Pattern: Shale Baby Blanket


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Note: This is a physical, printed pattern only and will be shipped to you upon purchase. It does NOT include the yarn for the project.


The vintage charm of an heirloom baby blanket will keep your little ones warm and snug for years to come. The Shale Baby Blanket nods to nursery knits of yesteryear with a four-row repeat of a variation on the Feather-and-Fan motif, teasing a pretty, undulating edge from the paired ridges of garter stitch at top and bottom. Knit with Shelter or Arbor, texture and color variations for this classic blanket are endless.

Recommended Yarn
Version 1
Brooklyn Tweed Shelter – 100% American Targhee-Columbia wool (140 yards/50g)
Photographed in color Sweatshirt
6 skeins

Version 2
Brooklyn Tweed Arbor – 100% American Targhee Wool (145 yards/50g)
Photographed in color Treehouse
7 skeins

Version 1
804 total yards of worsted weight wool yarn

Version 2
876 total yards of DK weight wool yarn

Version 1
19 stitches & 24 rows = 4″ in Lace Pattern after blocking

Version 2
21 stitches & 27 rows = 4″ in Lace Pattern after blocking

Version 1
One 32″ circular needle in size needed to obtain gauges listed above
Suggested needle size: 5½ mm (US 9)

Version 2
One 32″ circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed above
Suggested needle size: 4½ mm (US 7)

Finished Dimensions
Version 1
32″ 81.5 cm wide; 41″ 104 cm long

Version 2
28¼” 72 cm wide; 37½” 95 cm long

Measurements taken from relaxed fabric after blocking.

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:
Long-Tail Cast On
Sewn Bind Off (Elizabeth Zimmermann’s method)

Please Note: The pattern includes both charted and written instructions.



Jared Flood

Project Type

Baby, Blanket, Home, Lace

Skill Level

Beginner, Intermediate


Brooklyn Tweed Arbor, Brooklyn Tweed Shelter

Yarn Weight



Female, Male, Unisex