I’ve had a few people ask questions about my long term knitting project, My Sock Blankie. So I thought I’d go ahead and post some information about the project as well as an updated picture of the blanket laid out flat.
I started the blanket on August 6, 2011 (wow that was 1 year ago yesterday) during an all day knit in at The Mannings in East Berlin, PA. My knitting group attends this annual event as a group and we have a blast knitting all day.
The squares are garter stitched mitered squares and are attached as I knit. I pick up stitches from previous squares to start the new square and I am constructing this blanket on the diagonal. The square measure approximately 2.5” square and the blanket will consist of 28 squares across by 36 squares down. This is a total of 1008 squares. I then plan to knit a solid black outer border with mitered squares in each outer corner.
As of right now I have knit 638 squares and I have set a goal this year of reaching the 900 square mark by the end of 2012.
Each square takes 30 minutes to knit so when I finish knitting the squares I will have put 504 hours of knitting time into this blanket.
During the Ravellenic Games I set myself a goal of knitting 50 squares onto the blanket. I reached that goal this weekend and received this medal today
I hope this answered some of your questions. I’ve really enjoyed knitting this blankie and I cannot wait to see it finished!