In the original forum I posted looking for a baby cardi pattern, but now I’m looking for a blanket pattern as well. I’d love to see your favorite modern baby blanket patterns. I’ll be using a variegated DK weight cotton that I have in my stash. ETA: I’m an experienced knitter, so all suggestions are welcome. I’m just looking for something new/different than I’ve done in the past.
Back in the day, I just looked through stitch dictionaries for interesting (but not TOO interesting) texture or lace patterns and added two inches of seed stitch on all four sides (since I was using worsted, it was ten stitches left and right and fourteen rows top and bottom). Eventually that got too boring, so I did the seed stitch borders in a different color than the main stitch pattern. (Yes, that involved intarsia twisting for the color changes at the side edges and a second skein for the second edge.)
My current favorite is the wavy checkerboard baby blanket. It had enough texture to keep it interesting, but is fairly easy and makes good tv and travel knitting. I would post a picture, but I deleted all of them with my project pages. The seller has an etsy store Bunny Totem Knits, and she has several beautiful patterns posted.
@ilexedits Great idea to just pick a stitch pattern. I may end up doing that. LOL! I’ll skip the intarsia this time since I’m in a hurry, but that’s a really great idea for the future. Seems like lots of my friends’ kids are having babies now, so I’m thinking I need to knit up some baby FO’s to have on hand.
@FreedomLover I really like that! I may be able to pick up a solid, coordinating color for the center and edges. I’m using some Zombie Yarns cotton. If Lorna is at the fiber fest maybe she’ll have some solids or semi-solids that will work.
Hi there KnitterLady13. I don’t intend to sound like your mother :p, but please do remember how tiny little fingers and toes are. They can get caught in spaces of lacy work and even straight knitting if the gauge/needle is too large. I fortunately have not had this experience myself, but learned from a customer 15 years ago about broken toes/fingers, and tangles of blankets that resulted in dropped baby. Since then I have not recommended any yarn larger than DK weight for stockinette/garter stitch, or sport for anything lacy, and 4ply is better. Just a thought, ok?
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