It also contains affiliate links for which I am paid a small commission if you make a purchase through the link on my site. Thanks for an easy and fun pattern for a stunning blanket with a natural, down-to-earth appeal. Jessica I just found your site and am excited.
Bear in mind that your blanket will look best if there's no reverse side - be thoughtful about using purl stitch. When you have enough squares, sew them together side by side to make one row. When you reach this stage, you will see how important it is to get the size of the squares as accurate as possible - mismatched sizes can result in odd bunching textures.
Knit and assemble another row, and sew the two longer sides together. Each time you finish a row, attach it to the previous row. Eventually you can stop, when your blanket is as long as you'd like it to be. Work the garter stitch for about 2". Repeat steps until piece measures just under the length desired.
Cast on 20 stitches, more for a faster afghan, less for a harder. Repeat steps , alternating between colors, until you have enough for the whole blanket, about 10 stripes more or less depending if you change the needles and stripes' width. Sew stripes together make sure that when you sew them together that they are straight, else your blanket will be crooked. Have ply yarn, want to make a cot-sized blanket. How should l cast on my needles?
First create a gauge so you know what size needles to use and how much yarn it will take to make the size you want. Then you can use any ply yarn, or even multiple yarns together to create your blanket.
Gauge lets you know how many stitches per inch you can get based on yarn weight, needle size and your style of knitting. Some knit tight, some people knit loose, which why it's an important thing to know when you're trying to make something a specific finished size, whether it's a sweater or a cot blanket. Not Helpful 0 Helpful 5. I would like to make a plain blanket. It seems like stitches will not fit on my knitting needles. How should I approach the situation when I start running out of room on my needles?
For making a large blanket, use circular needles. It's about the only way to make sure you don't lose stitches when making something with a lot of them. You can use a 36" to 40" circular needle for making shawls or large blankets. They can have more than stitches on them before you're finished. Use a 60" for making circular shawls, circular tablecloths and large blankets. Not Helpful 2 Helpful 8. Use a crochet hook or your fingers to pull the loop through the horizontal strings one at a time.
Does it matter what size needles or wool I use or wool to make a plain or striped blanket? It does matter because the size of the needles and yarn controls how large and thick the blanket will be. If you're doing squares, it might not be an issue, but for a plain or striped blanket, you'll have to make a gauge swatch and then do the math to see how many stitches you'll need to cast on. Not Helpful 7 Helpful However, you have two options here.
You can either start over, or do a striped blanket using the same color so it looks like one stripe rather than several because the stripes are all the same color. Not Helpful 0 Helpful 1. How many stitches commencing with one do I need to then decrease to make a 9-inch square?
Create swatch by knitting a small square with your desired yarn and needle, say 10 - 20 stitches and a number of rows to equal the same width in height.
Then measure how many stitches per inch you have, and how many rows per inch. This lets you more accurately size any project you need to, especially wearables. Not Helpful 1 Helpful 2. Or do you think smaller would be more appropriate? Do you think this heirloom blanket could be modified to make a baby blanket? If so, what would you recommend. You can make it a baby blanket. You could use super bulky yarn and follow the pattern for the lapghan size. Thank you for the pattern.
For bigger size how many stitches i should cast on? Hi Jessica, I just love your patterns and just ordered yarn for this blanket. Row 3 is K1P1 X6 seed stitch then it says k1,p1 across the row to last six stitches, work seed stitch in last six stitches. Then Row 4 says: Work seed stitch for first 6 stitches, purl across row to last 6 stitches, work seed stitch in last 6 stitches.
Is Row 3 supposed to be seed stitch then K across to the last 6 stitches then seed stitch again? As a newer knitter I just wondered why it would say seed stitch in row 3 then K1P1 then seed stitch when I thought seed was K1P1?
Thanks for your clarification. I just started working on this blanket a couple of weeks ago. Love it so much I might have to make one for me. Hi Jenn — Yay! How sweet to make it for your niece. Thanks for leaving me a comment and for the kind words!! Your patterns are explained perfectly.
