Making blankets is one of the more satisfying things we can do with our knitting machine.  Who doesn't love a knitted blanket?  They are great for gifts, they keep babies warm and snugly and are great for charity knitting.
As machine knitters, blankets allow us to try new techniques, play with yarn and stitch patterns. They offer an opportunity for us to gain confidence in our knitting.
Although blankets are "just rectangles", a little planning can go a long way!
  • Have you ever started a project unsure if you have enough yarn?
  • Why guess at how many stitches to cast on?
  • Want to create something that you will be proud of... good enough to enter in the fair?
This course will walk you through all the planning steps. It shows techniques that may be new to you and helps you record your progress.

If this is your first blanket or your tenth, follow along, the skills you gain here will be invaluable for future knitting projects .. not just blankets!

Review the outline below for more details.

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Course Outline

  • Start Here
  • How to use this course site
  • Step 1: Plan your project
  • Step 2: What yarn will you use?
  • Step 3: Casting On (don't skip this!)
  • Step 4: Bind Off to Match Cast On
  • Step 5: Cast on and Bind Off Practice
  • Step 1: Add Texture
  • Step 2: Finishing Options
  • Step 3: Practice - Finishing
  • Step 1: Your Success Depends on this
  • Step 2: Gauge swatch verses Tension Swatch
  • Step 3: Knitting swatches
  • Step 4: Your turn ... Get Knitting
  • Step 5: How Much Yarn Do You Need?
  • Step 6: Practice - Yarn Estimate
  • Step 7: Practice - YOUR yarn needs
  • Are you experienced / adventurous?
  • Step 1: Stitch multiples
  • Step 2: Swatching in Pattern
  • Step 3: Practice - Stitch Multiples
  • Not Enough Needles?
  • Step 1: Sew as you go
  • Step 2: Hairpin lace join
  • Step 1: Tell us about your machine and project
  • Step 2: Create your custom pattern
  • Step 3: Show Off Your Blanket
  • BONUS: Inspiration Blanket
  • Fun, Fun, Fun!
  • Swatching is not optional
  • Construction in a nutshell
  • Watch
  • Create your own pattern
  • When bad things happen to good knitters
Free Project
Purchase This Home Study Course
Price: $24.99
This course is FREE with a yearly subscription to Knit It Now Subscribe Today