Last year I centred my attention almost exclusively in beginner knitting. That is, only knit-and-purl projects. I shared a ton of different stitch patterns (52 Square Pickup), all the letters (Alphabet Series), numbers (Number Series) and some object here and there (like my Heart dishcloths, or Smiley dishcloth).
This year I want to make more diverse things (lace, cables, and baby clothing patterns), but I DIDN’T FORGET that many of you are novice knitters.
👉 if you’re looking for a beginner blanket MKAL for 2020, I got you covered! Visit my BEGINNER BLANKET MKAL 2020 page to learn more.
So, let’s start talking about this lace blanket, shall we?
I know I’m not the only one who doesn’t like to sew knitted blocks. But I also know that some others like to use this kind of project to burn yarn stash, and end up making blocks of different colors. And only after finishing all blocks they decide how to distribute and join them.
Therefore I’ll try to satisfy both kinds of knitters, providing you with instructions to make either individual blocks or work the entire blanket back and forth in circular needles. The patterns will be the same, though.
I hope you like the idea of my Mystery Lace Blanket KAL 2020 and join me in this new project! As always, I would love to see your results 😀 You can upload your photos to Ravelry or share them in social media using the tags #ohlalanaKAL and #laceblanketKAL2020.
I compiled a list of questions I imagine you could ask regarding this KAL. If you have any additional questions, please write it down in the comments section (at the end of the post –> write in the box below the title “Leave a Reply”).
I planned 15 different patterns to work as blocks or sections.
AFTER blocking, each block measures 12” x 12” (31 cm x 31 cm).
If you knit all of them, you will be able to make a 60” x 36” (155 x 91 cm) blanket (5×3 squares). The size does not include any border you wish to add after joining the blocks.
Generally speaking, I will provide you with the instructions to knit also a 60” x 36” (155 x 91 cm) blanket, providing that you work each pattern for 4” (10 cm).
But of course you can customize this to your liking! I’ll give you some ideas:
The first pattern will be out on Thursday, January 30th.
I’ll publish each pattern or section every 2 weeks, always on Mondays (except for the first one). Tentatively, the last one will be released on August 17th.
Yes! If you want to add this project to your Ravelry library, click here.
PLEASE NOTE that I won’t be adding the individual patterns to Ravelry, because it’s not allowed to duplicate patterns. I’ll add the link to each new block pattern / clue in my page “Mystery Lace Blanket KAL 2020” as soon as I release them. Therefore, you might find useful to bookmark that page. I will also add each new photo to my Ravelry pattern for this blanket.
There are many ways to do that. Here are some:
23 sts x 29 rows in stocking st with US 4 (3.5 mm) needles = 4” x 4” (10 cm x 10 cm).
NOTE: I was asked for a one time donation button for my new projects, for those retired or living on a limited budget (thus, for those who can’t afford to support me every month in Patreon but still want to collaborate financially with my work). That’s what you see below. I’m very grateful to the lady who suggested the idea, but please remember that IS NOT NECESSARY to contribute to join the KAL. Each pattern of will stay FREE in my website.
Mystery Lace Blanket KAL 2020
In case you want to contribute but can't afford monthly payments (like Patreon), you can use this form to help me finance this project (materials, photo editing software, designing time, etc). Or if you just want to invite me a coffee 😀 Thank you so much!