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Bettye's Beach Blanket Knitting Pattern Download


KittyBea, by the Sea is a new Collection of coastal inspired colorways and patterns. Inspiration is taken from scenic beaches, coastal landmarks, and local wildlife- including gorgeous shells found whilst beachcombing. The first location of inspiration is (naturally): Florida!

Sizes/Finished Measurements
Sizes: Baby Blanket (Afghan)

Baby Blanket: approx size 36" x 48" (91.5cm x 122cm)
Afghan: 45" x 68" (114cm x 172cm)

Coquina DK by KittyBea Knitting: 
Bettye's Beach Blanket Fade Kit, 2 kit sizes available:

Baby Kit is 8 skeins (2 each of 4 colorways).
Total yardage: 1850 yds (1700m). Approx size: 36" x 48".

Afghan/Full Kit is 12 skeins (3 of each 4 colorways).
Total yardage: 2770 yds (2542m). Approx size: 45" x 68".

The pattern is FREE with the purchase of either size yarn kit, just add to cart and checkout. 

22.5 sts and 34 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Slipped Ridged St on US 6 (4mm), after wet-blocking.


  • 32”or 40" circular needles in size US 6 (4mm) or size needed to obtain gauge.


  • Tapestry needle


This pattern, as written, uses 4 colors. You can easily adjust to incorporate more, using the given yardages .
Take the time to knit a swatch and wet-block it. I understand an exact finished size may not be super important, but its possible you will run out of yarn before finishing repeats in the pattern. Swatching can help prevent a super fun game called,Yarn Chicken. This is a very straight-forward pattern. Every section starts on a RS row, unless otherwise stated. The edge/border is incorporated into the design and the same 4 rows are repeated throughout (except where a final color change happens). In this design, always slip sts purlwise.

About Bettye
Bettye Banks is a very special person to many of us in the Sarasota community. Bettye moved here in 1952, was a beloved teacher, and lived on Siesta Key for decades with her husband, Bill (a high school principal). I met Bettye many years ago at A Good Yarn in Sarasota. She was always the first one to greet new and old friends from the knitting table. You’ve never met a more joyful and positive individual. At least a year ago, Bettye started asking for a beach fade yarn set, so she could make a blanket for one of her daughters. She wanted me to include  “all the colors in the sea” and I’m very pleased with the result. 

Read more about my transition to knitwear design HERE.

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