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Intarsia Sunny Beach Baby Blanket

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13th August 2021

On my summer holiday to Wales, I had a day out in Tenby, the sun was shining, the beaches there are very beautiful, and even better they have ice cream vans which drive along them! I found a nice big piece of driftwood to sit and knit on.

Other highlights included seeing the old RNLI house that was featured on Grand Designs a while back.

Just as I was about to leave the walled town I saw a sign! It was a sign - so I had to go and ended up with some Pembrokeshire wool from The Crafty Frog Wool Shop, which I decided would make some nice fluffy clouds to make an Intarsia baby blanket!

Back at the campsite that night I looked to see if there were any other local wool shops in Pembrokeshire, and I discovered Janes Wool shop in Fishguard, so took a trip there the next day in the drizzly rain, and bought some cream coloured Cambrian wool to use for the waves.

The best photo I could find of fluffy clouds and breaking waves was actually from back in May on one of my trips to Dawlish Warren.


This is the final design, 4 rows x 3 columns of textured squares to match the patterns I saw on the beach.

The posts below will provide the 4 patterns for these squares in case anyone fancies making their own blanketscape.

I used 3.75 mm needles and Stylecraft Special DK colours listed below. Each square uses 10-12 g of yarn.

I suggest you block each square individually before sewing them up, as some of the patterns have a tendency to go a bit scrunchy.

For the border, I used 3.25 mm needles, picking up 36 stitches per square with the right side facing - working each side of the blanket seperately. Once I had picked up the stitches, I worked 6 more knit rows, increasing one stitch at the end of each right side row. Cast off.


Yarn: Stylecraft Special DK


Main colours:

Large Breaking Waves: Storm Blue

Small Breaking Waves: Petrol

Small Fluffy Clouds: Aster

Large Fluffy Clouds: Lapis


Waves / Clouds: Cream

I have made the patterns available for free but they are © Blanketscapes, the patterns are not to be copied or resold. I'm happy for you to make and sell finished blankets using these patterns for charitable, non-commercial, purposes only. Please credit @blanketscapes on Instagram or Facebook for your final creations, I'd love to see what you make.


Happy knitting!

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