CAST ON //
Only a single extreme knitting needle is needed to cast on.
Stitch 1 //
Tie a knot tightly onto the needle. First stitch complete!
The reason for this unusual technique is that it gives the edge of your blanket a tidy finish... remember, this isn't normal knitting!
The tail of the knot can be used to make tassels or woven into your blanket once you've finished.
Stitch 2 //
Slide the first stitch either off the needle or just to the tip of the needle (there just needs to be a little bit of space between the knot and the needle). Fold the yarn in half and pop it through the first stitch. Slide the first stitch back onto the needle followed by the second loop. Ta-da! Second stitch complete!
Keep that second stitch lose so that there is enough room between the stitches for at least two fingers. See how it creates a bit of a "handle"?
Stitch 3 + //
Fold the yarn in half and thread it through the "handle", then slide the loop onto the end. Don't worry about which way you bring the yarn through... it all looks the same in the end. Continue like this until you have as many stitches as your need.
If you are using our "bumps" (our chunkiest yarn), then we recommend about 20 to 25 stitches for a blanket, about ten for a bed runner, and five or fewer for a scarf. When you first get going, you'll question whether you have enough stitches on your needles, but trust us... it gets bigger!
Check out our patterns for more details.