How to Knit Bagel Model Baby Blanket with Two Skewers
Knitting a baby blanket with two skewers
is a fun and easy way to create a special gift for a new baby. With the bagel model, you can create a cozy, circular blanket that's perfect for snuggling. Here's how to get started:
Step 1: Choose Your Yarn
The first step in knitting
the bagel model baby blanket is to choose your yarn. You'll want to select a soft, washable yarn that's easy to work with. For this particular model, you'll need two colors of yarn: a base color and a contrasting color. Make sure the colors complement each other well.
Step 2: Cast On
Once you have your yarn, it's time to cast on. Start by making a slip knot and placing it on one of the skewers. Then, holding the other skewer in your other hand, make a knit stitch by inserting the skewer into the loop on the first skewer, wrapping the yarn around the second skewer, and pulling the yarn through the loop. Repeat this process until you have the desired number of stitches for your blanket
Step 3: Knit the Rows
Now that you have your stitches, it's time to start knitting the rows. For the bagel model, you'll be working in the round. Hold one skewer in each hand and make a knit stitch with the base color. Then, using the contrasting color, make a purl stitch in the same loop. Repeat this process all the way around the circle, making sure to switch colors as needed.
Step 4: Create the Bagel Pattern
As you continue knitting in the round, you'll begin to see the bagel pattern
emerge. To create the bagel shape, you'll need to make some increases and decreases in your knitting. Every few rounds, make an increase by knitting two stitches into the same loop. This will make the circle grow larger. Then, every few more rounds, make a decrease by knitting two stitches together. This will make the circle start to close in on itself and form the bagel shape.
Step 5: Bind Off
Once you've knit enough rounds to create the desired size for your bagel blanket
, it's time to bind off. To do this, make two knit stitches, then use the first skewer to lift the first stitch over the second stitch and off the end of the skewer. Make another knit stitch, then lift the second stitch over the third stitch and off the end of the skewer. Continue this process all the way around the circle, then cut the yarn and weave in the ends.
Step 6: Add the Finishing Touches
With your bagel blanket now complete, you can add any finishing touches you like. For example, you might want to add some crocheted sprinkles to the top to make it look like a real bagel, or sew on some felt cream cheese and lox for a fun touch.
Knitting a bagel model
baby blanket with two skewers is a unique and fun project that's perfect for anyone looking to create a one-of-a-kind gift for a new baby. With just a few simple steps, you can create a cozy and adorable blanket that's sure to be treasured for years to come.