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If you’re looking for a unique baby blanket, I have the pattern for you!

In my previous post I outlined how this blanket is built in short-row sections so that, even though it looks like it’s pieced together, you have no seaming* or picking up of stitches.

The pattern description on Oat Couture’s website says, “This beautiful coverlet is not for the faint of heart, but experienced knitters will enjoy exploring what can be done with short rows.” I would challenge this statement!  You don’t have to be an experienced knitter to make this blanket, though it does make it easier.  You have to be able to knit, purl, cast on, bind off.  EVERYTHING ELSE can be accomplished with careful pattern-following.  Really!  The pattern tells you how to do the short rows and what to repeat how many times.  It even tells you how many rows in each section and how many stitches you should have.  So, don’t be afraid of this pattern.

DO set yourself up with pattern-reading strategies for ensuring success.  Make a photocopy of the pattern so you can write on it.  Use a post it to keep track of what section you are working on.  Observe what the fabric looks like as you work and you’ll know if something doesn’t look correct.

And, lastly, if you get started and you find you need some help – stop in to the store!  Or leave a comment on this post!  We’ll be happy to help in any way!

Pattern: Curlicue Coverlet from Oat Couture (BB210)
Yarn: Encore Colorspun Worsted, color #7745 , 8 skeins
Needles: US size 8, 24″circular needle

*Well, you don’t make a whole bunch of little pieces and sew them all together, but you do have one little seam, which joins the beginning to the end to complete the circle.

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