I have a NEW blanket knitting pattern cute as a bunny 🙂 With a pompom tail, because any knitting baby project looks lovely with a pompom, right? You can find it in my Etsy shop and in my Ravelry Store.
Is an easy pattern for beginners who want to start knitting projects with more than one color 🙂 It includes abbreviations, and charted and written row-by-row instructions to make this lovely blanket in 2 SIZES: Stroller / Baby Size and Crib size.
For this pattern I use INTARSIA technique to work with different colors. Below, I share with you an explanation of this technique (which I also include in my pattern).
Intarsia is a knitting technique used to create patterns with multiple colors. Unlike other multicolor techniques the yarn is not carried across the back of the work; when a color changes on a given row, the old yarn is left hanging.
- When you’re switching colors, you’ll need to twist the colors together in the back so that there is no hole. When you arrive at a point where the color changes, you need to bring the new color up underneath the old one (to prevent holes) and start knitting with it.
WS: Grey color being brought underneath cream color yarn. The next p stitch is knitted in grey.
RS seen from back: Cream color being brought underneath grey color yarn. The next stitch will be knitted in cream.
This is how the bunny part of the blanket looks once finished knitting, but BEFORE weaving the ends:
It’s super important to close any gap in the fabric when you weave in every yarn end. Otherwise, you could end with a hole like this:
I hope all this info helps with your next INTARSIA project.
Have a lovely day, and HAPPY KNITTING!!
3 thoughts on “HOW TO: INTARSIA – BUNNY BABY BLANKET PATTERN”
I am starting the Bunny blanket. I’m confused how to start the bunny. You say to have 3 balls of A and 2 balls of B. I’m not sure how to start the pattern. I’ve been knitting for 40 years and for some reason I’m stumped how to do this. Please tell me there’s a video on you tube or something. Thanks Jeanie
Hi Jeanie. At first, you’ll only need 2 balls of yarn in the main color and only 1 in the contrasting color (the future bunny). But when you reach the ears you’ll need 3 and 2 balls respectively. I mentioned this because, if you decide at the beginning to use only one ball of main color yarn (using both yarn ends, you know) you’ll end up needing to break the yarn when you reach the ears.