Wanna know one of my favorite parts about knitting blankets for babies?
They’re small enough that I can have the fun of experimenting with different patterns and stitches, without being locked into a project for six months (usually!). My only problem is that I’m running out of babies. Does this happen to you? When you need to be knitting something, even if you don’t know who it’s for yet? With blankets, at least, you can always donate here to Project Linus. Such a sweet idea — you get the fun of knitting something and then the fuzzy feels of giving it to someone who will love and appreciate it. 💖 💖
So here’s a little secret…sometimes I like knitting things that are challenging and complicated and I learn new things and improve my skills. And sometimes I like just looking like I knit something challenging and complicated when really it was very simple. Then everyone is impressed with me and tells me how great I am, and I’m all “pshht! It was nothing!” and no one believes me even though I’m telling the truth.
This is one of those second kind of blankets.
I love this pattern because it looks so pretty, but it’s so easy to remember. Once you get a few rows along, you can bring it anywhere, and you’ll probably remember how it goes without even glancing at the directions. You don’t need any fancy skills. It’s all knitting and purling and wrapping the yarn around your needle a few times.
And that dropstitch is so pretty, I’ve used it before in a super-chunky cowl that I wear all winter. It just looks sophisticated and complicated while being really very easy.
You can snag your pattern here
And if you need help figuring out how to do the drop stitch itself, I made a handy dandy video:
Other Blanket Knitting Patterns:
If you like this pattern, you can try one of these when you finish: