Whether you are new to knitting or an old pro, a baby knitting pattern is one that almost always tugs at the heartstrings. There are very few things that are sweeter and more fun to knit than baby blankets for a baby yet to be born or newly born.
These sweet baby blankets just seem to fly off the needle whether you are using an easy baby knitting pattern or a more advanced pattern. If you want something more challenging there are plenty of free baby knitting patterns that can be found both online and at your local yarn store.
Many yarn makers provide free baby knitting patterns in order to encourage you to use their yarn. In fact, they work very hard to make patterns that are ideally suited for specific yarn. I do recommend using the yarns recommended whenever possible in order to encourage these companies to continue to provide these patterns to consumers at no cost.
If you are looking for something a little different than a blanket to knit for babies, try finding a baby knitting pattern for a newborn hat or booties. These projects are generally quick to finish and a lot of fun. In fact, you can probably knit one of these little quickies while waiting in the waiting area for the baby to make his or her debut.
One of my favorite places to find free baby knitting patterns is www.knittingonthenet.com/babies. Here you can find patterns for blankets, booties, sweaters, hats, and other nifty things. Another site that has great baby knitting patterns is ww.dragonyarn.co.uk. While this site doesn’t offer free patterns, they do have some very nice knitting patterns for babies.
Knitting can be a relaxing hobby it can also be a very challenging way in which to pass your time. Make sure, especially if this is your first knitting project, that you choose a baby knitting pattern that matches your abilities. In addition to choosing the right pattern, you want to make sure that you have all the peripherals you will need.
Follow the instructions on your baby knitting pattern in order to find out what size knitting needles, what type of yarn, and any other items you may need such as stitch markers. If you follow the instructions and have chosen an appropriate difficulty, you should be well on your way to a beautiful heirloom for some lucky baby.