I ❤ this blanket! Instructions and a quick video showing how to make this DIY Knit Blanket using the Diagonal Basketweave Stitch. Perfect DIY tutorial for your home decor or to give as a gift.

Instructions and a quick video showing how to DIY Knit Blanket using the Diagonal Basketweave Stitch. The Diagonal Basket Weave Stitch creates a lovely woven pattern, resulting in a throw perfect for your home or gifting.

Remember a while back when I was all heart-eyes ❤ about this Diagonal Basket Weave Washcloth? At that time, I was was all set to knit a blanket using that pattern. Well, between then and now life happened and I just finished my Knit Blanket using the Diagonal Basket Weave Stitch, one of the silver linings of staying off my feet to recover from a few broken bones.

It really was a quick knit, once I finally started it. The chunky yarn and heft needles make this DIY knit blanket a rather quick project.

I ❤ this blanket! Instructions and a quick video showing how to make this Knit Blanket using the Diagonal Basketweave Stitch. Perfect DIY tutorial for your home decor or to give as a gift.Since I gave Kate the chunky blanket that I knit last year for her bed at school, we needed a throw for the foot of our bed and this one is just perfect.

And I love the woven pattern that this stitch creates. It is really not much more complicated than your standard stocking stitch, but is definitely more fun to knit! Even if you are a beginning knitter, with a basic understanding of knit/purl, you should be able to master this stitch and have your own DIY Knit Blanket. 

I have included a quick video on how to make your own DIY Knit Blanket at the end of  the post showing a little bit of both sides, as well the end and beginning of a row.I ❤ this blanket! Instructions and a quick video showing how to make this Knit Blanket using the Diagonal Basketweave Stitch. Perfect DIY tutorial for your home decor or to give as a gift.

This knit blanket measures 59″ by 69″ and is the perfect size for the foot of a bed, when you just need something to add a little warmth on a chilly night or a lighter throw for a quick nap.

I ❤ this blanket! Instructions and a quick video showing how to make this Knit Blanket using the Diagonal Basketweave Stitch. Perfect DIY tutorial for your home decor or to give as a gift.

 

I ❤ this blanket! Instructions and a quick video showing how to make this Knit Blanket using the Diagonal Basketweave Stitch. Perfect DIY tutorial for your home decor or to give as a gift.

A printable PDF of this pattern is available to all subscribers in the Subscriber’s Benefits Library.

Materials for DIY Knit Blanket (59″ x 69″), using the Diagonal Basket Weave Stitch:

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Directions to Knit a Blanket, using the Diagonal Basketweave Stitch:

If you want to resize your blanket, I have explained that process on this post: How to Resize a Blanket, Washcloth or Towel.

  • Cast on 149 stitches (or a multiple of 2 stitches plus 1) I had a gauge of 2.5 stitches per inch.
  • For rows 1-4: K1P1 and repeat for remainder of 1st row, ending with a K1 (NOTE: one of my readers had a problem with the seed stitch border ‘ruffling’ on the sides. Although I haven’t had that problem, if you want to be sure to avoid that possibility then I would suggest working the 1st 4 rows in a garter stitch, instead of the seed stitch.  If you go that route,  work sides in garter, as opposed to the seed stitch indicated in the rest of the directions.)
  • For the next row and every subsequent knit row; K1,P1,K1,P1,K1 then skip next stitch (but leave the stitch on left-hand needle) and K tbl the subsequent stitch, leaving that stitch on the left-hand needle. Then bring your right hand needle up front, knit the stitch that you initially skipped and let both stitches slip off of your needle.  Repeat this pattern until the last four stitches and P1K1P1K1.
  • Then, for the 6th row and every subsequent purl row; K1,P1,K1P1,K1.  Skip next stitch (but leave on the left-hand needle) and  purl the subsequent stitch, leaving that stitch on the left-hand needle. Then purl the stitch you initially skipped and let both stitches slip off of your needle . Repeat this pattern until the last four stitches remain and P1K1P1K1.
  • Work until desired length (I worked mine until it 69″).
  • Work a seed stitch (K1P1) on the next 4 rows.
  • Switch to your smaller needles to cast off. This will help reduce any flare on the cast off edge.
  • That’s all there is to it!I ❤ this blanket! Instructions and a quick video showing how to make this Knit Blanket using the Diagonal Basketweave Stitch. Perfect DIY tutorial for your home decor or to give as a gift.

