Garter Stitch Blanket

by Thomas Wermuth

Garter Stitch Blanket
» photos: Brandy Fortune

Everyone has a baby come into their life at one time or another. What better way to welcome them than with a soft, cushy blanket? This pattern is absolutely the easiest pattern, quick to knit and it also opens the door to a lot of other design possibilities.



Small [Large]
Shown in both sizes

Finished Measurements

28 in x 28 in [30 in x 30 in]


Spud and Chloë™ Sweater [55% superwash wool, 45% organic cotton; 160 yards/146 meters per 100 gram hank];

#7500 Ice Cream - 4 skeins

Spud and Chloë™ Outer [65% superwash wool, 35% organic cotton; 60 yards/55 meters per 100 gram hank];

#7500 Soapstone - 6 skeins

Recommended needle sizes

For Small: US #13/9mm 24" circular
For Large: US #8/5mm 24" circular


Tapestry needle


For Small: 10 sts and 18 rows= 4 inches in garter st
For Large: 8 sts and 14 rows= 4 inches in garter st

Skills Required

Basic knitting skills


CO 1 st.
Row 1: kfb
Row 2: kfb, k to end

Garter Stitch Blanket
(Worsted version)

Continue the pattern as established, increasing 1 st at the beginning of every row until one edge measures 28 inches [30 inches]

Next Row: k2tog, k to end

Continue the pattern as established, decreasing 1 st at the beginning of every row until there is 1 st left on needle. Bind last st off.


Weave in yarn ends.
Block lightly.

Garter Stitch Blanket

(Left bottom: Worsted. Wrapped: Bulky)

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Thomas Wermuth

Isn't the life cycle amazing? 50 years ago my mom taught me how to knit, and I've been at it ever since. My now 87 year old mother is teaching the kids in the neighborhood how to knit. Several years ago I taught my daughter, Allegra, how to knit before her wedding, and she has been obsessed with it ever since. I now have the good fortune to knit for my beautiful granddaughter, Satya. Isn't the life cycle amazing!

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