Ten Stitch Blanket
May 9, 2019
June 13, 2019

Ten Stitch Blanket

Project info
Ten Stitch Blanket by Frankie Brown
BlanketBaby Blanket
47" x 47"
Needles & yarn
US 8 - 5.0 mm
Garnstudio DROPS Big Delight
1196 yards in stash
6.8 skeins = 1489.2 yards (1361.7 meters), 680 grams
Wool Warehouse
May 2, 2015

Ball #1: 154g
Ball #2: 84g
Ball #3: 102g
Ball #4: 174g+
Ball #5: 108g
Ball #6: 84g
26g left

Did my centre strip 15 ridges long as I want a rectangular blanket. I’m using Ealachan’d mods, and I’m really pleased with the results.

I used purlwise slip stitches at the beginning of each row. At the end of the RS I slipped the last stitch knitwise, picked up a loop knitwise through the knitted edge, then kt2tog tbl, like I would for an SSK. This just felt like a very natural movement to do.

When my blanket was big enough, I put my live stitches on a holder. Using a provisional cast on, I started a 3-stitch i-cord part-way up one side. I could have just started at my live stitches, but I wasn’t sure that a corner was the best place to join. I’m not sure it made a difference though.

For my i-cord, I joined to the knitted edge in the same way as before. In the corners I did an unjoined row of i-cord just to give the corners a little more definition. When I met my cast on edge I undid the provisional cast on and did a 3-needle cast off.

I’d been in 2 minds about whether or not to even add the i-cord. I’m glad I did as it really finishes the blanket off, and adds a little stability to the edge.

The blanket has grown a little after washing it. I soaked it for about 20 mins, then popped it in the washing machine for a gentle spin. It measures 47” x 47”. I’d measured it at roughly 39” when I started the i-cord, so it’s relaxed quite a bit.

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  • Originally queued: July 23, 2016
  • Project created: May 9, 2019
  • Finished: June 13, 2019
  • Updated: June 16, 2019
  • Progress updates: 2 updates