Sometimes a border makes all the difference. Or, when hanging a picture, you know how a mat can make an ordinary picture look special? Inspiration for the Picture Rock Baby Blanket came in the form of an idea in my head that went “what if I added two borders instead of one?”
What two borders did was create visual interest in an otherwise plain blanket. Just because a pattern is simple, doesn’t mean it has to be boring. Simple is often so very beautiful.
Picture Rock has a garter stitch body surrounded by a stockinette stitch border and then a garter stitch border on the outside. What is different about this pattern is both borders go completely around the blanket, giving it that framed and matted picture look.
I chose Hobby Lobby I Love this Cotton in Navy to sample knit this blanket and circular Size 10 knitting needles. The blanket measures 36 inches x 36 inches. If you are a beginner knitter, don’t be intimidated by circular needles. They just have a long flexible cable in between to hold all the stitches required to make a blanket. You work back and forth in rows just like you would with a pair of straight needles.
Use stitch markers to mark the changes from garter to stockinette and back to garter. Just slip them over as you go and you won’t lose your place or have to count when to change stitches.
Click here for the Picture Rock pattern link for Etsy. Ravelry users, you can find the pattern here. I hope you enjoy making this pattern as much as I enjoyed creating it for you. As always, I would love to see pictures of your finished projects in the comments below.