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Bella is a knitted baby blanket designed by Debra Kinsey with two options - single colour or striped in 2 colours - with small inset squares texture - in two sizes - stroller/pram and small cot. Great as a gift for the new baby in your life.
Size (2 Options) & Finished Measurements (approx. after blocking): 62 (81) cm wide x 76 (92) cm long.
Yarn thickness: DK/ 8 Ply weight. (based on an alpaca superwash yarn with 112m per 50g ball or similar natural fibre).
Recommended yarn: Indiecita DK Easy Wash by Alpaca Yarns.
Skill Level: Keen Beginner.
Construction: Knit flat in one piece on a circular needle (to accommodate the larger number of stitches than a normal pair of straight needles).
Gauge: 21 stitches x 44 rows over garter stitch using 4mm needles. Take time to wash and block a swatch to ensure your tension matches the pattern to ensure finished measurements and yarn usage are matched.
Yarn & Materials:
Single colour: Approx. 6 (10) balls of the Indiecita DK Easy Wash or 672 (1120) metres of similar DK 8ply yarn.
Striped - 3 (5) balls each of Colour One and Colour Two.
Needles and Notions:
4mm x 80-100cm circular knitting needles or size needed to give correct tension.
Other Details: Written instructions and chart for stitch pattern. Colour printed leaflet only.