How to Knit a Knitted Blanket?(1)

How to Knit a Knitted Blanket?(1)

Summary

Knitted blankets are very comfortable household items, and we can also knit them ourselves. This article will specifically introduce the method of knitting a knitted blanket.

an introduction to a method of weaving knitted blankets

There are many ways to knit a knitted blanket. You can use a variety of knitting techniques and knitting patterns to make a unique and beautiful blanket, whether it is a gift or for your own use. The following is an introduction to a method of weaving knitted blankets.

Base the size of your patches on how big your blanket will be

Depending on what size blanket you’d like to have, you can make your patches big, small, or anywhere in between. Generally, a 3 by 4 ft (0.91 by 1.22 m) blanket will use patches that are 5 inches (13 cm), a 4 by 6 ft (1.2 by 1.8 m) blanket will use ones that are 8 inches (20 cm), and a 6 by 8 in (15 by 20 cm) blanket will have patches that are 12 inches (30 cm).

The amount of yarn you need depends on the weight of your yarn and your blanket size. In general, you’ll need between 650 and 1,500 yds (1,950 and 4,500 ft).

Knit 1 line of yarn using the cast-on stitch

Make a simple slipknot with your yarn and slide it over your left-hand knitting needle. Wrap the yarn around your thumb, then slide the yarn loop onto the knitting needle again. Pull your thumb out of the yarn, then tug on both ends to tighten the knot. Keep repeating this stitch until you have 1 side of your square patch done.

(1)This is one of the easiest ways to start a knitting project, and you’ll probably use it a lot later on in other projects, too.

(2)For this project, you’ll want size 19 US (000 UK) knitting needles if you’re using bulky yarn, or size 15 US (000 UK) knitting needles if you’re using medium-weight yarn.

Slide your right-hand needle into the excess thread to keep knitting

Grab your second knitting needle and bring the point up close to the point of your left-hand needle. Wrap the loose yarn clockwise around the top of the right needle, keeping the yarn wrapped tightly as you move along. Pull the right-hand needle backward just slightly, then slide it up through the closest loop on your left needle. Keep going down the line to complete one row.

(1)When you’ve finished a row, you can move your empty needle back to the side with the working yarn to start a new one. Then, you can continue on using rows until you’ve made an even square.

(2)If you reach the end of a ball of yarn, just cast on again with your new length of yarn to keep going.

(3)This is a basic knit stitch, and it’s useful to learn when you’re making blankets, scarves, or hats.

Finish the square by casting off

Once you’re done with your patch, you’ll still have yarn wrapped around your left-hand needle. Take your empty needle (the right-hand needle) and bring it up to the point of the left needle again. Knit 2 basic stitches using the loops attached to the left-hand needle, looping the stitches onto your right needle. Then, use the point of your left needle to grab the first stitch on the right needle and pull it up and over the second stitch.

(1)Continue casting off until you’ve removed all of the stitches from both needles.

(2)You’ll be left with a square patch of yarn that you can use to create your blanket!

Make 12 equal squares

To complete your knitted blanket, keep making even squares in the same size as your first one. Once you’ve made 12 squares, you can stop and arrange your blanket.

Knitting this many squares can take a long time, especially if you’ve never knitted before. Don’t be afraid to put down your project and pick it back up again later.

Arrange your squares in a blanket pattern

Once you have all 12 squares, spread them out on a flat surface to see how they’ll look in your finished blanket. You can use your creativity here to make a pattern, mix and match colors, and try out different numbers in different rows.

(1)It’s helpful to spread all of the patches out before you move on so you can visualize how your blanket will look in the end.

(2)You can even alternate the patches in a right side up, the wrong side up the pattern.

Sew each square together with an invisible seam

Position 2 of the squares next to each other and line up the edges. Thread a large sewing needle with a new length of yarn, then poke it into the edge of 1 square. Bring your needle up and through the yarn, then poke it through the edge of the second square, sewing them tightly together (kind of like a running stitch). Keep going back and forth up the 2 squares with stitches that are about 0.5 in (1.3 cm) apart until you reach the top.

(1)The invisible seam is great for knitting 2 pieces of knit-work together. It’s a very versatile stitch that will probably come in handy during other projects, too.

(2)Once you’re done, you’ll have a soft, cozy blanket with a fun, funky pattern to snuggle up under.

(3)If you attach all of your squares and realize your blanket isn’t as big as you’d like it to be, you can just knit a few more patches and add them onto the ends.

We need to be careful in the process of knitting knitted blankets to avoid missing stitches, otherwise, it will cause the knitted blankets to be arranged irregularly. If you want to know more about other methods of weaving knitted blankets after reading the above content, welcome to contact us for more detailed and comprehensive solutions.

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