The Shale Baby Blanket is a throwback to vintage baby blankets with the classic Feather and Fan motif rendered in a warm, cozy wool. The lace motif is worked from a chart in the center of the blanket and a simple garter stitch border is worked as you go. Finished measurements are 32" X 40". It can be hand washed and dried flat. Brooklyn Tweed has assigned this Jared Flood design a skill level rating of 2 out of 5.
The Shale Baby Blanket uses Brooklyn Tweed's Shelter. Shelter is a worsted weight yarn that is designed to be lofty, with a fine halo effect. It is woolen-spun and loosely plied, which traps pockets of air for a very lightweight but warm sweater.
The kit includes the pattern and yarn. For this project you will also need:
- 32" circular needle in US size 9 (OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE)
- stitch markers (optional)
- t-pins for blocking
- blocking wires (optional)
- tapestry needle
The Shale Baby Blanket is shown in Shelter color 05 Sweatshirt. If you would like your blanket to be in this color, simply order the kit above. If you would like to pick your own color, see our Shelter page to view the options. Then return to this page, order the kit, and tell us your color choice in the box above.