I know I'm not the only one who loves Hudson's Bay point blankets, which were traded in Canada and the United States in the 18th and 19th centuries. The fresh, bright stripes on minimalist solid backgrounds made of wool and perfect for this time of year. So, when I came across this tutorial for a crib blanket inspired by these iconic blankets, I had to share it.
This is a pattern for a baby blanket, but I'm including it in the techniques board because it shows very nice instructions and details on how to put borders on a plain stockinette stitch blanket that will help prevent the dreaded stockinette edge curl.
It's a simple knit, inspired by the no-nonsense engineering of knitting great, Elizabeth Zimmermann. Its inset sleeves pay homage to her genius Tomten Jacket, and its easy, low maintenance finishing would maybe please the guru herself! If you love Elizabeth Zimmermann's style but have always felt a little intimidated by her approach, this is a very friendly place to start!