And in the off chance you don’t personally need a knit blanket, it would make a great gift for someone special. And if you are a fan of chunky yarn projects…definitely check out my pattern for a Chunky Knit Christmas Stocking! Works up so quickly.

I ❤ this blanket! Instructions and a quick video showing how to make this Knit Blanket using the Diagonal Basketweave Stitch. Perfect DIY tutorial for your home decor or to give as a gift.

Pin this DIY Knit Blanket Pattern to your Pinterest Board for your future reference. And while you’re at it, pop over to my Knit & Crochet Board for more ideas.

Here’s the DIY Knit Blanket quick video, showing a little of the knit side, the purl side and the beginning and end of the rows.

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NOTE:  instead of seed stitch the last 2 and first 3 stitches of every row (as shown in video),  I would recommend seed stitching the the last 4 and first 5 stitches of each row.  I did not have a problem with rolling, but those extra seed stitches will help make sure you don’t have a problem with rolling.

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65 Comments

  1. Robin from Frugal Family Times

    February 24, 2017 at 8:56 am

    Thank-you, Lynn! I’ve been in a knitting rut – doing the same thing over and over – but your video made this stitch so easy to understand! This is going to be my next knitting project! 🙂

    Reply
    • Arrah

      April 10, 2017 at 3:23 pm

      Hey Lynn, I have a question I wanted to use a 100% Pima cotton yarn and was wondering if 13US Knitting needles would still work for the pattern?
      TIA:)

      Reply
      • lynn

        April 17, 2017 at 8:06 pm

        Hi Arrah,

        As it relates to your last questions…yes, the first two rows are done in seed stitch and then you alternate with the knit and purl row.

        As it relates to your first questions, that’s not as easy to answer. The yarn I used is recommended for 15 US and I used US 19, so I did bump it up a bit. I would guess it probably would be OK…it can be a tight knit so using a size bigger needle might actually be a good thing.

        Can you buy just one skein/ball and see how it knits up? I know that’s harder to do if you are ordering it online.

        Also, I imagine you will need more yardage than I used. If you knit a swatch and then measure it, you should be able to calculate your yardage. I’d be glad to help you with that if you need it.

        If it’s online and you don’t want to get just one, you can see their gauge and calculate how much you’ll need.

        I hope this helps, but let me know if I can help you more.

        Hugs,

        Lynn

        Reply
  2. Juanita

    February 24, 2017 at 9:51 am

    Wonderful video I am a visual learner and you made this clear as glass. I’m going to use wool as I have so much of it. Thanks so much.

    Reply
    • lynn

      February 25, 2017 at 8:40 am

      Hey Juanita, see…there is a benefit to having a great yarn stash! I’ve been telling my husband that for years, but he just doesn’t get it!

      I’d love to see your finished project. Send a picture!

      Have a great day and happy knitting.

      Lynn

      Reply
  3. sherry cole

    February 24, 2017 at 11:04 am

    Thanks for the yarn suggestions. I always have a hard time deciding on which yarn to use. The video really helps me also. The blanket is gorgeous and it looks so soft that I just want to touchit!

    Reply
  4. Loryl

    February 24, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    I love the look of this blanket and sent the instructions on to my SIL who is a master knitter. It would be a great gift for a shower. I wish she’d make me one!

    Reply
  5. JUDY WITHEM

    February 24, 2017 at 5:11 pm

    love your patterns, but can’t figure out how to download just the pattern. end up with 10 ort12 printed pages.
    this gets kind of hard on the ink/printer budget. what am I doing wrong?

