Knitted Quilt for Bassinet

Here is a truly Victorian pattern for a knitted quilt for a bassinet. It can be, of course, worked in any color of your choice. The pattern is written as it was published years ago.

Knitted Quilt for Bassinette

Worked in four shades of one color, with single Berlin wool, and Needles No. 11.
Knitted Quilt for Bassinet – Knitted Quilt for baby
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To work: for a perfect square, CAST on 40 stitches, and KNIT in Plain Knitting an exact square.

For the border of half squares, cast on 40 stitches, and decrease by KNITTING 2 together at the beginning of every alternate row, until only 2 stitches remain on the needle. Sew the various squares together in the arrangement of color given in the pattern, line the quilt wit thin silk, and sew on colored cord around the edge, or make a long fringe with the spare wool.

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