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size of my blacket
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SuperSayianPrincess message #1
size of my blacket
April 19, 2015 at 8:34:52 AM
 
Hi my name is melissa. Im new to this site and cant wait to really do some projects. Im on here today cause I am wanting to make a blacket for hubby. Thing is im not sure how big to make it?? Its always starting it that gets me to. I would really appreciate it some help thanks


 
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Re: size of my blacket
April 19, 2015 at 11:22:34 PM  (in response to SuperSayianPrincess message #1)
 
Melissa,

Welcome!  Smile

First, the size you make your blanket depends on your intended purpose for the blanket.  Perhaps you'd like to make a lapghan, or maybe you want to make something very large, to fit a queen or king size bed.  The best way to find a guide to the size you want is to do a search for measurements...many sites have basic guidelines of how large to make things like lapghans, full size blankets, king size blankets, etc.

Then what you'll need to do is make a swatch, since the number of stitches you'll use will be dependent on the size of your hook, fiber and stitches, e.g., your gauge.  When you know how many stitches per inch with your chosen stitch, fiber and hook, you can then calculate out how many stitches you'll need for your blanket.

You would then take the number of stitches per inch as determined by your swatch and multiply it by the number of inches desired for your blanket.  That will give you the measurement across (unless you're going to work side to side, but here I'm going to assume you'll be working bottom to top).  Then you'd work that number of stitches until you reach the length desired.  Smile

I wish I could give you different advice besides making a swatch - after all, nobody likes to do those things! - but your swatch will be your basic guide for your entire project, so it's an extremely important step.  Smile


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