A new baby is often the catalyst that brings new people to knitting, or brings the lapsed knitter back to the fold! In both instances, a simple project that yields a beautiful result is in order. Cue the Wave Blanket: 5 colors of Blue Sky’s Worsted Cotton plus feather & fan stitch make a perfect match!
Since we made our first version in 2008, this blanket has been knit countless times. Blue Sky Cotton is organically grown for ultimate in softness for baby and the stitch pattern is easy to memorize and accomplish. The hardest part is picking the colors! That’s where our new Wave Blanket Kits come to the rescue!
Knowing that picking the right colors can be a challenge, we put together 3 color combinations. A bright rainbow for a baby whose gender will be a surprise, cool blues with a turquoise pop for baby boys and a purple & pink party for little baby girls!
Each kit comes with the pattern & one skein of each color shown all wound up and ready to go! With the color guesswork taken way & the yarn rolled up, you can relax, knit and dream about the sweet babe that’s soon to come!
I love thinking about how many babies have been wrapped up in our design! If you’d like to knit one more to swaddle your little one, here’s the free pattern! Have fun!
approximately 33” by 39”
16 sts = 4 inches in stockinette stitch, but gauge is not critical for this project
K – knit
P – purl
K2tog – knit the next 2 stitches together as one stitch.
Row 1 (right side) – knit
Row 2 – purl
Row 3 – *(K2tog) 3 times, (yo, k1) 6 times, (k2tog) 3 times; repeat from * to end.
Row 4 – knit.
Repeat Rows 1 to 4.
CO 144 stitches. Repeat pattern. Change to new color after finishing Row 4 of pattern. We knit 8 pattern repeats for each color.
Bind off loosely and weave in ends.