Novice knitting lap blankets
Hello knitters. I am from the Garden Forums and a novice knitter. When I say novice, I mean that I can literally cast on, knit and purl. This morning I read about a volunteer opportunity in my local sunday paper to knit lap blankets for hospice patients and I would like to do that.
I'll figure out how to cast off (!) but am wondering what the dimensions for a lap blanket might be and which fibers are best to use. The purpose of the blanket is to help ward off chill and I would think being washable is also desirable. In the store I get swept away by the beautiful wispy mohair blends but need advice on the type of yarns and needle sizes needed to achieve the desired results. Thanks for any information or tips on websites that you have.