    Reply
    • lynn

      February 25, 2017 at 8:30 am

      Hey Judy, are you printing the PDFs from the Subscriber Benefits Library?

      Reply
  6. Juanita

    February 27, 2017 at 5:57 am

    It’s asking for a password for Subscriber Library. Do you send me one? And if I have to make up one where do I register I already signed up for newsletter. Thanks

    Reply
  7. Tammy

    February 27, 2017 at 10:15 am

    The blanket is beautiful, looks so soft and cozy. I am in need of a pattern to make a quick baby blanket, and I think this yarn and pattern would be perfect. Do you have a translation for that size? How many to cast on, etc.? Thx.

    Reply
    • lynn

      March 12, 2017 at 2:53 pm

      Tammy, did I not reply to you? I am so sorry if I didn’t…I couldn’t find an email to you so I’m thinking I didn’t. Ugh, please accept my apologies.

      I did a quick search and found that a standard crib mattress measures 27.5 inches by 52 inches. I think you could probably make it 25″ by 52″…so only cast on 50 stitches…give or take a few. But it’s completely up to you…I had a 2 stitches/inch gauge and if yours is similar you could pretty much make it any size you want based on that gauge.

      Hope this helps! Do pop back and let me know how it works out and I’d love to see a photo

      Reply
  8. Leanna

    February 27, 2017 at 10:59 am

    Beautiful blanket and very well put together tutorial. I had started to knit a blanket with giant wool, but ended up crocheting it instead because it used up so much of very expensive wool. I am still wanting to knit a blanket so this post is perfect. Pinning for fall.

    Reply
  9. Jackie

    February 27, 2017 at 11:02 am

    I also had difficulty… I tried to print from subscriber benefits but would not accept a password and would not move from that screen. Need help. Enjoy your blog..great ideas.

    Reply
    • lynn

      March 12, 2017 at 2:50 pm

      Hi Jackie, I am so sorry that this is causing you troubles! I hope you received a password when you subscribed, but in case you didn’t I will gladly give it to you again.

      Email me directly and I’ll give it to you.

      HAve a great day.

      Lynn

      Reply
  10. Carolann

    February 27, 2017 at 5:57 pm

    Oh gosh, I just love this blanket. It looks so soft and fluffy. I’d love to make one and thanks to your wonderful tutorial I can!

    Reply
  11. leanne with divaofdiy.com

    February 27, 2017 at 7:34 pm

    What a cozy blanket! Thanks for the tutorial!

    Reply
  12. Tina B

    February 27, 2017 at 11:33 pm

    Is the pattern the same on both sides? I’m new to knitting and trying this on a small scale but only seeing the pattern on one side. Am I doing something wrong?

    Reply
    • lynn

      March 12, 2017 at 2:46 pm

      Hi Tina, you will only see the woven pattern on one side. Like most knit patterns, there is a right side and wrong side.

      I hope you are enjoying the pattern! How are you doing with it? It really is quite easy, don’t you think?

      Hope you have a great day and let me know if you have any other questions.

      Hugs, Lynn

      Reply
  13. Sam @ Raggedy Bits

    February 28, 2017 at 3:41 am

    This is such a beautiful blanket, Lynn! It just looks so beautiful!! Thank you for sharing 🙂

    Reply
  14. Tara @ Lehman Lane

    February 28, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    Lynn, this knit blanket is so pretty! Love the simple white yarn and pattern you used. Pinning 🙂

    Reply
  15. Lynn B

    March 6, 2017 at 1:05 am

    Hi Lynn – if this is a double post, sorry – I tried earlier but don’t see it here now! My 18 year old son seems to think that if I don’t knit him a blanket then that’s bordering on child abuse! So, since I don’t want to go down in the annals of horrible mothers, I’m planning on knitting him one. I love the Diagonal Weave blanket, but I’m concerned that with the size 19 needles, I won’t be finished with it until his 21st birthday! If I double the yarn could this be done on size 36 or 50, or with the pattern would that just look stupid? BTW, your blog, your patterns, your videos, pretty much everything about you is awesome! Thanks

    Reply
    • lynn

      March 6, 2017 at 7:28 am

      Hi Lynn! First of all, you made my day…and it’s only 6:10 in the morning!

