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.
Stitch play was not the only idea behind the Stitch Therapy Mystery Blanket Stitch-Along but of course the benefit is seeing how much you know as a knitter. Reading stitch instructions and executing the different increases and decreases is most of the work, the added value is selecting the colors - We all have a personal palette colors that we are drawn to on a the regular, this blanket gives you many choices -- Debra picked and tones with a touch of robin's egg blue.
Take the opportunity to experiment with a variety of hues from your surroundings, choose the colors from your livingroom rug or from the palette that floods your closet. In this blanket your options are endless, some people have a favorite color and it may have been their favorite since childhood. Multi-color, solid or a combination of both as the stitch reveals itself
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.