Introducing the Darby knitted baby blanket
Many times when knitting and crochet designers launch a new pattern, the blog post or Instagram caption will read, “I am so excited to introduce my newest pattern, the Darby knitted baby blanket!”
We seem so excited to show you our newest design. It’s because we ARE excited!
It is exciting to finally share a pattern that has been in the works for months. The idea for the pattern is born, then we test, tear it out, start over, retest, swatch, find the right yarn, write, rewrite, test…well, you get the idea!
By the time a pattern is ready to introduce to you, we have lived with it for months and we ARE excited to share it with you.
With all that said, I am so excited to introduce my newest pattern to you, the Darby baby blanket!
I designed a dishcloth pattern recently called Cedar Rock, using the garter rib stitch. My husband said, “You should make a blanket like that.,” So that is how the Darby baby blanket idea was born.
Garter rib stitch is an easy 2-row repeat using only knit and purl stitches
I am also working on a hand towel/dish towel in garter rib stitch that I will be excited to introduce to you soon. That’s how much I like knitting this stitch.
The garter rib stitch has a 2-row repeat with alternating knit and purl stitches. The blanket is knit flat, back & forth, using circular needles. Don’t be daunted by circular needles. For a blanket, you use them exactly like straight needles. The cable holds the large number of stitches a blanket requires.
The Darby blanket has a smooth, easy rhythm making it a great piece to knit while listening to music. Normally, I prefer to knit in solitude, but I knitted the first sample of this design at a knitting retreat with 35+ knitters chatting…that’s how easy this pattern is to knit!
Features of the Darby knitted baby blanket
- Sample shown is knitted with 100% cotton
- 36 inches x 36 inches
- Soft and comfortable for baby
- Easy knit & purl stitches
Darby is a pattern you will want to knit again and again.
You can find the Darby blanket here.