Knitting blankets is one of the most common pastimes you will find most mothers to be and grandmothers engaging in. Knitting has some benefits to gain, such as having an inexpensive gift to give to someone special, or making something that you can have total control over. Other benefits are sentimental. You can learn to knit your own blanket, or even your baby blanket using the following blanket knitting patterns.
Afghan Knitting Pattern
The afghan knitting pattern is very popular due to the intricate as well as interesting patterns the stitches produce. Most blankets have at least one or two afghan patterns incorporated in them. This blanket knitting pattern is best suited for yarn made from wool.
Rib Blanket pattern
The rib pattern is an intricate pattern that is made using the increase and decrease technique in knitting. This pattern requires intermediate knitting skills. The knit and purl technique is also used.
Slip Stitch Blanket
Slip stitch is another pattern that can be used for blanket knitting patterns. It is a bit easy for beginners and is best suited for all knitters. The stitch is made by moving one stitch from the left hand needle to the right hand needle without changing its orientation. This is done without the use of the knit and purl technique.
Bear’s Paw Stitch
A very interesting and intricate pattern that will give your blanket a unique look, the bear claw stitch can be used on the edges of your blanket or even in the body of the blanket. There are many tutorials online from where you can learn how to make this great knitting stitch.