An easy Garter Stitch Blanket tutorial that works up quickly as you knit the entire blanket with two strands of yarn instead of one for extra plush comfort. The color-blocked style makes it modern and fun to knit!
Handmade Knitted Blankets make an absolutely wonderful gift for someone near and dear. If you haven’t ever knit before, it’s not as difficult as you think and you can learn start by learning how to knit a scarf easily. You might also enjoy this Easy Stockinette Stitch Knit Throw That Won’t Curl
This Garter Stitch Blanket is comfy, chunky, colorful and it’s the right size for two people to cuddle in. This afghan (or is it a blanket?) let me combine two of my loves; yarn + color. I wanted a simple pattern, but vibrant colors.
Garter Stitch Blanket Tutorial:
The entire Garter Blanket is knit using two strands of yarn held together as one.
I used a US Size 17 circular needle here. You need a circular needle only to accommodate a large number of stitches. You do not knit in the round, just knit back and forth.
Cast on 86 stitches with the circular needles. This will depend on how large your finished blanket needs to be. Once you finish casting on, there is only one this to do- Knit!
Make sure that you are holding two strands of yarn at any given time. This gives the blanket a nice plushness and makes the project go quicker! If you want to, you can also just substitute a thicker yarn and use just one strand! But using a thinner inexpensive yarn and holding two strands at once is a great way to create that chunkiness for cheap.
Since this is a Garter Stitch Blanket, we just knit each and every row.
Change colors when you reach about 1/5th of the required finished length of the blanket. Big chunky stripes are what we are looking to make. And continue changing colors till you have all 5 stripes of color knitting.
This is not a 10-minute project or a one-day project. It takes a bit more time, but is super simple to make and not complex at all.
There is a lot of knitting that goes into this blanket. This blanket is a work of love. For me, knitting is a bit like therapy so I thoroughly enjoyed the whole process. It’s relaxing. I love ending my day with my knitting bag and some TV.
Finished Garter Stitch Blanket
Tada!!! A little part of me can’t believe I finished knitting this Garter Stitch Blanket in one season itself! But it was so much fun to knit I already miss having this project to reach for. I need to start planning my next blanket now. Let me know in the comments below if you have any ideas to share.
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- Circular knitting needle- US size 17 (12.5mm)
- Yarn- I used ten skeins of the Loops & Threads Impeccable yarn here. You can choose to use any worsted wight medium (4) yarn instead.
Color details of the yarns/colors used in my blanket:
All of the yarns the Loops & Threads Impeccable Yarn, solid. The colors I have used are grass, fern, taupe, gold and navy blue. Also seen in the photo above is the soft rose color, that I ended up not using in this blanket. I love this color combo so much!
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