The Snail Odyssey Baby Blanket was designed for my little new-born nephew as a fun, practical pram blanket that can go anywhere, anytime. It was inspired by our little vegetable garden and its very cute predators, those pesky snails. I always think they are so beautiful in their own way despite the holes they leave in the broccoli and other green leafy vegetables!
The baby blanket is made using a small number of stitches and is an easy lace pattern to follow, using a combination of yarn overs and both knit and purl decreases. The raised effect is made by purling on the right side and using purl decreases. While not complicated, the pattern does demand a little bit of attention as you do the snails but the rest of the time, it is a perfect knit to do while watching television! It is knit in one piece using 4ply wool or cotton.
This knit is suitable for an intermediate lace knitter.
The finished blocked pram blanket measures 51x74cm (20 x29 inches).
Many thanks to Knittynana for her patience and skill in testing the Snail Odyssey blanket!