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Quick and pretty lace baby blanket
This is a lovely blanket that knits up quickly on larger needles. I recommend either DK weight yarn held two strands at a time, or a worsted weight. As this is a lace pattern, preferably choose natural fibers that will block well. Great way to practice different decreases.
Finished measurements: 75x70 cm (30x28 in)
Gauge: 1 pattern repeat=11,5 cm (4,5 in). Exact gauge is not critical for the project. Please note that if your gauge is different, the finished garment will have different measurements.

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  • Step 1

    Cast on 100 stitches.

    You can easily adjust the width and length of the project. One pattern repeat is 15 stitches (that’s one leaf width-wise and two leaves long-wise, the first one leaning to the right, and the second one leaning to the left). Make a swatch with 2 repeats of the pattern to see what size you’ll get and to decide how many
    repeats you’d need to cast on for. To calculate the total number of stitches to cast on, multiply 15 by the number of the repeats you want to make and add 10 stitches (you need 2 for the lace pattern to line up, and 4 for each side border of seed stitch)

  • Step 2

    Knit six rows in seed stitch:
    Over even number of stitches: Row 1. (K1, p1). Row 2. (P1, k1) Repeat rows 1 & 2 two more times.
    Over odd number of stitches: Row 1. (K1, p1), k1. Row 2. K1, (p1, k1). Repeat rows 1 & 2 two more times.

  • Step 3

    Start lace pattern repeats. Repeat stitches in brackets six times (or as many times as you have decided). If you have odd number of stitches, last 4 sts of each row should be [p1, k1] two times instead of k1, p1, to keep the seed stitch border aligned
    Row 7: k1, p1, k1, p1, (p2, k 13), p2, k1, p1, k1, p1
    Row 8. k1, p1, k1, p1, k2, (p13, k2), k1, p1, k1, p1
    Row 9. k1, p1, k1, p1, (p2, k 10, k2tog, yo, k1), p2, k1, p1, k1, p1
    Row 10. k1, p1, k1, p1, k2, (yo, p2, p2tog, p9, k2), k1, p1, k1, p1
    Row 11. k1, p1, k1, p1, (p2, k 8, k2tog,k1, yo, k2), p2, k1, p1, k1, p1
    Row 12. k1, p1, k1, p1, k2, (p1, yo, p3, p2tog, p7, k2), k1, p1, k1, p1
    Row 13. k1, p1, k1, p1, (p2, k 6, k2tog,k2, yo, k3), p2, k1, p1, k1, p1
    Row 14. k1, p1, k1, p1, k2, (p2, yo, p4, p2tog, p5, k2), k1, p1, k1, p1
    Row 15. k1, p1, k1, p1, (p2, k 4, k2tog,k3, yo, k4), p2, k1, p1, k1, p1
    Row 16. k1, p1, k1, p1, k2, (p3, yo, p5, p2tog, p3, k2), k1, p1, k1, p1
    Row 17. k1, p1, k1, p1, (p2, k 13), p2, k1, p1, k1, p1
    Row 18. k1, p1, k1, p1, k2, (p13, k2), k1, p1, k1, p1
    Row 19. k1, p1, k1, p1, (p2, k1, yo, skp, k10), p2, k1, p1, k1, p1
    Row 20. k1, p1, k1, p1, k2, (p9, p2tog tbl, p2, yo, k2), k1, p1, k1, p1
    Row 21. k1, p1, k1, p1, (p2, k2, yo, k1, skp, k8), p2, k1, p1, k1, p1
    Row 22. k1, p1, k1, p1, k2, (p7, p2tog tbl, p3, yo, p1, k2), k1, p1, k1, p1
    Row 23. k1, p1, k1, p1, (p2, k3, yo, k2, skp, k6), p2, k1, p1, k1, p1
    Row 24. k1, p1, k1, p1, k2, (p5, p2tog tbl, p4, yo, p2, k2), k1, p1, k1, p1
    Row 25. k1, p1, k1, p1, (p2, k4, yo, k3, skp, k4), p2, k1, p1, k1, p1
    Row 26. k1, p1, k1, p1, k2, (p3, p2tog tbl, p5, yo, p3, k2),k1, p1, k1, p1

    Repeat rows 7-26 5 times, and then rows 7-18. Alternatively, continue for as long as you wish .

  • Step 4

    Repeat rows 1-2 three times (6 rows of seed stitch).

  • Step 5

    Bind off. Weave in ends

  • Step 6

    Block.

  • Step 7

    ABBREVIATIONS
    rs – right side (odd –numbered rows)
    ws – wrong side (even-numbered rows)
    k –knit
    p – purl
    yo – yarn over
    k2tog – knit 2sts together (right slanting decrease)
    p2tog – purl 2sts together (right slanting decrease)
    skp – slip one st, knit the next sts, pass the slipped stich over the knitted one (left slanting decrease)
    p2tog tbl – purl two stitches together through the back loops (left slanting decrease).
    If you are not sure how to make any of the decreases above you may want to consult either Techknitter: http://techknitter.blogspot.com/2010/04/revised-unified-index-for.html (look for the various articles under Decrease) or Knittinghelp’s videos http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/decreases.

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