For the Ultimate Sweater Machine®

Scalloped Baby Blanket

designed by Kathy Perry

FINISHED SIZE
Approx 31" x 35" / 78.75 cm x 89 cm

YARN
Caron International's Simply Soft® (100% acrylic, 6oz/170g, 315yds/288m):

12 ounces
Shown in: #9719 Soft Pink

KEY PLATE
USM/ISM KP#2.5 or appropriate tension to obtain gauge
Suitable for USM/ISM/Bond Classic or 6.5 to 9 mm knitting machine

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Chart

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See Bond Buzz #59 for technique tips


ADDITIONAL MATERIALS
Latch tool
Single-prong transfer tool
3-prong transfer tool
Yarn needle
Pins, sewing needle and thread
4 yds of 1/2" ribbon

GAUGE
In Stockinette stitch, using a #2.5 keyplate: 17 sts and 22 rows = 4”/10 cm

STITCHES USED
Scalloped edge (See technique instructions)
Eyelet stitch (See body instructions)
Stockinette stitch (St st)

NEEDLES REQUIRED 127

BLANKET

SCALLOPED EDGE (make 2)

  • Using closed CO Method, CO 127 sts and follow technique instructions to complete edge. (NOTE: Reforming sts on 2nd row is optional for this design.) RC=012. K 2 R. Leave extra long tail for attaching to body of blanket.
  • Change to WY and work 6 R. Remove from machine.

BODY

  • Using open CO Method and WY, CO 127 sts. K 6 R. COR. RC=000. Change to MY.
    Eyelet stitch side edging: K 2 R. Work eyelet sts by moving 3rd st to 4th ndl (2 sts on one ndl) on ea side on completed row and then every foll 4 rows. (NOTE: Put empty ndl in FWP before working row.) Cont with eyelets and K to RC=168.
  • Change to WY and work 6 R. Remove from machine.
  • Turn piece so knit side is facing front and rehang. Hang a scalloped edge piece on top so that purl side is facing front. COR. K 1 R. BO back stitch.
  • Repeat for opposite end.

* Alternate blanket method: Make scalloped edge and body of blanket in one piece, ending with WY. Make second scalloped edge to attach by grafting.

FINISHING

  • Weave in ends.
  • Block to measurements.
    Cut 4 ribbons and weave in and out of eyelets along top, bottom and sides of blanket, following picture. Secure ribbon ends with sewing needle and thread.


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