We all learn to ride a bike using training wheels. When I began taking my knitting seriously I used washcloth patterns as my knitting training wheels. Knitting washcloths taught me how to read patterns and expand my skil set.
I’ve always thought homemade gifts make the best gifts, and knitted gifts are my favorite to give. I happily knitted this blanket for a friend of my brother. The dad to this awesome new baby boy loves mountain biking. His love for mountain biking inspired my design for the blanket.
I checked Ravelry for a bike blanket pattern, but my search was in vain. However, I remembered my knitting trainging wheels and found this awesome washcloth pattern. Click HERE to see the pattern.
I did some slight conversions to the pattern. The blanket is 3 x 3 blocks of EzCare Knit’s pattern. Here’s a closeup of one block. It took almost two skeins to completed. I followed EzCare Knit’s directions related to needle size and yarn weight.
I’ve shipped the blanket off to it’s new owner, and I can’t wait to see the new baby wrapped up in this blanket.
EzCare Knits Bike Pattern– $2.95
Hayfield Baby Blue Yarn– $3.25 (order two skeins)
- Amanda is a native of Richmond, VA. She enjoys writing, blogging, traveling, shopping, and spending time with friends and family.