I am so happy with the end result of this beautiful and simple knit blanket! In fact, I am in love. I successfully went through a bit of my cotton yarn stash…although, I am fairly certain that I could easily make several more with what I still have left. Well, I have a good idea as to how much yarn to use if I plan a bigger, or smaller throw.
All told, I used approximately 21 ounces of yarn, or close to 595 grams. (Which, in retrospect, doesn’t seem like all that much. That’s less than 10 balls @ 2.5 oz. ea.) Far less than I had anticipated. Perhaps this is because I spent so many years doing only crochet, which takes more yarn~generally speaking.
The measurements are quite variable, because I used size 11 needles, the blanket is very stretchy! 48″ x 52″ if I just toss it out on the floor without stretching. It is a perfect size throw for a nap on the couch. 😀
I can’t wait to take this new lovely on an upcoming family camping trip next week. I will be sure to post some pics. It will come in handy if the evening and early mornings are chilly. It makes a perfect wrap as well! As a matter of fact . . . I have contemplated making a shrug out of it. Hmm. Next project???
For my throw I cast on 121 stitches . . . if you use an odd number of stitches, you will always begin and end the row with a knit stitch. Also note, with this stitch, your project will lay flat, with no curling at the edges.
I have included a video tutorial on how to knit the Seed Stitch (Continental Style) This style of knitting makes the stitch so much more efficient. And, I can honestly say, if it were not for Continental Knitting, I would not even be a knitter today. I may not ever be a Master Knitter . . . but I am certainly a happy knitter!