Most of my life I have been ambivalent about babies. I was quite surprised that turning 30 and meeting a handsome man who wants kids has changed my outlook…
Now I’m having vivid daydreams about a future that includes little ones, and my fantasies have begun to materialize in knitting!
The pattern can be knit in any weight of yarn, and you may make more or less squares for a smaller or larger finished blanket.
Squares will measure approximately 7.5 (9, 10.5) inches square for sock (DK, aran) weight yarns.
The baby-blanket sized sample is made in sock weight yarn and is 30 x 37.5 inches (20 squares).
Amounts given are for 1 square:
sock or 4-ply: 70 yds per square
DK weight: 100 yds per square
worsted / aran: 130 yds per square
(baby blanket shown in Jamieson & Smith Jumper Weight, 20 squares, weighs 225 g, in colours: 23, 91, 121, 125, 93, 1403, 9113, 1280, 75, FC34, 132, FC41, 142)
I recommend that you knit a square using suggested needles, block it and see if you like the finished size and density.
sock or 4-ply: US # 5 / 3.75 mm
DK weight: US # 7 / 4.5 mm
worsted / aran: US # 9 / 5.5 mm
stitch markers, darning needle