Nothing beats the squishy soft comfort of a knitted blanket, but blanket patterns can be large and complex, and knitting one can seem daunting. A nice way to start with knitted blankets is with a baby blanket like this one, with a few simple cables. A small knitted blanket is a manageable project, and, since it’s a flat rectangle, there’s no shaping or sewing required. You can easily modify this pattern to make a bigger blanket by adding more stitches to the middle section of plain knitting, or by using thicker yarn.
Combining knits and purls, cables
Approximately 28 inches (71 cm) wide and 31 inches (79 cm) long after blocking
Photo tutorial for cables available on Tricksy Knitter.