For centuries knitting is used as one of the foremost activity in preparing to welcome the newborn members of the family. We’ll look at a basic garter stitch which will help every beginner to make this warm & fuzzy baby blanket. You can knit this blanket all the way while your travelling or whenever your free, and this expanse of fabric will be done in no time.
Size: About 30 x 30 in. (76 x 76 cm)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
rep = repeat
sts = stitches
yo = yarn over
Step 1: Materials
- Tweed Stripes
- Lakeside 5 balls
- or color of your choice
- Circular knitting needle size 10.5 (6.5 mm), 29 in. (73.5 cm) long
- Yarn Weight: (5) Bulky/Chunky (12-15 stitches for 4 inches)
- Gauge: 14 sts = 4 in. (10 cm) in Garter st (k every row).
- Large-eyed blunt needle
Knitting Needle Size: 10 or 6 mm
Step 2: Directions
Cast on 5 sts.
Row 1: Knit.
Row 2: K3, yo, k2 – 6 sts at the end of this row.
Row 3: K3, yo, k3 – 7 sts at the end of this row.
Row 4: K3, yo, k to end of row – 8 sts at the end of this row.
Step 3: Final method
Rep last row until you have 154 sts. Next Row (Decrease Row): K2, k2tog, yo, k2tog, k to end of row – 153 sts at the end of this row. Rep last row until 5 sts remain. Bind off. Finally weave the ends.
And your soft, easy baby throw is ready to use or gift! You can also make different patterns with a variety of colorful yarns like the below picture.
Photo credits & source: allfreeknitting.com