In A Wink Baby Blanket | Yarnspirations
I love the In A Wink Baby Blanket pattern name.
How long does it take to wink? No time at all. Okay, I know knitting this blanket is not really as fast as a real wink, but if you’ve ever made a baby blanket you know that it can be time-consuming. Especially when you use baby yarn. It’s great to have a pattern on hand that you could knit up in an evening or two with super bulky yarn.
Bernat Baby Blanket yarn gives the blanket the cuddly softness you want to wrap your baby in. The gradually widening stripes make for an eye-catching design.
So what make this pattern knit up so quickly? Well, for starters it is knit in garter stitch so you repeat the same knit stitch throughout the pattern. Next by carrying the colors up the side of the blanket you can knit the stripes without having dozens of extra yarn tails to weave in. Lastly, I’ve got a trick for weaving in the yarn tail while you knit that saves you a step later on.
Seriously, you’ll be done so quickly you might even have time to catch a few winks of your own.
Bernat® Baby Blanket™ (10.5 oz/300 g; 258 yds/234 m)
or Bernat® Baby Blanket™ (100 g/3.5 oz; 78 m/86 yds)
Contrast A Vanilla (03008) 177 yds/160 m
Contrast B Sand Baby (03010) 177 yds/160 m
Needles and supplies:
Size U.S. 11 (8 mm) circular knitting needle 36″ [90 cm] long or size needed to obtain gauge.
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
Approx 33″ x 35″ [84 x 89 cm].
7 sts and 14 rows = 4″ [10 cm] in garter st (knit every row).
Skills taught in this tutorial:
Longtail cast on
Weave in ends as you go
Carry yarn up the edge of your work
Cast off/Bind off
Let’s get this blanket done in a wink!
Go with what you know.
You knit the In A Wink Baby Blanket using some of the most familiar and simple techniques. The blanket features the garter stitch throughout. That’s right! All you need to know is the knit stitch. That’s part of the reason it’s such a quick project. There’s no stitch markers, no counting, and no charts.
But throw in a few new tricks.
The first new technique is how to weave in a yarn tail as you knit. After you add your first yarn color you have one of those pesky yarn tails that usually dangle off the side of your project until you finish it. And sometimes for weeks after that, right? Not anymore!
Next I’ll teach you how to carry your contrasting yarn up the edge of your work. This gives the blanket a colorful twisted edging. Without this technique you’d have to cut your yarn every time you change colors.
Watch the full tutorial below for the In A Wink Baby Blanket!
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