Valley Yarns 567 Maria Baby Blanket
The Valley Yarns Maria Baby Blanket features the same lovely lace counterpane squares as the Mitchella Blanket and uses the super soft and machine-washable Valley Yarns Valley Superwash DK, making it perfect for a baby blanket. Counterpane squares are knit individually and seamed together with a double crochet edging added for a finishing touch and to help the blanket to lay flat.
Both blankets are named for Maria Mitchell, born in Nantucket in 1818, who discovered a telescopic comet and was the first American woman to work as a professional astronomer. Mitchella repens, a native North American plant, bears flowers that look remarkably similar to the flower motif in the counterpane.
This pattern is available as a PDF download.Finished Measurements: 24”x 32” (32”x 32”, 32”x 40”) shown in medium size
Yarn Requirements: 6 (7, 8) balls Valley Yarns Valley Superwash DK (100% Extra Fine Superwash Merino Wool; 50g/137yds) shown in #25 Light Grey
Needles: US 5 (3.75mm) DPNs
Hook: Size F/5 (3.75mm) for border
Gauge: about 5.5 sts = 1” in stockinette stitch; Counterpane square blocks to 8” square