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
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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