Wave Blanket Kits!

by Laura on April 22, 2013

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A new baby is often the catalyst that brings new people to knitting, or brings the lapsed knitter back to the fold! In both instances, a simple project that yields a beautiful result is in order. Cue the Wave Blanket: 5 colors of Blue Sky’s Worsted Cotton plus feather & fan stitch make a perfect match!

Since we made our first version in 2008, this blanket has been knit countless times. Blue Sky Cotton is organically grown for ultimate in softness for baby and the stitch pattern is easy to memorize and accomplish. The hardest part is picking the colors! That’s where our new Wave Blanket Kits come to the rescue!

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Knowing that picking the right colors can be a challenge, we put together 3 color combinations. A bright rainbow for a baby whose gender will be a surprise, cool blues with a turquoise pop for baby boys and a purple & pink party for little baby girls!

Each kit comes with the pattern & one skein of each color shown all wound up and ready to go! With the color guesswork taken way & the yarn rolled up, you can relax, knit and dream about the sweet babe that’s soon to come!

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I love thinking about how many babies have been wrapped up in our design! If you’d like to knit one more to swaddle your little one, here’s the free pattern! Have fun!

WAVE BLANKET

SIZE
approximately 33” by 39”

MATERIALS
5 hanks of Blue Sky Alpaca’s Worsted Cotton
40 inch US 9 circular needle

GAUGE
16 sts = 4 inches in stockinette stitch, but gauge is not critical for this project

ABBREVIATIONS
K – knit
P – purl
K2tog – knit the next 2 stitches together as one stitch.

STITCH PATTERN
Row 1 (right side) – knit
Row 2 – purl
Row 3 – *(K2tog) 3 times, (yo, k1) 6 times, (k2tog) 3 times; repeat from * to end.
Row 4 – knit.
Repeat Rows 1 to 4.

BLANKET PATTERN
CO 144 stitches. Repeat pattern. Change to new color after finishing Row 4 of pattern. We knit 8 pattern repeats for each color.

Bind off loosely and weave in ends.

Enjoy!

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

P.j. August 8, 2013 at 9:15 am

What type of cast on and off did you use to get the pretty rolled looking top and bottom?

Craig August 8, 2013 at 10:48 am

Hi PJ, I used a long tail cast on and the usual bind off (not sure what it’s called). But nothing unique, I think it’s the pull and push of the stitch pattern that creates you look you’re seeing.

Karren August 8, 2013 at 9:10 pm

I am wondering if this pattern can be made bigger, such as 58″ x 60″.
Would it be strong enough to go bigger?

Natalie August 11, 2013 at 6:18 pm

This blanket is beautiful and I love the simplicity of the pattern. Thanks so much for sharing such a beautiful pattern. This will definitely be a project for the fall.

Michele October 7, 2013 at 10:47 am

I made the baby blanket using the rainbow colors. Four of the five colors worked harmoniously. The Caribbean Blue did not work with the other four. I swapped it out with Mediterranean Blue with a much better result

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