This was my first time using circular needles – and it was hard! The most difficult part was moving the wool from the interchangeable needle cable (plastic) onto the pointed needles (bamboo). As I was knitting with chunky wool, and therefore thick needles, the size difference between the interchangeable needle cable and the knitting needle points was quite significant! However, it made for a really speedy project and I loved the ‘self-made’ knitted border.
Size of finished project: 30×30 inches
- 10mm circular knitting needles (80 cm length) – I used Pony Interchangeable Cable & Shank
- 2.5 balls of Patons Big Fab 200g – Mustard (02342)
- Blunt sewing needle (for sewing in ends)
- Cast on 64 stitches
- Rows 1-7: Knit garter stitch (knit every stitch)
- Row 8: Knit every stitch
- Row 9: K4, P56, K4
- Repeat rows 8 and 9 until blanket measures approx. 28 inches
- Final 7 rows: Knit garter stitch
- Cast off
- Sew in loose ends
As an added extra, my mum embroidered the baby’s name (in green) onto the bottom left hand corner of the blanket – Maisie. We felt this really dressed up what could have otherwise been quite a plain gift!