Blanket Making Challenges and Inspiration | The BHooked Podcast Episode 66

Crochet and Knit Blankets. A Love/Hate Relationship?

When was the last time you finished a knit or crochet afghan? How did you feel? Relieved? Or maybe you thought to yourself, “I’ll never do something like that again!” It’s no doubt the time and yarn commitment required for an afghan isn’t for everyone. I tend to be a one or maybe two afghans a year kinda gal. My motivation usually evaporates after that. You can imagine my excitement to find someone whose passion is fueled by making blankets, one little stitch at a time.

Today’s Guest

I’m joined by, Alison, creative lady behind the La Reserve Design Etsy shop. Unlike myself, Alison is incredibly passionate about making afghans and she shares her unique perspective why. This was a real eye-opener for me and I’m sure you’ll enjoy it too! She also chats with me about different types of blanket “constructions” that are great for different skill levels and we even spend some time answering the popular question, “how many chains” or “how many stitches do I need to cast on for a blanket of  size.” You won’t want to miss this conversation!

You’ll Learn

  • About Alison and her start up story
  • Why she is so inspired by making blankets despite the time and cost investment
  • Why blankets are a great summer project despite the warm weather
  • Ways to stay motivated to finish your afghan
  • What yarn types work best for blankets
  • Afghan styles for different skill levels
  • Tips for “winging it” – cast on and foundation chain numbers

Now if you haven’t done so already, click on that play button at the top of the page to hear from Alison!


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Links & Resources

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