Babies love textures, and who can blame them? This blanket uses a simple knit/purl basketweave stitch for extra depth. Beginners will find this not too challenging for a first "fancy" baby blanket, while more advanced knitters will quickly memorize the pattern and find it good for comfort knitting.
Note: The instructions are given for a small or "half" sized blanket that is appropriate for a car seat or bassinet, with instructions for a "full" sized blanket in brackets. Sample shown is the small size.
18 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in basketweave pattern
Katherine Vaughan has been knitting for 25+ years and designing for more than 5. She primarily designs adult and children's wear and accessories for adults and the home. She daylights as a medical librarian in North Carolina, where it is (almost) never too hot to knit. Website: http://www.ktlvdesigns.com