A knit blanket pattern for my knitter friends. AND…a quick question for my non-knitting friends. I am considering making an online ‘course' to teach knitting basics. Please let me know with a quick response to this post or email me if a Knitting 101 course is something you might be interested. This is not binding, just trying to gauge interest before I dive into it. Thanks in Advance.
For all my friends who have been asking for a lightweight knit blanket pattern for these warmer months…this is your lucky day.
This was the first time I used the linen stitch to knit and I am smitten! (Smitten Knitten!)
As it's name implies, the linen stitch creates, to me, more of a woven fabric than a knit and one that is just lovely on blankets, throws, shawls, etc… It is especially useful for those items that you would like to stay ‘flat' as it doesn't curl up at the ends thanks to moving the yarn and slipping stitches.
It's not a hard stitch to learn…there's a tad bit of a learning curve, but once you get the hang of it, your brain and hands just take over.
And this is one stitch in which the back looks just as lovely as the front
For this linen stitch knit blanket pattern (52″ by 52″), I used the following:
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If you want to resize your blanket, I have explained that process on this post: How to Resize a Blanket, Washcloth or Towel.
Berroco's Remix (a worsted weight yarn) and Remix Light (a DK weight yarn) were perfect for this pattern. Not only do I love the blend of linen, silk, cotton, acrylic, and nylon; but the nubby and soft lightweight yarn is also machine washable! SCORE! An imperative for a blanket, to be sure.
And Remix has an interesting story. This yarn is the result of garnetting discarded garments and fabric from the fashion industry throughout Europe. So the ‘remix' name is quite appropros…it's the recycling and remixing of discarded fabric to create this soft and tweedy yarn. That's quite cool.
I made two videos to explain the whole process. The first video shows the linen stitch for the knitted blanket body. The second video gives instruction on the crochet edge and tassels.
For the first, linen stitch video I also show the tips I use to stay on pattern and to bind off in pattern
For those of you new to crochet, I hope that the second video will be helpful as I tried to show specific steps in the process.
I am definitely keeping this blanket for our home, but have already received a request…this is my kind of knit project to make and gift. I imagine I will use the same yarns…I did love how they knit up in this stitch.
If you dig this knit blanket pattern as much as I do, then bookmark this page or pin the following image for your future reference.
Berroco was kind enough to send me the yarn I used in this project. Thanks, Berroco!
And remember, if you think you might be interested in an online knitting class, leave a comment below. Once again, this is not binding at all…I'm just gauging interest.
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