For Baby ---- Heirloom Knit Baby Blanket

Baby afghan measures approximately 35" by 42"

Materials:

Gauge: 25 stitches = 4 1/4", 14 rows of shell panel repeat = 2"

Shell Panel (make 7)
With larger needles, cast on 25 stitches.

Row 1 (right sides): Knit (k) 3, purl (p) 4, k1, p4, k1, p4, k1, p4, k3.

Row 2 and all even rows: Knit the knit stitches and purl the purl stitches as they face you.

Row 3: K2, yarn over (yo), k1, p2, p2 together (tog), k1, p4, k1, p4, k1, p 2 tog, p2, k1, yo, k2.

Row 5: K3, yo, k1, p3, k1, p2, p 2 tog, k1, p2 tog, p2, k1, p3, k1, yo, k3.

Row 7: K4, yo, k1, p1, p 2 tog, k1, p3, k1, p3, k1, p 2 tog, p1, k1, yo, k4.

Row 9: K5, yo, k1 ,p2, k1, p1, p 2 tog, k1, p 2 tog, p1, k1, p2, k1, yo, k5.

Row 11: K6, yo, k1, p 2 tog, k1, p2, k1, p2, k1, p 2 tog, k1, yo, k6.

Row 13: K7, yo, k1, p1, k1, p 2 tog, k1, p 2 tog, k1, p1, k1, yo, k7.

Row 14: repeat Row 2. Repeat Rows 1-14 for pattern until piece measures 40", end with a Row 14. Bind off.

Sew 7 panels together.

Lace Edging: With smaller needles, cast on 9 stitches.

Row 1 (right side): Slip (sl) 1, p2, yo, sl 1, k1, pass slip stitch over (psso), yo, sl 1, k1, psso, yo, k2 -- 10 stitches (yarn over counts as a stitch.

Row 2 and all Even Rows: purl.

Row 3: Sl 1, p3, yo, sl 1, k1, psso, yo, sl 1, k1, psso, yo, k2 -- 11 stitches.

Row 5: Sl 1, p4, yo, sl 1, k1, psso, yo, sl 1, k1, psso, yo, k2 -- 12 stitches.

Row 7: Sl 1, p5, yo, sl 1, k1, psso, yo, sl 1, k1, psso, yo, k2 -- 13 stitches.

Row 9: Sl 1, p6, yo, sl 1, k1, psso, yo, sl 1, k1, psso, yo, k2 -- 14 stitches.

Row 11: Sl 1, p4, sl 1, k1, psso, yo, k 2 tog, yo, k 2 tog, yo, k 2 tog, k1 --13 stitches.

Row 13: Sl 1, p3, sl 1, k1, psso, yo, k 2 tog, yo, k 2 tog, yo, k 2 tog, k1 -- 12 stitches.

Row 15: Sl 1, p2, sl 1, k1, psso, yo, k 2 tog, yo, k 2 tog, yo, k 2 tog, k1 -- 11 stitches.

Row 17: Sl 1, p1, sl 1, k1, psso, yo, k 2 tog, yo, k 2 tog, yo, k 2 tog, k1 -- 10 stitches.

Row 19: Sl 2, k1,pass second slip stitch over, yo, k 2 tog, yo, k 2 tog, yo, k 2 tog, k1 -- 9 stitches.

Row 20: Repeat Row 2. Repeat Rows 1 through 20 for pattern until piece measures length to fit around 3 sides of blanket (about 3 yards), end with a Row 20. Bind off.

Sew edging to 3 sides of blanket, easing in edging to lay flat at corners.

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