I’ve been working on this sweet drop stitch blanket lately.
I have to come up with someone to give it to — I don’t know anyone having a baby soon, so I don’t know. I could keep it tucked away until I hear of a new baby coming, and run the risk of forgetting that I have it on-hand. But I think I’m going to donate it here instead, so someone can use it right away.
As soon as I have the pattern finished, I’ll share it here, too. But today, I just wanted to show you how I did the drop stitch that makes this blanket so special. I figured the easiest way to show you was to make a video:
If you want to get started on a drop stitch project yourself, you could knit up a quick scarf — cast on 21 stitches (you can use any uneven number of stitches for this). Garter stitch the first four rows. Then knit two on each side for a border and knit the middle like I instructed in the video — four rows of garter, then a row where you knit 2, wrap 2, then a row where you knit 2 and drop your wrapped stitches. My vote would be a nice, chunky yarn because I love the look of that (and because it’s January here in Colorado. We need to stay warm.)
Try it out! If you have any questions, you can leave a comment and I’ll try to answer it. Good luck and happy knitting!