This little pram/buggy/cuddle blanket has been worked using Paintbox Simply DK yarns, taking full advantage of the handy little 10g balls & huge selection of colours available in this range. The pattern is however, suitable for most DK yarns & could be useful for using up oddments of stash yarns.
The blanket uses a total of 232 grams of yarn, 100g in white + 132g in any colours you like. My blanket has 18 separate bands of colour, using approx 8g of each colour.
I wanted to create a colourful rainbow effect but you could adapt the pattern in different ways, using alternating bands of colour or graduating colours for a dip dye effect, or just one main colour with the white – however you like.
The finished blanket measures 26.5 x 25 ins(67 x 64 cms) & is knitted flat in one piece on straight, single point needles.
The ripple effect is made with an 8 row repeat pattern, of which 6 rows are Garter stitch (knit every row) with the simple pattern row repeated twice. The garden bugs are worked separately & added to the finished blanket.