Happy Scrappy Blanket by Schibot Garne - a free knitting pattern for a blanket, using leftovers of sock yarn, in German and English.
ABOUT THIS PATTERN:
Since I still get a lot of questions about how I knitted my huge blanket, I think it's time to write a pattern for it. Strictly speaking, it's much more a recipe for how to achieve the rectangular shape, because the complete blanket is simply knitted in garter stitch and is meant to use up leftovers of sock yarn or other fingering weight yarn.
The idea didn't really come from me. When I was looking for a project for my leftovers, I came across Ravelry with the following two patterns: Kraft-tanken-Patches by Janina Böttger and Dicke Decke/Big Afghan by Ulli Stuttgart. But I didn't want a patchwork blanket where I had to weave in a lot of ends at the end. I wanted a super simple project.
The blanket is worked holding together two threads throughout, but this does not mean that the blanket will be finished quickly. I was working on mine for four years - not all the time, of course, but it was a very time-consuming project.
With the help of this basic recipe you can knit your blanket in any size: from a baby blanket to a bedspread, everything is possible.
This project is also very suitable for beginners, because to knit this blanket you only have to be able to cast on stitches, and to make very simple increases and decreases. No purling!
I wish you a lot of fun with this free pattern!
- leftovers of 4-ply sock yarn (for my blanket which measures 150cm x 200cm I used up about 2,5kg of yarn)
- 3.5mm circular needle, long cable (150cm)
- darning needle and scissors
If you are posting your WIP or FO to Instagram then please tag it with #happyscrappyblanket and #schibotgarne and I can keep up with your version! Show your projects in our Schibot Garne group on Ravelry!