Big 10 Knit-a-Long Kickoff!

On Friday of last week I announced my plans to start a knit-a-long for a local charity (to be named soon!). We will be making as many blankets as possible by knitting 7" x 9" blocks and sewing them together. I was so pleased with the response, as sign-ups came in and the Facebook post was shared all over the country!

Now comes the fun part: the knitting! I had originally pictured one block per month, but really, it takes literally no time at all to knit a 7" x 9" garter stitch block, so there will be more. You can knit as many as you want--no limit!

For each afghan/blanket, we'll need 49 blocks. They don't all have to be fancy, so here are two to get you started.

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The Garter Block

You'll need: US Size 7 needles or size needed to achieve gauge of 5 sts = 1 inch; Worsted weight acrylic yarn.

Cast on 32 stitches and knit every row until piece measures 9" long. Bind off all stitches and weave in ends. Add stripes if you get bored.

 

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The Seed Stitch Block

You'll need: US Size 7 needles or size needed to achieve gauge of 5 sts = 1 inch; Worsted weight acrylic yarn.

Cast on 31 stitches. 
Row 1: Knit 1 , Purl 1.

Continue alternating stitches across the row. 
Repeat this row until piece measures 9". Bind off.

 


It's not too late to sign up!  Just fill out the form below and if you choose "email" I will send a copy of the patterns to you via email. Thank you for joining us as we Knit-a-Long for charity!

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