Any new mom will be thrilled that someone found baby blanket knitting patterns and made this precious gift for baby.
Giving unique personalized baby gifts always gives an even better feeling to the gifter and artisan. What is it that makes a knit blanket such as this so special? Several features make the difference.
There are so many color possibilities for this particular pattern. If you are friends with the family or a good friend of the family, find out if there is a color theme or design already planned for the nursery.
You can choose the exact match or one that matches. A soft green, blue, pink, or yellow are ideal colors for baby, although white is a frequent choice. There are extremely fashionable nursery sets in white, and this blanket will fit right in with the bedding and accessories.
Pastel colors let mom feel better about using this this lovely creation for baby’s naptime or visiting blanket. It is also the perfect stroller and buggy wrap.
This pattern requires five 6-oz or 170-g balls of soft baby yarn. Blends of acrylic and mohair add just a bit more softness, but also have loose strands that can cause bits of lint on baby’s skin.
To get a soft, comfortable gift that can be both machine-washed and dried, consider selecting 100-percent acrylic yarn for the baby blanket knitting patterns. Knitting experts know in advance whether it is advisable to get an additional ball from the same dye lot, just to be certain they have enough yarn on hand.
A U.S. 7 or 4.50 mm size circular knitting needle with a length of at least 75 cm is required with baby blanket knitting patterns such as this.
Just as each knitter occasionally has to adjust a pair of knitting needles to get the proper gauge, so it is with circular knitting needles. For this particular blanket, the gauge is 24 sts; 28 rows are equal to 4 inches (10 cm) in the pattern. The scalloped edges at the top and bottom add a beautiful finish to this 3 x 4 foot blanket.
The first step in knitting this pattern is to cast on 217 stiches. That is followed by 6 rows of the garter stitch, regarded as one of the most common and easiest knitting stitch.
As with any knitting pattern, you will find several familiar abbreviations in the instructions. Blanket knitting patterns sometimes include one or two terms and abbreviations not yet encountered.
Baby Coordinates Knit Afghan
Measurement: Approx 36 x 48 ins [91.5 x 122 cm]
Baby Coordinates (6 oz/170 g) 5 balls Size 4.50 mm (U.S. 7) circular knitting needle 75 cm long or size needed to obtain gauge.
Gauge: 24 sts and 28 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in pat.
Cast on 217 sts. Work 6 rows in garter st (knit every row).
Proceed in pat as follows:
1st row: (RS). K4. *yfwd. K3. Sl1K. K2tog. psso. K3. yfwd. K1. Rep from * to last 3 sts. K3.
2nd row: K3. Purl to last 3 sts. K3.
3rd row: As 1st row.
4th row: Knit.
These 4 rows form pat.
Cont in pattern until work from beg measures approx 47 ins [119.5 cm] ending with row 2 of pat.
Work 6 rows in garter st. Cast off knitways.
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