This is another great knitting pattern for beginners…
Today we will learn to knit diagonally or bias knitting: the best technique for a square Baby blanket. The lace edges are formed simultaneously with the garter stitch fabric on every side, so you don’t have to add any edges, nor sew anything together at the end.
Also, you can make it in any size you wish: A typical baby blanky could measure, 35 x 35 in (90 x 90 cm).
We start by casting on four stitches and make increases until the desired width is reached. Then, we decrease, until we have the same four stitches as we started. Easy peasy!
MATERIALS for a 35 x 35 in (90 x 90 cm) Baby Blanket
750 gr. of worsted weight yarn (wool or cotton recommended for US 7-8 knitting needle size or 4.5 – 5 mm):
2 x needles US 7-8 knitting needle size or 4.5 – 5 mm:
A 4 x 4 in (10 cm x 10 cm) square equals 18 stitches and 25 rows (after blocking).
CO: Cast on
YO: Yarn over
K2TOG: Knit 2 together
How to knit a Baby Blanket for beginners
Cast on 4 st.
1º Row: Knit every stitch.
2º Row: K 2, yo, and knit every stitch until the end of the row.
Repeat the 2º row until you get the width needed (i.e.: 34 in – 90 cm).
Note: You should have an even number of stitches on this last row of increases.
However, if you have an odd number of stitches, you need to make one more row. That’s how you know you are good to go with the decreases.
1º Row: K 1, k2tog, yo, k2tog, and knit every stitch until the end of the row.
Repeat this row until there is 4 st left.
To finish the work, we will bind off knit-wise these 4 st.
And that’s it! Enjoy your Baby Blankie and the video!