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


shirley said...

hi could you tell me wot YO means thanks

Em's way said...

Hi Shirley YO means Yarn over, literally form a new stitch by putting the yarn over the needle before knitting the next stitch

Unknown said...

I love this pattern...super simple and super cute....I knit a little quicker than most, so I got a little over halfway done today so far (and it's only 3pm!!!!) and may be able to finish it tonight if my son leaves my yarn alone! I used a 1lb ball and I havent had to do any add one or anything, so I would suggest that for this project instead of smaller skeins of yarn, if you can get a 1lb ball of the yarn you want to use! Thanks again for the great pattern!!!!!!

Em's way said...

Thank you for your comments, glad you like the pattern xx