Baby blanket · Double knit · Uncategorized

Triangle Baby Blanket

This project took so much longer to create than I’d anticipated! I’m so used to knitting with (super) chunky wool, I forget that double knitting takes a bit (a lot) longer.

I modified Purl Soho’s Four Points Baby Blanket knitting pattern, as I struggled with picking up stitches on the edge of the triangles and found that my efforts to do so were not quite perfect enough! I’m really pleased with how this blanket has turned out, although I won’t be in a rush to recreate it!

Difficulty: Easy-moderate

Gauge: Approx 20 stitches = 4 inches in garter stitch (I don’t usually worry about gauge too much for a baby blanket)

Size of finished project: Approx 28×28 inches

Materials:

  • 4mm circular knitting needles (80cm length) – I used Addi Fixed Circular Needles 80cm
  • 4 different coloured balls of James C. Brett Baby DK 100g – I used colours 1, 2, 3, 5
  • Blunt sewing needle (for sewing in ends)

Pattern:

K=knit; K2tog=knit 2 stitches together

  • Cast on 100 stitches with colour A
  • Row 1 (wrong side): Knit every stitch
  • Row 2 (right side): Knit every stitch until final 2; K2tog
  • Repeat rows 1 and 2 until 1 stitch remains
  • Cut wool and pull through remaining stitch

Repeat pattern for colours B, C and D so that you have 4 triangles

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  • Lay the 4 triangles out to create a square shape, ensuring that the wrong sides are facing you
  • Sew up the edges using mattress/edge-to-edge stitch (whatever suits you better)
  • Sew in loose ends
  • Block if desired – I didn’t
Baby blanket · Chunky

Chunky Stripey Baby Blanket

Rectangle Blanket
Rectangle Blanket

I adapted the simple Moss Stitch to include a Chained Selvedge, which makes a neat border along the edge of the blanket. I had to pay close attention to my pattern during this project, and made sure I used a Stitch Counter to keep track of my rows!

Difficulty: Easy-moderate

Size of finished project: 28×34 inches

Materials:

  • 10mm circular knitting needles (80 cm length) – I used Pony Interchangeable Cable & Shank
  • 3 balls of King Cole Big Value Super Chunky 100g – Pink 0030 (Dye 78218)
  • 2 balls of King Cole Big Value Super Chunky 100g – Grey 0024 (Dye 78479)
  • Blunt sewing needle (for sewing in ends)

Pattern:

K=knit; P=purl

Sl=slip stitch; wyib=with yarn in behind; wyif=with yarn in front

  • Cast on 77 stitches with pink wool
  • Row 1: Sl1 wyib, K1, *K1, P1, REPEAT FROM * TO LAST 3 STITCHES, K1, Sl1 wyib, P1
  • Row 2: Sl1 wyib, P1, *K1, P1, REPEAT FROM * TO LAST 3 STITCHES, K1, Sl1 wyif, P1
  • Row 3: Sl1 wyib, K1, *P1, K1, REPEAT FROM * TO LAST 3 STITCHES, P1, Sl1 wyib, P1
  • Row 4: Sl1 wyib, P1, *P1, K1, REPEAT FROM * TO LAST 3 STITCHES, P1, Sl1 wyif, P1
  • Repeat rows 1-4 until 1 pink ball of wool runs out (ending on row 4) – this worked out to be 24 rows for me
  • Change to grey ball of wool
  • Repeat rows 1-4 until 1 grey ball of wool runs out (ending on row 4) – this should be the same number of rows as for the pink ball of wool
  • Repeat for remaining balls of wool, alternating colours
  • Cast off
  • Sew in loose ends
Baby blanket · Chunky

Chunky Mustard Baby Blanket

Chunky Mustard Baby Blanket
Square Blanket
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.

Difficulty: Easy

Size of finished project: 30×30 inches

Materials:

  • 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)

Pattern:

K=knit; P=purl

  • 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!

Embroidered name
Embroidered name