After untangling a big pile of yarn, I’ve started my first scrappy blanket, using odds and ends left over from past knitting projects. I’m knitting garter rib and I keep knitting until my mini balls of wool run out!
I didn’t want to join any colours halfway through a row, so I measured the amount of wool it takes to knit each row. If you want to do this, simply measure one metre of wool and attach a safety pin to mark this point. Knit until you reach the safety pin, then measure down again. Keep a note of your measurements as you go and you will be able to add up your total. As a guide, I need about 3 metres of double knit wool to knit across 123 stitches on 5mm needles. Happy Knitting!