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The one I made most recently using Homespun is shedding all over the place and I am tired of picking up after it. Can anyone suggest a good TV knitting pattern with needles no larger than #15 and certainly not using chenille or homespun. I am considering a corner to corner - on average, how many stitches before I start the decrease?
What weight yarn would you recommend? Big thanks in advance!
 

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My first knitted corner-to-corner:
https://www.ravelry.com/projects/JessicaJean/grandmothers-favorite-5

Second:
https://www.ravelry.com/projects/JessicaJean/grandmothers-favorite-4

Third, and maybe last:
https://www.ravelry.com/projects/JessicaJean/grandmothers-favorite-4

On the second, I increased for half the yarn, and decreased for the other half.

I didn't count stitches on any.
When I thought the first and third were big enough - one side as wide as wanted - I began decreasing on that edge while still increasing on the other. When the longer side was as long as needed, I decreased at both edges to the end.
 

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I used Homespun once years ago - never again. Didn't like the feel of the yarn or finished product.
I'm on my third knit corner to corner baby blanket using DK yarn and #10 circular needles. It started out using my stash, but I can't lie, I added some "couldn't resist"s. Have also used different textures of yarn thinking it would be more enjoyable for baby. The complete baby blankets measure 36"x36". I got the original idea from a dishcloth pattern.
Enjoy!!!
 

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SQM said:
The one I made most recently using Homespun is shedding all over the place and I am tired of picking up after it. Can anyone suggest a good TV knitting pattern with needles no larger than #15 and certainly not using chenille or homespun. I am considering a corner to corner - on average, how many stitches before I start the decrease?
What weight yarn would you recommend? Big thanks in advance!
I've used Homespun in the past and I agree it sheds and was horrible to work with. I made a shawl for a friend and had to make another because the Homespun yarn made it look homemade and not in a good way. ????

Bethany
 

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I still have 4 or 5 skeins of homespun..it just foesnt flow thru my fingers when I knit. I have made scarves, hats with it, but wont use it again. I think a corner to corner would be a great mindless,tv knit. Make it as large ad you want. I made one using 2 different varigated worsted weight yarns held together. I loved it.
 

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Make it as wide as you want then start decreasing..make sure it is wide enough to cover you up. I would play with needles until I got a texture I like.
 

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Jessica-Jean said:
Whatever size is handy, or feels right with the yarn in hand, or produces the fabric that pleases you.
I am not an adventurous knitter. I am bound to a pattern.

Patty sent me three storage drawers of shawl in a ball in magnificent colors. Can I put two strands together on a #15 and use it for a blanket?
 

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targa416 said:
Here's one that looks somewhat like one posted by J-J: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/diagonal-comfort-blanket

You did say knit, but if you wanted to crochet one, I like this one: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/caprock-canyon-lap-blanket
While I do both, I find it easier to knit while watching TV than to crochet, because I can knit without my eyes glued to every stitch. I need my eyes on every stitch when crocheting. So, crochet gets done only during commercials or while listening only.
Maybe others are different.
 

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SQM said:
I am not an adventurous knitter. I am bound to a pattern.

Patty sent me three storage drawers of shawl in a ball in magnificent colors. Can I put two strands together on a #15 and use it for a blanket?
Why NOT? If you can't think of a reason that wouldn't work, then try it!

For a blanket, a pattern really isn't a necessity.
I wanted to send a gift to my mother-in-law. I had yarn, needles, and a stitch book.
I decided how many rows of garter stitch for the border.
I found an interesting stitch pattern.
I made this: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/JessicaJean/1983-gift-to-my-mother-in-law
 

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I made the Garter Squish blanket by Stephen West last year and loved working it. I used a lot of stash yarn and was able to be creative with the colors, yet because it was all knit stitches it went fast. The recipient also loved it. I will make it again.
 

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I don't mind knitting a small simple pattern with Homespun. Hats mostly.

I can't crochet with Homespun.
I can't see the stitches clearly, so I use "Mama's Stitchery Projects" by Heather Tucker.
She has 'no beginning chain' patterns for blankets.
Specially designed for crocheting Homespun.
 

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I'm not much a fan of diagonal knitting but if you are considering a rectangle there are oodles of stitch patterns to choose from at online stitch dictionaries, many that look good on both sides. It's kind of like going to a candy store without thinking about calories.
 
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