The name of the shop is Stitch Therapy and this Mystery Blanket Stitch-along is where the name of the shop comes from. Seven years ago when I taught at another shop I would give my knitting circle students a stitch a week to knit. The idea behind this was to get knitters comfortable with reading stitch instructions and executing the stitch patterns in hopes that when they found a future project that intrigued them they would not be intimidated by the complexity of the stitch pattern or the detail to make the sweater or shawl etc.
Volumes will be released every four weeks
This is an opportunity for you to experiment with a variety of knitting stitches and textures. In the end the 16 individual squares will be combined to create a small blanket.
To participate in a Stitch Therapy Knit Along, click on COMMENTS at the bottom of the introduction post. Tell us who you are and leave a link to your blog or Ravelry name, and the moderators will add you to the Participants List in the right sidebar. As we move through the pattern stages, you can add comments with links to your progress.
The Mystery Blanket Stitch-Along reaches as far as the continent of Africa. Today one of my returning customers, Robin, from South Africa came into Stitch Therapy. Robin is in Brooklyn, NY visiting her daughter for a few weeks, she will begin with Volume One using the Shulana Merino Cotton 135. This is a smaller yarn than the pattern calls for so to make it larger an extra panel may have to be added. This is an opportunity to duplicate some of your favorite stitches. She is getting about five stitches to one inch in the Merino/Cotton 135.
Gauge 5 sts to 1 inches in the Stockinette Stitch.
Blocked Trim Size Each swatch blocked should measure 8 x 8 inches square
How to block: with (ws) facing up pin out on a padded surface to given measurement. Steam lightly with a damp paper towel placed on top of the square using a hot iron. Let square dry with pins in place.