Baby Gradient Blanket Hack ~ Click here to comment July 15, 2020 15:35

Hello Everyone,

Baby Gradient Blanket Colors 

The first pre-orders for the Baby Gradient Blanket knit kits came in this week and they are adorable!  They come with 4 pre-wound skeins of DK weight 50% Cotton/50% Viscose yarn in a little package with the pattern.  It's a great project for a newborn baby, and the perfect kit to have in your stash when you need a baby shower gift.  The original pattern is super cute, fine knit on a 3 mm (US 3) creating a really special blanket; but, I wanted to design a Hack that followed the same look as the original but a faster knit.  Currently I am just over 1/2 way my Hack, and I wanted to start sharing this pattern with you, even though it's not quite done.

These knit kits are pre-orders. Order before August 09th, 2020 and kits will be shipped by August 18th, 2020 SHOP

 Baby Gradient Blanket HACK

BABY GRADIENT BLANKET HACK
By Amanda Kaffka

DESCRIPTION
Each Urth Baby Gradient Blanket kit comes with a beautifully designed blanket.  This is a free hack to the pattern, if you’re looing for a quicker knit and something less fine.  Both patterns will turnout about the same size; the only difference is, this hack is worked on bigger needles with the yarn held double and knit with less stitches than the original pattern.

Also, did you know, for every Urth Baby Gradient Blanket kit, a tree is planted!?

YARN
Urth Baby Gradient Blanket Kit (4 pre-wound skeins of DK weight yarn in a gradient) x 1 set.

  • Color A: White.
  • Color B: Light Marled.
  • Color C: Medium Marled.
  • Color D: Solid Color.

NEEDLES
5.5 mm (US 9) 24”/60cm Circular Needles.

NOTIONS
Tapestry Needle to weave in ends.
Mini scale for weighing yarn as you go for Color Blend instructions.

NOTES

  • Sample shown in color #513 Mulberry.
  • Blanket is worked flat, back-and-forth.
  • Yarn is held double throughout.
  • Follow instructions for Color Blend or Color Block.
  • Blanket has a Garter St border with Stockinette St in the middle.

ABBREVIATIONS
BO: bind off.
CO: cast on.
Garter St: knit on RS & WS.
K: knit.
P: purl.
RS: right side.
St(s): stitch(es).
St-st (Stockinette St): Knit on RS, Purl on WS.
WS: wrong side.

GAUGE
St-st – unblocked
15.5 sts x 22 rows = 4”/10 cm.

St-st – blocked
TBA

BLOCKED MEASUREMENTS
24”/61 cm x 31”/78.75 cm.

INSTRUCTIONS
Using Color A with yarn held double, 5.5 mm (US 9) 24”/60 cm Circular Needles, and using Long Tail Cast On, CO 108 sts.

GARTER BORDER
Knit 5 rows, ending on a WS complete.
Now, follow Color Block or Color Blend instructions.

COLOR BLOCK
Continuing with Color A held double:

Row 1 (RS): K to end.
Row 2 (WS): K5, p to last 5 sts, k5.
Repeat rows 1 & 2 until Color A runs out ending on a WS complete.
Break color A and join Color B.

Repeat rows 1 & 2 until Color B runs out ending on a WS complete.
Break color B and join Color C.

Repeat rows 1 & 2 until Color C runs out ending on a WS complete.
Break color C and join Color D.

Repeat rows 1 & 2 until Color D is about 6”/15.25 cm from end of Color C ending on a RS complete.

GARTER BORDER
Continue with color D.
Knit 5 rows.
BO k-wise.

COLOR BLEND
Continuing with Color A held double:

Row 1 (RS): K to end.
Row 2 (WS): K5, p to last 5 sts, k5.
Repeat rows 1 & 2 until Color A has 25g left on the ball, ending on a WS complete.
Break 1 strand of Color A and join 1 strand of Color B.
You are now working with 2 strands, 1 of Color A & 1 of Color B.

Continue repeating rows 1 & 2, until Color A runs out, ending on a WS complete.

Join the other strand of Color B.
You are now working with 2 strands of Color B.
Repeat rows 1 & 2 until 25g of B is left on the ball, ending with a WS complete.
Break 1 strand of Color B and join 1 strand of Color C.
You are now working with 2 strands, 1 of Color B & 1 of Color C.
Continue repeating rows 1 & 2, until Color B runs out, ending on a WS complete.

Join the other strand of Color C.
You are now working with 2 strands of Color C.
Repeat rows 1 & 2 until 25g of C is left on the ball, ending with a WS complete.
Break 1 strand of Color C and join 1 strand of Color D.
You are now working with 2 strands, 1 of Color C & 1 of Color D.
Continue repeating rows 1 & 2, until Color C runs out, ending on a WS complete.

Join the other strand of Color D.
You are now working with 2 strands of Color D.
Repeat rows 1 & 2, until Color D is about 4”/10 cm from end of Color D/C ending on a RS complete.

GARTER BORDER
Continue with color D.
Knit 5 rows.
BO k-wise.

FINISHING
Weave in all ends.
Block to measurements.

Wrap a little baby in your blanket & enjoy!

Baby Gradient Blanket Hack