Whether it’s mini-skeins or leftover pieces, a blanket can be the perfect stash buster. Make it a throw blanket or one to cover the whole bed, stash-busting with a blanket can be very rewarding. In this blog post we pick out 3 blankets that lend themselves to stash-busting. As you consider the yarns you want to create your masterpiece with take into account the type of use your blanket will have and the washing requirements that use will demand. Hopefully, you’ve already tested the color fastness of your yarn and so bleeding into other colors won’t be an issue.
Pick a weight and stick with it as you knit this beauty. Tin Can Knits provides some suggested needle sizes. This is a great blanket to knit a square of in an evening over the year and combine at the end to create your masterpiece.
sock or 4-ply: US # 5 / 3.75 mm
DK weight: US # 7 / 4.5 mm
worsted / aran: US # 9 / 5.5 mm
This blanket is stunning and with textural elements that add a fun aspect. Rachele suggests this is a great beginner blanket. Better still, this pattern is free.
Finishing is my least favorite thing and this unusual blanket construction leaves little to sew up or weave in which is a winner in my book. Basically the opposite of the Beekeepers Quilt with all those hexipuffs to sew together, although that tempts me too! See what I did there? Throwing two in together in the last piece. Frankie Brown’s patterns are free, although Frankie asks for a donation to the Children’s Liver Disease Foundation if you’re able.
What’s your go to blanket pattern?