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Queen of Hearts lace-edged Newborn Blanket
Lion Brand® Lion® Cashmere Blend
Pattern Number: 60071 This heirloom receiving blanket is sized for newborns or preemies. The pretty lacy edge is very simple to make and a good introduction to lace knitting. Click here for the hat pattern. Perfect for Valentine's Day or any other occasion.

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner + (Level 2)
SIZE: Preemie-to-Newborn
Approximately 14.5 inches [37 cm] square, excluding lace edging

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

270-098 Lion Cashmere Blend Yarn: Cream (DISCONTINUED) Soft natural cream
Quantity needed: 4 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 39.96
Note: (A) Note that enough yarn will be left to make the preemie / newborn hat shown.

270-113 Lion Cashmere Blend Yarn: Red (DISCONTINUED) Scarlet red

Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 9.99
Note: (B) Very small quantity used

Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 8 [5 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.60


Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59

GAUGE:
17 stitches + 25 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) with US #8 (5mm) needles When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.


INSTRUCTIONS



BLANKET With A, cast on 63 stitches Rows 1-7 St st beg with a k row Heart Stripe Row 8 Change to B, purl Row 9 *K1 B, k1 A.

Repeat from * to end of row.

Row 10 Change to B, purl Row 11 Change to A, work in St st until piece measures 13” [33cm] from beg, end after a RS row.

Repeat rows 8-10 for Heart stripe Work 7 rows St st with A.

Bind off.

Weave in ends.



Note: The edges of the afghan will be curling under at this stage.

Don't worry -- this is normal behavior for stockinette stitch; it will stop when the lace edging is attached.




LACE EDGING Cast on 5 sts.

Row 1 K 1, yo, k2tog, yo, k 2 - 6 sts Rows 2, 4 and 6 Knit Row 3 K 2, yo, k2tog, yo, k 2 - 7 sts Row 5 K 3, yo, k2tog, yo, k 2 - 8 sts Row 7 K 4, yo, k2tog, yo, k 2 - 9 sts Row 8 Bind off 4 sts, k to end – 5 sts.

Repeat rows 1-8 until lace edging is 70 in [178 cm] long.

Bind off all sts on last row.



With large-eyed blunt needle, sew lace to blanket, gathering 3” [7.6 cm] of lace at the corners.

Join ends of edging.

Weave in ends.



Gently press the finished afghan (with steam) so that the lace lies flat.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
yo = yarn over
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
yo = yarn over


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