When my dear friend told me she was expecting, I wanted to make her something useful and (relatively) timeless.
Here's the thing: I love knitting but hate following patterns. There's something relaxing about the repetitive motion of my hands clicking away with their own muscle memory, and throwing a pattern into the mix always disrupts that peace—having to check rows, count stitches, switch colors at specific points...not ideal.
Inspired by this cowl and determined to have a simple project, I settled on a garter stitch baby blanket.
The only problem: I miscalculated the gauge, so what should have been a blanket just for baby is now for baby +1. Ah well, babies were meant for cuddling anyways.