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How to hand knit a blanket



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so over the holidays I have made and

gifted these beautiful blankets and now

I will be showing you how I did it I

hope you learned something new and enjoy

this video

okay so first I'm going to do the slip

knot and when you do the slip knot you

want to cross it over just like this so

I'm going to cross it over and then I'm

going to flip it like this so let me

just do this one more time going to

cross it over just like a ribbon just

like a breast cancer awareness ribbon

and then I'm going to flip it over like

this once I do that I'm going to grab

the loop with my two fingers and pull it

through so I should have a knot that

looks just like this

and I do that one more time so you're

gonna cross it over just like a breast

cancer awareness ribbon and then cross

it over one more time now I have this

long piece which is my working stream

going to grab my working string and pull

it through so I should have a knot like

this this knot is going to be the rhythm

for the rest of the blanket so this is

gonna be how big your stitch is gonna be

I like I like mine fairly big I've tried

to do really small ones really tight

ones but I don't like them as much so I

have my slip stitch set just like this

I'm going to move it over this way and

I'm going to pull my working string and

the working string is the long string so

I'm going to pull my whop my working

string this way and then I'm going to

get my working string and I'm going to

pull it through pull it through my slip

stitch so I have it looking just like

this now I'm gonna get my working string

once again and always make sure that

your working string is always on the

same side so you don't pull it through

and then have it on this side and then

have it on this side it stays on the

same side so I'm gonna pull this through

then I'll just kind of pull it out like

this and just make sure that it's the

same width as the one right beside it

and if you are really particular on it

which I was when I first started you

could get a measuring tape and you can

measure it as you move along I've kind

of got the idea already so I kind of

know I pull a little bit here and I pull

a little bit there so I'm just going to

make a chain with this working string

I'm pulling it through pulling it

through moves a little bit over this way

pull it through I'm gonna get this pull

it under pull it through

now it just depends how big you're

wanting your blanket I usually use four

skins for a baby blanket I use six skins

for a throw and it just doubles by two

so I use eight for a full size and then

I use ten for a queen I use twelve for a

king and then I use anywhere from

fourteen to sixteen for a California

king

so I base my prices on how much work I'm

doing and how many skins I'm using

obviously now by Skeens

this is what a scheme is this is what I

use right here keep in mind as you are

creating your chain that the chain is

going to be the width of the blanket so

you can always add on in length but this

is going to be your with so if you are

going to I usually use I just moved my

table but I use about half of the table

because I like my blankets nice and big

okay so I have created my chain at any

time if I'm working too fast on this

video just going ahead and pause it or

go back and slow it down

so I'm right at the end of my chain

which is right here and my working

string is right over here I'm going to

go under and I'm going to pull through

and I'm going to switch my working

strings so my working string is right

now on the left hand side I'm going to

twist it so that is on the right hand

side so I'm gonna pull it through and

it's gonna move over this way so now I'm

gonna get my whole my whole own scheme

and I like to move my skein as I work so

I'm going to be moving over to the

right-hand side so I'm going to move all

of my yarn over to the right-hand side

I'm going to pull this through and as

I'm pulling down I'm pulling I'm pulling

downward because I'm at the end of my

chain here so I'm pulling down here now

each little loop and I'm going to zoom

in here in just a bit

so as I mentioned I'm going to go right

next to that which is this one right

here and I'm going to go under and pull

through so that it's down just like this

and I'm gonna go to the next one which

is this one right here I'm gonna come

under here loop under I'm gonna pull

these loops out and stretch them a

little bit and they're gonna come facing

towards me now don't be too particular

you can always stretch them out I'm

going to move over to the next

and pull back down

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what they preached and

and just kind of

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the next we are going to do since we're

right at the end our workable yarn is

this way so I'm going to move my loop

when I come in through here I'm going to

move my loop so that my workable yarn is

going the opposite way so since I'm

going once since I went to the right I'm

now coming to the left my workable yarn

is going to be coming to the left hand

side so I'm going to pull through making

sure that my yarn is on the left-hand

side once again I'm grabbing all of my

yarn and I'm moving it to the left hand

side just makes things easier I'm going

to pull through each of these holes that

I have just created so I'm going to pull

through allowing my workable yarn okay

so basically this is just going back and

forth back and forth and really that's

all there is to it I'm gonna bring my

workable string back this way but I'm

gonna grab on what's left of my yarn I'm

going to wrap it throw it

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eventually you'll run out of yarn so I

