Baby P's parents insisted on paying for the yarn I used to make their blanket. It was a fight, but they really really really insisted, "Your gift is doing the work to make the blanket ..."
Sure, I get it, but I don't like it. I made him promise to take a slew of photos for me to share with you here on the blog. I'm so excited to fill the site (even temporarily) with BABY!
Since I didn't use up all the yarn they paid for, I decided to use the left overs (and a rejected mid-grey skein) to make a tiny newborn knit blanket. The crochet blanket
is meant to last for the long haul; a gorgeous heirloom. This blanket is meant for the long, haul, too, but it's more of an everyday kind of stylish.
I started this blanket right after I'd spent days dealing with all the yarn ends (every row!) of the crochet blanket, so I wanted this to be easy.
I took a cue from Purl Soho's New Super Easy Baby Blanket
and decided to do one color block of each color. I'm not a fan of plain garter stitch, though, so I mixed it up a bit with some rows of double wrap knits like I did for my knit cowl
Oh! Squishy squishy love! This is a fluffy, squishy, squeezy blanket that stretches and contracts in all the right ways.Supplies:
- Swish DK, one skein per color/row
- 5 mm needles
- CO: backward loop cast on
- Row 1-4: knit 85
- Row 5: *knit 1, yo* (repeat to last stitch), knit 1
- note: on the next row (which will be Row 1), drop the yo and only knit in each stitch from the row before. This makes a "double tall" row of knits.
- Repeat Rows 1-5 five times per color
- For the last row of the last color, do not make yarn overs - knit 85.
- interlock bind off
My blanket came out to 24" x 24".
I included this photo to show you how drapey this knit is. It's supple and wraps itself around you like a soft wooly skin. When I handed it to the Papa today, he held it up and said, "Receiving blanket!" Oh, goodness! Is baby P going to come home wrapped in this sweet little square?