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Knitted blankets can keep people warm all the time which is very popular with everyone, and we can also make it by hand-knitting it by ourselves. This article will specifically introduce the method of knitting a knitted blanket.
The use of knitted blankets allows us to maintain a warm temperature when resting at home, which helps us relax better. The knitting methods of knitted blankets are also relatively diverse. The following will introduce one of the methods of knitting knitted blankets.
Cast on 210 stitches on your needle
To start a plain knitted blanket, grab your knitting needle and make a simple slip knot with your yarn, pulling it over the tip of your left-hand needle to get started. Wrap the yarn around your thumb, then slide that loop onto the needle to attach your yarn. Tug on both loose ends of the yarn to tighten up the knot, then keep going with this stitch.
(1)The length of your initial stitching will be the width of your knitted blanket, so you can make it as long or as short as you’d like. This may be slightly more or less than 210 stitches, so you can play around with the number that you need.
(2)A blanket with 210 stitches will be about 4 ft (1.2 m) wide.
(3)As you might have guessed, you’re going to need a long knitting needle for this blanket. Try to get size 7 US (7 UK) knitting needles for lightweight yarn or size 10 US (4 UK) knitting needles for bulky yarn.
(4)Depending on how large your blanket is, this project can take 650 and 1,500 yds (1,950 and 4,500 ft) of yarn.
Make the second row with a basic knit stitch
Take the empty needle in your right hand and bring the point up to the last stitch you just made. Wrap the loose yarn, or the working yarn, clockwise around your right-hand needle, then pull the right-hand needle backward just slightly. Slide your needle up through the loop of yarn, then pull the loop onto the right needle. Keep going with this stitch to make the second row of your blanket.
Creating a plain blanket is all about making small strips of stitching. When they’re all finished, you’ll have an entire knitted blanket!
Keep stitching rows of yarn until your blanket is done
When you’ve finished a row, move your empty needle back over to the side with the working yarn and start again. You can use your basic knit stitch to keep going down the length of your knitted blanket, stopping when you run out of yarn or your blanket is long enough to cozy up in. This can take quite a while, so don’t be afraid to put your project down and pick it back up again later.
(1)This is a great way to practice your basic knit stitch.
(2)The length of your blanket is up to you, but most solid-colored blankets end up being about 4 to 6 feet (1.2 to 1.8 m) long.
(3)If you reach the end of a ball of yarn, cast on again with a new length of yarn to keep going.
Cast off the last stitches when you reach the end
When you’re finally done with your blanket, take your empty needle and slide it underneath the last stitch you made. Do 2 basic stitches, then use the left needle to slide the first loop up and over the second loop, keeping them on the right needle. Keep going until there aren’t any more stitches wrapped around your left-hand needle.
Pull the tail of the yarn through the last loop
To make sure your blanket doesn’t unravel, take the tail end and pull it back through the loop hanging off the blanket. Pull the tail end taut to secure the knot in place and keep all your stitches tight.
Stitch the tail end of the yarn through the outer edge of the blanket
Take a size D crochet hook and thread the tail end of your yarn through it, leaving 1 to 2 inches (2.5 to 5.1 cm) hanging out of the back. Use your crochet hook to thread the tail end into the border of your blanket for 2 to 3 inches (5.1 to 7.6 cm) to secure the tail. When you’re done, use scissors to snip the excess yarn off.
After we perform the above steps, we must ensure the firmness of the knitted blanket after weaving. If you want to learn about other methods of weaving knitted blankets after reading the above, you can contact us for related solutions.
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