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Project

Gingham Knit Blanket How-To

Introduction

Materials

  • 32 hanks each of dark yarn and white yarn (gauge 5 or 6 stitches per inch)
  • Knitting needles (size 11 to 13)
  • Yarn needle

Steps

  1. Step 1

    With 3 strands of the dark yarn, cast on 19 stitches. Knit for 32 rows. Switch 1 strand to the white yarn, and knit for 32 rows. Continue alternating until you have a long, narrow strip of 9 squares.

  2. Step 2

    Repeat 6 times, to make 7 total dark-and-medium strips.

  3. Step 3

    Cast on 19 stitches of 2 strands of white and one strand of dark. Knit for 32 rows. Switch to all white, and knit for 32 rows. Continue alternating until you have 9 squares.

  4. Step 4

    Repeat 5 times, to make 6 total white-and-medium strips.

  5. Step 5

    Alternating strip colors, stitch together along the sides.

Reviews (8)

  • amasmith 6 Jun, 2012

    Ooo, good eye, JeanMart! I had thought that might be the case but I guess it was wishful thinking that the bed was actually a full... :( I too want a bigger blanket. How many extra balls of yarn of each color do you think would get the blanket to a queen size? I'm a beginner knitter so I'm not quite sure!

  • JeanMart 5 Jun, 2012

    The bed it is on is a twin if that helps with dimensions. I want a blanket to go on a Queen bed so I am going to just do longer strips and as many of them till it is the right width.

  • amasmith 4 Jun, 2012

    Like kshealy asked, I'd love to know the final overall dimensions for anyone that has made this blanket! Thanks!

  • Martha Honig 18 May, 2012

    Wow that is a bit expensive but like Miss Hyde said that if it comes out like the one in the picture it is well worth it. Plus I'm making this as a knit baby blanket, I think it will make a great gift, again if it turns out like the picture!

  • kshealy 14 Jan, 2012

    Has anyone completed this blanket & have the overall dimensions? Or, even then size of each strip? I'd like to adjust the size for a twin size bed. Thank ya!!!

  • JeanMart 12 Dec, 2011

    Thank you Miss_hyde for pointing out the Qty error, I think I can now afford to make this blanket!

  • Miss_hyde 13 Nov, 2011

    I think it's a typo! I am knitting this blanket and use 2.5 hanks per strip, there are 13 strips total. That's about 33 hanks. I got my wool for $5 per hank (I know that 12 bucks is excessively expensive). This blanket will cost me about $165 - which is still pretty steep. But if it turns out looking like the one in the photo it'll be worth it!

  • DianeRay 24 Oct, 2011

    Is the number of hanks listed correctly? If I buy 64 hanks of the suggested yarn at $12.50 each, this costs $800! Is this the world's most expensive blanket to knit, or is there a typo here?