I have a new addiction!! I am completely and utterly addicted to my Sock Yarn Blankie! And to the minis that I need to knit it!! Oh my goodness…this is the most fun I’ve ever had with my knitting! Have you started one? If not, I really think you should!
My Sock Yarn Blankie is knit completely out of fingering weight scraps. I’m using all the scraps from items I’ve knit myself as well as trading with other knitters. I’m using the Knitted Patchwork Recipe pattern but there are many other miter square patterns available. I just like the way she does her decreases and decided to go with that pattern. I did make a couple small modifications though. The pattern does call for using a US 2 needle but I’m using a US 2.5 since I tend to knit a little tight. She also says to cast on 32 stitches total but I wanted a little bigger squares so I’m casting on 40 stitches. All the squares are joined as I go, that means I won’t have to be seaming all this little things together later. Yay for that!
I’m planning on making my Sock Yarn Blankie super, super big. I want to be able to curl up underneath it with my hubby. That, of course, means I’ll be needing lots and lots of mini skeins or scraps. I only need about 5 grams per square so that isn’t much yarn at all. I’m always open to swapping or simply taking scraps off your hands, lol!! Leave me a comment if you’d like to contribute. I’ve also started a fun Facebook group for all of us to share, talk, support, motive and SWAP MINIS! We’ll be setting up lots of organized swaps, our current one is a Green Mini Swap, as well as holding individual trades. It’s lots of fun! You can join us HERE if you’d like! And, be sure to include the hashtag – #fbsysg – to all your posts!