How to Knit the "Milo" Baby Blanket [Free Video Tutorial & Written Pattern!]

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The Milo Baby Blanket packs a lot of punch in a very short repeat. In just an 8 row repeat you have a sleek, modern blanket that's not only full of texture, but the clean modern lines make it the perfect baby knit.

I never get bored of knitting baby blankets, they're my absolute favourite thing to knit (this page is proof of that addiction). I'm also a firm believer in using simple combinations of stitches to achieve something that will hopefully appeal to not just beginner knitters but experienced knitters who like me, might not always want to knit something that's overly complex.

Milo felt like he flew off my needles, the 8 row repeat is easy to remember so I didn't find myself constantly have to refer back to my written instructions and I hope that's the case for anyone else that tackles this pattern. If you choose to knit yourself a "Milo" I would absolutely love it if you tag me on social media as I love seeing your makes.

Milo Baby Blanket

yarn and sizing tips & tricks

I've chosen DK (aka Double Knitting, Light Worsted, 3 Weight) yarn for this project, but don't let that stop you from knitting it in your own preferred weight of yarn. You will just need to adjust your cast on and number of repeats you work to accommodate the change in weight of yarn.

My instructions produce a Blanket approximately 60cm x 80cm, but for those of you wanting to adjust this size, it can easily be done using the pattern multiple of 10+3 for the middle textured panel, and an additional 18 stitches (9 for each side) for the garter stitch edging.

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Materials Needed

  • 4mm Circular Needs (to recreate this blanket 120cm is a perfect length)
  • 400g of DK Yarn - I used King Cole Cherished in Pearl
  • Scissors & Tapestry Needle for sewing in ends
  • 2 Stitch Markers
Milo Baby Blanket

written pattern

Stiches & Abbreviations

  • k - knit
  • p - purl
  • sl1pwyf - slip one purlwise with yarn in front.
  • Pm - place marker
  • Sm - slip marker
  • RS - Right Side
  • WS - Wrong Side

bottom garter border

Foundation Row: Cast on 131 Stitches. (I use the Long Tail Cast on)

Knit 15 rows as follows: K until final stitch, sl1pwyf

main pattern repeat

Row 1 (RS): k9, pm, k until 9 stitches remain, pm, k8, sl1pwyif.

Row 2 (WS): k9, sm, p until 9 stitches remain, sm, k8, sl1pwyif.

Row 3: k9, sm, k until 9 stitches remain, sm, k8, sl1pwyif.

Row 4: k9, sm, p3, *k7,p3* repeat from *to* until 2nd marker, sm, k8, sl1pwyif.

Row 5: k9, sm, k until 9 stitches remain, sm, k8, sl1pwyif.

Row 6: k9, sm, p until 9 stitches remain, sm, k8, sl1pwyif.

Row 7: k9, sm, k until 9 stitches remain, sm, k8, sl1pwyif.

Row 8: k9, sm, k until 9 stitches remain, sm, k8, sl1pwyif.

Repeat Rows 1-8 a total of 31 times (or until project is 6cm shorter than desired length).

Before beginning top edging, work rows 1- 7 from the pattern repeat and then move on to top edge instructions.

top garter border

Knit 15 rows as follows: K until final stitch, sl1pwyf.

Final row (Row 16) Cast off knit wise with right side facing.

video tutorial

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