This is my very first knitted baby blanket. The colors are different, considering most baby blanket color choices are pastel, not mine. I really wanted the baby blanket to have longevity. Plus, I just love color. Are you with me? I used this tutorial from Purl Bee to get started. I made some changes….I used “I love this Yarn” from Hobby Lobby and I only used four colors. Additionally, I knitted until I had 25 ridges on the front side and 24 ridges on the wrong side. Another tip is to change yarns on the same side. This means that your “yarn tails” all need to be on the same side…this ensures that the blanket looks consistent from back to front. I’m a new knitter and this small nuance was useful to me.
It takes a lot of patience to knit a baby blanket or a blanket in general. This was the biggest knitting project I’ve completed to date and I underestimated how much time it would actually take to complete. Considering the baby was born before the blanket was completed. Oh well, it’s done now and I can’t wait to meet the sweet little girl it belongs too. We need to make a trip soon.