Mini Striped Blanket Knitting Pattern

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Caleen absentmindedly made the bed. She was both excited and nervous. Today, her brothers were coming for their first visit to Hidden Cove. She wondered if they would approved of her new life and her new house. Would they love it all as much as she did? She thought they would… she hoped they would, but one way or another, she would know soon.

There were so many things to share with them… the beach, the ocean, the mermaids, and the village itself. And Caleen knew, if all else failed, she could win over their stomachs! Since she had settled in to her new home, she had been busy with her kind mother-in-law, learning to cook local delicacies.

Caleen realized she had nothing to worry about. The boys would love Hidden Cove! For she knew, above all else, they wished for her to be happy, and happy she was. Her new life with Kristoff was more than she could ever have dreamed, and today she would be able to share it all with the two other men that she loved so dearly!  

Caleen has been hard at work making the Mini Striped Blanket Knitting pattern. This striped blanket not only adds a wonderful texture and lovely colors to the seaside gnome home, but it also adds just enough warmth to cuddle under during the cool beach evenings. When Caleen and Kristoff pack a lunch for the day, the striped blanket serves them well for picnics by the water.

Stripped Blanket Knitting Pattern

Inspired by the striped Hudson Bay Blanket, this mini-version was knit for our seaside gnomes using sock weight yarn and more subtle shades of the traditional primary colors. This is a very quick and satisfying little project.

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Materials Needed for Mini Striped Blanket Knitting Pattern

  • Size 3 Needles
  • Sock Weight Yarn (Shown using Knit Picks Palette Yarn) You will only need scraps of the colors (a yard or two) and less than a quarter a skein of the white.
    • White (Palette White)
    • Blue (Palette Sky)
    • Green (Palette Tranquil)
    • Red (Palette Conch)
    • Yellow (Palette Safflower)

 

Directions for Making Mini Striped Blanket Knitting Pattern

Gauge doesn’t really matter for this project but for reference I was getting about 7 sts/inch.

Using white yarn, cast on 40 stitches.

Using white yarn, knit 10 rows in garter stitch (ie knitting every row).

After creating your white border, you will knit a stripe pattern with your colorful yarn. Do not cut your white yarn between colored rows, just leave it at the edge and pick it up again when you are ready to knit the next white row.

  • Knit 2 rows with blue/black yarn.
  • Knit 2 rows with white yarn.
  • Knit 2 rows with yellow yarn.
  • Knit 2 rows with white yarn.
  • Knit 2 rows with red.
  • Knit 2 rows with white yarn.
  • Knit 2 rows with green yarn.

Knit 30 rows with white yarn.

Invert the stripe pattern to mirror the first set of stripes.

  • Knit 2 rows with green yarn.
  • Knit 2 rows with white yarn.
  • Knit 2 rows with red.
  • Knit 2 rows with white yarn.
  • Knit 2 rows with yellow yarn.
  • Knit 2 rows with white yarn.
  • Knit 2 rows with blue/black yarn.

Knit 10 rows with white yarn. Cast off. Weave in ends.

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Michelle ~ Wee Folk Art

4 Comments

  1. Hi! I was reading the pattern for the striped blanket, and was understanding everything fine except for the black yarn. Where is black used? I saw no black in the photo, only the sky blue, and that puzzled me. Otherwise, the project looks very easy to make. I’m going to try it with worsted yarn from my stash, and make a larger dolly blanket. Thank you for sharing these wonderful, imaginative projects and the fanciful stories that accompany them. Each one is charming!
    Cheers!
    Lynn

    1. Kimara

      When Michelle created this wee blanket, she fashioned it after the traditional Hudson Bay Wool Blankets which are often seen along the eastern seaboard. Traditional Hudson Bay Blankets use primary colors. Michelle changed the color palette to fit in with Caleen’s house. In her directions, when it reads blue/black yarn, it means you can use either color… not both. Black would be a more traditional choice. Hope that makes sense. ~Kimara~

  2. Your lovely blog is such a joy! And the instructions you so generously give us are wonderful. My grandchildren and I are now in “Gnome Heaven”…Thank you!

    1. Kimara

      Nice to have more company here in Gnome Heaven. Hope your days are filled with joy as you share our projects with your wee ones. ((hugs)) ~Kimara~

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