The Stripy Cozy Baby Blanket is brilliant for beginner or experienced knitters alike.
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This is a simple and Free Knitting Pattern for a Stripy Cozy Baby Blanket that uses self-striping yarn to inspire a textural feature. Moss stitch edging then stockinette, but a surprise purling when the bold colour arrives. A second coordinating yarn paired with the self-striping one creates nice depth and warmth. Go up a needle size if you are a tight knitter or for more airy feel.
I have not tested all variations so trust your instincts as you are working on this. Modelled after my Blue Skies Baby Blanket.
Planning Your Pattern:
Observe your self-striping yarn and find the dominant striping color within the pattern. This is the color that you will want to coordinate with your solid-hued yarn. Hold a strand of the dominant self-striping section up against the solid skein and if they are indiscernible they are right colors to pair.
What You Need:
• At least 370 yards, DK weight yarn in a varied or self-striping colorway
• At least 370 yards, DK weight yarn in a solid color that coordinates with major striping hue
• 6.5mm (10.5 US) knitting needles
If using bulky yarn, you only need about 370 yards for a small baby blanket since you won’t be doubling up the yarn and creating a colour stripe, just a textured one. I’ve knit two lovely Stripy Cozy Baby Blankets with 730 yards and 612 yards of DK each.
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As a beginner knitter, the entire blanket from start to finish took me over one month, but my skills were not what they are now. The final blanket was completely worth it though and it is a great stash buster project if you have cotton-blend DKs sitting around.
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Originally posted in March 2010 on my old blog, Spring Stitches.