To-Be-Named Knitted Blanket Update

Cable rib, finished

Last month, a few of the folks following the Living Free in Tennessee group on MeWe discovered a mutual pastime: knitting.We decided to knit a community blanket by creating a strip each of roughly the same size. Then we got out our needles, engaged our brains. and started knotting yarn.

Each knitter will send a strip to Mama Sauce, who will assemble a blanket to display and barter at the LFTN 2020 Spring Workshop. You should register and join the workshop fun and learning! There are only a couple of seats available.

By now, the Mistress of Cabling and Mama Sauce each have a strip or two ready to go. Ms International began a blanket strip during some weeks of severe pain, then unraveled the work and began again during a happier time. Mr New Hampshire – presently the only male known to be engaged in knitting for the  blanket – has a good start.

Who else is knitting for the April blanket? Here’s hoping you’ll let us know. If you want to join the fun, the rudimentary instructions are here. When finished, let me know by way of the contact form on Living Free in Tennessee, and I’ll send you my mailing address.

What about the deadline? Let’s say Mama Sauce will assemble a blanket every time there are enough strips to make one. If we manage more than one, we can warm the cockles of the hearts of several LFTN community members!

We could use a project name. Pipe in by joining the Living Free in Tennessee MeWe group. There: that’s all the business. On to fun things.

Candidate Project Names

Living Free in TenneKnit
Strippin’ in the Holler
Power Strips
Guerilla Knitters

Brick stitch

What Stitches?

Stockinette and garter stitches are great if you love to make them! If you’re feeling bored or adventurous, indulge yourself.


courtesy of Ms Interenational

Row 1. P3 K3
Row 2. K3 P3
Row 3. K3 P3
Row 4 P3 K3

Double lace rib

Double Lace Rib

Multiples of 6 + 2

Row 1 (RS). K2, *P1, yo, K2tog tbl, P1, K2. Rep from * to end.
Row 2. P2, *K1, P2. Rep to from * end.
Row 3. K2, *P1, K2tog, yfrn, P1, K2. Rep from * to end.


K2tog – knit 2 together
K2tog tbl – knit 2 together through the back loop
yfrn – yarn forward round needle (This is practical: if you’ve just finished a knit stitch, including a knit 2 together stitch, the yarn is in back of the work. In order to purl the next stitch, you’ll move the yarn in front of the needle. That’s normal. But to add a wrap between a knit and a purl stitch, you must take an extra little wrap to make it all happen.)



This is remarkably pretty and oh, so easy.

Multiple of 2 + 1

Row 1. K
Row 2. P
Row 3. K1, P1
Row 4. P

For a few more stitch ideas, download this document.






3 replies
    • mamasauce
      mamasauce says:

      Love KnitLFTNtog. What do others think? Guess I’d better figure out a way to let people express their preferences.

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