Nestled Diamonds Blanket
ABOUT THE PATTERN
All of a sudden 2019 became the year for many of my friends to start having babies! I created this blanket for my best friend’s adorable little girl who was born this summer. My best friend’s favorite color is purple, so that was the obvious yarn choice.
I have plans to knit this blanket in Loops and Threads Charisma yarn for another friend who just had a precious little boy.
This is a quick, addicting knit that is perfect gift knitting. It is not a boring knit, as every other row is changing and requires some attention. Once you’ve begun knitting part of the diamond section, you will find that it is quite easy to read your knitting, and the repeat is fairly easy to memorize. Just remember to pay attention to the pattern so you form diamonds and not just straight lines! This pattern does use cabling, but it is simple to modify to knit without a cable needle (which I find much faster).
It is easy to modify for any weight of yarn and to modify the width and length. It is written for a bulky weight yarn, which creates a cozy, chunky blanket. Initially designed as a baby/stroller blanket, this blanket is sized from security blanket to throw blanket. This design will look beautiful in a solid, tonal, speckled, or faded color scheme. If you would like a fabric with more drape, I recommend increasing your needle size for a looser gauge.
This pattern includes the written instructions for security blanket, baby blanket, stroller blanket, toddler blanket, and throw blanket sizes, and it includes instructions for how to easily adapt the pattern for a different sizing of your choice.
Security (Baby, Stroller, Toddler, Throw) Blanket
Finished Width: 16” (25”, 30”, 43”, 52”) / 41 (64, 76, 109, 132) cm
Finished Length: 19” (25”, 36”, 51”, 59”) / 48 (64, 91, 130, 150) cm
Approximately 200 (410, 700, 1420, 2000) yds / 120 (250, 430, 870, 1210) grams of Bulky Weight Yarn
Shown in Bernat Softee Chunky.
16 stitches, 20 rows in 4” x 4” stockinette
5.0 mm (US 8) Needles, long enough to hold your blanket (I prefer circular needles)
12 Stitch Markers
This pattern uses the knit and purl stitches with some basic cabling (that can also be performed without a cable needle).
I would like to extend a huge thank you to all of my test knitters who used their time to provide feedback on this pattern design!
Please do not copy, share, or distribute this pattern, as this pattern design is property of Snickerdoodle Knits. You are welcome to sell the knits that you make using this pattern, but I do ask that you provide credit to Snickerdoodle Knits for the pattern and that you link our pattern on Ravelry when you are selling online. Thank you so much for understanding and for your support!
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