Picture from Gravid
Winter babies need a wollen afghan in happy colours. We made one for little Olivia, and she sure was happy about it. The afghan is very stretchy, amking it easy to wrap around your baby. It will also make a great baby bed spread later on; a multi use afghan;)
Single strand Pickles Cashmerino, Pickles Extra Fine Merino
double strands Pickles Merino Lace
We used both extra fine merino and lace, 9 colours in total. You need 250 g in total for the hole afghan.
Circular needles US 10
Using needles a few sizes larger than US 10, cast on 110 stitches. We use the larger needles to cast on and off to make sure it stays stretchy in the ends as well as in the middle. The blanket is knitted with larger needles than what the yarn requires, and that´s why it´s very important to remeber this.
Change to size 10 needles and knit 4 rows using the garter stitch. Then you´ll repeat the following four rows throughout the blanket.
Row 1: K2 together, K2 together, YO, K1, YO, K1, YO, KI, YO, K2 together, K2 together.
Row 2 - 4: Knit the garter stitch.
Repeat until the blanket is 35". Finish by knitting the garter stitch for four rows. On the fourth you´ll change needles to size 15. Cast off on the next row.