A few years ago when my step-daughter was expecting a baby I designed a baby sleep sack for her. She absolutely loved it. Now she is expecting again and has specifically asked me to make her another blanket.
This time I have designed the blanket to go sideways with the opening in the middle. And the cables go around the baby in a kind of hug. The top and bottom sections are double thickness and are picked up and knitted afterwards.
Most of the blanket is knitted flat, but a small section is knitted in the round. This means it would be a great project for a knitter new to knitting in the round.
It is designed so that there is plenty of room for growth regardless of which size you choose to make. It is great for keeping the baby snuggly in their pram. As it is oversized and not fitted to the baby, I wouldn’t recommend it for unsupervised sleeping.
The sample was knitted in Stylecraft Special Chunky (100% Acrylic) in colourway Magenta 1084 and comes in sizes Preemie, Newborn, 3 months, 6 months and 12 months.