How to Knit the "Taylor" Baby Blanket

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I had so much fun knitting my Harvey blanket design a few months ago, that during my summer break I had the urge to knit a blanket that was similar, but with twist!

Taylor incorporates longer blocks of purl stitches, and this time round they are staggered instead of stacked on top of each other - I think she makes the perfect "twin" to her blanket sibling. Although I've knitted my sample blanket in a pretty orchid colour, I think this design would look great in pretty much any shade (personally, I'd really love to see it knitted in a dark inky blue).

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 6+1 for the middle textured panel, and an additional 18 stitches (9 for each side) for the garter stitch edging.

Materials Needed

  • 4mm Circular Needs (to recreate this blanket 100cm is a perfect length)
  • 400g of DK Yarn - I used Stylecraft Bellissima in Orchid Haze
  • Scissors & Tapestry Needle for sewing in ends
  • 2 Stitch Markers

written pattern

Stiches Used

  • k - knit
  • p - purl
  • sl1pwyf - slip one purlwise with yarn in front.
  • Pm - place marker
  • Sm - slip marker

Bottom Edge

Foundation Row: Cast on 133 stitches.

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

Main Pattern Repeat

Row 1 (Setup Row): k9, pm, k until 9 stitches remain, pm, k8, sl1pwyf. 

Row 2 (WS): k9, sm, p until next marker, sm, k8, sl1pwyf

Row 3: k9, sm, k5, *p3,k3* repeat from *to* until 2 stitches before marker, k2, sm, k8, sl1pwyf

Row 4: k9, sm, p until next marker, sm, k8, sl1pwyf

Row 5: k9, sm, k until next marker, sm, k8, sl1pwyf

Row 6: k9, sm, p until next marker, sm, k8, sl1pwyf

Row 7: k9, sm, k2, p3,*k3,p3* repeat from *to* until 2 stitches before marker, k2, sm, k8, sl1pwyf

Row 8: k9, sm, p until next marker, sm, k8, sl1pwyf

Row 9: k9, sm, k until next marker, sm, k8, sl1pwyf

Row 10: k9, sm, p until next marker, sm, k8, sl1pwyf

Row 11: k9, sm, k5, *p3,k3* repeat from *to* until 2 stitches before marker, k2, sm, k8, sl1pwyf

Row 12: k9, sm, p until next marker, sm, k8, sl1pwyf

Rows 13 - 20: k9, sm, k until next marker, sm, k8, sl1pwyf.

Repeat Rows 1 - 20 12 times in total (slipping markers on row 1 instead of placing them), and then work rows 1-12 once more before moving on to top border.

Top Edge

Knit 16 rows as follows: K until final stitch, sl1pwyf.

Final row (Row 17): Cast off knit wise with right side facing.

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