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Make any size knitting blanket C2C

by Cupri
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In this post I will show you how to knit a blanket from any amount of yarn without making a sample. Doing my needlework drives me crazy and slows down the creative process very much. No stress, no centimeter size. Take a look and see for yourself!

What will you need

  • Any amount of yarn. SERIOUSLY
  • Wires according to the manufacturer’s recommendations, or larger (the blanket will be softer)
  • Scissors
  • Centimeter / measuring tape

How to knit a blanket from corner to corner?

The system is simple. We start knitting the blanket with a few stitches and add more and more until we are satisfied with the resulting edge length. It will be the shorter side of the blanket. When you are satisfied with the obtained size, check how much yarn was used to make the first piece. The easiest way to count from the beginning are the skeins that have been used to make this triangle.

Why do we need the amount of yarn from the first stage?

The same amount rounded to full skeins (if I used less than 1.7 skeins for the first triangle, I put 2 for later) we put aside. We provide ourselves the right amount for the last stage and we can safely use the rest in the second stage of “extending” the blanket.

When we have the blanket width, we begin to decrease the stitches at the end of each right row. This creates the second corner of the blanket and begins the second long side. We have already put aside the yarn to the last stage, so now we can either go crazy and work the whole yarn we have left, or measure the side that is formed and finish the stage of increases and decreases stitches.

The blanket will not have the exact dimensions we choose, but it is possible if you buy more yarn “in stock” with the possibility of a return, or an idea for a matching design (maybe a pillowcase?).

An example for clarity

I have 8 skeins of yarn and I want to make a blanket. I start the “adding stitches” stage and when I’m happy with its width I count how many skeins I’ve used and put the same amount aside for making the decrease stage.

Let’s say I used 2 skeins, after putting 2 aside I am left with 4 skeins to work on extending the blanket.

I work 4 skeins or finish earlier if I’m satisfied with the length.

I use 2 skeins put aside and finish the blanket :)

Instructions for knitting a blanket from corner to corner

Double rice stitch

Cast on even numbers of stitches including two edge stitches.

  • 1st row: purl edge without working with thread in front, * purl, purl *. Repeat ** until only the edge stitch is left on the right needle, knit it, knit the wrong side
  • 2 row: remove the edge stitch with thread in front, * knit stitch, purl *. Repeat ** until only the edge stitch is left on the right needle, knit it, turn the needle
  • 3 row: purl edge without working with thread in front, * knit stitch, knit stitch *. Repeat ** until only the edge stitch is left on the right needle, knit it, knit
  • 4: knit the edge off without knitting with the thread in the front, * knit stitch, knit stitch *. Repeat ** until only the edge stitch is left on the right needle, knit it to the right, turn the piece around

Beginning

  1. Cast on three stitches, turn the piece around.
  2. Work stitches: purl, knit, purl, turn piece.
  3. Then:
    • Slip the first stitch with the thread in the front as if to purl stitch.
    • Pick up thread joining stitches from previous row, starting from the back and knit [M1R] (one stitch added)
    • Knit all the stitches
    • Pick up thread joining stitches from previous row, starting from the  front and knit from the back or how to as if to purl  [M1L] (you added the second stitch in the row)
    • Knit the last stitch in the row and turn the piece
  4. Slip the first stitch as if to purl. Continue stitching with purl stitch “purl the purls and knit the knits *. Repeat until the end of the piece. Turn the piece.

We have begun. Now its mostly repeat of row 3 and 4, but more about it below:

Adding stitches (work over the shorter side / width of the blanket)

Stitches are added at the beginning and end of the right rows (right side) I mark the right side by attaching a safety pin or a stitch marker. Thanks to this I always know whether to add and at what stage the rice stitch is: Repeat stitches or change. The first stitch is always slipped without knitting, with the thread in the front (This gives us a nice edge of the needle.) Wrong side is always the same: we knit the knits and purl the purls.

1 row (RIGHT side):

  • Slip the first stitch with the thread in front, as if to purl .
  •  Pick up thread joining stitches from previous row, starting from the back and knit [M1R] (one stitch added).
  • Work * purl, knit * and repeat until one stitch is left. Pick up thread joining stitches from previous row, starting from the  front and knit from the back or how to as if to purl  [M1L] (you added a second stitch in the row). Knit the last stitch on the row. Turn the piece over.

2nd row (LEFT):

  • Slip the first stitch as if to purl, with thread in front. Continue stitches in double rice stitch “purl, knit *. Repeat until the end of the piece. Turn the piece. This row is easy, just repeat the stitches from the previous row – when I see the stitch on the right, knit, etc.

Knit first and the second row until the edge reaches the length of the shorter side of the planned blanket. The next step is to get its length.

Adding and closing stitches (working on the long side of the blanket)

At this stage, we close the stitches at the end of each right row in order to create it’s second corner. Closure stitches will form the other edge of the long side of the blanket. This stage we work the stitches until the edge where we increase the stitches, reaches the size of the long side of our blanket.

1 row (RIGHT PAGE):

  • Slip the first stitch with thread as if to purl, pick up the thread beetwen the stitches from prev. row, starting from the back and knit it. [M1R] (just added one stitch).
  • Work double rice stitch until three stitches remain.  Slip the first stitch as if to knit, slip the second stitch as if to knit. Put those stitches back to the left needle and kni them together. [SSK] (you decreased one stitch).
  • Knit the last stitch, turn the piece over.

2nd row (LEFT SIDE):

  • Slip the first stitch as if to purl, with thread in front.
  • Continue stitches in double rice stitch. Repeat until the end of the piece. Turn the piece

Closing stitches (work on the other short side of the blanket)

Now we will finish the blanket by closing at the beginning and end of the right rows. The number of knit stitches will decrease until there are 5 stitches left. Now you can see how the blanket is formed into a rectangle!

1st row (RIGHT side):

  • Slip the first stitch,as if to purl with thread in the front.
  • knit 2 together [K2Tog].
  • Work * purl, knit* up to the last 3 stitches in row, [SSK], knit. Turn the work.

2nd row (LEFT SIDE):

  • Slip the first stitch as if to purl with thread in the front.
  • Continue in double rice stitch. Repeat until the end of the piece. Turn the work.

Repeat row 1 and 2 until there are 5 stitches left.

Finish the blanket and close the last stitches

The last step of knitting the blanket which forms a rounded corner and closes last stitches.

1 row (right side):

  • [P2Tog] knit [SSK] knit.
  • Turn the work. (you should be left with three stitches)

2 row (WRONG SIDE)

  • Knit, purl, knit

3 row (RIGHT SIDE):

  • Close the remaining 3 stitches
  • Cut the thread and finish off.

As seen below, regardless of the amount of yarn and the number of initial rows, the blanket comes out in the form of a beautiful rectangle!

Video instruction

The video below shows the full concept. I will add english subs soon! Feel free to ask any questions in the comments section :)

Happy knitting ❤

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