Rune Play baby or lap blanket Hand Knitting Pattern (pdf download)

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Life is a joyous adventure full of challenges, opportunities, friendships, love, learning, and the appreciation for the wonders of this world. Each runic symbol on this blanket represents key qualities or lessons that we either need to develop or draw upon as we venture forth.

The complete Elder Futhark alphabet is written here, the name and attributes of each is included in the pattern. The spirit of nature finds expression in the imagery of flowers, hearts, and butterflies that surround the runes, while the Celtic inspired cables and bobbles are a natural complement to the design.

The centre panel which features the full Elder Futhark Rune Script, Celtic inspired cables with bobbles, and butterfly lace, is knit back and forth (flat).
The border is made by picking up stitches from the perimeter of the centre panel and working in the round.

Please Note:
This listing is for the knitting pattern to hand knit a baby or lap blanket.
You will not recieve a physical blanket.
What you are buying is the digital file (pdf) which you can view on your computer or print out. Detailed instructions, photographs and hand knitting charts are included in the pdf file.

You should be familiar with basic knitting techniques including casting on and off, knits, purls, and also with cables, basic laceknitting (yarn overs) and bobbles. Each wrong side row is 'resting' purl only row.
The pattern is fully charted! Directions are given for set up and following the charts, but the pattern is not written out.

Finished size: 76 x 91 cm ( 30 x 36 inches)
You will need approximately 500g of double knitting weight yarn with 125 metres per 50 g for a total of 1250 metres.
The sample photographed was made with 10 - 50 g balls of Rowan Extra Fine Merino DK in the shade no 889, Blood.
Gauge is 22 sts per 10 cm with 4.0mm needles.

You can see more about this pattern on Ravelry.
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