What knit stitch is best for a blanket?
If you plan to make a loose blanket or scarf, choose a simple stitch pattern like garter stitch (knit all stitches in every row), simple ribbing (knit 1/2/3 etc stitches, purl 1/2/3 etc stitches) or seed stitch (known as moss stitch in the UK).
How many rows do you need for a blanket?
Step 3: Multiple your gauge by width. Cast on this many stitches. Step 4: Knit every row until the blanket is the desired length.
Recipe 1: a simple garter stitch blanket.
|Type of blanket||Width (inches)||Length (inches)|
|Small lap blanket or wrap||24||48|
|Medium lap blanket||30||50|
|Large lap blanket||50||60|
How big is an average blanket?
|Blanket Type||Dimensions (inches)||Dimensions (cm)|
|Throw||50 inches by 60 inches||127 cm by 152 cm|
|Afghan||50 inches by 65 inches||127 cm by 165 cm|
|Twin||65 inches by 90 inches||165 cm by 229 cm|
|Double||85 inches by 90 inches||216 cm by 229 cm|
How many packs of yarn does it take to make a blanket?
The average size blanket is made with 15-25 loops, I made mine using 20 total. More loops will yield a wider blanket. You can also make it longer by adding MORE skeins of yarn. Mine took me about 1.5-2 hours total to make from start to finish (with no breaks).
How do I know how many stitches to cast on?
The Stitches to Cast-On = (dW x S/W). Divide Stitches counted in swatch by swatch Width measured. Multiply by Desired Width. So for the example for the above you will take your 4×4 measured area.
How long does it take to knit a blanket?
The 4-by-5-foot blanket takes about 45 minutes and requires about eight pounds of yarn.