get another skein of yarn and I just

mesh it together and hand sew it

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you

okay so when you are done with the

blanket you have this piece left over

and I just sewed this piece on if you

end in the middle just unravel and just

have a complete set so I have my

workable yarn right here and I'm gonna

tug at it a little bit so that this loop

is just a little bit bigger than all the

other loops I'm going to get this loop

and I'm going to twist it and then I'm

going to get the loop right next to it

so if you can see the loop right next to

it and this this loop I'm gonna come in

and grab this loop just like that then

I'm gonna get this loop it's open right

here I'm going to come in and I'm going

to grab the loop right beside it so I'm

going to get this loop I'm going to grab

the loop right beside it and I'm going

to pull it through get this loop pull it

through this loop pull it through and as

you can see it's going to start to

stitch off just like this and it looks

like it looks like the beginning part of

it

so you're just getting the loops and

pretty much you're just crossing them

over getting the loops intertwining them

and crossing them over getting the loops

intertwining and pressing them over

okay so when you are completely done and

you're completely done locking it you

will have to hand stitch four sides and

you have this aside first where your

loop is coming out and what I usually do

or what I have done is I got this at a

craft store and it's a little tag that

says made with love I usually give that

to family I also have some that say

handmade and I give those to the

blankets that I have sold so you're

gonna cut the end off just like this

and then next it really is just up to

you but what I like to do is I like to

stitch right in through here so I like

to pull this up so that it almost looks

seamless just like that

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I've already threaded my needle

so I'm going to get this p3 here and I'm

going to stitch it right up

one here so it looks like it's just

meant to be right there

to go around usually like to lock the

stitch so you just move it in like this

and market and then right on this corner

I will slide the mead with love on there

and stitch that piece in

Keis looks like when it's all done and I

usually I get really really particular

with this I'll go in with my seam ripper

and I'll rip off just these little ends

right here so you don't see those but um

this is this is how it looks closed off

okay so now I am on the other side of

the blanket I've just capped off this

site and now I have this end right here

so just like the end that I worked on on

the other side I'm going to flap this

over and this is going to be stitched

right here so that it's an invisible

seam again it's gonna be a hand stitch

so it's just gonna go in through and

then looped around okay so here is the

third and last part which is where you

begin your hook and this will be a hand

sewn also you're just gonna pull this

across and this is going to be

another invisible stitch here

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I fold it over one more time

I'm gifting this blanket to my auntie

it's her birthday today so this will be

hard now I'm going to roll it

and again not stretching I'm just kind

of lifting it as I go so it doesn't

stretch the stitch so it appears polar

and so I'll just roll the blanket up

just like that then at the very end I

get ribbon that usually ribbon that

people like or that matches then I pull

this up I make sure that it's equal

with my little baby boy being silly make

sure that it's equal and I don't get it

I'm not really too fancy on this I used

to work at a spa for several years and

the bows that they used to make we're so

super fancy but this is just kind of a

simple simple bow I don't really have

anything back to spectacular

I'll just tighten it right this and then

just create a nice simple Bowl

and then I got it right when I feel like

the loops are where they should be

I keep tugging at it until I feel like

it looks it looks great

we're almost there

I'm very picky

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okay so when I'm done with that I will

cut the ribbon at an angle just to give

it that bow appearance and I like them

to be a little bit slightly uneven just

because I think it looks prettier that

way then I get a lighter and be very

careful with this I get a lighter and I

just run the ends back and forth quickly

and this is really beneficial to

whoever's going to use this because

sometimes they love the bow and they're

like oh I want to reuse that but they're

not able to because it unravels quickly

in this case they're able to use the bow

once again so here's the finish and Nan

finished

just burn the ends off

so here it is this is the finished

product I hope you all enjoyed I hope

you have a blessed day and I hope you

learned some