Questions posted in comments here on the blog or via email (cauchycomplete at gmail dot com) are welcome at all times. I’ll answer most of them in a timely fashion. Here’s a collection of recent frequently asked questions. Seems like it’ll be good to do one of these posts every so often.
A. When will you post a pattern for the Synchopated Blanket?
Never. If you visit the link, you’ll find all the info you need to knit a one-of-a-kind improvisational blanket of your own. If you can knit garter stitch and sew a seam, then you have all the necessary skills. Use your imagination and follow your instincts.
B. Is the title of the post the pattern for the bias square blanket? And how do you make it smaller?
Yes. Here is a detailed recipe. You’ll need your row and stitch gauge to be about the same to make a square.
1. Gather up a ton of yarn.
2. CO 4 st.
3. sl1wyif, kfb, k to last st, ktb
4. Repeat step 3 until the side length is the final length desired.
5. For two rows: sl1wyif, k to last st, ktb
6. sl1wyif, ssk, k to last st, ktb
7. Repeat step 6 until only 4 st remain.
8. Bind off.
9. If desired, add an applied i-cord.
10. Snuggle up.
C. What is a “usable” yarn scrap? In particular, how much yarn does each square take in the scrappy square blanket? And how do you organize your yarn scraps?
It depends. I use scraps that are at least 12″ long in this blanket, but I am also knitting scrappy squares. To make a solid 10st mitered square using Knitpicks Wool of the Andes worsted wool and US5 sticks, it takes me 2g or 4.5yds of yarn. But generally speaking, I’ll use any scrap that’s at least 6″–in a variety of projects. I tend to knit them up quickly, so I don’t have to manage a “collection” of yarn scraps at all. (I really wish using fabric scraps could be as efficient.)
Any other questions?