Baby Shale Blanket

Made for little Jack William.

Well I finally finished the baby blanket that I have been knitting. It felt like I have been knitting this forever; baby blankets do that to you.

Anyway I finished it about a week ago and have blocked it and sent it off to the recipient – little Jack. I am quite pleased with this knit.  It is such an easy knit and one that you can memorise so you can knit it on the go.  I carried it around with me for a few weeks to and from work (after not touching it for a few weeks); it even made a trip to Melbourne and when I went to Auckland, it is a well travel piece of knitting.

Jack came 4 weeks early and as he was still in hospital as he was still quite small,  I didn’t need to rush finishing it off. His mum Sarah, sent me a photo after she received it with him all wrapped up in it looking very snuggly and warm. It makes me smile when I can gift something like this to a friend.

Stefanie xox

The Details

Pattern: Baby Shale by Jared Flood
Needles: 5.5mm circular needle
Sizing: 100cm wide by 110cm long (approx)
Yarn: John Arbon Textiles Merion DK (Knit By Numbers #6), 3 skeins (250m/273 yards, 3.530z/100g)
The vintage charm of an heirloom baby blanket will keep your little ones warm and snug for years to come. The Shale Baby Blanket nods to nursery knits of yesteryear with a four-row repeat of a variation on the Feather-and-Fan motif, teasing a pretty, undulating edge from the paired ridges of garter stitch at top and bottom. Texture and color variations for this classic blanket are endless.



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