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Project

Knit Blanket

If you can knit a scarf, you can make a blanket. (You don't even need to add or reduce stitches!) This coverlet is made from 12 individually knit rectangles of natural-colored wool, sewn together with a contrasting yarn, so the seams show.

Introduction

The process used to make this blanket is easy to adapt to make a throw for a sofa -- or even a baby blanket. 

Materials

  • Blanket diagram
  • Size 11 needles
  • 38 skeins bulky yarn, in oatmeal
  • 3 skeins merino yarn, in marigold
  • Yarn needle
  • Crochet hook

Steps

  1. Step 1

    View and print the diagram and measurements for the 12 pieces. For the 10-inch-wide pieces, cast on 30 stitches; for 15-inch pieces, cast on 45 stitches; and for 20-inch pieces, cast on 60 stitches. Knit all pieces in garter stitch.

  2. Step 2

    Cast off when you reach the lengths indicated on diagram. Weave in ends.

  3. Step 3

    Following the diagram, sew the pieces together with the marigold yarn, using a loose mattress stitch. Crochet all the way around the edge of the finished blanket with a single crochet. (Get the crochet instructions.)

Reviews (10)

  • Kerrop80 15 Apr, 2013

    Please fix diagram link

  • beccaloove 19 Aug, 2012

    Roughly how many yards of yarn should I be expecting to use to complete the project?

  • Pattigates 2 Apr, 2012

    Has anyone converted the blanket to a throw. If so, could you please give the pattern.

  • salynn 1 Mar, 2012

    I was able to find alternate quality Merino bulky yarn on line at
    $2.69 a skein. A good savings! I estimated the cost at about $118.00.

  • laldridge 25 Feb, 2012

    Has anyone changed the measurements successfully for a throw? I bought a similar yarn and wasn't able to get 38 skeins in the same color.

  • JeanMart 15 Feb, 2012

    I also noticed the pictures show double yarn for sewing together but the instructions show only single. I am going to use single and do it on both sides so it is reversible. Also could be done with single strand of yarn and smaller needle, lighter weight blanket and less expensive

  • Charlotteccls 11 Feb, 2012

    I agree with the cost issue... Am going to try with generic yarn..

    Please fix the link for the diagram!
    Thanks

  • Featherduster 11 Feb, 2012

    The diagram and measurements for the Knit-blanket featured in your January issue, the link comes up with an error 404 was wondering if I could get the measurement diagram another way, thank you
    Yolanda Lavin, Sydney Australia

  • bettyhedy 6 Feb, 2012

    Love this - simple and beautiful! However, the link to the diagram is returning a 404 error. Please fix!

  • guine517 27 Jan, 2012

    This is a beautiful project, and simple. However, I just priced the yarn at the reccomended site and the just the 38 skeins of the Merino would cost more than $600. Not realistic.