Victoria blanket


The main challenge of the Victoria blanket is using proper intarsia when switching colours for the different diamonds, and keeping the yarn organized on the backside. Intarsia has the advantage of not only limiting yarn usage for the different colours and keeping the backside neat and tidy, it makes the blanket safe for use even for very small babies – ensuring thus that their fingers don’t get stuck in the loops on the backside.

To make the diamond rows, it is best to organize the main colour (off white in this model) in smaller skeins of about 20m, which will avoid that the different yarns get tangled up on the backside. For the rows without colour change, use main skein only. The edges are kept neat by slipping the first stitch of each row from the left to the right needle, without knitting it, both on RS and WS.


70 c 100 cm (27.5 x 40”)

Needle size

Circular needle 3,5 mm (US 4), 60-80 cm (24-32”) in length

Tension / Gauge

10 x 10 cm (4 x 4”) = 25 sts x 34 rows in stockinette stitch on 3,5 mm needle (US 4)


Lightweight DK

Suggested yarn :

Lang Cashmerino (55% Wool, 33% Acrylic, 12% Cashmere), 125 m / 50 g or

Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino (55% Wool, 33% Acrylic and 12% Cashmere) , 125 m / 50 g

Main colour (off white): 8 skeins

7 contrast colours (yellow, orange, light pink, light blue, turquoise, dark blue, violet): 1 skein each

Tapestry needle

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