Anyone else have a thing for reversible blankets? They are my absolute favorite. I love having a beautiful knit item that looks just as good on the reverse!
For Originally Lovely’s first baby knitting pattern, I wanted to share this wonderful reversible baby blanket! This blanket is primarily garter stitch so it works up quickly and has a unique cabled detail along the edge.
This blanket is made in Classic Elite Seedlings yarn. I chose this yarn because it is hypoallergenic, easy to care for, and emphasizes the beautiful texture of garter stitch.
This blanket is designed in 3 sizes; 26×26″, 34×34″, and 42×42″. Each size can easily be customized to create a longer or shorter blanket.
Some other yarns that would work well for this blanket are: Knit Picks Color Mist, Knit Picks Comfy Worsted Yarn, Lion Brand Feels Like Butta, or Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton. These yarns are a bit easier to find and are more affordable.
Size US 7 (4.5 mm) long circular knitting needle
7, (12, 19) skeins, [770, (1,320, 2,090) yd] Classic Elite Verde Collection Seedlings yarn (shown in color #4516) OR any machine washable worsted weight yarn to obtain guage.
18 sts = 4” in stockinette stitch on size US 7 needles
PM: Place marker
SM: Slip marker
c12f: slip 6 stitches onto cable st holder, hold in front of work, work next 6 sts in pattern, work the 6 sts from the cable sts holder.
c12b: slip 6 stitches onto cable st holder, hold in back of work, work next 6 sts in pattern, work the 6 sts from the cable sts holder.
Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parenthesis. When only one number is given it applies to all sizes.
SMALL, (MEDIUM, LARGE)
Small: approx 26” square
Medium: approx 34” square
Large: approx 42”
This baby blanket pattern is worked flat and is designed to be a square. Be sure to maintain rib stitch pattern when working the cables.
Cast on 120, (156, 192) stitches on size 7 needles.
1: sl1 p-wise, (k1, p1) 5x, k1, PM, knit to last 12 sts, PM, (p1, k1) to end.
2: sl1 p-wise, (k1, p1) 5x, k1, SM, knit to last 12, SM, (p1, k1) 6x.
3-16: as row 2.
17 (cable row): Maintaining rib stitch pattern, c12b, SM, knit to next M, SM, c12f.
18-34: as row 2.
35: as row 17.
Repeat rows 18-35 until blanket measures just over 24 (32, 40)” ending with a cable row. Work row 2 for 16 more rows and bind off.
Cut yarn leaving a 10” tail. Weave in all ends. Block by soaking in warm water and lay flay to dry.
I hope you enjoy this pattern! Let me know if you have any questions.
With Love, Kaitlin