Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Free Pattern, Preemie with a Twist

design by Reyna Thera Lorele

© 2011 Reyna Thera Lorele
Ravelry: captainhook

Most hospitals prefer a preemie blanket that is closely woven so that tiny fingers and toes won’t get tangled up in it. This is one of my favorite “on-the-go” projects, as it is small, portable, and requires little brainpower, so I can chat with friends and family and still avoid mistakes.

Finished size: about 17½” x 17”

4.5 ounces worsted weight cotton yarn,
or about 200 yds any worsted weight yarn

Size 7 or 8 needles (or size to get gauge)
Stitch markers if desired

4 sts per inch

Right Twist (RT):  As if you’re going to knit 2 together, insert right needle into both the 2nd and 1st stitches on left needle.  Pull a loop through as usual, but leave both stitches on left needle.   Now knit again into 1st stitch and take both sts off left needle.

I use stitch markers to separate the border k5 stitches, and different colored markers before every RT for superior mindless knitting.  However, markers are optional.
CO 72 sts.
Knit six rows.
Begin pattern:
Row 1:  k5, place marker (pm), k5, pm, RT, k5, pm, RT, k10, pm, RT, k10, pm, RT, k10, pm, RT, k5, pm, RT, k5, pm, k5.
Row 2:  k5, p across to last 5 sts, k5.
Row 3:  repeat row 1, slipping markers.
Repeat rows 2 and 3 to desired length (for this size, about 16½ inches), then knit six more rows.  Bind off, weave in ends, block, and donate!

© 2011 Reyna Thera Lorele

If you like this pattern, you might also like this free pattern:  Able Cable Blanket
and these inexpensive patterns:  the adorable Tuck Me In and the easy-as-pie The Ribble pattern, which you can read more about hereThe Amazing Ribble.
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  1. Cant wait to knit this forpreemiesUK Thank you

  2. I am so glad more blankets from this pattern will be knitted for charity! Thank you for letting me know!

  3. I'm knitting it right now for my brand new grandson who arrived over 2 months early.

    1. Wonderful! Congratulations on your new grandson!

  4. Thank you! I just received my Lion Brand Notebook email which was about Binky Patrol. I was led to your blog from the Binky Patrol website. Thank you for this pattern.


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