      And you are so blessed with a son that wants a knit blanket…not sure my 17-year old son would even notice if I knit a blanket for him!?

      If you use a super bulky yarn and those size US 19 needles, I think you’ll be surprised by how quickly that blanket moves along. I did it, start to finish, in about 3-4 weeks…working mostly just in the evenings. That being said, I think you could bump up the needle size a bit. Try a few rows and see what you think.

      If you don’t mind, pop back in and let me know how it worked if you do work it on those larger needles. I’d love to know.

      I hope your day is fantastic my friend!

      Hugs,

      Lynn

      Reply
  16. Debbie

    March 17, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    Love the quilt pattern , I needed something new to try , love it Thank you sooooo much

    Reply
    • lynn

      March 19, 2017 at 7:40 am

      I’m so glad Debbie…send a photo of your blanket when you finish it. I’d love to see it.

      Hugs, Lynn

      Reply
  17. Amy

    March 19, 2017 at 7:16 am

    Hi Lynn,

    I love this blanket I want to make it for a cousin this is getting married this summer. Do I need to use the size 19 needle or can I change it, is there a gauge on the blanket to get it right or can I play with it?

    Reply
    • lynn

      March 19, 2017 at 7:39 am

      Hi Amy, I had a gauge of 2 stitches per inch (you made me realize that I didn’t put that gauge in my post…need to fix that). There is no doubt in my mind that you can play with the needle size and yarn…

      What a great wedding gift…I’d love to see what your blanket looks like! Send a photo when done.

      Have a great day and happy knitting.

      Lynn

      Reply
  18. Paula

    March 20, 2017 at 9:12 pm

    How many stitches for the blanket what size needle and what kind of yarn?

    Reply
  19. Lisa

    April 5, 2017 at 6:03 pm

    Thank you so much for the video!! I wasn’t sure I was reading the pattern right, but the video made it super easy.

    Reply
    • lynn

      April 6, 2017 at 7:18 am

      Hey Lisa, I am so glad it helped!

      Reply
  20. Bev Cormier

    April 22, 2017 at 9:18 pm

    Hi Lynn
    What I was wondering is 151 stitches is to big for what I want… I’m really wanted it as a thrown for my sister on her boat…as long as its a odd number would that be fine??

    Reply
    • lynn

      April 25, 2017 at 7:11 am

      Hi Bev…

      And Yes…as long as it’s an odd number of stitches you are good to go! Have fun knitting.

      Lynn

      Reply
  21. Towns

    June 21, 2017 at 9:47 pm

    Hi Lynn! Love your website! I am expecting my first baby and have been searching for the perfect knitting pattern. I am in love with this blanket and feel so grateful you took the time to make these videos as I feel confident I can make this blanket for my little one.

    I am trying to sort out the sizing and what yarn to use. I would like to use acrylic so that this blanket will last and be easily washable. I am looking at adjusting the size of the blanket to 48x48ish. Most of the baby yarns are much smaller than the yarn you used – and call for a smaller needle. What would you recommend?

    Also, is it possible to do the crochet pattern edging from the washcloth on this blanket? Thanks so much!

    Reply
    • lynn

      June 23, 2017 at 12:20 pm

      Hi Towns…

      And Congratulations! Oh I miss those days of having wee ones in the house…you are in for so much wonder and fun…but you know that already.

