Lace Baby Afghan

Lace Baby Afghan
Knitting Pattern
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Step 1: Getting Started

Knit this beautiful baby afghan to treasure and hand down from one generation to the next.  Create this lovely shawl as a baby shower gift or for your own little bundle of joy.  It gently evokes memories of times gone by and has a pretty vintage feel to it.

Difficulty: Easy

Materials:  to knit with 10 (1 oz.) balls of Beehive Baby Wool and two No. 8 Knitting Needles. When finished, the measurements are approx. 48 ins. x 48 ins.

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Instructions:

The Center: Cast on 227 sts.

1st row: Keeping wool at front of right hand needle so that it will pass over needle (w.o.n. = wool over needle) in order to make a loop at side edge, K2 tog. (2 sts. on right hand needle). Knit to end of row.

2nd and alternate rows: Keeping wool at back of right hand needle so that it will pass over needle (w.b.n.=wool behind needle) in order to make a loop at side edge on purl rows, P2 tog. through back of loops (t.b.l.=through back of loops). Purl to end of row. The loops made at side edges throughout, become part of width of herringbone when border is attached to centre.

3rd row: W.o.n. K2 tog. *(Wl. fwd.=wool forward) Sl. 1. K1. p.s.s.o. K11. K2 tog. Wl. fwd. K1. Repeat from * to last st. K1 t.b.1, so that loop made at beginning of previous row will not be twisted.

5th row: W.o.n. K2tog. *K1. Wl. fwd. Sl.1. K1. p.s.s.o. K9. K2tog. Wl. fwd. K2. Repeat from * to last st. K1 t.b.l.

7th row: W.o.n. K2 tog. *(Wl.fwd. Sl.1. K1. p.s.s.o.)twice. K7. K2 tog. Wl.fwd. K2 tog. Wl.fwd. K1. Repeat from * to last st. K1 t.b.1.

9th row: W.o.n. K2tog. *K1. (Wl. fwd. Sl.1. K1. p.s.s.o.) twice. K5. K 2 tog. Wl. fwd. K2 tog. Wl. fwd. K2. Repeat from* to last st. K1 t.b.l.

11th row: W.o.n. K2 tog. *(Wl. fwd. Sl.1. K1. p.s.s.o.) 3 times. K3. K2 tog. (Wl. fwd. K2 tog.) twice. Wl. fwd. K1. Repeat from * to last st. K1 t.b.l.

13th row: W.o.n. K2 tog. *K1. (Wl.fwd. Sl.1. K1. p.s.s.o.) 3 times. K1. K2 tog. (Wl.fwd. K2 tog.) twice. Wl.fwd. K2. Repeat from * to last st. K1 t.b.l.

15th row: W.o.n. K2 tog. *K2. (Wl.fwd. Sl.1. K1. p.s.s.o.) twice. Wl.fwd. Sl.1. K2 tog. p.s.s.o. (Wl.fwd. K2 tog.) twice. Wl.fwd. K3. Repeat from * to last st. K1 t.b.l.

17th row: W.o.n. K2 tog. *K3. (Wl.fwd. Sl.1. K1. p.s.s.o.) twice. K1. K2 tog. Wl.fwd. K2 tog. Wl.fwd. K4. Repeat from* to last st. K1 t.b.l.

19th row: W.o.n. K2 tog. *K4. Wl.fwd. Sl.1. K1. p.s.s.o. Wl.fwd. Sl.1. K2 tog. p.s.s.o. Wl.fwd. K2 tog. Wl.fwd. K5. Repeat from * to last st. K1 t.b.l.

21st row: W.o.n. K2 tog. *K5. Wl.fwd. Sl.1. K1. p.s.s.o. K1. K2 tog. Wl.fwd. K6. Repeat from* to last st. K1 t.b.l.

23rd row: W.o.n. K2 tog. *K6. Wl.fwd. Sl.1. K2 tog. p.s.s.o. Wl.fwd. K7. Repeat from * to last st. K1 t.b.l.

24th row: W.b.n. P2 tog. t.b.l. Purl to end of row. These 24 rows complete one pattern. Work 12 more complete patterns. Cast off very loosely. There are 156 loops up each side edge of this piece.

Step 2: The Next Step

THE BORDER: Cast on 23 sts.

1st row: W.o.n. K2 tog. K2. w.r.n.=wool round needle) P2 tog. K2. (w.r.n.) twice, to be counted as 2 sts. on next row. P3 tog. K2. (w.r.n. P2 tog.) 4 times, w.o.n. K2. (24 sts. on needle).

