You won’t believe the drape in this lacy knit blanket.
Lace knitting seems intimidating, doesn’t it? I always looked at these beautiful pieces and wondered how hard it could be to make one of these things. Lacy projects look romantic, and beautiful, and drapey, and well…scary.
But they are actually not at all! While I wouldn’t recommend a lacy knit blanket to be your very first project as a beginner, you could easily tackle one when you reach the advanced beginner stage, with just a few basic projects under your belt.
You can actually see all the blankets I have created so far, here.
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I firmly believe that anyone with the right tools and patience can accomplish almost anything. This knitting pattern will set you up for success, using clear instructions, and with the help of some stitch markers you will never miss your place on the pattern.
Can we take a moment to appreciate the drape on this blanket? The combination of yarn plus the stitch make it magical. Doesn’t this deserve a spot as your heirloom baby blanket? The one that you are going to pass on to the next generation of babies?
If however you are looking for a really chunky knit baby blanket pattern, you can check out the Orfeas blanket pattern which is free!
You only have to know how to knit, purl, and yarn over to complete this beautiful knitted baby blanket.
You are going to need US10 (6.0 mm) straight or 32” (80 cm) circular knitting needles, or appropriate size to meet gauge. I always go for circular knitting needles, especially for bigger projects, like blankets and shawls.
Stitch markers are you very best friend for this project. You will need 4 of them, in at least two different colors.
Are you going for warm and cozy? Then worsted weight yarn, category 4, will be perfect for this project. Not too heavy, not too light. The one I used is the MillaMia Naturally Soft Aran, and it glides so effortlessly on the needles you are going to love it!
If you plan on using the same (I highly recommend that), you are going to need about 7 balls and you can get it on Lovecrafts here. They do ship worldwide which is always so nice.
30”x36” (76×91 cm)
This time I have only included one size in this pattern, which will be just perfect for the stroller or the crib of a baby.
And of course, a big thank you goes to my wonderful testers. If you would like to become a pattern tester for Malloo, read this blog post and apply.
Check out the photos of my awesome testers, below.
Don’t forget to pin this image for later…;-)