      So, what I would do if I were you is find a yarn you just love and then use the needles that are recommended for that yarn. You can use this yardage calculator to determine how many yards/skeins you need.

      https://www.jimmybeanswool.com/secure-html/onlineec/knittingCalculator.asp

      If you want to be spot on, then using your yarn and needles, cast on 10 stitches and knit a stocking stitch for maybe 4 rows. Take that little swatch off of your needle and measure the length that you got with 10 stitches. Let’s assume it’s 4 inches, then you know you’ll need to cast on 120 stitches to get the 48 inches you want (48/4=12, 12×10 stitches =120 cast on stitches)

      And absolutely you can add a border…any border. Just make sure when you pick up your stitches with your crochet needle that you don’t pick up too few or it will pucker. I find it best to just check as I go along to make sure it is lying flat.

      I do want you to know that I am getting ready to post a baby blanket. I knit it of washable cotton and it is so beautiful. I’ve attached a picture, but I’m probably 1-2 weeks away from getting it posted.

      If you have further questions please let me know! I’m glad to help.

      Hugs,

      Lynn

      Reply
  22. Arethea

    July 11, 2017 at 4:53 pm

    Thank you for this lovely pattern and well produced video. I appreciate having a demonstration to explain a new stitch pattern. I’m going to try this out for my next dishcloth.

    Reply
    • lynn

      July 12, 2017 at 6:36 am

      Oh I’m so glad you found the video helpful! Makes me happy to know that folks are finding it useful. And you are especially kind declaring it ‘well produced’…? I’ve always found videos helpful…that picture is worth a thousand words thing. In fact, I’m putting the finishing touches on another post and video for a charming little baby blanket I just finished. Hope to publish it in the next couple of days.

      If you are going to use the stitch on a dishcloth, wanted to make sure you saw that I do have a post/pattern using that lovely stitch in a dishcloth at https://nourishandnestle.com/diagonal-basket-weave-washcloth/.

      Thanks again for stopping by. Hope to see you again!

      Hugs, Lynn

      Reply
  23. Dani

    July 31, 2017 at 8:25 pm

    Hi Lynn! Would it be possible to knit this with a medium weight yarn? If so, what size needle would I use, and how would I alter the pattern? (New at this!)

    Reply
    • lynn

      August 2, 2017 at 8:18 pm

      Hi Dani,

      I guess I’d start with a size 8 needle and do a swatch in your yarn to see how that knits up. Once you figured out your gauge, you would only need to change the number of stitches you cast one, making sure you have a multiple of 2 plus 1 and follow the pattern. Feel free to pop back in if you have further questions.

      Hugs, Lynn

      Reply
  24. Cindy

    September 26, 2017 at 8:51 am

    Hi Lynn – I have been looking for a blanket pattern to knit for a Christmas gift and this one is perfect. Love the design and the quick knit! I have started the blanket and have one question. Since the yarn is bulky, how do you add a new skein? I usually add the new yarn by using two strands (old and new) to knit a few stitches but this yarn is too bulky for this technique. Thanks so much for your help!

    Reply
    • lynn

      September 26, 2017 at 10:49 am

      And I’m tickled that you are knitting this blanket…it is one of my favorite projects!

      As it relates to your question…I just tied the ends of the two skeins together and kept the knot at the back of the blanket. Once done knitting, I just wove in the ends. Given the texture of the blanket, you really have to look hard to see where the knot and the woven ends are. The weaving in doesn’t change the pattern on the front at all.

      I hope this helps and happy knitting!

      Hugs, Lynn

      Reply
  25. Teresa Spavin

    October 27, 2017 at 4:59 pm

    Hi Lynn –
    I wish to make this blanket for a baby bereavement group and wonder to make a 36inch x 36 inch square, how many stitches to cast on. I like this blanket as it does not have holes in it which is a requirement of these blankets. I plan to use caron simply soft in white because they prefer all donations to be made out of acrylic. It calls for a size 8 needle. Should I bump it up to a 10?

    Thanks for your assistance!

