The Blanket of Many Stitches MKAL: Fall 2021
Welcome to the Cascade Blanket of Many Stitches Mystery Knit Along (MKAL)!
Over the course of 10 biweekly installments we will be making a striped stitch sampler blanket. We will work through four colors of Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash, switching colors as we change stitch patterns. Each stripe is approximately 2" and each stitch pattern is a repeat of 12 stitches. Add more stitches or repeat your favorite stitch patterns to make your blanket unique - just be sure to purchase more yarn if you intend on making it larger. The finished blanket is approximately 36" by 52".
We have kits available with a variety of color combinations, as well as a wide selection of 220 Superwash if you'd like to choose your own colors!
In addition to your yarn, you will need US 7 and US 8 size circular knitting needles with at least a 30" cable, a size F crochet hook, stitch markers, and a tapestry needle.
This is a great blanket project for beginners or anyone looking to add new stitch patterns to their knitting toolbox!
Here are the available instructions for the blanket so far! To have these delivered directly to your email inbox, head over to the Cascade Yarns website and sign up for their newsletter.
Introduction: General overview and suggested color combinations.
Installment 1: Casting on, the border and the first three stitch patterns.
Installment 2: Stitch patterns #4, #5 and #6.
Installment 3: Stitch patterns #7, #8 and #9.
Installment 4: Stitch patterns #10, #11 and #12.
Installment 5: Stitch patterns #13, #14 and #15.
Installment 6: Stitch patterns #16, #17 and #18.
Installment 7: Stitch patterns #19, #20 and #21 including an alternate method for stitch pattern #19.
Installment 8: Stitch patterns #22, #23 and #24 including an alternate method for stitch pattern #24.
Installment 9: Stitch patterns #25, #26 and #27.
Installment 10: Stitch patterns #28, #29 and #30 as well as an alternate method for stitch pattern #30 AND the final border!
Tutorials: We have tutorials available with tips and tricks to help you work through this project. Below are some we think are extra helpful for the MKAL pattern!
- Casting on lots of stitches
- Changing between knits and purls
- Slipping stitches with the yarn in front and yarn in back
- Placing and slipping stitch markers
- Knitting and purling through the back loop
- Inserting a lifeline
As you work on your project, we would love if you share your progress by tagging us on Instagram and/or Facebook @michiganfineyarns and using our project hashtags #michiganfineyarns #MFYkal. You can also join us during open table times at the shop and knit with fellow makers!