Knit baby blanket is an ideal project for a beginner weaver. Using only one or two basic points, you can create a lovely gift for a special infant. Although the designs are simple, the blanket can be made in a wide variety of colors and fibers. Plan to make several, because once you see how easy it is to knit one, you will want to knit many more. Using a simple design, but varying the size of the needles, the type of thread and the color, your options are endless. Decide the color and texture you want for your blanket. Beginners may want to use single color yarn. Determine whether you want to use a baby thread or a softer baby thread that is easy to wash.
Choose your thread carefully. Make sure you have enough to complete the project. Normally you will need approximately 1,000 yards of each thread used. Always check the batch number of the yarn and make sure that all the skeins are from the same batch. This will ensure that the color of the yarn is completely uniform. You may want to buy a pound of yarn or a very large skein to complete the entire blanket with only this material.
Decide the size of the needles. You can knit a very easy knit baby blanket using both small needles and larger needles. If you use small needles, knit using only one strand of thread from start to finish. If you use larger needles, join two or three strands of yarn for the project. The larger needles will make the tissue move faster, but they will also use more thread. Use circular needles to avoid causing tension to your wrists; just make sure to rotate them, just like the common knitting needles, after each row to avoid twisting the stitches.
Begin knitting by assembling the correct number of points. If you use a size of needles 7, 8, 9 or 10, mount between 134 and 180 points, depending on the width you want for your finished blanket. If you use a size 11, 12 or 13, mount between 70 and 80 points, and if you use needles larger than 13, mount between 60 and 70 points. The larger the needles, the smaller the number of points needed. Using the clear holy point, which consists simply of knitting each row, make the blanket as long as you want. You can have a predetermined size in mind or you can simply use all the thread you are using. Tie your stitches without squeezing too much and you will have completed a beautiful knit baby blanket.
To make another simple version of a baby blanket, just make sixteen squares of approximately 12 by 12 inches, using the clear holy spot. Once the squares are complete, simply fill them with a design you like. Try adding stripes by changing the colors at the beginning of a row. To make another blanket, mount the same number of numbers as before. Then he weaves the first two rows in a clear holy spot. Then, knit a row and knit the next row inside out, in a knit sweater. Knit in a knit until the blanket is long enough. Finish by weaving the last two rows with a clear holy point again.