The idea that you can make this gorgeous cable-knit blanket with just your arms and a pile of yarn still makes me giggle. Cables are an easy, traditional pattern, but the large scale is disarmingly modern.
Make this Sand Dollar Dream Afghan (free pattern) if you're looking to brighten up your home. The beautiful star design will make you feel like you're relaxing under the evening sky or surfing the waves at the beach.
The Stripe Seven Knit Blanket Pattern makes the perfect knit baby blanket pattern for boys and girls because it is soft and very tasteful. The stripe pattern design on simple blanket knitting patterns like this looks very art deco.