An acquaintance I know through several people was expecting a little girl, and I asked if there was anything she still needed. Her answer was burp cloths as she hadn’t been able to find any. I searched for heavy duty cloth diapers which work as burp cloths as well, and likewise, I was unsuccessful. I decided that I could make her a set of burp cloths, so I picked up my knitting needles. When I got word that she had already given birth, I put down the needles and took out the sewing machine.
I just bound off the knitted burp cloth today, and the completed set is on its way to the new mom and her daughter. I followed the pattern for a chevron baby blanket found on the Purl Bee. Of course, I used much smaller cotton yarn and size 7 needles. It was a fun little project overall.
For my future reference, here is what I did:
Cast on 46 via a knitted cast on. (14 stitches per section, plus 2 at the beginning and 2 at the end)
Knit 14 rows of yellow,
(4 rows of white, 4 rows of yellow) repeat once,
30 rows of variegated yarn,
(4 rows of yellow, 4 rows of white) repeat once,
Knit 13 rows of yellow and bind off on wrong side using method found on blanket link.
(The sewn burp cloths measure 17.5″ x 11.5″ – to be folded lengthwise when used. I forgot to block/measure the knitted one, but it was a good size to drape over the shoulder.)