I’m wanting to make a baby blanket and the directions have you knit the body and then PU st and knit ribbed border on all sides. I don’t care to PU st so is there any reason I can’t just knit the top and bottom border along with the main body? Or will the side borders which I would PU st and knit look different than the top and bottom?
I’m looking at Redheart pattern WR2029.
Also the suggested yarn has been discontinued. What’s most important for a substitute, weight, gage? I’m thinking of using Bernat softee baby which is a 3 rather than the suggested 4. The suggested yarn was also a boucle, will that make a difference? Will I need to change needle size? Could I use a chenille?