Monday, April 9, 2012

i want to start knitting again....and i love throws

Large wooden knitting needles and the black knit throw blanket. Image via Mo by Maurice.

6 skeins of thick black yarn.
12mm-sized circular knitting needles.
1 medium-sized crochet hook for weaving in the edges.
To make a 45-inch-square throw cast 80 stitches on to your 12mm knitting needles and work three rows of knitted stitches across.
You'll be knitting in the basic stockinette stitch, so following the three rows of selvedge, alternate knit rows with purl rows.
Knit the first 3 and last 3 stitches of each row for a selvedge to keep the edges from curling in (the danger of the stockinette stitch).
When you've reached a stopping point in the work or at about 43 inches, loosely bind off the final row ending in with a knitted stitch and not a purled one.

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