Knitted Afghan Pattern for Baby Blanket

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As I write this I’m watching the track of Hurricane Irma hoping me and all my relatives in Florida will be safe and sound come next week. There’s a lot to do, so I’ll be brief.

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Knitted Afghan for Baby

This easy knitted baby afghan is just as pretty as a complicated, detailed one. It’s from a 1924 Columbia Yarn Book of Infant’s Wear. The size is 24 x 27 inches.


It uses Columbia Germantown yarn (now discontinued, as usual for these vintage patterns) and size 5, 14 inch long knitting needles. The Columbia Germantown yarn was a 100% Wool 4-ply 2 ounce ball with 122 yards.


Yarn Substitute

knitted afghan substitute yarn for Columbia Germantown

This Lion Brand Wool-Ease yarn would be a good substitute. It’s 4-ply and is a 80% acrylic 20% wool blend. Lots of color choices and each skein holds 197 yards.




Pattern for Knitted Afghan

knitted afghan pattern baby blanket


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  1. Kristin says:

    I LOVE this blanket and am putting it in my workbasket list!! I adore the knitted increase edging- I have never seen it before! I love it.
    Does anyone else notice that the older patterns take longer to make (smaller needles, more to knit) and are not as easy to do compared with today’s modern patterns? For one, back then we should have less free time as we didn’t have modern appliances and technology. Just preparing a family dinner back then would take hours. So, how did we manage to find the time to knit all of these things?? My grandmothers (rest in piece, Nana and Nommy) knitted, crocheted, beaded and sewed. They made such beautiful things! Why is it women now complain they don’t have the time to do the same crafts that are grandmothers made? Really makes me think. 🙂

    PS- my grandmother told me that in HER day, women had to know how to sew, knit, cook well and do all sorts of crafts, so they would have a source of income in case their husbands were incapacitated. She said that women without a college education weren’t good marriage prospects because the men feared they would not be good conversationalists or be able to entertain friends without embarrassment. She said the stuff about “women’s rights” is nonsense and that women were more educated and skilful in her day compared to now, and my grandmother was very liberal in her politics, so I believed her.

    Just wanted to share 🙂

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