Last summer, I designed a baby blanket for Fibre Space in Alexandria. When I showed the finished design here, many of you liked the pattern and wanted to knit it. I am happy to announce that it is now available for purchase.
Close up of the central castle panel:
Shown in cream:
The green blanket was knit out of Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Worsted; the cream blanket was made with Cascade’s 220 Superwash. Susan’s was knit out of Plymouth’s Worsted Merino Superwash.
Quick facts about the pattern:
Size: Approximately 32 by 40 inches after blocking.
Gauge: 18 stitches and 28 rows over four inches.
Yarn Requirements: You will need approximately 1100 yards of worsted weight yarn. (Each of my blankets used slightly less than that, but I prefer to give a quantity that allows for gauge differences as well as swatching.)
Instructions: Provided in both chart and row-by-row format. Two versions of the pattern are included; the bonus version omits the central castle panel.
How to Purchase:
Sleeping Baby’s Castle is available through Ravelry . Whether or not you are a Ravelry member, you can purchase the pattern by clicking the link below. You will be taken directly to a purchase page; after purchase, you will receive a link to download the PDF of the pattern.
Edited to add: A couple of readers have asked about the difficulty level of this pattern. That’s hard for me to answer because perceived difficulty is so variable. On Ravelry, there are about 9 or 10 Castle Blankets that weren’t knitted by me or by Susan. (The design was initially available as a kit at a local yarn store, Fibre Space, and those projects were knit from the kits sold there.)
I can’t know what the level of expertise of each of those knitters was, but the average difficulty rating given by them was between easy and medium. I don’t know if that helps. The pattern has a lot of repetition, and is very pictorial, so my sense is that it looks more complicated than it is. But each knitter is different.