Old Shale Lace Baby Blanket
’Old Shale’ is a traditional Shetland lace knitting pattern ~ it was probably originally called ‘Old Shell’.
It gives a pretty, light, lacy effect - no wonder it is used so much used for baby garments.
I have previously used this stitch for a sweet baby top and a baby hat.
A member of my facebook group wanted a matching blanket to complete a baby set, so set to and knitted this one. She did a great job! It is a lovely blanket.
|Old Shale Lace Baby Blanket|
Knitted by Elaine Hall
22sts = 4” (10cm)
DK yarn, less than 100g for the smallest size
For a doll / small preemie baby blanket of 16” Cast on 87sts
For a preemie baby blanket of 20” Cast on 109sts
For a newborn baby blanket of 24” Cast on 131sts
For a baby blanket of around 28” Cast on 153sts
Length ~ adjustable
Using 4mm needles and DK yarn cast on 153sts or the number of stitches suggested above for the size you wish to make
Knit 7 rows
8th Row: S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5
9th Row: S1, k4, *K2tog, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, k2tog, repeat from * to last 5sts, k5
10th Row: S1, knit to end
11th Row: S1, knit to end
12th Row: S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5
The last 4 rows form the pattern.
Repeat the last 4 rows until your blanket is the length you require ( I usually make my blankets the same length, or a few inches longer, than the width)
Knit 7 rows
Darn away ends
Elaine used 4 x 100g of B & M yarn for her beautiful blanket
You will find my matching Old Shale Lace Baby Top here ~
|Old Shale Lace Baby Top|
And my matching Old Shale Lace Baby Hat here ~
|Old Shale Lace Baby Hats|