Schmoopy
Project

Square in a Square BB Blanket Knitting

This was so fun and easy to do, with the pattern moving from knit to purl and back gave me enough variety to enjoy making this blanket. Don't worry about the puckering, when you wash/block this blanket, it lays out quite nicely. Remember that this will be washed frequently, so acrylic is a good way to go. Helps that the baby boy is so cute in this shot!

Project Description

This was so fun and easy to do, with the pattern moving from knit to purl and back gave me enough variety to enjoy making this blanket. Don't worry about the puckering, when you wash/block this blanket, it lays out quite nicely. Remember that this will be washed frequently, so acrylic is a good way to go. Helps that the baby boy is so cute in this shot!

Q&A with Schmoopy

lyndaw63520342940 asked:
I am "laddering" when I switch from knit to purl. I had tried pulling my yard tighter when I move it to the front side of my project, but it doesn't seems to help. I have completed the first 28 rows and am ready to start the 4th of 8th in the next section. I don't want to keep going if I am going to have ladders all the way through this blanket. Any suggestions?
Schmoopy answered:
Keep up trying to tighten the tension. I wouldn't give up on this one. It's so well loved. Or at least it was loved by this family. It's easy knitting, and believe it or not I had ladders too. Blocking helps a LOT. Just getting the yarn wet, helps it to bloom, and then as you lay it out flat and smooth it, you'll be happy you kept going! I'll be making another one shortly (or at least I have the yarn for it).