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Welcome Blanket Pattern

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  • Lace
  • Textured
  • Worked Flat

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Pattern Details

Originally designed to say “The Cat” in many different languages, I have now created charts so you can embroider “Welcome” in different languages to use this pattern for the Welcome Blanket Project. A welcome blanket is traditionally created to lovingly mark the arrival of a new person into the world. In the Welcome Blanket project, each handmade blanket is a physical manifestation of this celebration of new refugees and other immigrants: “Welcome to the United States and your new life here! We are so glad you have arrived.” Experience level: Intermediate Materials: Worsted weight wool, wool-blend, or acrylic yarn Approx 1664 yds (1522m) in MC (creme) Approx 25 yds (23m) in each of 4 CCs for lettering Needles: Size 7 (4.75mm) circular needles 36" or longer or size to obtain gauge Tapestry needle Blocking wires or pins Blocking surface Finished measurements: (blocked) 46" (117cm) square Gauge: 20 sts and 22 rows = 4" (10cm) over lace pattern

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Donna Druchunas | Sheep to Shawl,LLC
Donna Druchunas | Sheep to Shawl,LLC
I escaped a corporate cubicle to honor her passions for knitting, world travel, research and writing. I'm the author of Lithuanian Knitting: Continuing Traditions with author June Hall, Arctic Lace, Successful Lace Knitting, Kitty Knits, Ethnic Knitting, and more. I teach workshops around the world on topics such as rug knitting, spinning and dyeing, Lithuanian socks, Japanese sweaters and Norwegian pullovers. My latest endeavour is holding Knitting and Writing retreats in Northern Vermont as well as opening a knitting store in my local studio in my house. More info at & I live in a 140 year old New England farm house in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont with her husband, mother and three cats, who all help her test the usability and comfort of her finished knitted items. Visit Donna's website and online store at