Scrappy Squares Blanket by Kountingsheep

Scrappy Squares Blanket

Knitting
December 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1736 yards (1587 m)
One size
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Need an idea to get rid of all those little leftover oddballs of yarn? Then look no further than the Scrappy Squares Blanket! This simple pattern uses garter stitch squares, knit on the diagonal for visual interest. The squares are just the right size to use up small amounts of yarn, while still being big enough to get rid of your stash quickly. Don’t have stash yarn to use up? No problem! The pattern includes suggested yarn and amounts to make the blanket using a worsted weight yarn of your choice. Choose amongst 4 different squares: one-color, two-color, striped, and random. Add the finishing touch with a simple garter stitch border: choose a bold color to make it pop, or tie it all together with one of the colors used in pattern. Alternate instructions included for a crochet join and simple crochet edging. Scrappy Squares Blanket makes a great on-the-go project!

SIZE

  • 39”/97.5 cm wide by 46”/115 cm long (with knit EDGING; alternate crochet EDGING will create a slightly smaller blanket)
  • Each square is 7”/17.5 cm square

GAUGE

  • 18 sts and 40 rows (20 garter ridges) = 4”/10 cm
  • Gauge not essential for this project

NEEDLES

  • US Size 7 (4.5 mm) 24” circular (longer circular needed for working knit EDGING)

YARN

  • Knit Picks High Desert Worsted (100% USA grown Shaniko wool; 217 yards/100 grams per skein): 1 skein each in the following colors: Juniper Berry, Willow, Lupine, Dusk, Mountain Bluebird, Forge, Stargazing, Quail.
  • Or similar worsted weight size 4 medium yarn of choice in as many colors as you like equalling at least 1736 yards/1584 meters of yarn.