This lacy baby blanket pattern is great for your first lace pattern, or any advanced beginner.
This pattern was originally found on the Bernat yarn site, but they didn't give the option to make a smaller, newborn size blanket. After a bit of work, I finally figured out you can adjust the size by using a pattern multiple of 10 + 7
For this blanket I used Naturally Caron "Spa" bamboo blend yarn in Ocean Spray (or choose something similar sized for 4 mm or 6 US needles.) I pulled from two balls of the yarn at the same time for the entire blanket and needed less than 4 balls total, which are 251 yards each. I knitted on size 10.5 US round needles.
k = knit
yo = yarn over
sl = slip stitch
k2tog = knit 2 stitches together
psso = pass the slipped stitch over
sts = stitches
Cast on 87 stitches
Knit the garter stitch for the first 5 rows (knit every row)
Row 1 ~ (rs) k4, * yo, k3, sl1, k2tog, psso, k3, yo, k1 * to last 3 sts, k3
Row 2 ~ k3, purl to last 3 sts, k3
Row 3 ~ repeat Row 1
Row 4 ~ knit
Continue pattern until blanket measures approx. 27"- 28" long and end with the second row of the pattern.
Knit the garter stitch for the last 5 rows (knit every row) and cast off knit-wise.
Assemble / weave in tails. It's a good idea to block any lacy pattern as well to open up all of the holes and show off the details. Check the links for a how-to.
Final blanket measures approx. 19" wide x 27" high