Learn the ins and outs of creating the popular End-less Squares Blanket, a relaxing, no-sew, scrap-busting blanket using all your leftover fingering-weight wool yarn bits!
You know that basket of small skeins, too large to toss, from making all those beautiful shawls and socks? This is the perfect modular project to put them to good use! The pattern is designed for knitters who (like me) love the scrappy-patchy look of leftover blankets, but know that all those lovely squares would forever sit in a basket under the bed, waiting to be joined. Yep, that’s totally me. The End-less Squares Blanket uses a modular, join-as-you-go construction and even eliminates countless ends to weave in later. Plus each time you finish a square, it gives you that instant gratification feel of having completed something!
In class we will work on a mini four-square block, detailing all the different techniques used in the full-size blanket pattern: How to create left and right moving blocks, working the foundation row and how to add left- and right-moving rows, end splicing, sequential join-as-you-go, and the unusual left and right pick-up of stitches. After class, you’ll have all the tools to knit the full-size blanket. The pattern is designed to be versatile, so even if you pick one size initially, say the baby blanket size, and then later want to add on, either just more rows, or make it wider and longer, it’s all possible!
Pattern is not included with class and can be purchased here on Ravelry: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/end-less-squares-blanket
or on Love Crafts: https://www.lovecrafts.com/en-us/p/end-less-squares-blanket-knitting-pattern-by-owlcat-designs
Technique Requirements: knit/purl, cast on/bind off, increase/decrease, have knit a few accessories
Purchase the pattern (see Class Details for links.) Use either DPNs or circular needles. With US 2 (2.75mm) needle (or needle size that gives you a nice garter stitch texture of 28 sts=4") and one of your fingering-weight wool yarn scraps, cast on 21 sts using a long-tail cast-on. Knit one row.
DPNs or circular needles US 2 (2.75mm) or size to obtain gauge of roughly 28sts to 4" over garter stitch. Use circular needles or DPNs. Fingering-weight wool yarn scraps, 4 pieces of less than 10g/ 50 yards, ideally in 2 to 4 colors. Dig out that basket of fingering-weight scraps! We will only need small amounts for the class project, but have them handy as inspiration!
For the purpose of this class, you can feel free to use DK- or worsted-weight wool yarn and appropriate needles, if this is easier for you to see!