Two Stitch Easy Knit Blanket

GORGEOUS! Today’s easy knit blanket features two simple stitches and neutral colors to make it eye catching and unique. Watch the colors fade together as you work simple stripes in either a throw blanket or baby blanket size. (Free pattern below, printable version available in Etsy HERE, full kit available HERE)

If you’ve wanted a mindless, easy knit blanket pattern, here it is! The “Two Stitch Fade Blanket” is knit by alternating one section of garter stitch, followed by one section of seed stitch. It’s a great blanket if you’re looking for pure relaxation, without any need to think. I’m all about no thinking these days. 😉

It’s also great for beginners who want to master their knit and purl stitching, as well as basic color changes.

And if you don’t know how to knit, but would like to make this blanket, check out my How To Knit blog post and video tutorial HERE. I show you the method that’s easiest if you already crochet, but it’s my fave method, even if you’ve never touched yarn in your life.

Also, if you’re a brand new beginner, you can just knit this entire blanket rather than doing the seed stitch. You can also check out my Native Stripes blanket pattern, which is made entirely with the beginner knit stitch.

How about these cozy colors that blend together as your eye goes down the blanket? It reminds me of the latte I had this morning actually. Ha!

The Skein Tones yarn is really great to work with if you’ve never tried it. It’s a worsted weight #4, and is a soft acrylic with just enough sheen. However, you can use any #4 yarn that you like, and any colors as well! This could make a great stash buster with your random skeins of yarn left after the holidays.

I wrote the pattern out so that you can make this in two sizes, either a baby blanket size, or a throw blanket size. It’s such a versatile pattern because of the color options and size options. Also, you can totally make this in any size by just casting on more or fewer stitches and knitting until it is as long as you’d like!

If you follow me, you know I gravitate to the chunky and super bulky yarns. It was high time that I make something with the worsted weight variety, so I hope you like this one.

How Do I Knit A Throw Blanket or a Baby Blanket?

See the free pattern with specifics below, but to make a blanket, it entails casting on a number of stitches that makes your blanket the width you’d like. From there, you will knit until you reach your desired length.

With the Two Stitch Fade Blanket below, you’ll see that you will alternate a couple of stitches and make color changes for the striping. It’s super easy to customize your knit blanket!

How Many Stitches Do I Cast On For A Blanket?

It totally depends on which size you’d like to make. If you want to make the baby blanket, you will cast on 132 stitches using US Size 8, 36″ circular knitting needles. If you’re making the throw blanket size, you will cast on 196 stitches.

Okay…time for the pattern!

Just a reminder that you can grab the printable, adVERTISEMENT-free version which includes instructions for both size options in my Etsy Shop HERE. Or check out the freebie below!

If you’re hoping for a calming, relaxing knit, look no further than this comfy blanket made with two basic stitches. It’s simplistic beauty lies in the contrast and flow of the colors as well as the garter and seed stitch textures. It can be knit for any gender, and you can make it in a
small or large size option. Watch your blanket fade from light to dark, and enjoy every stitch!

Materials: (Baby Blanket is 1 of each color, the Throw Blanket takes 2 of each)

Convenient kit available in two size options from Lion Brand Yarn HERE
1 (2) Lion Brand Yarn Skein Tones in Ivory 100 g/skein worsted weight yarn
1 (2) Lion Brand Yarn Skein Tones in Almond 100 g/skein
1 (2) Lion Brand Yarn Skein Tones in Hazelnut 100 g/skein
1 (2) Lion Brand Yarn Skein Tones in Nutmeg 100 g/skein
1 (2) Lion Brand Yarn Skein Tones in Cocoa 100 g/skein
1 (2) Lion Brand Yarn Skein Tones in Ebony 100 g/skein
Pattern uses approximately 510 (1020) grams
US Size 8 (5 mm), 36” or longer, circular knitting needles (blanket is knit flat)
Tapestry needle to weave in ends

Sizes (approximate):

Two Sizes Available
*Baby Blanket/Lapghan 34” x 36”
*Throw Blanket 50” x 60”

*Baby blanket/lapghan size listed first and the throw blanket size listed in parenthesis () throughout the pattern. Follow instructions for the size you’re making.* You can also adjust it to any size by casting on the number of stitches you want while keeping an even stitch count.

Approximately 13 sts and 24 rows in 4” x 4” of seed stitch pattern

Pattern Notes:
• This blanket’s knit from the bottom up, and uses the garter stitch and seed stitch patterns.
• Follow the pattern as written, changing colors as indicated when the correct length is
reached for each color section.
• Make all color changes on RS (right side) rows.

Abbreviations (US) & Skills:
k -knit
p – purl
st – stitch
sts – stitches
RS – right side

TWO STITCH FADE BLANKET (An Easy Knit Blanket Pattern 🙂 )

Cast on 132(196) stitches with Ivory
Stitch count remains the same throughout the pattern.
Change colors after indicated length is reached for each color.

Seed Stitch
Row 1 K1, p1, repeat across the row. RS
Row 2 P1, k1; repeat across the row.
Repeat rows 1 & 2 for 6” (10”)

Garter Stitch
Row 1 Knit each st across the row.
Repeat row 1 for 6” (10”)

Seed Stitch
Row 1 K1, p1, repeat across the row. RS
Row 2 P1, k1; repeat across the row.
Repeat rows 1 & 2 for 6” (10”)

Garter Stitch
Row 1 Knit each st across the row.
Repeat row 1 for 6” (10”)

Seed Stitch
Row 1 K1, p1, repeat across the row. RS
Row 2 P1, k1; repeat across the row.
Repeat rows 1 & 2 for 6” (10”)

Garter Stitch
Row 1 Knit each st across the row.
Repeat row 1 for 6” (10”)

That’s all there is to it!

I hope you enjoyed this fun, meditative, easy peasy blanket.

If you’re like, this is toooooo simple for my taste, you can also check out my Winter Cuddler Throw Blanket or My Seamless Knit Quilt for a little more action.

Here’s to more easy projects with worsted weight yarn lol!



If you liked this, you might also like:

Winterland Three Stitch Blanket Knitting Pattern

This post was sponsored by Lion Brand Yarn. All opinions are 100% my own.

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  1. Love the simplicity of the pattern with the color blocking. This makes an attractive blanket and is a great project when you’re unable to focus a lot of attention on stitch counts and changes. Thanks for another great pattern!

  2. I feel compelled to mention that nowhere in this entire pattern do you show a photo of the entire blanket laid flat for viewing, say on a bed. Why would I want a pattern, even free, for an article I cannot see? All you show are folded and rolling wave versions. I’ll have to pass.

    1. There is a photo of the blanket spread out about a third of the way down on the page, so I guess the photo and the pattern are your loss.

  3. I must be missing something, if you work each colour for 10″ and there are 6 colours, by my calculations it makes the blanket 60″, but under the diagram of the colours it says 50″?

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