Pattern: Celtic Knotwork Baby Blanket

This pattern is a combination of mindless and intricate. There’s a ton of stocking stitch, which is great for times when you just need to keep your hands busy; and there are lots of involved cables, for times when you are able to concentrate harder. The result is a blanket which appears simultaneously simple and complex, and beautiful all over.


  • Approximately 3' x 3.5'

Skills required

  • Knitting, purling
  • Chart reading
  • Cables

Materials needed

  • Yarn: Approximately 1375 yards of sportweight – the model was knitted using about 1.25 balls of Phentex "Sport", 100% acrylic, 1114yds/350g, colour Caribbean Sea/Mer des Antilles
  • Needles: Long 4mm circular needle (at least 60”)
  • Cable needle
  • 2 stitch markers


  • 20 stitches and 28 rows to 4”/10cm in stocking stitch on 4mm needles
Since this is a blanket, gauge does not have to be exactly accurate. Nevertheless, you will want to get close to gauge in order to achieve a blanket of the size indicated.

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