Belatedly rounding out my 2014 cooking and knitting projects, today's post features a completed baby blanket for baby Falan, who lives in cold Michigan and therefore is in tremendous need of a knit blanket!
For this blanket, I scoured the web and my knitting books until I found the Lattice Carriage Blanket pattern by Dori Kershner, which featured both a pretty motif and beautiful finishing in the form of a crocheted border.
The pattern was relatively easy to follow, and the only major modification I made is that I completed 5 rows of single crochet to get the border to lay flat before adding the decorative shell stitch border. Given that there is still curling on some of the blanket edges despite the extra rows of single crochet, I am not sure how the original pattern could have kept flat edges with only row of single crochet! Full pattern details are below.
Baby Blanket for Falan
Pattern: Lattice Carriage Blanket by Dori Kershner, one size
Yarn: Lion Brand LB Collection Superwash Merino color 107 Sky, 2.5 skeins
Needles: US 7 circular needle, and US 7 crochet needle for the border
Measurements: 27.5 inches wide by 30 inches wide, post-blocking. The crocheted border added 1.5 inches to each side.