Pick Your Stitch, Build a Blanket - 80 Knit Stitches, Endless Combinations

by Doreen L. Marquart
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Best-selling author Doreen L. Marquart shows how to feature your favorite stitches in eye-catching afghans. Gain an understanding of gauge, stitch counts, and repeats, and work confidently with any stitch from any source. You'll refer to this resource again and again.

  • Library of 80 stitches, plus 11 appealing projects
  • Turn designs with different stitch counts into blocks of the same size to mix and match
  • Afghans include samplers as well as repeat-block and single-stitch designs

by Doreen L. Marquart
8.5" x 11" printed on your home computer
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full color, PDF digital download
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Publication Date:
January 6th, 2015

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Review from Paula Moliver, Hartford Knitting Examiner, June 2015

Pick your stitch and knit an afghan that will be a showstopper. Doreen L. Marquart (master knitter in the USA and Canada) has a new book out from Martingale, Pick Your Stitch, Build a Blanket. It is comprised of 80 knit stitches in endless combinations of blocks and single stitches. A baby blanket, lap robe or full size afghan make a fun, creative knit that also results in a great gift. If you have a stash, whether large or small, you already have yarn to start a block afghan. Throws are a nice way to make a decorative statement in a room that can use a pick-me-up. And, always adds a bit of warmth, when you need it. There are many reasons to get started... One more, have you seen the red afghan on the cover? Think summer project for someone you know to put in their college dorm this fall. You can choose from other single patterns, sampler, vertically patterned and horizontally patterned afghans. Doreen has information on how many blocks you need for a specific size based on gauge as well as the number yards of yarn required. The stitch patterns include, lace, garter, cable and always a number of surprise patterns that you haven't come across in your knitting. Knitting and assembly basics are printed in words with line drawings to help you. So many possibilities. Which one will you start with? If you would like a full size afghan, but it seems overwhelming... make a block afghan. The small blocks have 30 CO st and worked for 40 rows. The large blocks have 46 CO st and 80 rows. Each block is that quick and easy.

Doreen L. Marquart

Doreen L. Marquart taught herself to knit at the age of nine and has been knitting ever since. In 1993, she opened Needles 'n Pins Yarn Shoppe, devoted exclusively to the needs of knitters and crocheters. With well over 40,000 skeins of yarn in stock, fiberaholics drive from hours away to have her "feed their addiction" and to receive help with their knitting/crocheting projects. Doreen earned the title of Master Knitter through the Knitting Guild of America in 1998, Canadian Master Knitter in 2001, and Master Canadian Designer in 2002. She is also a Certified knitting and crocheting instructor through the Yarn Council of America.

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