Friends of mine recently had a beautiful baby girl, and I wanted to knit her a present to bring when we met her. This being said, I didn’t decide to start this project until a few weeks before she was born. So….I knew I needed to pick a pattern and use yarn that would be pretty, but that would also knit fast.
I chose a chunky yarn in a pretty butter color that was supposed to be knitted on size 7/8 needles. Instead, I knitted it on a size 9, which would make it go faster, and also make the blanket a little lighter, since the baby was born in July. A summer blanket, if you will. For the ends, I chose a different yarn that contained some green and yellow, just to give it a border.
Here it is stretched out. It’s simple, but so pretty for a little girl. It’s a little over two feet wide. I used needles that were connected together, and cast on about 80 stitches or so. Just until I thought it looked wide enough. So it’s not that big, but big enough for a baby. Definitely not out of the wheelhouse of a beginning knitter, if you’d like to give it a try! Just remember to keep it simple, and use a chunky yarn. There’s nothing that gets me down like a slow knitting project!
Also, remember: if you’re knitting something for a baby make sure the yarn is machine washable and can go in the dryer!