Saturday 9 February 2019

Jeannie's Blanket

Jean McConville
1928 - 2018

I wrote this blanket pattern in memory of a wonderful knitter who inspired many others after rediscovering a love of knitting at the age of 89.

Jeannie took up knitting again in October 2017, and in the following 6 months she made 54 blankets for donation to a charity group dear to her heart. 
Hundreds of crafters followed her progress. Sadly, by the time she was 90 at the end of June, she was too poorly to carry on. 
Jeannie passed away in October 2018.
But she touched many lives with her smile and her achievements.

Rest in Peace dear lady. 


In loving memory of a very special lady 

Requirements ~
DK (8ply) yarn
4mm needles

Measurements ~
Width:        24"
Length:      24" - easy to adjust

Pattern Instructions ~

Cast on 134 stitches  
Start with a garter stitch border - knit 10 rows

1st Row:    S1, knit to end
2nd Row:    S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5
3rd Row:    S1, knit to end
4th Row:    S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5
5th Row:    S1, k4, *k1, p2, repeat from * to last 6sts, k6
6th Row:    S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5
7th Row:    S1, k4, *k1, p2, repeat from * to last 6sts, k6
8th Row:    S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

Repeat the last 8 rows until you are happy with the length of the blanket (around 23")
Next Row:   S1, knit to end
Next Row:    S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

Finish with a garter stitch border – knit 11 rows
Cast off knit wise

Darn away ends

If you would like to make this baby blanket bigger or smaller  ~
Then add or reduce in multiples of 3 stitches     (134 +/-  multiples of 3)

I have now added a matching baby cardigan and hat too! 

You will find the instructions for the Jeannie Hat on this link ~ 

And the Jeannie Baby Cardigan on this link ~ 

 I am happy for you to use my patterns for your own use or for charity donations.  
In addition:  You can gift or sell any finished items you make from my patterns.    

However, please do not copy my patterns

Copyright © 2018 ‘made by marianna’  All Rights Reserved

This pattern (the information and photos) may not be copied or reproduced
or republished on another webpage or website. 


  1. Such a beautiful gesture for Jeannie. May she rest in peace. x

  2. I do knitting. I make dishcloft s for family. My husband knits blanket for our both beds

  3. I'm starting today.thank you..I make blankets for rescues.. if any one wants to help ...

  4. What a lovely lady. Amazing her knitting so many blankets.

  5. Thank you so much for the pattern. I have reduced the size to 110 stitches and will make it 20 inches long for the baby unit. Should 100 gram of yarn
    Be enough?

  6. I make blankets for friends and family, R.I.P Jean

  7. Beautiful pattern and lady! I make things as gofts!

  8. Waoh It is very inspiring and beautiful lady and stitch.

  9. This is so beautiful, do you know the pattern that Jeanne has in the upper right photo?

  10. Hello! Can anyone tell me how much yardage is needed? I would like to make this in a worsted weight.

  11. what a lovely story . some people you wish you could have met during their life it sounds like she was one of them. God Bless you jeannie. Ida

  12. What a wonderful lady and how kind of you to name this beautiful blanket in her name - I hope to make a few of this blanket xxxx