a textured and soft baby knit by Short Rounds Knitwear
Welcome back! Today I am featuring this knot stitch baby blanket I recently finished for a friend. I fell in love with the rich green color of the yarn, the overall texture of the knot stitches, and the ease with which this blanket came together. It’s the perfect project to work on while you cuddle up in front of the fire on a cool fall night!
I found this pattern on Ravelry. The free pattern was easy to memorize as I worked; it is a basic stockinette stitch blanket with a garter stitch border that features unique knots within the stockinette stitch. The knots are made by working three stiches together three times over, resulting in the twisted bump that looks like a knot.
I used Drops Paris yarn for this project on size 8 needles, as per the pattern. I appreciate how safe this 100% cotton yarn is for babies, the numerous colorways in which it is offered, and the bulkiness of the yarn making the blanket knit up quickly. It was a lovely yarn to work with, though I am sure any baby-safe cotton yarn would work for this blanket.
The knot stitch of this blanket requires you to focus on your tension as you work because this cotton yarn is not stretchy. I found that giving myself a tad more yarn to work with for the knots really helped improve the whole process. I also found it helpful to use my fingers with the needles to hold the new loops in place during the knot stitches. At first, the knots were funky to knit and didn’t come naturally, but as I worked more and more of them, I found them to be a lot easier to knit.
I wet blocked this project to help even out my loose bind off with the rest of the blanket’s proportions. My finished and blocked blanket measures 25″ wide x 33″ tall. I always wash my baby knits before sending them to their new home.
Well, that’s all for today. Take care, everyone! Have a wonderful weekend.
Until Tuesday, happy knitting!