2nd row: W.b.n. P2 tog. as usual K13. P1. The last 2 sts. have been worked in the (w.r.n.) twice of previous row to make a double size eyelet. This happens again on 6th, 10th and 14th rows. K4. w.r.n. P2 tog. K2. (24 sts. on needle).

3rd row: W.o.n. K2 tog. K2. w.r.n. P2 tog. K4. P2 tog. K2. (w.r.n. P2 tog.) 4 times, w.o.n. K1. K1 t.b.1. (24 sts. on needle).

4th row: W.b.n. P2 tog. K 18. w.r.n. P2 tog. K2. (24 sts. on needle).

5th row: W.o.n. K2 tog. K2. w.r.n. P2 tog. K2. (w.r.n.) twice. P2 tog. (w.r.n.) twice. P3 tog. K1. (w.r.n. P2 tog.) 4 times, w.o.n. K1. K1 t.b.l. (26 sts. on needle).

6th row: W.b.n. P2 tog. K12. Pl. K2. Pl. K4. w.r.n. P2 tog. K2. (26 sts. on needle).

7th row: W.o.n. K2 tog. K2. w.r.n. P2 tog. K10. (w.r.n. P2 tog.) 4 times, w.o.n. K1. K1 t.b.l. (27 sts. on needle).

8th row: W.b.n. P2 tog. K21. w.r.n. P2 tog. K2. (27 sts. On needle).

9th row: W.o.n. K2 tog. K2. w.r.n. P2 tog. K2. (w.r.n.) twice. P2 tog. *(w.r.n.) twice. P3 tog.* Repeat from * to * once. K1. (w.r.n. P2 tog.) 4 times, w.o.n. K1. K1 t.b.1. (29 sts. on needle).

10th row: W.b.n. P2 tog. K12. (Pl. K2) twice. Pl. K4. w.r.n. P2 tog. K2. (29 sts. on needle).

11th row: W.o.n. K2 tog. K2. w.r.n. P2 tog. K13. (w.r.n. P2 tog.) 4 times, w.o.n. K1. K1 t.b.1. (30 sts. on needle).

12th row: W.b.n. P2 tog. K24. w.r.n. P2 tog. K2. (30 sts. on needle).

13th row. W.o.n. 1(2tog. K2. w.r.n. P2tog. K2. (w.r.n.)twice. P2tog. *(w.r.n.)twice. P3tog.* Repeat from * to * twice. K1. (w.r.n. P2tog.)4 times, w.o.n. K1. K1 t.b.l. (32 sts. on needle).

Step 3: Finishing Up

14th row: W.b.n. P2tog. K12. (Pl. K2)3 times. Pl. K4. w.r.n. P2tog. K2. (32 sts. on needle).

15th row: W.o.n. K2tog. K2. w.r.n. P2tog. K16. (w.r.n. P2tog.)4 times, w.o.n. K1. K1 t.b.l. (33 sts. on needle).

16th row: W.b.n. P2tog. K27. w.r.n. P2tog. K2. (33 sts. On needle).

17th row: W.o.n. K2tog. K2. w.r.n. P2tog. K26. K1 t.b.l. (33 sts. on needle).

18th row: Cast off 10 sts. very loosely. Knit to last 4 sts. w.r.n. P2tog. K2. (23 sts. on needle).

These 18 rows complete one pattern. Work 66 more complete patterns, then 1st. to 17th rows inclusive of next pattern. Cast off very loosely.

TO MAKE UP: Lay Center flat on table with cast-on edge at top. Join Border to Center in Herringbone st. as follows:

Thread a wool needle with wool and join in 19th loop from cast-on edge of Border. Lay Border on table beside Center and to right of it. Bring needle up through 10th loop of Center. *Pass needle under bar just made and bring needle up through next loop of Border. Pass needle under bar just made and bring needle up through next loop of Center. Repeat from * along side. Allowing about 18 loops to be eased around each corner and joining Border to every other cast-off or cast-on st. continue sewing in Herringbone st. around shawl. Sew cast-on edge to cast-off edge of Border. Roll in damp towel for several hours, then spread flat to dry, pinning each point out separately with rustless pins.

 

About The Author

Debra Collins is a mom and grandma and loves to craft and take pictures. Visit her blog Creative Ramblings