If you are looking for projects that can be completed quickly, then you may like this post.
Knitted products are beautiful, but they are also a lot of time consuming work. Call me impatient but I am drawn to projects that don't take a super long time, and are simple. I love doing the same stitch over and over without having to follow any intricate patterns. Professional knitters out there may be aghast by that statement, but hey, what can I say? This is me!
Blankets are the perfect way to start, you can knit them for yourself, to donate or to sell at craft shows. Everyone loves a nice soft thick blanky to get all cozy under on those cold evenings, or for extra warmth on the bed.
To create this type of blanket, you will need very large needles (see below video) as well as thicker and yet soft wool or yarn (also below). You will use the simple garter stitch and then create lots of squares and then sew them together. You could whip up the squares in a few evenings or less then sew them together. She also shows you in detail just how to sew them together to look professional. I just love this!
You could create the squares in different colors or even just one color as you can create interest in the way you place the squares before sewing them together. If you prefer the stockinette stitch (knit one row then purl the next) that would work too. Simply because the wool is thick and the needles are larger, you will complete these squares in no time. In the video she is donating her blankets, you could also do the same to a local charity shop.
Sell at Craft Shows
Also consider these quick blankets for craft shows. It can be hard to turn a profit with knitted products because of the hours involved creating them, but if you use larger supplies then you can knock the time off and still turn a profit. You could embroider on the squares if you wish to add more interest, or add a fringe, but personally I love it just the way it is. I am going to get started on one of these quick knitted blankets now.
You can have a lot of fun with this simple pattern. You can make these as large as you want or even just a little mat for your pet. You can try different yarns , but make sure they are the bulky sizes and soft. You don't want an itchy blanket.
Enjoy and have fun with this knitted blanket project.
My name is Diane and I love all arts and crafts including painting, drawing and knitting (I painted the bee above!) I decided after many years to take up knitting again and needed simple patterns that I could do while watching TV or listening to music that would help dial down stress. I hope you enjoy some of my own projects as well as ones I have found.