FO#15 – Frankie’s 10 Stitch Blanket

Ive finished my 10 stitch blanket. I know I was saying a couple of weeks ago it will probably take me a few more years to finish but it’s done.

The secret? Make it smaller.

Now this isn’t just pure laziness. The idea came to me when I was cold at the office. I am always cold. I do have a heater, but I don’t like using it all the time. So I was using a cardigan as a lap blanket and my wheely chair kept running over the sleeves. I started thinking about patterns and what I could quickly whip up when I remembered my 10 stitch blanket was just about big enough.

I worked on that steadily over the weekend and finished it. Just in time too. The circular needle broke with about 15 rows to go.

I also made a video about it. Particularly how I do the corners. It’s a bit different to how the pattern says but I think it’s easier. Special thanks has to go to HeWhoFishes for being a lighting and camera man. I couldn’t have got the close up shots of my hands without him. Also as a non-knitter he said he understood what I was doing, so I think I did an alright job of explaining myself.

Making a tutorial was one of the goals I set myself for 2013, but I never imagined I would film a video.

To finish off the blanket I added a simple crochet edge.
I’m really pleased with it. But I don’t think I’ll be making another one soon. And certainly not one in sock yarn!

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13 thoughts on “FO#15 – Frankie’s 10 Stitch Blanket

      1. One time I hadn’t finished an item and the ends were just hanging. My grand daughter said she liked it that way in a tone like why would you do that. Now sometimes I just knot the ends 3 times, let them dangle for an inch or so and knot the ends 3 times. lol A lot easier and my grand daughter likes it that way. LOL

  1. WOW!! I love your finished blanket Beks. Thanks for the tutorial it was great, good job on the video too. It’s always nice to see the person behind the blog.

  2. Hi !! That’s a very beautiful blanket !!
    how did you manage to keep it flat ?
    I’m just at the beginning of mine but it’s curling every where, on the side… On the corner…

    Please !!!! I need help !!

    Thanks 😀

    1. I did start all over again because I realised that I hadn’t picked up enough stitches and it was causing it to pucker.

      See if you’ve picked up too many or two few stitches and that might be the issue. I don’t know how far along you are but as it gets heavier it will lay flat.

      Otherwise try blocking it before it’s finished and see if that makes it flat.

      And if all else fails embrace the warmth and uniqueness of a curly blanket!!

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