How to Knit Dot Model Baby Blanket with Two Skewers
Knitting a baby blanket with two skewers
is an easy and fun way to create a beautiful and personalized gift for a newborn. With the dot model, you can create a textured, polka-dot design that adds a unique touch to your blanket. Here's how to get started:
Step 1: Choose Your Yarn
The first step in knitting the dot 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 dot model
, you'll be alternating between the base color and the contrasting color. 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 across the entire row, making sure to switch colors as needed.
Step 4: Create the Dot Pattern
As you continue knitting
rows in this way, you'll begin to see the dot pattern
emerge. To create the dots, you'll be working with the contrasting color. Every few rows, you'll make a knit stitch with the contrasting color in the same loop where you made a purl stitch in the previous row. This will create a raised dot on the blanket's surface.
Step 5: Bind Off
Once you've knit enough rows to create the desired size for your 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 until you've worked all the way across the row, then cut the yarn and weave in the ends.
Step 6: Add the Finishing Touches
With your blanket now complete, you can add any finishing touches you like. For example, you might want to add a crocheted border around the edges or sew on some appliques to add a bit of flair.
Knitting a dot model baby blanket with two skewers is a fun and rewarding project that's perfect for anyone looking to create a personalized and thoughtful gift for a new baby. With just a few simple steps, you can create a beautiful blanket that's sure to be treasured for years to come.