Rack (4 stitches)
1st Row: k1, yf, k2tog, p1 (OR p1, yf, k2tog, k1) – purl the stitch next to the cable pattern and knit the stitch next to the shell
2nd Row: Purl
3rd Row: k1, k2tog, yf, p1 (OR p1, k2tog, yf, k1)
4th Row: Purl
Repeat 4 rows

Cable (4 stitches)
1st Row: knit
2nd Row: Purl
3rd Row: C2F
(it is not important which way the cable goes, right or left whichever is quicker to work – just do all the same way)
4th Row: Purl
Repeat 4 rows

Fountain (16 stitches)
1st Row: k1, yf, k1, sl1, k1, psso, p1, k2tog, k1, yfrn, p1, yb, sl1, k1, psso, p1, k2tog, [yf, k1] twice
2nd Row: p5, k1, p1, k1, p3, k1, p4
3rd Row: k1, yf, k1, sl1, k1, psso, p1, k2tog, k1, p1, yb, sl1, k2tog, psso, yf, k3, yf, k1 (15 stitches)
4th Row: p7, k1, p2, k1, p4
5th Row: [k1, yf] twice, sl1, k1, psso, p1, [k2tog] twice, yf, k5, yf, k1 (16 stitches)
6th Row: p8, k1, p1, k1, p5
7th Row: k1, yf, k3, yf, sl1, k2tog, psso, p1, yf, k1, sl1, k1, psso,p1, k2tog, k1, yf, k1
8th Row: p4, k1, p3, k1, p7
9th Row: k1, yf, k5, yf, sl1, k1, psso, k1, sl1, k1, psso, p1, k2tog, k1, yf, k1
10th Row: p4, k1, p3, k1, p8
Repeat 10 rows

Contrast panel is Ostrich Plume (cast on 17 stitches)
1st Row: Knit
2nd Row: Purl
3rd Row: p2, k4tog, [yf, k1] 5 times, yf, k4tog, p2
4th Row: Purl
Repeat 4 rows

Border lace is worked lengthwise so work to match your completed panels.
In contrasting color, cast on 17 stitches
Fancy Leaf Edging
1st Row: (right side) k3, yfrn, p2tog, yrn, p2tog, yon, KB1, k2tog, p1, sl1, k1, psso, KB1, yf, k3
2nd Row: k3, p3, k1, p3, k2, yfrn, p2tog, yrn, p2tog, k1
Knit rows 1 & 2 one more time
5th Row: k3, yfrn, p2tog, yrn, p2tog, yon, KB1, yf, k2tog, p1, yb, sl1, k1, psso, yf, k4 (18 stitches)
6th Row: k4, p2, k1, p4, k2, yfrn, p2tog, yrn, p2tog, k1
7th Row: k3, yfrn, p2tog, yrn, p2tog, yon, KB1, k1, KB1, yf, sl1, k2tog, psso, yf, k5 (19 stitches)
8th Row: k5, p7, k2, yfrn, p2tog, yrn, p2tog, k1
9th Row: k3, yfrn, p2tog, yrn, p2tog, yon, KB1, k3, KB1, yf, k7, (21 stitches)
10th Row: cast off 4 sts (1 st remains on right hand needle), k2, p7, k2, yfrn, p2tog, yrn, p2tog, k1 (17 sts)
Repeat 10 rows to desired length
Nov 30, 2011 23:12:58   #
kiwiannie
 
beautiful work beautiful pattern
Nov 30, 2011 23:30:31   #
SylviaC
 
Thank you so much for the pattern.
My friend will be a grandma again in April so I have lots of time. We know the baby is a boy so I will likely use a slate blue for the contrast. I have lots of nice patterns but this is stunning. I think the Fountain Lace and Ostrich Plume just make it so elegant.
Thanks again.
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