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Ariel Counterpane Baby Blanket

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Each counterpane square for this heirloom baby blanket is made in the round from the center out. Instructions for the counterpane square are both charted and written out in text. Create a larger blanket (48" by 60") by knitting 20 squares and omitting the border. Needles: 5 double-pointed needles, size 7 (4.5 mm); one size 7 (4.5 mm) 16" needle; one size 7 (4.5 mm) 24" needle; one size 7 (4.5mm) 29" needle; one crochet hook, size H-8 (5 mm) for cast on only. Notions: one cable needle, blunt-end yarn needle. Color shown is #451 Dusty Sage BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Working in the round on double-pointed needles Chart reading GAUGE In pattern, each square measures approx 12" square. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Approx 36 x 36" excluding border; can easily be made larger by adding more motifs SUGGESTED YARN 1800 yards of DK weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Plymouth ENCORE DK COLORWAY Dusty Sage #451

Recommended with this pattern

  • DK weight yarn, approximately 1800 yds
  • 5 Double-pointed knitting needles, size US 7 (4.50 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
  • One size US 7 (4.5mm) circular knitting needle, 16"

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Melissa Leapman Designs
Melissa Leapman Designs
A widely-published designer, Melissa Leapman has published patterns in every premier needlecrafts publication in the country. Melissa is the author of several bestselling knitting and crocheting books. Recent titles are </i>Cables Untangled</i>, <i>Continuous Cables</i>, <i>Color Knitting the Easy Way</i>, <i>Mastering Color Knitting</i> and <i>Stashbuster Knits</i>. Her most recent book is <i>Knitting the Perfect Fit</i>, published by Random House/Potter Craft . It is a designer's exploration of how to use fully-fashioned shaping to create figure flattering sweaters. As a freelance designer, she has worked with leading ready-to-wear manufacturers and design houses in NYC. In addition, most American yarn companies commission Melissa to create designs to promote their new and existing yarns each season. She has been a featured guest on numerous television shows, is a popular guest blogger, and is the host of several Leisure Arts knitting and crocheting DVDs. Nationally, her workshops are popular with crafters of all levels.