I love the scrappy sock yarn blankets out there. I do not usually have enough sock yarn scraps to knit a blanket. Honestly, that would take years. I had recently knit a shawl using Lion Brand – Shawl in a Cake. I noticed that the fabric would be a close fit to the sock yarn blankets. It is DK, but I would call it light DK. It comes in curated colors that stripe, and the colors fade into each other. It is available in many different colorways. I picked up one of each that was available at my local JoAnns.
You could knit straight from the cake, and would end up with a beautiful blanket. I decided to separate the colors into mini- skeins to make it more scrappy. Plus, one of the appealing parts to the process is picking minis and maybe adding one or two a day. I ended up with a colorful basket of minis weighing between 13 to 17 grams each. Perfect for any scrappy blanket project!
I decided on the Northeasterly by Skeinanigans, Melissa Alexander-Loomis. This pattern is a paid for pattern on Raverly. It is well written, and she includes links to helpful tutorials that make your project stress free. I chose this one , because it allows you to use up all your yarn . ( It would be silly to have scraps left over from your scrappy blanket . Right? If you were making your scraps …..). A Granny Stripe blanket is a great choice too
I am loving this project , and I can not wait to see my blanket grow!
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