The Purl Stitch
Once you know how to make knits and purls, the amount of patterns you can create with this is almost endless!
practice by sight recognizing knit and purl stitches. You can also brows pinterest for basic knitting patterns and identify what is a knit and what is a purl stitch. This will help you when it comes to putting an idea for a blanket design onto paper!
Here's what a basic blanket looks like.