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Fordington Baby Blanket

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The design on this blanket is inspired by a 15th-16th century tile from St. George’s Church in Fordington, Dorchester, England.

Even though this blanket has a huge visual impact, it uses only very basic techniques. It’s ideal for knitters nervous about doing anything “advanced”! Mosaic knitting makes colourwork easy; and garter stitch means the blanket lies flat without needing a border. It’s also super thick and squishy - perfect for cuddling babies!

Skills required

The basics of mosaic knitting are included in the pattern instructions.
  • Knitting stitches
  • Slipping stitches
  • Chart reading is optional but not required, as written instructions are also provided
Yarn requirements
  • Main colour: approximately 530 yards
  • Contrast colour: approximately 485 yards

On larger needle (or size needed to get gauge), 12 sts and 26 rows (13 chart rows) to 4” in mosaic knitting chart pattern, after blocking


One size: approximately 40" x 40"
You will get a PDF (2MB) file

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