'Tastefully Vintage' Babies Blanket
This is a free pattern with purchase of the accompanying wool. Please only select 'buy now' if you have also added the relevant wool to your knitting basket.
I get a lot of vintage knitting patterns gifted to me, and occasionally we give the patterns a new breath of life. We have taken the inspiration for this baby blanket from a Paton's and Baldwin knitting book from the early 1950's. The original version was for a kicking bag (two identical pieces joined together like a sleeping bag) with your precious bundle held in place with a drawstring ribbon securely fastened around the infant's neck. Maybe not such a good idea!
This vintage Baby Blanket (one side of knitting) comprises of alternating squares of stocking and garter stitch, with a moss stitch border. Knitted using New Zealand Baby Haven...a glorious pure merino wool, so soft, yet machine washable. Our Italian pure merino Mistral allowes for an alternative colour pallet including soft dusky pink and gentle grey alongside vibrant teal, burnt orangeÃÂ and bitter chocolate.ÃÂ It is the simplicity of the knitting and the luxury of the merino wool that makes this blanket one of our most popular, timeless knits.
We think the blanket goes beautifully with this little jacket and hat pattern.
- Yarn:Â 5 balls of Naturally Baby Haven 4 ply or Sesia Mistral 4 ply.
- Needles:Â 3.25 mm
- Size:Â 84 cm long x 58 cm wide approx.
The black and white image is of the original pattern you will be receiving a reformatted version.