Bandwagon Blanket by Beth Graham

Bandwagon Blanket

June 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
5 stitches = 1 inch
in Tunisian simple stitch
5.0 mm (H)
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There’s a great expression in English: “to jump on the bandwagon.” It means to go along with the crowd. I’ve never been someone to follow the herd. Because of this, I was a terrible Girl Scout: I refused to participate in getting badges with others in my troop, nor did I care how many boxes of cookies I sold each year.

So I knew I wouldn’t be jumping on the Shelly Kang “Sock Yarn Blanket” bandwagon. Even though I contributed some scraps to her original blanket way back in 2006. Even though many of my friends have been making beautiful blankets for years.

And then I started accumulating – you guessed it – sock yarn scraps. Scads and scads of sock yarn scraps. What to do? I gave lots away. I used lots more to make a few granny square blankets. And then I happened to notice that – oh, the horror! – there didn’t seem to be a Tunisian crochet equivalent of Shelly’s knit blanket.

Here, then, are a few notes on how to make a Tunisian crochet sock yarn blanket. Yes, I’ve jumped on the bandwagon. Will you?

(P.S. You have much to answer for, Shelly Kang!)