End-less Squares Blanket by Simone Kereit

End-less Squares Blanket

Knitting
December 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 56 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
1344 - 7056 yards (1229 - 6452 m)
Blanket sizes: 24 x 30, 35 x 40, 36 x 48, 40 x 60, 50 x 65
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I designed this blanket for all of you who are a little bit like me: A scrap blanket with no ends and no sewing together of squares and it still can be super fun and colorful, made from all the happy scraps of sock yarn you have and therefore not a daunting task of making a huge thing all in one shot.
You get that instant gratification every time you complete a square, and the rows get shorter towards the end of each mitered square too, so basically this is the perfect project!

The back story: Before this blanket, I had always said I’ll never make a blanket. Knowing myself, if I had to sew little squares together or if every square had 2 ends, gosh, no!! That, I am convinced, would just about kill me!
So if you’re like me and you have longingly looked at the stream of colorful blankets made from happy little scraps, fret no more!.
Welcome to my magic end-less mitered square blanket!
Spit splicing and picking up stitches in a pre-determined sequence eliminate all but the first and the last end!
The last picture shows the wrong side, in case you are wondering what that looks like.

PS: And should you decide later to make it bigger, (because you have more leftovers to incorporate, or the baby grew into a youngster) it will again only involve 2 ends, the beginning and the end! (Just remember to pick up one extra stitch, because you won’t have one left from the previous square)

Yarn
Sock Yarn leftovers (Superwash if you want an easy
care blanket, if not any fingering weight yarn will do)
or
Fingering weight yarn, approx. 6 to 7g (24 to 28 yds /
22 to 25 m) per square

Estimated yardage used per size
Baby Blanket: 336 g (1344 yds / 1230 m)
Lap Blanket sm: 770 g (3080 yds / 2816 m)
Lap Blanket lg: 910 g (3640 yds / 3328 m)
Crib Blanket: 1232g (4928 yds / 4506 m)
Afghan: 1764 g (7056 yds / 6452 m)

Needles
US 2 (2.75 mm) short circular needle or long DPNs

Gauge
28 st and 56 rows = 4” / 10 cm in garter st
(gauge is not critical, but will change the amount of
yarn your squares use)
My squares are approx. 3.75” across

Finished Sizes
shown Baby Blanket 24” x 30”, or 8 squares x 6 rows
Lap Blanket small 35” x 40” or 10 squares x 11 rows
Lap Blanket large 36” x 48” or 10 squares x 13 rows
Crib Blanket 40” x 60” x 11 squares x 16 rows
Afghan 50” x 65” or 14 squares x 18 rows

In case you are doubting, yes superwash yarn will felt and therefore can be spit spliced (it’s just a bit harder to felt it, but it does) I have a tutorial here if you want to see how I do it: https://youtu.be/2ZgZUcVdbYI

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