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Lacie Blankie (Lace Blanket)

HeartStrings knitting pattern #A88

Even adults deserve a favorite blanket in which to cuddle and shut out the cares of the world! I am a firm believer that not all lace needs to be in tiny yarn on tiny needles. This beautiful and practical lace blanket is a perfect example of "moose lace", i.e. lace knitted in a large gauge in heavier yarn. The lace makes this blanket lighter in weight for its size.

Lacie Blankie in handspun Cotswold wool
The original lace blanket shown in handspun Cotswold wool

Number of projects for this pattern that are posted on Ravelry

It's been years since my Cotswold Lace Blanket (a.k.a. Lacie Blankie) was selected as one of the winners in Interweave's Save the Sheep contest and went on tour around the country. For the many admirers of the blanket who have waited patiently for me to publish the pattern instructions for Lacie Blankie, your wait is over!

Construction overview: This blanket is made in one piece. First, the center rectangle is knit flat (i.e. worked back and forth in rows). Then stitches are picked up along the edges of the 4 sides of the rectangle, and the edging is knitted in-the-round.

Lace Blanket made by Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer as shown in Handspun Treasures from Rare Wools published by Interweave Press, copyright Joe Coca; used with permission

Allow 2400 yards of DK or light worsted weight yarn for 84" x 56" finished size. 3¾ stitches/inch over Center lace pattern stitch, size US 8 / 5 mm needles suggested. Charted and written stitch instructions included in pattern.

To left: Lace Blanket made by Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer as shown in Handspun Treasures from Rare Wools published by Interweave Press, copyright Joe Coca; used with permission.

Below are pictures of the featured model in the Lacie Blankie Pattern knitted to test the instructions. It is lovely Judith, a new 100% Prime Alpaca yarn from Schaefer Yarns in the colorway Georgia O'Keeffe.

Lacie Blankie in Judith alpaca
Detail of corner and frilled edge

Sample cover page of HeartStrings Lacie Blankie pattern

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Thank you for interest. I am here to serve you and help keep your knitting a pleasurable experience. If you have questions or need assistance with purchasing or knitting my HeartStrings patterns, let me know. Sincerely, Jackie E-S

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