Let's knit a blanket, square 1 of (?)(unknown number) is up today!
This will be, what is known as a KNIT-A-LONG (KAL).
What on earth does KAL mean?
On Easy on the Tongue it means:
- A new pattern is released (almost) each week;
- You knit at your own pace, tension and color combination;
- You decide the size of your blanket - i.e. how many squares you will be needing.
- In this post, you can find all the information you need to follow along, as well as regularly updated links to the KAL patterns.
As we are all constraint in resources (unless you are a well-prepared hoarder), my finished blanket will only be shared in a few months time (or sooner).
Is it fair to call it a Quarantine blanket?
Click through to go the other square knitting patterns, forming part of this KAL:
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knit a blanket - square 1
MORE ABOUT THE KNIT-A-LONG
- First decide what is the purpose of the blanket you are about to knit;
- Is it to keep you busy? Chose your yarn and knit along!
- Do you want to use up scraps of yarn? Knit along!
- You're actually wondering if you should not knit it for someone's baby, child or your elderly parent? With careful color combinations, you will be able to complete a beautifully handmade gift;
ALSO KEEP IN MIND
- You can join in any time;
- Knit the squares as you have time and according to your design (of your blanket and purpose);
- Knit as many squares as your time and resources allow;
- You will need about 64 squares to make a decent sized blanket (with double knit yarn);
- Share your knitting squares with #eottquarintineblanket (IG, FB and Pinterest) - PLEASE!
- Each pattern will also be shared on all Easy on the Tongue's social media accounts.
The square in the image has not been blocked as yet. Blocking is recommended.
KNIT A BLANKET - SQUARE 1 FREE KNITTING PATTERN
What you'll need:
intarsia knitting or fair isle knitting:
The square pattern include a heart insert.
You can either use the Intarsia or Fair Isle method.
*Ensure that the yarn overlaps when you are changing colors to avoid any holes in your knitting project.
The basic pattern is the same as the knitting pattern for the Easy Knit Square Pattern, but the number of stitches have been adjusted for future square designs.
Square 1 with intarsia heart insert Pattern
k - Knit
p - Purl
sts - Stitches
A - main color
B - color for heart insert
Cast on 33 sts in A.
Knit as follows:-
Rows 1 - 20 all knit rows
21st Row - knit
22nd Row - k11, p11, k11
23rd Row - knit
24th Row - k11, p11, k11
25th Row - knit
26th Row - k11 (A), p5 (A), change and join color B, p1 (B), p5 (A), k11 (A)
27th Row - k15 (A), k3 (B), k15 (A)
28th Row - k11 (A), p3 (A), p5 (B), p3 (A), k11 (A)
29th Row - k13 (A), k7 (B), k13 (A)
30th Row - k11 (A), p1 (A), p9 (B), p1 (A), k11 (A)
31st Row - k12 (A), k9 (B), k12 (A)
32nd Row - k11 (A), p2 (A), p3 (B), p1 (A), p3 (B), p2 (A), k11 (A)
33rd Row - k14 (A), k2 (B), k1 (A), k2 (B), k14 (A)
34th Row - k11, p11, k11
35th Row - knit
36th Row - repeat row 34
37th Row - knit
38th Row -repeat row 34
39th Row -knit
40th Row - repeat row 34
Rows 41 - 60 - All knit rows
Cast off and weave in ends of heart insert.
Knitting is a fun way to relax and to be productive at the same time.
Most of us are homebound. Use your time to make something to remind you of the difficulties we faced during Covid 19, but also, of the wonderful gift of time, we were given.