So I’ve been completely MIA the last few months. We have this very small, not important at all exam called the boards coming up in 2 weeks and 6 days (but who’s counting?) I just finished studying the microbiology section and I honestly might hurt someone if I have to answer another question about gram positive cocci or whatever the heck else they’re asking me. Soooo, I’ve decided to share the pattern for a baby blanket I made recently!
Two good friends of mine are having a baby! Yay! So of course I wanted to knit them a blanket. I spent hours scouring the internet for a pattern that looked intricate but was doable for a mid-level knitter like myself. I ended up modifying this one slightly and after a few mishaps (and having to undo ~20 rows because I realized I f-ed up and had my “right side”/”wrong side” mixed up.) Once the blanket was finished I used this tutorial to block it. This pattern really is adorable and is easy to knit (shh.. don’t tell my friends!)
You will need:
- 3-4 skeins of yarn (preferably machine washable, remember that this will be burped/peed/pooed on and you want them to be able to clean in). I used this yarn in “Baby Pink Marl” which I thought was the perfect mix of bright-but-still-baby pink
- US size 6 circular needs
- The pattern: Heart Blanket Pattern. I went through the pattern 8 times. I wrote the pattern out so explicitly because I found it useful to take a pencil and mark off each time I finished a row so I could easily keep track of where I was.
The final blanket, after being blocked, was about 40″ x 30″
Happy knitting! Let me know if you have questions about the pattern.