Tiny Ripples – Free Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern

Tiny Ripples – Free Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern

I’m very excited about this post because I have been meaning to provide my knitting audience for a while now with a free baby blanket pattern.

The first knit blanket pattern for this year is a cable knit baby blanket.  This blanket is classic in its style, perfect for an heirloom gift.  To keep it unisex I used a creamy colour, but I think it would look stunning in any colour you choose.  As well, since the pattern calls for a bulky weight yarn, it knits up faster than most baby blanket patterns out there.

For this pattern, I used size 6 knitting needles but if you’d like the stitch to be a bit looser (and the blanket will be slightly larger), 6.5 mm needles would be great too.

If you are new to cable knitting, review this article:  Cable Knitting Resources which should help guide you into learning cables.  Please don’t be intimidated by cable knitting,  it’s much simpler than it seems –  I promise!

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Tiny Ripples – Free Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern

What you will need

Here is what you will need to make this baby blanket:

Gauge

16 stitches, 20 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch.

Measurements:

24″ Wide X 29″ Long

Abbreviations:

K: Knit

P: Purl

C4B: Cable 4 Back (slip 2 stitches onto your cable needle to the back of your work, knit the next two stitches, then knit the two stitches off of the cable needle).

C4F: Cable 4 Front (slip 2 stitches onto your cable needle to the front of your work, knit the next two stitches, then knit the two stitches off of the cable needle).

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Pattern

Cast on 110 stitches.

Bottom Border:

Row 1: *K1, P1, repeat to end of row.

Row 2: *P1, K1 repeat to end of row.

Repeat rows 1 and 2 three more times for a total of 8 rows.  Continue to Body of Blanket.

Body of Blanket:

Row 1:  K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1;  *K1, repeat from * to last 6 stitches;  K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1

Row 2:  P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1; *P1, repeat from * to last 6 stitches;  P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1

Row 3:  K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1; *K1, C4B, K2, repeat from * to last 6 stitches;  K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1

Row 4:  P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1; *P1, repeat from * to last 6 stitches;  P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1

Row 5:  K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1;  *K1, repeat from * to last 6 stitches;  K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1

Row 6:  P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1; *P1, repeat from * to last 6 stitches;  P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1

Row 7:  K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1; *K3, C4F, repeat from * to last 6 stitches;  K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1

Row 8:  P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1; *P1, repeat from * to last 6 stitches;  P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1

Repeat rows 1 to 8 until work measures 27.5 Inches.   Continue to Top Border.

Top Border:

Row 1: *K1, P1, repeat to end of row.

Row 2: *P1, K1 repeat to end of row.

Repeat rows 1 and 2 three more times for a total of 8 rows.

Cast off your work.

Finishing:

Weave in all loose ends.

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