Liam Baby Blanket Pattern
By Jennifer Wilder
In bold stripes, seven colors form a gradient from steel blue to paprika. The stitch pattern visually forms three panels adding interest to the flat stockinette stitch background. The blanket was initially inspired by a color gradient garter stitch pattern, but I soon realized the type of yarn I purchased would look much better in a clean, flat color block. Using garter stitch to create panels and separate colors gives the composition visual relief while keeping the pattern simple to knit. I used solid colors instead of heathered tones. The numbers listed in the pattern are Plymouth Encore color numbers. I used one skein of each color. The pattern required about 60% of the skein. I’ve also included an image of the pattern prior to blocking. I washed and pinned the blanket flat to dry.
Finished Size after blocked: 35” wide by 37” long
Gauge: 4.5 sts per inch
Needle Size: 7 US 24” circulars
Yarn: Plymouth Encore 75% acrylic/25% wool 200 yards/skein
Colors: I used solid colors instead of heathered tones. The numbers are Plymouth Encore color numbers. I used one skein of each color. The pattern required about 60% of the skein. The colors are listed in the order they were knit.
- Steel Blue # 157
- Lt Blue # 515
- Ecru #1202
- Spring green #150
- Golden # 460
- Orange # 1383
- Paprika # 1453