Thursday, 5 April 2018

Happy Scrappy knitting time.


I've been doing a little bit of knitting lately. My mum use to knit this pattern and make lots of gifts for everyone. I thought I did give it a go. It's the sameness as making the Knitted dishcloths but you pick up half the stitches down one edge of the square. These squares measure about 5" so I will need to make a few to get the width I need. I am using left over yarn from my diagonal crochet blankets.  This pattern doesn't require much thinking so is a great pick up & put down design. I have started with 41sts in 8 ply (double knit).

Once I have done the above block I am using the little scraps in this 10 stitch continuous blanket. I couldn't get my head around the written pattern but found a great video tutorial. (Link below). I have had to watch and knit along with the video a few times and will still do so for a few corners but it is becoming easier as I do more corners. The fact I can just use up every little scrap, pick up when ever I want and keep knitting makes me happy. So far a very portable project. I'll see how addictive it gets.

You only need short needles for this project otherwise they just are awkward. My mum was teaching a beginners class years ago and bought these to start the ladies off with. They are actually kids needles. See the happy face. A perfect size and I had them in my collection. Thanks mum. I knew I would use most of your stuff eventually.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OwlCdTyq4Zk

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8 comments:

  1. That looks like a great idea Jo, am off to have a look at the link. Great way to use up left over bits of wool.

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  2. A talented knitter I am sure. I have tried and failed too many times so I leave knitting to my Mum. Love the small needles. :)

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  3. Such fun little scrappy projects to use up the yarn stash. Looking forward to seeing more...

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  4. Just saved that on Facebook..talk about coincidences. Will check out the link though. Like the needles with their smiley faces

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  5. One of my Patchwork friends has been making a blanket like this for ages from sock wool. She just adds to it when she has some odds and ends or someone gifts her some leftovers. It's really lovely.

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  6. I've seen a couple of completed 10-stitch blankets, but I hadn't seen how they start off before. Great!
    I don't need another project, I don't need another project,... I do have a bit of wool stashed away though...

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  7. how great that you are making similar knitted projects as your mom. It is a tribute to her for sharing her talents with you.

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