Thursday, 17 January 2013

Stash Busting Challenge
Charity Baby Blankets
Its very cold today and where better to be than in the warm with your needles and a cup of tea!
Have finished off my second baby blanket using the "odds" from my stash.
One pink ......

One blue ........

These blankets are really simple, (and quick!) knitted corner to corner, and the finished size requirements are 15" square and above (I believe to 21")

So if you would like to have a go

DK yarn, 4 - 4.5 mm needles

Cast on 2 stitches
First row - knit 1, knit front and back of second stitch (so as to increase)
Second row - knit 1, knit front and back of next stitch, knit rest of row
Keep doing the above, increasing into the second stitch until you have the required length and then start decreasing
Knit 1, knit 2 together, knit remainder of row
Until you have 2 stitches remainder - bind off.

Another few grams busted ....!


  1. They are so pretty Jaqueline a lovely choice of colours :)

  2. Lovely blankets. Babies will love these.

  3. Eventhough thwy are made with odd balls of yarn, the outcome is really lovely. The technique of going from corner to corner is great for mixing yarns. I´ll have to remeber that!

  4. WHat lucky little babies. Your work is beautiful. Love linda

  5. Cool idea to knit from corner to corner the patterns the yarns make look great!
    Ali x

  6. Lovely blankets and so nice that they are for charity too. Have a lovely weekend! xx