When I have finished a pair of socks, shawl, cowl a.s.o, I can’t throw away the leftover yarn, instead, I use it for a scrappy project like blankets or socks even, so here I have four blankets on the go at the same time and as soon as I have finished a project, that yarn goes straight into these blankets.
The two Granny Striped blankets are from a pattern by Atic24 and it’s a free pattern. You can see I have two of them on the go and that’s because one is wider than the other one and I have only variegated and tonal yarns in that one and only for two rows, whilst in the other one I use even solid coloured yarn and up to 4 rows of the same yarn depending on the yarn itself.
The top blanket is called “Jelly Roll Blanket” by Kay F Jones from the Bakery Bears Podcast and it’s a pay-for pattern and you’ll find it at Ravelry. The one on top of the Granny Striped Blankets is another one from Kay F Jones and it’s part of a blanket called “Stitch in Time” and that too is a pay-for pattern and can be bought via Ravelry. All these blankets are perfect for getting rid of leftover yarn from projects.
Another blanket that I started up during May and it’s another scrappy blanket made of leftovers and it’s so much fun to knit this one. The picture is showing the wrong side of it and here underneath is the front. No seeming just attache as you go. Brilliant.
I wanted to crochet this blanket for so many years now that I have forgotten for how long and I never got around to start because there was always something else on the go but now I had so many leftovers from sock knitting and blanket knitting that the time was right. The pattern is free and it’s from the Attic24 and the very talented Lucy has made this for us all to make. I chained 300and the yarn is fingering and the hook I use is 2.50.
This will take the time it takes because I use scraps/leftovers from other projects and I’m in no hurry.
It’s on the floor next to my chair and as soon as I have some leftovers from something it goes straight into the blanket.
This knit has been fun but it has also been a bit of a struggle to find all the colours and the right amount of it. But now the spare bed has it’s blanket that my husband ordered for it. He sleeps here during the days when he’s working nights and also visitors uses it.
Yarn used: Fingering weight Needle: 2.25 mm Started: 18th of June 2020 Finished: 29th of December 2020 Pattern: Stitch In Time Designer: Kay F Jones
I’m working hard on this blanket because I want it done before the end of this year. Here’s they Rainbow layout I started with (backbone) and then I need to fell out with the rest of the blocks.
The Bakery Bears Podcast will have a Advent Calendar KAL so I have ordered the yarn for it. All I know at the moment is that I need 10 balls of yarn in soft gradient colours and not to dark and we will be only using 20gr per colour, so I have ordered 50 gr balls so that will be enough to make another one if I so want to.
After my husband saw my first Stitch In Time blanket he said that he wanted that on the spare bed, but the blanket is just a lap blanket and not big enough for a single bed. So it was time to measure up the bed and get started on a new one and I have to admit that it has been a struggle to get all the colours for it and I had to beg for scraps in my Facebook group instead of ordering a whole skein for just about 15 grams of yarn, so it took some time to get this one knitted just because of that. I worked out that the blanket should be 7×4 blocks and because of the 7 blocks long I thought “Rainbow”. So that was the hardest part of the blanket to get sorted out because some colours are the colours that I do not buy much of, like yellow, brown, grey. And those few yellows and browns and so on that I do have are not enough to use for the whole block because I don’t want to use the same yarn more than once in the same block unless there’s a way of changing the run of the colourway if it is very variegated with long runs of the colours in it and I have done that a few times. So here are the last blocks in the making that I am really fighting with to finishing off.
But I know I will finish it before the end of this year. If I have to order some skeins to do it then I will.
This project has been so much fun to make that I couldn’t stop working on it, and my husband really wanted it on his spare bed where he sleeps when he’s working nights. Thing is that this one is just a lap blanket, and to fit the bed, I need to make it 4 x 7 blocks. So now I know what to make later on and I think I will try to use up some of my acrylic yarns for that instead of sock yarn.
The blocks on the blanket are;
January: Snow and Ice February: Valentine March: Spring April: Easter May: Valborg (Swedish Bonfire night) Bonfire and Fireworks June: Midsummer (Swedish Midsummer celebration) July: High Summer August: End of summer September: Harvest October: Halloween November: Stormy weather December: Christmas
Yarn used: Fingering sock yarn Needle: 3.00 mm Started: 1st March, 2020 Finished: 18th May, 2020 Pattern: Stitch In Time Designer: Kay F Jones
Three more blocks are now made on this lovely Stitch In Time blanket by Kay F Jones and I have only three more to make and they seem to be the hardest to find colours fore but I’m waiting for an order to arrive any day now so I really hope that I can finish this one off.
Here are the three last ones just waiting to be finished.
At the moment I’m knitting on a blanket and the pattern is called Stitch In Time by Kay F Jones, and you can buy it on Ravelry.
Each block representing a month of the year and it’s harder than you think to find all the colours you need for each block but it’s a fantastic way to get all those leftover yarns from different projects.
I have managed to make 6 blocks and it’s now down to the last 6 but I now need colours I don’t have and it looks like its very hard to find as well, but I have a friend in my Facebook group who will be looking through her stash this weekend and try to help me out with the missing colours.