Knitting a blanket is one of those things that can provide you with hours and hours of peaceful and relaxing work to do that also ends up creating a fantastic end result. If you are starting your first blanket, it’s probably better to start with something just a little smaller. A baby blanket is the perfect first project for beginning knitters. Baby blankets are a great way to get your feet wet without getting in over your head.
I found a beautiful and easy baby blanket for newbies to learn with. You’re absolutely going to love this one! This baby blanket looks incredible in white and ends up with a very soft lacy feel that is perfect for the little darling in your life.
I always like to keep a baby blanket or two in my “gift closet.” Then, whenever I learn that someone is expecting, I have a present ready to go. These simple to knit blankets are always appreciated, and can even become an heirloom.
You’re going to need some number 10 needles and 14 or 15 ounces of your favorite yarn. Remember, although you want your baby blanket to be soft, don’t choose a yarn that will be too difficult for you to deal with. In other words, do the first blanket in something that you are familiar with before moving on to something super fuzzy and hard to handle.
Simple Pattern to Knit a Baby Blanket
Cast on 127 stitches
Knit 10 rows with a garter stitch
Row 1 – Knit 5, *, K1, yo, k2tog, repeat from * and across ending with Knit 5
Row 2 – Repeats Row 1
Row 3 – Knit
Row 4 – Knit 5, Purl Across, Knit 5
Continue these 4 rows until you reach the desired length
End with another 10 rows of a garter stitch
This baby blanket probably will not be useful during very cold weather, but it is perfect for showing off your baby when it’s just a little cool outside or in the building. It’s a pretty pattern that is sure to be a favorite.
Also for beginning knitters who may not be familiar with all the terms yet: “K2tog” means Knit 2 together. K2tog will decrease the number of stitches on the row by 2, while providing a border of 2 stitches on either side. This creates a slanted edge on both sides.Tags: babies, blankets, patterns