This classic baby blanket has the look of the traditional stripe patterns found in our Swan’s Island blankets. A simple linen stitch is used throughout to impart a woven look to the face of the fabric. The back side of this fabric has an equally interesting texture that looks like seed stitch, so there really is no ”right” or ”wrong” side. After knitting is complete, you may choose to embroider on the Swan’s Island ”weaver’s mark” – the sign of authenticity and the symbol that you have created a true, handcrafted heirloom. The finished dimensions will be 28.75” by 38.5”.
Main Colour: 5 skeins Swan’s Island Natural Colours, 100% Organic Merino Wool, worsted weight (100 gms, 250 yds each),
Contrast Colour: 1 skein Swan’s Island Pure Blends, 85% Organic Merino Wool, 15% Alpaca, worsted weight ( 100gms, 250 yds each),
US Size 10.5 (6.5mm) needles, or size needed to obtain gauge,
Row counter (optional),
Small, Sharp pointed scissors (for optional embroidery)