An easy, quick lace baby blanket which works well in cotton for summer babies. This blanket works well as a pram blanket too.
This pattern uses the quatrefoil eyelet pattern from The Knitter’s Handbook by Hamlyn.
Finished size 85 cm in length once blocked.
8 ply Bendigo Cotton used (Honeydew pictured).
Gauge: 22 stitches to 30 cm for 10cm square.
The lace pattern is a multiple of 8.
Cast on 102 stitches.
Row 1: *K1,P1 repeat until end.
Row 2: *P1,K1 repeat until end.
Row 3: *K1,P1 repeat until end.
Row 4 and every alternate row (WS): K1, P1, K1, *P until last three stitches, K1, P1, K1
Row 5: P1, K1, P1,*K until last three stitches, P1, K1, P1
Row 7: P1, K1, P1, K3, *yf, sl1, K1, psso, K6, ending last repeat K3 instead of K6, P1, K1, P1.
Row 9: P1, K1, P1, K1, *K2tog, yf, K1, yf, sl1, K1, psso, K3, rep from *ending last repeat K2 instead of K3, P1, K1, P1.
Row 11: As Row 7.
Row 13: P1, K1, P1, K1,*K until three stitches from end, P1, K1, P1.
Row 15: P1, K1, P1, K7, *yf, sl1, K1, psso, K6, repeat from * to last four stitches, K1, P1, K1, P1.
Row 17: P1, K1, P1, K5, *K2 tog, yf, K1, yf, sl1, K1, psso, K3, repeat from * to last 6 stitches, K3, P1, K1, P1.
Row 19: As Row 15.
Rows 4 to 19 constitute the pattern. Continue until you reach the desired length (suggested length 80cm).
Once desired length is achieved finish by repeating Rows 1-3.
Cast off loosely. Dampen the blanket and block. Weave in the ends.
You are free to sell items made by your own hands using this pattern if credit is given to the designer, but do not sell or distribute the pattern.
When crediting the designer please reference “Easy Meadow Lace Baby Blanket by Estelle McDonald” and where appropriate link to the A Passionate Yarn website for the pattern.