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Super Easy Lap Blanket

Curl up with this Super Easy Lap Blanket. Knit with the garter stitch, this colorful afghan pattern is perfect for anyone who wants to learn how to knit a blanket that is sure to keep them nice and toasty during the winter months. This is one of the best beginner knitting projects for those who are looking for something they can work on all throughout the snowy season. Because it is so simple, you can easily work on it while watching TV or catching up with your family, and you won't miss a thing.

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Knitting Needle Size10 or 6 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Gauge1 stitches, 2 rows, 3 inches. stockinette stitch

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This throw pattern looks to me like a great stash buster project! I generally don't like knitting pieces in all stockinette stitch because the edges tend to curl, but the designer suggests slipping the first stitch of each row knitwise to make a nice edge. I'll try that and see how it works.

Such a nice, quick and easy throw to make. A group of us friends get together once a month to knit throws and lap blankies for patients in a local chronic care facility and this would be a lovely addition to the patterns we already use. We always include bright, happy colors in our blankies and the colors in this design are so nice that I think I am going to make one exactly the same.

This is a very pretty blanket made from worsted weight merino wool yarn. I think the variations in the kettle dyed yarn add a lot of dimension to the project. Since gauge is not really important on items such as throws, it would be easy to substitute any worsted weight yarn to make a similar afghan in a washable product. This is certainly easy enough for beginners since the entire project is knit in garter stitch too.

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