My best friend just found out she's pregnant so it was cause for a new baby blanket.
This knits up nice and quick. The stitch pattern is very easy to memorize so you don't have to constantly read the pattern.
5 5ozs/140gms skeins (each approx 153yds/140m) of Lion Brand Yarn, Wool-Ease, Chunky #130 grass or color of your choice
Size 13 Circular knitting needle, or size to obtain gauge
Gauge (nice to check, but not super important unless you want a very specific size)
13sts and 17 rows= 4''x4'' over welting pattern
Stitch Pattern Welting Fantastic
multiple of 11sts
Note: odd-numbered rows are wrong-side rows
Rows 1-5- Knit
Row 6- *K2tog, K2, knit into front & back of each of the next 2 sts, K3, SSK; rep from *
Rows 7,9,and 11- Purl
Rows 8, 10, and 12- repeat Row 6
Repeat Rows 1-12
CO 118 sts.
R6- K4, *K2tog, K2, knit into front and back of each of the next 2 sts, K3, SSK; rep from *; end K4.
R7, 9, and 11- K4, P110, K4.
R8,10, and 12- Repeat Row 6.
Repeat rows 1-12, 13 more times, or until desired length, ending on a R12.
Knit 5 more rows.
With tapestry needle weave in loose ends.
(Stitch pattern taken from Barbra Walker's, A Treasury of Knitting Patterns.)
Enjoy! Post pictures if you make one, and let me know if something is wrong with the pattern.