When I started knitting, my circle of friends was going through its own personal baby boom. I, of course, set out to hand knit every baby shower gift but soon found myself overwhelmed by intricate patterns filled with impractical details. So when I designed our Ridgeline Baby Blanket, I wanted a pattern that met, not only my modern design standards for clean, good looks, but also my modern knitting standards for simple, easy fun!

Ridgeline Baby Blanket | Purl Soho

With a no-brainer garter stitch background, just three simple chevrons punctuate this blanket’s knitting. I love this detail. It’s easy but keeps the knitting interesting, and if you’ve never done any kind of cabling before, this simple 1 x 1 cable is the perfect start!

Ridgeline Baby Blanket | Purl Soho

Our brand new buttery soft Cashmere Merino Bloom was the obvious choice for our Ridgeline Baby Blanket. This cashmere-extra-fine-merino blend is so cuddly and special that your knitting efforts are bound to please any baby who appreciates modern beauty! -Michele

P.S. “Michele” is Michele Wang, fellow knit designer and good friend to Purl Soho, and we’re thrilled that she’s contributed such a beautiful design to our collection! -The Purl Soho team

Materials

Ridgeline Baby Blanket | Purl Soho

Gauge

20 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch

Size

Finished Dimensions: 41 x 30 inches

Notes

Construction

You will cast on along the long side of this blanket and work from long to long side.

Abbreviations

1×1 RT: Slip next stitch onto cable stitch holder and hold in back of work, knit next stitch from left needle, knit stitch from cable stitch holder.

1×1 LT: Slip next stitch onto cable stitch holder and hold in front of work, knit next stitch from left needle, knit stitch from cable stitch holder.

Pattern

Cast on 205 stitches.

Row 1 (right side): K88, 1×1 RT (see Notes), [k48, 1×1 RT] twice, knit to end of row.

Row 2 (wrong side): K16, p1, [k49, p1] twice, knit to end of row.

Row 3: K87, 1×1 RT, [k48, 1×1 RT] twice, knit to end of row.

Row 4: K17, p1, [k49, p1] twice, knit to end of row.

Continue in established pattern, knitting one less stitch at the beginning of each right-side (odd-numbered) row and one more stitch at the beginning of each wrong-side (even-numbered) row, ending with the wrong-side row that has 90 knit stitches before the first purl stitch.

Next Row (right side): K14, 1×1 LT (see Notes), [k48, 1×1 LT] twice, knit to end of row.

Next Row (wrong side): K89, p1, [k49, p1] twice, knit to end of row.

Next Row: K15, 1×1 LT, [k48, 1×1 LT] twice, knit to end of row.

Next Row: K88, p1, [k49, p1] twice, knit to end of row.

Continue in established pattern, knitting one more stitch at the beginning of each right-side (odd-numbered) row and one less stitch at the beginning of each wrong-side (even-numbered) row, ending with the right-side row that has 88 knit stitches before the first 1×1 LT.

Next Row (wrong side): Bind off all stitches in pattern, knitting the knit stitches and purling the purls.

Weave in the ends and block as desired.

Ridgeline Baby Blanket | Purl Soho