Baby blanket: embossed-heart detail

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Embossed Heart chart

Muench/GGH Goa (50% cotton, 50% acrylic; 50g, 60m per skein): 3 skeins 10 Hot Pink (A), 3 skeins 35 Barbie Pink (B), 3 skeins 03 White (C)
One yard preshrunk cotton flannel (optional)
U.S. size 10 24" circular needles, or size required to obtain gauge
Tapestry needles
Sewing needle and thread
Stitch markers

Finished size: 30-1/2"x31-1/2"

Note: Remember that many yarns are seasonal and could be discontinued. If the specific yarn called for is not available, purchase a substitution yarn that comes closest to the specified gauge in your pattern. And be sure to make that all-important swatch to see whether the yarn works for your particular pattern.
Gauge: 13 sts and 20 rows = 4" on in St st on size 10 needles

With A, CO 99 sts. Knit 3 rows.
Note: If you're using circular needles, knit straight across on them as if they were straight needles.

Garter-stitch border

Begin Chart
K3, work across Heart Chart three times, working row 1 as a right side (knit) row, K3. Continue in this manner, knitting the first and last 3 sts of every row, until you have completed the chart. Change to B work chart in the same manner, then do the same with C. After completing chart in C, knit 4 rows, then BO.

Work in ends and block blanket to measurements.
Optional lining
1. Cut fabric to measure 30-1/2"x31-1/2".
2. If you have a serger, serge the edges. (This step is optional but not required.)
3. Fold under fabric edges 1/2" all the way around and press.
4. Pin the fabric to the wrong side of the blanket and hand-stitch in place. Tip: If you find that you have difficulty maintaining even tension as you work the blanket (not uncommon when working with a bulky cotton yarn), just wash and dry the blanket according to the label specifications, and you will find that the tension evens itself out beautifully.

Knits From the Heart: Quick Projects for Generous Giving
By Kristin Spurkland
Martingale & Company, 2004