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How to Knit a Wool Blanket

Aug 17, 2007
Knitting a wool blanket is a huge commitment if a person has never knitted anything in their entire life. Knitting is the delicate balance of holding needles and continuously feeding yarn until a pattern emerges. People who knit are skilled at juggling both these tasks and also switching yarn in order to add color to their blankets. If a person has never knitted before, they should start out with something smaller like a hat or a towel. Once a person has mastered the art of knitting, then they should plan on making a wool blanket.

Learning how to knit from another person will make knitting much easier. Learning how to hold the needles is the first step. The second step is adding yarn. A simple stitch is completed by creating a beginner knit block. This will be the foundation for the knit row. People who are new to knitting should practice this move over and over again until they can successfully complete it and are ready for the next type of stitch. There are a few types of stitches that can be used to make dramatic patterns on blankets, but these should only be attempted by those who have learned the basics.

After practicing, one should be able to follow a simple stitching pattern and begin to create a wool blanket. This many take a few weeks depending on how large the blanket is supposed to be. By using simple stitches, a person will be able to create a blanket. While some of the stitches will be clumsy and may unravel, completing a blanket will create a sense of pride. When a person is ready, they will be able to learn more complex stitches.

Knitting a wool blanket will probably take a person many tries, but in the end if they can stick to practicing, they will become a good knitter. Knitting clubs have sprung up in recent years which may be worth investigating if there is no one else who can teach the art of knitting. These clubs usually meet once or twice a month and its members can offer advice and tricks on how to knit. There are many other items that one can knit before they devote their time to knitting a wool blanket. Getting ideas from others is also a good way to improve skill and also learn how to knit other items that will be useful around the house.
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