Stash Busting 10 Stitch Twist Blanket
A Knitting Pattern by Frankie Brown
Bust That Stash
If you have been knitting or crocheting as long as I have you probably are overrun with a huge amount of leftover bits of yarn. I sometimes wonder if it, in some way, it doesn’t multiply on its own. Where does it come from? I couldn’t possibly have bought that much yarn and completed that many projects that remotely required that much yarn in my “cough, cough” short life!
Well, no matter how it ended up here, I definitely need to do something about it. In my quest to do just that, I came across this 10 stitch twist blanket pattern by Frankie Brown here. It appealed to me in many ways. First, I wanted a project that I hadn’t tried before, but I wanted it to also be a little forgiving so I could add my own twist to it!
Don’t Let The Directions Scare You
Looking over the directions…if you are new to knitting, this might be a little intimidating. Don’t be afraid of this pattern. It is easy once you understand how this process works. Follow this youtube video as well as this one for help in understanding what you need to do. It is easy to follow.
This Is Just The Beginning
I am just starting this project and hoping that it doesn’t take me to long to complete. I have made a pact with myself that I am not to buy another skein of yarn until it is finished. Yikes! Those of you who do any type of yarn craft know that this is not going to be an easy task!
Why torture myself you ask? If you saw the yarn stash I have squirreled away in my house you would understand. I need to make projects to gift, donate, and or sell to make room for…yep, more yarn!
It has been very easy going. I thought it would be a little more difficult than it looks. Taking it one row at a time really makes a difference. Most of the time we read too far into the pattern and find it intimidating. Just take it one stitch at a time and you will see it is not as hard as you thought.
It is going to be very interesting to see how all of these colors are going to be incorporated into this blanket. I am hoping to have enough leftover bits of yarn to complete at the very least a lapghan (aka a lap blanket). We shall see! Stay tuned and follow along with the journey of this project.
Here Are A Few Project Details
The yarn is worsted weight (size 4). I am knitting the blanket with size 8, DPN’s that are 7″ long. The only reason that I used DPN’s was that of the length of the stitches. DPN’s are approximately 3″ shorter than regular knitting needles. I felt that regular needles would be a little cumbersome due to the excessive back and forth turning of the blanket as I am only knitting 10 stitches per row. I have not had a problem using the DPN’s for this project. Of course, this is a personal choice. You can use any needle type you like to work with. Give this fun pattern a try!