I use to knitt all the time when the kids were younge now I am starting again. Thank you for making the patterns so accessable and easy to understand. We live in Canada. Thanks for taking the time to write to me. Hi Jessica Am knitting this blanket as a Christmas gift for my grand daughter. I tried looking at different color combinations, but decided to stay with your choice of colors and glad I did.
I am half way done and love the way it is coming out. Also very easy pattern. I mean to correct a mistake in the last email. Quick Super Bulky yarn in wheat. What a beautiful pattern — I want to make this and am wondering how many total yards are needed for the larger blanket in case I use a different brand of yarn. Just to clarify too, the circs are used the same as striaght needles in this case.
You are only using them because they are long enough to hold all of the stitches. Quick question before I start this project….. With the way that I wrote it, you need an odd number. However, it is often done with an even number. Not knitting the last purl which is what you also say to do which is what would happen if there were an even number cast on? Can you talk me through this? Prepping to begin this wonderful pattern this winter! Sounds confusing, but you may want to just practice by casting on 5 stitches and working the pattern.
Can this pattern be done with any odd number of CO stitches? I would like to adjust the size to a width between that of the lapghan and the throw…. I love your pattern, thanks so much. Need clarification on row 3 on Andalusian stitch section. Per instructions you seed stitch to the end.
Would you please clarify row 3 of Andalusian stitch section. Pattern reads work seed stitch for 6 stitches , then k1,p1 across the row to last 6 stitches , work seed stitch in last six stitches. I would think if the above is correct , it would have been written to seed stitch to end. The blanket looks much thicker than what you have pictured. Can I expect some flattening after I block it?
However, you might also knit tighter than I do. But I doubt you feel like taking out the whole piece. I believe a good blocking can help too. Just stumbled on your site and LOVE it! Your patterns are unique and beautiful! I have a hard time knitting with chunky yarn, seems so awkward.
Can I change the beautiful blanket to a worsted weight yarn or will I completely lose the look you had in mind? Is it a matter of just getting used to the chunky yarn and huge needles? I have been knitting a long time but am most comfortable with thinner yarn. Thanks, love it anticipate using it many times.
I like that it is simple yet looks like more. I also am part of a church crafting group that makes prayer shawls, scarves, and lapghans for bereaved or ill. Jessica, I am relatively new to knitting but anxious to get better because I love your patterns! I love your blanket sweater! Did one for a friend and she just loves it! Would love to do one for my sister. She is a 1x size. Would you be so kind as to let me know how I should change this pattern so it would fit her?
I hope this helps! My first large knit project — simple but beautiful. Thanks so much for the pattern! What a nice gift to make for a wedding. Hi ,quick question I am wanting to start this heirloom blanket. On the yarn site it seems to have some black threads running thru it. Thank you so much for this blanket. Easy to do and quick.
Will definitely be making more. I was just wondering about switching the colors. And then the other pattern is all one color? When you go back to the seed stitch section, do you start with the original color?
Hi, when you are switching between the 2 colors, do you cut the yarn and weave in the ends, or carry it up the sides? Will you be putting this pattern on Ravelry? I love this blanket—in your colors it will make a great wedding gift. One of these days I will find the time to add them all!
Thanks so much for asking! Jessica, Starting this beautiful heirloom patttern tomorrow. Please clarify that this segment will have 5 groups of rows 1 through 4 and not a total of 4. I am making in my nephews college colors for high school graduation present. Simply fabulous and you are stunning too Jessica. Beautiful patterns I hope to start one soon.
Mina from England UK. When you are knitting the heirloom blanket, do you cut the wool when you change colours, thus having to weave the ends in? Or do you carry the wool up the side? Immediately, I envisioned myself knitting this. Went out today to purchase the supplies, came home tonight and began knitting. I love how swiftly it is working up, and adore the particular color choices you made with the yarns which is why I sought out those particular ones at local crafts stores.
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