Saturday, July 25, 2015

Project: Moss Stitch Blanket (Free Pattern)

For a little while, I had been working on a moss stitch blanket as a gift. With all the leftover yarn from my bag of FibraNatura Lima, I decided it was enough to make a small blanket to cover the lap of an adult, or used a baby blanket. The project I used this yarn previously for was a knitted turban headband that you can read about here.

All there was left to do was to get started. The moss stitch is very basic and all I had to do was cast on enough stitches for it to be wide enough and go. At first, I was worried about whether I'd have enough yarn to finish it off but as I progressed, it seemed pretty clear that I would be able to finish it with the dimensions I had in mind. 


It is designed to be a very quick knit but I took my time. 


I debated whether I wanted to line the blanket with fleece or not. It was heavy enough as it was with the wool. In the end, I decided against it. 

Moss Stitch Blanket

What you need:

  • Bulky Yarn, 12ply (I used FibraNatura Lima in Ecru) - In total, I used (insert metres and yards)
  • US 10 1/2 6.5mm circular needles or straight needles - I used 35cm straight needles but that meant I had it bundled up on the needle. Highly recommend using circular needles.
  • Yarn needle or tapestry needle (to tidy up tails)

Instructions:

  1. Cast on 101 stitches (make sure you have an odd number of stitches if you intend to alter the dimensions).
  2. p1,*k1,p1* throughout (repeat stitches between the *)
  3. Bind off when you reach your desired length. Weave in the loose ends with a yarn needle.