Of course this blanket can be knit in any color you please, but bright yellow brings an extra spark of joy and light. A pretty textured pattern makes it even livelier. The more you wash this yarn, the softer it gets.
What You'll Need
Yarn: Machine-washable worsted weight yarn, about 800 yards (731.5m)
We used: Plymouth Encore (75% acrylic, 25% wool; 200 yards [183m] per 31/2oz [100g] skein): #215, 4 skeins
Needles: US size 8 (5mm) circular, 29" (73.5cm) long
Notion: Tapestry needle to weave in ends
17 stitches and 32 rows=4" (10cm) in garter stitch (knit every row)
Making the Blanket
Cast on 132 stitches.
Rows 1-16: Knit.
Row 1 (right side): Knit.
Row 2 (wrong side): Knit 8, (purl 8, knit 4) 9 times, purl 8, knit 8.
Rows 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11: Repeat row 1.
Rows 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12: Repeat row 2.
Rows 13-18: Knit.
Repeat pattern (rows 1-18) 11 times more. Repeat rows 1-12 once more. Knit 16 rows for border.
Bind off, and weave loose ends to wrong side of work. Wash and block.
If you would like a blanket with even more texture and more colors, try our honeycomb stroller blanket pattern on the next page.