Can I make a confession? I often knit baby items for no one in particular, on the assumption that eventually a baby will be announced. Baby items are just so satisfying to knit. This textured diamond blanket pattern by Rocket Clothing London has made its way onto my queue.
The pattern uses basic knit/purl stitches along with a few mini cable stitches. The pattern includes instructions for increasing the size of the blanket to fit your needs. It’s knit in DK weight yarn on US 6 / 4 mm needles. When choosing yarn for a baby blanket look for something that can withstand frequent washing, such as 100% cotton, a cotton / acrylic blend, or a wool blend marked as machine-safe.
Ready to get started? You’ll need:
- Diamond blanket pattern
- Size US 6 / 4mm circular knitting needles
- Cable needle
- 1200 yards of DK weight washable yarn, like Lion Brand Baby Soft