Perfect for spring, this light weight baby blanket makes a beautiful and thoughtful gift for both a baby boy or girl. If you are new to knitting cables, you will love the simplicity of this pattern which combines a simple repeating cable stitch with a classic garter stitch border.
I named this blanket after the yarn that I used to make it: Knit Picks Color Mist worsted weight yarn in Waterfall. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I ordered the yarn online since I don’t usually make baby blankets out of cotton based yarns, but I liked that the description had it marked as machine washable (which is a must for anything baby related). Needless to say, I’m so so happy with the end result. The blanket is so light weight and incredibly soft. It will make the perfect gift for my new nephew, who will arrive any week now!
I have written out and posted the free pattern for this baby blanket below on this page. You can also purchase the ad free instant download PDF file for easy printing and reading.
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Waterfall Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern
Here is what you will need to make this baby blanket:
- US 9/5.5 mm Straight Knitting Needles.
- 4 Skeins of Knit Picks Color Mist worsted weight yarn in Waterfall
- Tapestry/Yarn needle to weave in ends.
5 rows, 5 stitches = 1 inch in stockinette stitch.
Finished blanket measures 24″ Wide X 33″ Long
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).
C4B: 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).
Cast on 126 Stitches.
Row 1-6: Knit all stitches (for top border).
Row 7: Knit all stitches.
Row 8: K6; Purl to last 6 stitches, K6.
Row 9: K6; *K2, C4B; repeat from * to last 6 stitches; K6.
Row 10: K6; Purl to last 6 stitches, K6.
Row 11: Knit all stitches.
Row 12: K6; Purl to last 6 stitches, K6.
Row 13: K6; *C4F, K2; repeat from * to last 6 stitches; K6.
Row 14: K6; Purl to last 6 stitches, K6.
Repeat rows 7-14 until work measures 32 inches.
Repeat rows 1-6 to complete bottom border.
Cast off and weave in all loose ends.
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