Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Sorellina baby blanket.

This blanket has a story. The  original baby blanket in the first photo was the one I made for my youngest daughter: the Sorellina (little sister) for my two older children who were 18 and 14 when she was born! 
It was the one I used for her baptism. The height of my knitting skill at the time. Seemed to be the never-ending project but I did eventually finish it in time! 
Unfortunately years later I lent it to another baby and it was carelessly lost. Sad about that. 

Now I have finally made another one. Also in cotton exactly the same pattern. The stitch pattern is the Snowdrop design. A symbol of new life and hope.

This is the design!

free knitting pattern

200 g Mondial cablè 5 cotton

Needles: US 2.5/ 3mm. 
Darning needle.


Gauge: 3 pattern repeats by 5 pattern repeats = 4  inches.


Co: cast on.

Bo: bind off.

K: knit

P: purl

St-stitch: Sts- stitches

K2 tog: Knit two stitches together as one stitch.

Ssk: Slip, slip, knit, slip 2 stitches and knit them together.

Yo: yarn over

S1, k2tog, psso: Slip 1, knit 2sts together and pass slipped stitch over.

(Double decrease)

Cast on 195 sts.

Work 14 rows garter stitch. Slip first stitch on all rows.

1: (S1 k10) K1, *yo, s1, k2tog, psso, yo, k5. Repeat from * to last 4sts, yo,

s1, k2tog, psso, yo, k1. (k11)

2: (S1 k10) Purl. (k11)

3: As row 1.

4: (S1 k10) Purl. (k11)

5: (S1 k10) K1, *k3, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo. Repeat from * to last 4sts, k4. 

6: (S1 k10) Purl. (k11)

7: (S1 k10) K1, *yo, s1, k2tog, psso, yo, k1. Repeat from * to last 4sts, yo, 

s1, k2tog, psso, yo, k1.(k11)

8: (S1 k10) Purl. (k11)

Repeat these 8 rows for 30 times or to the length you prefer.

Work 14 rows garter stitch. Bind off loosely.

Weave in yarn ends.

 Hope you like it!

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