In the spirit of stone soup--to create something from nothing--gather up yarn from your scrap basket, donations from your friends, or swap scraps to knit this throw. I used about 40 ounces of worsted weight yarn scraps for my 47" x 57" throw. It didn't come close to cleaning out all the scrap yarn I have. LOL! It certainly kept me and my lap warm as I knit it during one cold winter month last year. My husband loves this blanket. :)
You'll need a pair of size 9 (5.5 mm) knitting needles for this project. I found that two double points worked well for the small amount of stitches in each strip.
The easy-to-memorize, simple textured pattern has very few purl stitches. Knit each strip in a different color, use scraps, or do a planned block layout. Two block versions and six planned layouts are included in the pattern.
Here's a closer look at the stitch pattern used in this throw.
Join the strips as you knit for easy finishing and no sewing! Just remember to tuck in all the yarn tails as you finish each strip. Click on this link to see view a photo tutorial on how to do the join-as-you-go method I used for this throw.
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