This is a group project I organized and finished assembling this week as a secret surprise baby-to-be gift. Boss lady breathes Anthropolgie, doesn’t like pink baby stuff, and likes non-traditional gender neutral colors and funky-ness. The participants were not-so-experienced knitters. It's all in garter stitch using worsted weight cotton blend yarn, with a simple decrease to form a mitered square. You don't have to have your knitters waeve in their ends. The tails can be threaded through the overcast seam. Mitered squares in 5 taupe, 5 light green, 3 blue/purple, 3 cream. Range from 7”-8” wide/tall squares, around 3.5 sts/1", making a blanket more or less 30" square. We got two balls in each color and had a lot leftover. You can make washcloths or hats out of them.
Yarn: Lion Brand Cotton-Ease (machine washable and dryable) Hazelnut #830-125, 2 balls; Lime #830-194, 2 balls; Almond, 1balls; Blue, 1 ball
Needles: size 9-10
Ring shape stitch marker
Recommended: loop turner for hiding yarn tails.
CO 56 sts.
row 1: (ws) K one row.
row 2: (rs) K 26, k2tog, place center ring marker (pm), k2tog, k 26.
row 3: (ws) K one row.
row 4: (rs) Knit until you get to 2 sts before the marker, k2tog, slip marker, k2tog, continue to knit to end of row.
Repeat rows 3-4, decreasing on either side of the center marker on even numbered rows until there are 4 sts remaining.
row 5: K2tog twice. 2 sts. Turn.
row 6: K2tog. Break yarn and pull through rem st.