Step 1: You must cast on
Begin by unraveling a decent amount of your merino wool. That way you have enough wool to work with without having to tug at it, which can cause it to break.
First, you must cast on. To do this you make a loop at the end of your wool. You do this by placing your working yarn over the end of the yarn. Place your hand inside the loop, grab the working yarn, and pull it through. You have essentially just made a slip knot in the yarn.
Step 2: Make the second stitch
To make the second stitch, put your hand through the first stitch and pull the working yarn through it. Make a similar sized stitch as your first for consistency. To make a looser chunky knit blanket, make sure not to make your stitch loops too small. To make a baby blanket, make approximately 20 stitches across in your first row. Tip: To count your stitches if you lose track, just count the number of holes you have in the row that you are hand knitting.
Step 3: Make the second row
Now that you’ve created a chain of 20 stitches, it’s time to begin the second row of your blanket. Take the last stitch, put your hand inside the loop, and grab the working yarn and pull it through. Repeat this process by moving left down the chain of stitch holes until you come to the last one again. Put your hand through each loop, pull your working yarn through, and repeat for 20 stitches.
Step 4: Cast off
To cast off, take two stitches with the working yarn behind them, put your hand inside the two stitches, grab your working yarn and pull it through. You now have one stitch made from two stitches. Repeat this step by grabbing a second stitch and pulling the working yard through, each time making one stitch from two. Repeat this until you get to the end of the row. Create your last stitch and use the end of the yarn to tie a knot, completing your blanket.
You can either tuck the excess yarn back into the blanket to hide it, or cut off any extra length. Yay! You did it!
- Merino wool
- Your own two hands
- A clean work surface
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