I'd like to knit a blanket like this one:
but want it to be striped like in this picture:
Also, I have 3 balls of Lion Homespun yarn but have used just a little out of it already for couple of bibs. They don't sell it here, so I was thinking of doing a slightly smaller version for the baby.
I was wondering if I could just follow the pattern until about half the yarn was gone and then just start decreasing then. Would this work?
Also, how do I do the stripes?
I would buy the second pattern, but it called for circular needles and 4 balls of yarn. I don't have and have never used circular needles. And theres no way to get another ball of yarn.
It says to knit until there are 126 stitches on the needle.
If I wanted to decrease this, does it have to be multiples of a certain number? Can I knit until 105, for example?
Thanks for the help. Until now I have knitted one scarf, one and a half small socks and 3 baby bibs so, I don't know much about changing patterns! I appreciate the help.