Monday, 5 May 2008

Chunky cotton baby blankie

I made this as an experiment, and its so simple even beginners could do it easily. I used Sirdar Spree yarn, which is a chunky cotton blend. I t makes a gorgeously soft blanket, very hardwearing and easy wash. (Approx 400g chunky cotton blend yarn)

Using 4.5 mm needles
CO 5 stitches.
Row 1 : Knit
Row 2: Knit 3, yo, knit to end.
Repeat 2nd row until you have 150 stitiches on needle
Decrease Row Knit 2, k2tog, yo, k2tog, k to end.
Repeat until there are 7 stitches on needle.
Last Row Knit 2, k2tog, k2tog, k to end.
Cast Off off remaining 5 stitches.

I used 100g balls and used four. Rather than knotting then ends to join them a smoother finish can be acheived by twisting the two strands together and knitting it double, you get a slightly thicker patch but it looks neater than knotting!!

Happy Knitting :D