This sweet fairytale blanket — a castle surrounded by vines and turret ribs — can be used as a baby’s blanket or as a small throw or lap blanket.
Directions for two versions are provided: the original with the whimsical castle motif as well as a “turret rib only” version that omits the central castle panel. Directions for both versions are given in chart form and with row-by-row instructions (non-charted).
The blankets shown used approximately 1000 yards, but it is recommended that you purchase slightly more than that to account for differences in gauge and to allow for swatching.
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.