Thursday 15 June 2017

Kensington Baby Blanket

In memory of those who lost their lives in Grenfell Tower, Kensington
and in tribute to our brave firefighters who gave their all
and witnessed such terrible scenes.


Kensington Baby Blanket


DK yarn
4mm & 5mm needles


Premature Baby ~ 14” wide
Baby ~ 28” wide


Using 4mm needles, cast on 82sts or 164sts
Border ~

Rows 1 – 7:  S1, knit to end

Row 8:   S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

Change to 5mm needles and work in pattern ~

Row 1:   S1, knit to end

Row 2:   S1, k4, *k2tog, rep from * to last 5sts, k5

Row 3:   S1, k4, *kfb, rep from * to last 5sts, k5

Row 4:   S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

The last 4 rows form the pattern

Repeat these 4 rows until the blanket is the size required - finish after completing a 4th Row

Change to 4mm needles, and complete with a border ~

Knit 7 more rows

Cast off knitwise

Darn away ends 
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  1. That's a lovely thought & a lovely blanket. Thank you.

    I knit little blankets for charity so this will be a nice one to make.

    It has been harrowing watching it on the telly. Stuff of nightmares!

  2. Lovely blanket and lovely gesture Marion xx

  3. Thank you Marianna; as many of the people who lived in the Tower had been refugees, I will be making some of these baby blankets to donate to Refugee Aid from Taunton xx

  4. Thank you so much Marion. All the time and effort you put into designing these beautiful things is much appreciated.

  5. Bless you Marianna how thoughtful, it's a lovely pattern thank you for sharing. :) x

  6. another beautiful pattern and such a brilliant thought thank you keep up the good work x

  7. Hello Marianna, I have knitted so many of your beautiful patterns for a dear friend who is having her first baby . Thankyou for sharing these. Love looking at your blog regularly to see what you're doing and sharing. Thanks again from a very appreciative Aussie xxx

  8. How much yarn is needed for this pattern?

  9. Is the pattern reversible?

  10. Roughly how many balls does it take please x

  11. Thankyou Marianna for such lovely patterns I'm really enjoying knitting them xx


  12. Thanks so much for the pattern I'm going to be making many items for the charity,will post pics when completed x

  13. I have just finished this blanket in pink for a War Bride who is turning 99 years young in 2 days. While knitting the blanket I learned that she wed in a small church in Kensington, so this will have a significant memory for a wonderful lady.

  14. I have just finished this beautiful pattern in pink for a 99 year young War Bride. While knitting this as a prayer shawl I discovered that she was wed in a small church in Kensington, so this will have significant memories for her. Thank you for your many patterns which I have made, mostly as prayer shawls and baby hats for premies.

  15. Is there a size in between those you have stated