Babies love to be safely snug in a cozy cocoon of a blanket. Because it’s knitted from corner to corner in a stretchy garter stitch, this especially easy-to-knit receiving blanket combines the perfect amount of security with a surprising amount of give. It’s fun to knit, starting with just one stitch. A simple “yarn over” provides both shaping and decoration--and couldn’t be easier! This blanket can be knit in two different yarns--a sport-weight washable merino wool and a worsted weight cotton.
Yarn requirements for worsted weight yarns
Bernat Cottontots 645 yds
US 7 needles
Gauge for worsted weight yarn: 20 st=4 inches on US 7 needles in garter st
Note: pattern is of a traditional design, adapted by Gwen Steege