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Turkey Tracks: Scrappy Knitted Blanket Growing

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Turkey Tracks:  July 16, 2012

Scrappy Knitted Blanket Growing

Believe it or not, I was already running out of leftover yarn to make the blanket of on-point squares I blogged about a few weeks back.  The biggest issue was not having a good choice of pretty colors.

I put out a call to some knitting friends, who responded very generously (and in some cases happily as they got rid of scrap yarn too and it went for a nice purpose).

Now I have lots of colors from which to choose!  Thanks everyone!

I’ll put up a picture of how this project is going soon–it’s slow as it takes about 40 minutes to make most of the squares–but fun as I love working with all the different colors and textures.  It’s like making a quilt out of yarn…

Written by louisaenright

July 16, 2012 at 3:24 pm

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  1. I am excited to start this the turn track blanket and use up alot of scrap yarn. However, I cannot seem to find where the instructions are for how you joined the squares. I believe you said you were going to a I-cord method.

    Ann Long

    December 27, 2012 at 8:41 am

    • Hello Ann, thanks for reading my blog. The i-cord method is used to finish off the edges when you are all done. I’m almost to that stage now so will post how that works. You do a provisional cast on for the first squares, which means that you have loose stitches held by some scrap yard. (I tied these into loops so that they didn’t come loose as I worked. Be sure to make your blanket wide enough to begin with–I didn’t, and I had to add along the sides as I went along–which you can do–it’s just a bit more difficult. Once you have your original row, you pick up stitches from the sides of two squares to start the next diamonds. If you go back to the original entry on my blog (click on knitting on the right sidebar and scroll to the first entry), you’ll get the url for the blog where the pattern is found. It’s about 8 pages long with LOTS of pictures–and it will all be clear to you. Once you have your originating row, you don’t make the squares separately. Send me a picture when you’re well along, and I’ll post it here. We’d all love to see it. Louisa

      louisaenright

      December 29, 2012 at 11:23 am


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