While pondering what classes to plan for 2023’s schedule, I wanted to include something we can come together longer-term to work on together, but something somewhat modular so as to not be unbearable to work on come the warmer summer months. Something that we could, ideally, work on just 1 skein at a time, if desired, to make it easier on your budget. Something that embraces the slowness of handmade items, instead of feeling rushed and like you’re being asked to work until your fingers bleed to get it completed in time. Slow, steady, enjoyable. Enter the Starflower Blanket and the Nature’s Walk blanket!
Starflower is our knit option and features hexagonal stars knit in the round from the center out. Each block uses about 45 yards of DK-weight yarn, and comes in the option of stroller, crib, or throw sizes (but, given its construction, you can obviously choose to make yours bigger!) We’ll be knitting with Berroco Vintage DK and you can get 6 full blocks out of 1 skein. You’ll need about 10-11 skeins* total for the throw size, but I’d like to suggest you pick a new color every month (or every other, depending on how many colors you’d like in your blanket – I’m personally aiming for 5 colors total, 2 skeins of each) and that helps to spread out your cost over the months!
Nature’s Walk is our crochet option and features a series of gorgeous crocheted squares and is finished with a beautiful crocheted border. Worked up in 7 colors, you’ll need about 2 skeins of Berroco Vintage DK in 2 different colors, and then 1 skein of each in 5 coordinating colors*. Just as with the Starflower blanket, this is a great time to pick a color each month or so and work from there and spread your cost out a bit more!
Both of these blankets are a great way to try out some new techniques or stitch patterns that you may not have tried before, too!
* Yardage is estimated and depends on your stitch gauge
Our make-a-long blanket-a-long will kick off on Sunday, February 5th, and we’ll meet in-store on the first Sunday of each month at 12:00 pm to work on our blankets together throughout 2023.
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