    Teresa

    Reply
    • lynn

      November 1, 2017 at 7:47 pm

      Hi Teresa, what a lovely reason to knit. I’m struggling to tell you exactly how many stitches to log on. But, in looking at the Caron Simply Soft yarn gauge, it looks like 18 stitches with a US 8 needle will yield 4 inches. Accordingly, I would imagine that casting on 162 stitches will get you close to 36″. (36 inches/4 inches = 9….9 X 18 stitches = 162 stitches).

      I would knit an 18 stitch swatch to see if you get the 4″ before you jump in with both feet.

      Stop back by and let me know how it works out for you.

      Hugs, Lynn

      Reply
  26. Mandi

    December 4, 2017 at 9:20 pm

    Hi i just started learning how to knit recently so these might be dumb questions but do you use circular kneedles for this? And if i want to make a baby blanket instead of a throw how big should i make it? I really love this pattern i cant wait to try it!

    Reply
    • lynn

      December 5, 2017 at 6:54 am

      Good Morning Mandi,

      I did use circular needles, but didn’t knit it in the round. I’d stop at the end of a row and turn it like I would using regular needles…the circulars just give you more space for a blanket. You can check out my youtube video to see what I’m talking about. https://youtu.be/LphfApWKgvU?list=PLvlCTWM0un26bcd6zvcfAGylS1PtsK1Qi

      And for a baby blanket, do you know what kind of yarn/gauge you will be using? For instance, I know some folks have used Caron Simply Soft (it is 100% Acrylic) for a baby blanket version of this blanket. In that case, the Caron Simply Soft yarn gauge is 18 stitches with a US 8 needle yielding 4 inches. Accordingly, I would imagine that casting on 162 stitches will get you close to 36″. (36 inches/4 inches = 9….9 X 18 stitches = 162 stitches). I think a pretty standard baby blanket is 36″ by 36″.

      I would knit an 18 stitch swatch to see if you get the 4″ before you jump in with both feet.

      I hope this helps my friend. Do let me know if you have further questions.

      Happy day, Lynn

      Reply
  27. Lindsay

    February 16, 2018 at 7:03 pm

    Thank you for this beautiful pattern! Quick question, do you recommend seed stitch for the first three and last two stitches of each row (as shown in the video) or for the first five and last four as shown in the written instructions? I might be missing something since I’m pretty new to this, so I really appreciate your help! 🙂

    Reply
    • lynn

      February 21, 2018 at 10:10 am

      Hi Lindsay, thanks so much for pointing that out! I made a clarification right before the video to avoid that confusion for others.

      Reply
  28. Kathy

    February 22, 2018 at 6:21 pm

    Hi Lynn,
    I’m fairly new to knitting and have never knitted a blanket. I see the directions state US 19 circular needles but I’m not finding where you state the length of the cord. Is a 36″ in cord long enough?
    Thank you so much.
    Kathy

    Reply
    • lynn

      February 23, 2018 at 7:19 am

      Hi Kathy, mine were 40″…I think you’d probably be fine with the 36″, but you might find it easier if you could find 40″. The link in the blog post shows the exact ones I used.

      I sure hope this help. Please let me know if you have further questions.

      Happy Knitting!

      Lynn

      Reply
  29. Re Walsh

    February 25, 2018 at 9:02 pm

    I have kept the link to your blanket as a bookmark for sometime. Am finally ready to start it. Am using size 9 and baby sport weight yarn so hoping the size difference will give me a decent weave. Thank you for the video as I am a visual learner and learn better if I can see something being done before I try and read the written pattern.

    Re Walsh

    Reply
    • lynn

      February 26, 2018 at 7:24 am

      Good Morning Re,

      I am so thrilled that you will be diving in to this blanket. I would definitely work a little gauge swatch with the baby sport…just to make sure.

      Glad those videos are helpful…did want to point out that in the video I say to do 2 seed stitch on either end, but the pattern says to do 4. Definitely follow the printed pattern!

      Have a great day my friend

      Hugs, Lynn

      Reply
  30. Pat Hollan

    March 18, 2018 at 3:01 pm

    This is a beautiful blanket! I do not knit so could you tell me the crochet stitchs that looks the most like your knitted blanket? Thanks so much for your input!

