Learn how to knit a two color blanket using the intarsia method. This step by step tutorial will guide you through everything you need to know to make your own beautiful blanket.
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Assuming you have never knit before, or at least have no experience with two color knitting, this guide will walk you through the basics of how to knit a two color blanket. You will need two colors of worsted weight yarn, a pair of size 8 needles, and a tapestry needle. Cast on 64 stitches using the Long Tail Cast On method. Leave a tail of about 12 inches so you can weave in ends later.
What You Will Need
To knit a two-color blanket, you will need:
-Two colors of worsted weight yarn
-Size 8 US (5 mm) circular knitting needles
Cast on 104 stitches using the long tail method and color A. Join in the round, being careful not to twist your stitches. Place a stitch marker at the beginning of your round.
**Round 1:** *K2, p2* around using color A.
**Round 2:** *K2 with color A, p2 with color B* around.
**Round 3:** *K2 with color B, p2 with color A* around.
Repeat rounds 2 and 3 until your blanket is the desired length. Bind off using the knitted bind off method and weave in all your ends.
Two Color Blanket Knitting Patterns
Two color blanket knitting patterns are ideal for beginners who want to add a splash of color to their projects without the hassle of working with multiple skeins of yarn. These blankets are also perfect for using up leftover yarn from other projects.
There are endless possibilities when it comes to designing two color blankets, but here are a few basic guidelines to get you started.
Choose two colors that complement each other. You can use contrast or complementary colors for a more dramatic effect, or choose similar colors for a more subtle effect.
The two colors should be of different weights. For example, you wouldn’t want to use two chunky yarns together because the blanket would be too heavy. A good rule of thumb is to use one light weight yarn and one medium weight yarn.
Once you’ve chosen your yarn, it’s time to start knitting! There are endless stitch patterns that can be used for two color blankets, but here are a few of our favorites:
Stockinette stitch: This is the most basic stitch pattern and it is worked by knit one row and purl one row. Stockinette stitch has a tendency to curl at the edges, so you may want to add a border in another stitch pattern.
Garter stitch: Garter stitch is similar to stockinette stitch, but it is worked by knit all rows (or purl all rows). This stitch pattern doesn’t curl at the edges, so it’s a good choice for borders or edgings.
Seed stitch: Seed stitch is a simple but effective stitch pattern that creates a textured surface. It is worked by alternating knit and purl stitches on every row.
How to Knit a Two Color Blanket
This guide will show you how to knit a two color blanket. This project is perfect for beginners, as it only uses two colors of yarn. It is also a great project for advanced knitters who want to try something new.
What You Will Need:
-2 skeins of worsted weight yarn in contrasting colors
-Size 8 knitting needles
1. Cast on 54 stitches using one of your yarn colors.
2. Knit in garter stitch for 2 rows. (To knit in garter stitch, simply knit every stitch for every row.)
3. Change to your second yarn color and knit 2 rows.
4. Repeat steps 2-3 until your blanket is the desired length. (For this blanket, we knit until it was about 30” long.)
End with 2 rows of the first color. Bind off all stitches using the first color. Cut yarn and weave in ends using a yarn needle.
Tips for Knitting a Two Color Blanket
Here are some tips for knitting a two color blanket:
-Pick two colors that compliment each other. You don’t want your blanket to look like a kindergartner made it!
-Decide on the width of your stripes. Will they be wide or thin?
-Alternate your colors every other row. If you’re using two different color yarns, make sure to carry the yarn not in use up the side of your work so you don’t have long ends to tuck in later.
-If you’re using self-striping yarn, pay attention to where your stripes start and end so that they’re evenly distributed across the blanket. You may want to knit a swatch first so you can get a feel for how the colors will strip.
How to Finish Your Two Color Blanket
Assuming you have already finished knitting your two color blanket, there are a few things you need to do in order to finish it off properly. First, weave in any loose ends of yarn. This will help to keep your blanket from unraveling over time.
Next, decide how you want to block your blanket. Blocking is a process of wetting or steaming your knit fabric in order to shape it and even out the stitches. It is especially important with a two color blanket, as it will help the colors to blend together better.
Once you have blocked your blanket, you can either stitch the two halves together or add a border around the edge. If you are stitching the halves together, be sure to use a yarn that matches one of the colors in your blanket so that it blends in nicely. If you are adding a border, choose a contrasting color that will help frame your blanket.
Finally, enjoy your new two color blanket!
How to Care for Your Two Color Blanket
Whether you are making a two color blanket or already have one, you will want to take proper care of it in order to keep it looking its best. Here are a few tips on how to care for your two color blanket:
-Wash your blanket separately from other clothing items.
-Use cold water and a gentle detergent designed for delicate fabrics.
-Never put your blanket in the dryer – instead, lay it flat to air dry.
-Avoid direct sunlight when drying or storing your blanket, as this can cause the colors to fade.
With proper care, your two color blanket will remain beautiful for many years to come!
If you’re looking for a colorful and fun knitting project, look no further than this two color blanket! Using two colors of yarn alternately throughout the project gives this blanket a beautiful stripes effect. This blanket is also perfect for using up leftover yarn from other projects.