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Knitting baby blanket for beginners ?

March 16th, 2010 · 7 Comments · Knitting For Beginners

I am 4 months pregnant and I am planning to Knit a blanket for the baby. I have never done knitting before. But I watched some video tutorials and have aquainted myself with some basic stitches.Will it be easy for me to start with the below patterns ?

http://www.knittingonthenet.com/patterns/babyafheart.htm

http://www.knittingonthenet.com/patterns/babyafruffle.htm

Please let me know if you have any patterns for beginners. Thank you

The second ruffled blanket would be less frustrating to knit as the first one has a lot of counting involved and if only one stitch is missed, it will throw the whole pattern out.
Congratulations and good luck with the knitting! If you have any problems, there are a lot of experienced posters here willing to help.

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7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Dreams Come True in 2009 // Mar 16, 2010 at

    I would start by making a blanket with out a pattern so you can get down all the basics. Then make one of the patterns that you have above.
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  • 2 jojo76 // Mar 16, 2010 at

    As long as you’ve mastered the two stitches used to knit, (plain & pearl) you’ll have no problem! Just remember to watch your tension and don’t be afraid to undo something if you go wrong.

    You’ll also need patcience but hey you’ve got 5 months! Enjoy creating something unique for your baby xx
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  • 3 mickiinpodunk // Mar 16, 2010 at

    The garter stitch blanket will be far easier for you than the heart blanket as a novice knitter. Even easier may be the corner to corner afghan (google for Grandma’s Favorite Washcloth and just keep going).
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    I have been knitting for 54 years.

  • 4 Donya // Mar 16, 2010 at

    The second ruffled blanket would be less frustrating to knit as the first one has a lot of counting involved and if only one stitch is missed, it will throw the whole pattern out.
    Congratulations and good luck with the knitting! If you have any problems, there are a lot of experienced posters here willing to help.
    References :
    http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/

  • 5 liveNlearn // Mar 16, 2010 at

    Hello, Congratulations on your pregnancy!
    I always get all my patterns on Ravelry.com. Ravelry has a list of patterns that you can view from easiest to difficult, and they have hundreds of baby accessories to knit, including booties, and toys and bibs. I hope that you enjoy the website, I have been addicted to it ever since I taught myself how to knit. I also recommend learning different knitting techniques on youtube.com as many people love to show off their skills to teach others. The only downfall to ravelry is that it may take a few days for you to recieve an invitation to join after you request one, but trust me it it worth it. Good Luck!
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    http://www.ravelry.com

  • 6 Terri H // Mar 16, 2010 at

    A simpleone would be just like the dish cloth pattern: start with casting on 4 stitches. then knit them. the next row add 1 stitch on the next to last stitch. And continue adding 1 per row until you have about 124 stitches or it is the half thesize you want.Now decrease: knit 1 stitch then in the next stitch, knit 2 together. Continue until you have only 4 stitches left. bind off. weave in your ends. Voila!
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  • 7 Pam D // Mar 16, 2010 at

    I think your only problem will be that as a beginner and with that many stitches on your needles, each row could take up to an hour to knit and you may find it frustrating as it seems to get nowhere fast.

    It may be easier for you to knit up smaller squares then join them together to make the blanket. That way you could use slightly different patterns for each square, or maybe even different colors.

    Try casting on 30 stitches and knitting that up for maybe 38 rows to check how close to a square you get and once it is square, just cast or bind off, then start on another square.

    When you have done about 20 squares, start stitching them together or you could try your hand at crocheting them together as that is easiest. You should also then be able to figure out how many more squares you need to do so that you can finish your project.

    Hope this helps. Good luck.
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    knitting for over 40 years
    http://www.bestlearntoknit.com

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