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« on: October 27, 2004 03:27:04 PM »

Hey im new here, and i was just woundering is it possible to make a whole blankey (yes, i said blankie o_O) out of yarn? Lets say, oh a twin bed size? Or would it just take like infinity to compete? Tahnkies much love<3

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« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2004 03:41:10 PM »

Yes to both questions - you could certainely make an entire blankie (either crotcheted or knitted) out of yarn, but it would take quite a bit of time. Especially if you're a newbie, as new knitters tend to knit slower.

However, using amazingly large yarn (or even two strands of amazingly large yarn held together) would make the process go faster. There are lots of patterns out there touting "quick afghans" that you could look at.

Have you knit anything before?

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« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2004 04:41:21 PM »

a strategy that my cousin used that i thought was smart:

she knit several scarves the length of her bed, then sewed them together to make a blanket. it's an easy way to do stripes, and it also guarantees that if you don't finish your huge blanket, you'll still have some great scarves to show for your efforts Smiley narrow bands also mean less to rip out if you make a mistake, and less extreme width fluctuations as you get better at knitting.

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« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2004 07:27:31 PM »

ookpik's suggestion is good.  Really, though, when I do whole blankies, I crochet them, preferably with multiple strands of yarn and a ginormus hook--for me at least, crochet is a lot faster than knitting.  If you gotta knit it, though, I'd use ookpik's suggestion.

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