Pattern: Reversible Celtic Patterns Baby Blanket




This is a very large and time-consuming project which requires a fair bit of concentration to make sure the charts are followed correctly; but the result is a gorgeous and sizeable baby blanket, twice as thick and warm as most other knitted blankets. It incorporates ‘step’ and ‘key’ motifs inspired by traditional designs from medieval Celtic illuminated manuscripts, and is completely reversible.

ERRATA


I will eventually be correcting these in the PDF.


  • 2013-04-23: There is an error in Chart C. Stitches 7-12 in Row 37 should actually be black, not white. Chart A, which is the mirror image of Chart C, shows this section as it should correctly appear, in stitches 32-36 of Row 37.
  • 2012-05-06: There is an error in Chart A. The horizontal line of black squares in Row 30 from stitches 7-13 should actually be on Row 31. Chart C, which is the mirror image of Chart A, shows the line as it should correctly appear.
  • 2010-04-21: There are two small errors in the pattern:
  • Row 3 should read: K1 with colour A, P1 with colour B, *K1 with colour B, P1 with colour A, repeat from * until only two stitches are left on the left needle, K1 with colour A, P1 with colour B.
  • Row 237 should read: K1 with colour A, P1 with colour B, *K1 with colour B, P1 with colour A, repeat from * until only two stitches are left on the left needle, K1 with colour A, P1 with colour B.

Sizing


  • 35 inches x 58 inches

Skills required


  • Knitting, purling
  • Double knitting techniques (explained in pattern)
  • Chart reading
  • Grafting, aka Kitchener Stitch

Materials needed


  • Yarn: Sport weight in two contrasting colours, approximately 2000 yards of each colour
  • Needles: 
    • 4mm circular needle, at least 40” long (60” would be better)
    • Spare circular needle, no bigger than 4mm, at least 40” long (60” would be better)
  • 6 stitch markers
  • Safety pin
  • Row counter (for knitters who have trouble ‘reading’ their knitting to count how many rows they’ve worked in a piece)
  • Tapestry needle
  • Lots of patience

Gauge


  • 22 stitches and 30 rows to 4 inches in stocking stitch on 4mm needles

1 comment:

Yin said...

I just finished this project! I went back and counted approximately 10 mistakes, lol! Including, I swear I gauged before starting, it is practically a bedspread and not even close to the estimated size! XD I love it anyway!