This one is not really a craft I would normally put on this website but it deserves more attention than it gets on my ordinary blog. I’m not going to attempt to describe how I knitted my more complicated rainbow blanket, as I wasn’t that pleased with it anyway but the simple stripey one was a pleasure to do and definitely counts as a simple craft You can read more about it here, if you would like to where it was first posted.
It’s double seed stitch and in various shades of Lang Superwash Merino 120 (which is nearly impossible to find online). The rows are 120 stitches long and the white stripes are 6 rows and the coloured stripes are 8 rows, except for the two end reds which are 6 rows (knew I would run out of wool!) The edges are finished in double crochet. As knitting a blanket goes, it’s a lovely frothy light stitch which has proved to be really warm and snuggly and soft enough to bend and snuggle comfortably round a baby, but light enough in the summer too. Perfect really. It was easy to knit it while pregnant, which was good as I was short on brain power and the ends wove into it fairly easily too afterwards. It’s stood up to washing well, thankfully. I highly recommend Lang yarn but if you know of another bright and soft wool, use that as Lang is tricky to find.(So long as you can already knit!)