This is my variation on the classic cellular blanket: it’s worked in an aran-weight yarn, so knits up nice and quick. Make it in soft warm wool for winter, or cool cotton-blend aran for a breathable summer coverlet. Because I can’t for the life of me work out how to create a downloadable document, the pattern is right here:
Moss and Lace Rib Baby Blanket
Dimensions: approx. 60 x 75cm (24 x 30″)
Materials: approx. 560m (616yds) of any aran or worsted-weight yarn
pair of long 4.5mm (UK7, US7) needles, or a circular needle if preferred
Tension: approx. 18stitches and 30rows to a 10cm (4″) square worked in moss stitch
Abbreviations: K2tog – Knit next two stitches together
yo – yarn over (bring the yarn anti-clockwise round to the front of your right needle)
ssk – slip, slip, knit (slip the first stitch off your left needle, knitwise, slip the next stitch off your left needle purlwise, insert your left needle through the front of the two stitches from left to right and knit them together)
Cast on 108 stitches.
Row 1: *K1, P1, repeat from * to end of row.
Row 2: *P1, K1, repeat from * to end of row.
Repeat these 2 rows until 18 rows have been worked, then begin to work the panels as follows:
Row 1: K1, (P1, K1) 5 times, (K2tog, yo, yo, ssk) 6 times, P1, (K1, P1) 3 times, (K2tog, yo, yo, ssk) 6 times, K1, (P1, K1) 3 times, (K2tog, yo, yo, ssk) 6 times, P1, (K1, P1)5 times.
Row 2: P1 (K1, P1) 5 times, (P1, P into yo, P into back of 2nd yo, P1) 6 times, K1, (P1, K1) 3 times, (P1, P into yo, P into back of 2nd yo, P1) 6 times, P1, (K1, P1) 3 times, (P1, P into yo, P into back of 2nd yo, P1) 6 times, K1, (P1, K1) 5 times.
Repeat these two rows until the blanket measures 70cm in length, ending with Row 2.
Work a further 18 rows in moss stitch (as at the beginning of the pattern).
Cast off in pattern.
To block, pin out evenly on a towel or mattress, cover with a damp cloth and leave to dry. Sew in the ends. That’s it!
Feel free to use this pattern for personal use, if you forward or distribute it please attribute it to barricadesofheaven.com!