Wednesday, December 19, 2012

My Hand knitted Granny Blanket.

When I finally sit down in the evening  I like nothing more than to do a bit of knitting in front of the television.

This is one of my vintage baskets I keep my needles and wool in. It's great to pick up and carry from
room to room. I love the green handle..

For my simple Granny Blanket I knitted 88 squares of various colours . I used 8 colours and knitted
11 squares of each colour.

. If you would like to make one the same, my squares were 20 St's and I knitted 30 rows for each one.
  Next I sewed all the squares together.

As you can imagine knitting the squares takes time but knitting a few each night and it soon adds up.

                                           It took me nearly a week to sew all the squares together.

To finish of . I did 1 row of crochet around the outside. Below is a picture of the finished blanket.

                              It is now taking pride of place in my lounge.................

                                                  HAPPY KNITTING.


  1. I just found your blog and I saw this post. I really love this and it is just what I have been searching for! Could you please tell me what size needle you used and how much yarn was needed to complete it? Kind regards..Lori

  2. Lori thanks for your comment. I used 4mm needles. Afraid I do not know how much wool I used as I just used left over wool from other projects. If I was to make another I would start with 4 colours and just buy a couple of balls of each colour. to start with. Then I would lay the squares out and add other colours untill it is the size I want.
    Good luck and happy knitting.

  3. Thank you so much Rosezeeta and for getting back to me so quickly. I really appreciate it.
    I love your blog and have tried several times to leave a comment (on you earlier posts) but it wouldn't let me. Not sure what the problem is but I will keep trying. ;-) I do hope this one goes through.
    Kind regards, Lori