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FAQ: Great Blanket 2016

When does the Knit Along Start?   January 3rd

Where is my pattern? Your pattern is being sent via Ravelry.com. Before contacting us, check your spam settings and your email for the notice. If you have a free ravelry.com account, look there too! If you need additional help, send us an email and we'll take it from there. 

Can I pick & choose skeins rather than purchase a kit? Sorry. This special price is only availabe in these kits.

I love the yarn but don't want to make a blanket? Ok. Buy the yarn at this insanely good deal and make whatever you like. We are thrilled that you love the yarn.

What size needle for the KAL? US 8 is the suggestion for gauge.

Can I just get the pattern and use other yarn? Yes. The pattern is available here.  We invite you to consider other yarn from our collection for this great project.

Where do I go for help with the blanket? Designer Caryn Leighton is monitoring and guiding knitters in our chat group on Ravelry. 

What size needles will I need? US 9 circulars and a set of 5 dpns and a size I crochet hook.

I want to get ready. What gauge shall I use for my swatch? In garter stitch 18 sts and 18 rows = 4 inches. Gauge is measured over unblocked square.

What special techniques will we use? 

  • Provisional cast on. There are many different ones. This blanket was designed using a crochet chain cast on. YouTube has many great tutorials, along with Knitty.com.
  • Single crochet. Instead of binding off, the blanket uses a suspended bind off with waste yarn and a single crochet border. This is to give the edge stability while blocking.
  • Short rows. German short rows are used.
  • Kitchner stitch. Used to graft blocks together.
  • 3 stitch I-cord bind off. Used as an edging on completed blanket.

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