I wanted to share with you the first project I've completed in years and possibly the greatest (and easiest) baby blanket pattern I've ever seen.
My brother, sister and I are all adopted, therefore, there hasn't been a live birth in my family in over 60 years. Needless to say, when my sister announced a month ago that she's pregnant, we all went nuts. My mother and I actually got into a fight over who would knit the receiving blanket that would go to the hospital with my sister on the big night. As the oldest son (and considering the fact that I just went ahead and knit the damned thing) I got to knit the blanket.
The blanket is a two foot square, all knit stitches, with a three inch scalloped border. It was knit with "I'm so allergic to wool" cotton on size 11 circular needles. When I first saw the pattern, I thought, "Oh crap, knitting and knitting and knitting, wonderful," but I was surprised, the blanket starts and ends with only one stitch. The rest is created with increases and decreases and the border is done separately and added at the end.
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