Knitted Blankets

Knitted Squares to be made into a blanket 40″ x 40″

Materials and Equipment

  • Double Knit (UK) in any combination of colours.
  • One pair knitting needles [see below]
  • A yarn sewing needle Cast on whatever feels most comfortable to you:
  • Instructions
  •   44/45 stitches on 4 mm (6 US) needles
  •   40/42 stitches on 4.5mm(7 US) needles
  •   35/36 stitches on 5 mm (8 US) needles
  • Row 1 Knit
  • Row 2: Knit.
  • Rows 1 and 2 form the ‘garter’ stitch knitting pattern for your square. Continue knitting as per these two rows until your square is as long as it is wide.
  • To ensure your square is 20cm/8″ either use a tape measure or form a triangle by folding one corner of your square over to meet the opposite corner as shown – if all sides are equal – then you have a square!If you already knit, please use your own pattern variations such as moss stitch, stocking or other close weave stitches. We would suggest that the finished result is dense without too many holes, for added warmth.Making the knitted squares as consistent in size and weight as possible will help to making sewing the squares together easier.
  • You can use different types of wool or wool blend yarns, acrylic yarns or perhaps double up lighter weight yarn such as 4 ply. But whatever your yarn weights make sure your squares are warm and cosy, like the colourful square above.
  •  Cast off / bind off. Leave a 50 cm/20” tail (for sewing the squares together).

These blankets are being knitted by friends and family of Club members to go with the  jumpers we knit for the Charity ‘Life for African Mothers’