Designed by Aimee Alexander
I designed a special blanket for each of my three children during pregnancy. It was my way of relishing in the anticipation of the upcoming miracle. I was only a few weeks away from delivering my third bundle of joy when the Sea of Dreams was published. The first pattern photos, of course, didn’t include the beautiful two week old baby seen in the now available pattern! The Sea of Dreams is still my favorite baby blanket.
This elegant pattern is written for three sizes, a “lovie” of 16 X 16 inches, a stroller blanket of 24 X 32 inches, and a crib blanket measuring 30 X 40 inches. Instructions for the border pattern are written with full abbreviations, and the lace pattern is written and charted for personal preference. All measurements are given in US and metric.
YARN: 300 (650, 1000) yards / 275 (595, 915) meters of fingering weight
NEEDLES: US 3 & 4 / 3.25 & 3.5 mm and a spare needle of smaller size for hem.
NOTIONS: 2 markers, 1 split ring marker, and tapestry needle
GAUGE:: 24 sts and 40 rows to 4 in / 10 cm using larger needle over Sea of Dreams Lace pattern
BLANKET SIZES: Lovie (Stroller, Crib)
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: (after blocking)
16 x 16 (24 x 32, 30 x 40) inches / 41 x 41 (61 x 81, 76 x 102) centimeters