    Reply
  31. Mariza van de Poll

    March 18, 2018 at 9:51 pm

    What kind of cast on do you suggest? I have ordered the yarn and can’t wait to start. Thanks.

    Reply
    • lynn

      March 20, 2018 at 7:24 am

      Good Morning Mariza,

      I use the long-tail cast on…it’s the only one I ever learned! I am so excited for you to get started on the blanket…you will love it.

      I am in the midst of another blanket pattern right now…it’s a light weight blanket, perfect for the upcoming spring months.

      Happy knitting my friend!

      Hugs, Lynn

      Reply
  32. Catherine Fettig

    March 29, 2018 at 10:55 am

    I love your paisley bedspread!!!

    Reply
    • lynn

      March 30, 2018 at 1:41 pm

      Aw, thanks Catherine…it’s an ‘oldie, but goodie’…Pottery Barn several years back. It sets the stage for such relaxing colors…it will surely follow us to our new bedroom.

      Have a great weekend my friend.

      Hugs, Lynn

      Reply
  33. Lindley-Stuart

    April 24, 2018 at 11:17 am

    Hi Lynn!

    What color of the Plymouth yarn did you use for this blanket?

    Reply
    • lynn

      April 24, 2018 at 11:36 am

      Hi Lindley!

      I used color #208 for that blanket. By the way, I washed and dried it yesterday and it turned out great!

      Have a great day my freind.

      Hugs, Lynn

      Reply
  34. Nicki

    April 26, 2018 at 5:52 am

    Hi Lynn

    thanks so much for the pattern and especially the videos as it made it really easy to understand. I’ve just finished knitting this blanket for my nephew’s wedding present. My sister-in-law now wants me to knit it for her as well! I had fun making it just not sure about the seed border. The top and bottom border has come out fine but the sides is a bit puckered. Before I do the 2nd blanket I wondered if I could do a different border and what would you suggest? Thanks so much

    Reply
    • lynn

      May 7, 2018 at 6:42 am

      Nicki, I have to admit that I am a bit stymied on why you got the ‘ruffle’…I went to my room and examined mine with a fine tooth comb and don’t see any sign of ‘ruffle’.

      It looks like you are using a lovely cotton…could be that the cotton is so ‘stretchy’ while my wool/acrylic was a little less so.

      And while it didn’t cause a problem for me, it’s also very possible that the height of the seed stitch vs the diagonal basket weave stitch is causing the issue…maybe combined with the stretchy cotton.

      So, I would recommend switching to using a garter stitch (knit every stitch, both sides) for the border on your next blanket.

      I appreciate you making me aware of it. I will make some changes to the pattern on the site as a result.

      Wishing you a lovely day my friend.

      Hugs,

      Lynn

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  35. Jean Gogolin

    September 27, 2018 at 11:05 pm

    The Cascade Pacific Bulky I ordered from WEBS came today and I’m about to start this. It will be three shades of blue-green in broad stripes, darkest to lightest. Love this pattern!

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    • lynn

      September 29, 2018 at 7:02 am

      Oh Jean, that will be lovely, a bit of an ombre effect! A gift for someone…or a gift for you?

      Happy Knitting my friend.

      Hugs, Lynn

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  36. Erin

    November 11, 2018 at 5:19 pm

    is shedding an issue for the yarn you used? I couldn’t tell by the reviews of the yarn. I’m looking to make this pattern but I am having trouble finding a yarn that doesn’t shed horribly.

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    • lynn

      November 12, 2018 at 7:15 pm

      Hi Erin,

      That Plymouth Yarns Encore Mega shed very little, if at all. I am still very pleased with how that yarn has stood up. I can’t remember exactly how many times I have washed it, but I am pretty sure I’ve washed it at least once.

      Hope this helps!

      Happy Knitting.

      Lynn

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