This baby blanket is a larger version of my dishcloth pattern, same principals, but enlarged. I had loved making the dishcloths/facecloths that I thought I’d see if the pattern would make an excellent blanket. It does! I will be giving this one to my knitting ministry to be blessed and given to a family in need ( and yes, I need to block it!) This project is a relatively quick knit. I consider it a weekend project or an hour at night after work and done by the end of the work-week.
If you want a larger baby blanket, so say 30” x 30” only keep increasing until you have 180 stitches on your needles or the length of the diagonal is 30”.
You will need:
# 8 straight needles
#8 29” circular needles
Four balls of Sugar-n-Cream (approx 480 yards of worsted #4 Cotton)
Cast on four stitches.
Knit one row.
*Turn and K2, YO, knit across the rest of the stitches*. Repeat from * to* until you have 5o stitches on the needle and what looks like a triangle or half a square. If you want it bigger, that's fine Keep going until the desired width is achieved.
And if you decide to bind off for a shawl, then finish with two rows of plain knitting with no more increases.
Next row* K1, K2tog YO, K2tog, Knit across the rest of the stitches.* Repeat from * to * until you are back to just four stitches. You will end up back with just four stitches. Bind off last four stitches.
Weave in tails.
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This post is from April 2016. I switched blogging platforms and migrated my most popular posts. I lost all the comments in the process. So if you've seen this pattern and made a comment in the past, I do apologize. Leave me a new one! As always, if you see an error or have a suggestion, let me know.