So I think only my fellow knitters understand the joy and the pain of friends having babies. Because babies are cute and we want to knit them all the stuff and yet there’s so little time and so many babies that our collective fingers will all fall off at some point. You get me, right?
I came up with this knitting pattern for a friend’s baby and I’ve made it for several since then. I double-knit it to cut down on some of the time it takes to finish (and because we live in Colorado and it’s dang cold). I used Bernat Baby Yarn. The pattern is simple but has a little style to it, I think.
Snowflake Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern:
Gauge — ummm…is it wrong to confess I never pay attention to gauge in blankets? They don’t need to fit and as long as they look good, I kind of let it go.
Holding two strands of yarn together, cast on 101 stitches.
Rows 1-7: Knit across
(the next 11 rows make up pattern)
Row 8: K6, *YO, [slip 1, K1, PSSO], K1, K2tog, YO, K1; repeat from * across to last 5 sts, K5
Row 9 and all wrong side rows: K5, purl to last 5 sts, K5
Row 10: K7, (YO, K3) across to last 7 sts, YO, K7
Row 12: K5, K2tog, YO, slip 1, K1, PSSO, K1, K2tog, *YO, [slip 1, K2tog, PSSO], YO, slip 1, K1, PSSO, K1, K2tog; repeat from * across to last 7 sts, YO, slip 1, K1, PSSO, K5
Row 14: K6, *K2tog, YO, K1, YO, slip 1, K1, PSSO, K1; repeat from * across to last 5 sts, K5
Row 16: K7, (YO, K3) across to last 7 sts, YO, K7
Row 18: K6, *K2tog, YO, slip 1, K2tog, PSSO, YO, slip 1, K1, PSSO, K1; repeat from * across to last 5 sts, K5
Row 19: K5, purl across to last 5 sts, K5
repeat Rows 8-19 until blanket measures approximately 40″ from cast-on edge. Knit final 7 rows, bind off all sts in knit. Weave in loose ends.
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This is Day 11 of 31 Days of Baby Stuff. Click here to read the rest of the series.