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Hand Knit Baby Blanket with Hood
Submitted by Lyn
Tiny mittens
Premature baby blanket
This is Lyn's version of a baby blanket.

It is soft, lightweight, very versatile, and has a cosy feel about it. Lyn knit hers in two strands of Double Knit Sirdar wool 1 White strand and 1 pale blue strand knit together.

Using 8mm needles (old uk size 0).

The finished garment weighed 265 grm (91/4 oz). The finished size of Lyns’ blanket was 66cm x 66cm (26" x 26") and the depth of the hood at the side seams 30.5cm (12").

Knit the square according to the wool you have available, and use needles to suit.

Can be knit with or without the hood.

Using 8mm ( 0 ) needles and two strands of DK wool.
Cast on 3 stitches.

Increase rows

1st row:-- Knit
2nd row:- Knit 1, make one ( yarn over needle) Knit to end.
Repeat 2nd row until desired width of blanket is reached, it can be as small or as large as you wish.

Decrease rows

Next row
Knit 1 make one (yarn over needle) Knit 3 together, knit to end
Repeat until last 3 stitches. If at this point you do not want a hood . Cast off.


Working on the 3 stitches Repeat row 2 until required size of hood is reached.

Cast off, sew down the two side seams of the hood.

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