|The Great White Baby Blanket|
I'm also really happy that the humidity finally dropped enough to be ale step outside without instantly fogging up my glasses and camera lens. It's been a long, humid summer.
If you're interested in how I knit the Great White baby blanket (yes, it was a baby blanket) I'm putting a quick and dirty version of the pattern below. The blanket is basically stockinette & reverse stockinette squares surrounded by a garter stitch border. You could easily change the number of stitches and rows to accommodate any yarn weight.
Simple Checkerboard Baby Blanket:
Aran Weight yarn and #8 needles or size needed to obtain gauge
Gauge: 4 stitches per inch or 16 stitches per 4 inches
K = knit
P = purl
pm = place marker
sm - slip marker
BO = bind off
Cast on 180 stitches
Row 1: Knit 10 stitches, place marker, knit 160 stitches, place marker, knit 10 stitches.
Row 2 - 18: Knit across all stitches
Row 19: K 10 stitches, sm, *K 10, P 10* to marker, sm, K 10
Row 20: K10, sm, knit the knits & purl the purls to marker, sm, K10
Row 21 - 34: Repeat Row 20
Row 35: K10, sm, *P 10, K10* to marker, sm, K10
Row 36 - 48: Repeat Row 20
Continue working Rows 19 - 48 until blanket is 2 inches short of desired length.
Knit across for18 rows.
Please note: I typed this pattern up based on the notes I scribbled while knitting the blanket. I have not tested these written instructions. If you decide to test them, please let me know if you find errors. I'd love to hear from you.