I've been knitting lots and lots of blocks lately! Some for a new pattern and some in an attempt to put a dent in my unreasonably large supply of foam blocks.
The Milestone Blocks are my newest block pattern. I've received multiple requests over the years via Etsy for this version of my knitted blocks, so I decided to have a go at designing some.
Just adapting my Baby Blocks pattern wouldn't work since there wouldn't be enough room on the small blocks for the lettering to make the words. For the Milestone Blocks, I went up to 4" foam (instead of 3") and reduced the yarn weight to fingering (instead of worsted.) I also decided to include a wider block for the words to go with the number cubes. These changes allowed plenty of room for attractive letters and numbers on the new design. I'm really happy with how they turned out!
Blocks in Progress
Here's a little look behind the scenes as I finished the blocks. After finishing the knitting and adding the numbers and letters with duplicate stitch, I blocked all of the pieces. While this step isn't necessary, it makes the finished blocks look nicer.