Tips on When, Where and How To Wear a Basotho Blanket

But I’ve learned that it does pay to do some planning before you commit to such a big undertaking. For example by calculating how much yarn for a crochet blanket – and that’s what we’re here to discuss today. The Sotho blanket is a traditional garment worn by the Basotho people of Lesotho and South Africa. It is typically made of thick wool and is known for its vibrant colors and patterns.

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Read more about Plaid canapé here. Long-time users of weighted blankets can attest that cleaning them involves added care and effort, primarily because of their extra heft and fillers. All bedding types eventually need cleaning, and the frequency of washing will depend on how you use your weighted blanket. You won’t need to wash it as often if you’re using your weighted blanket as a throw or on top of other bedding. Not all weighted blankets are machine washable depending on the material used. As a general rule, most weighted blankets should be safe in a washing machine, including those with filled beads and plastic poly pellets. However, it is always a good idea to check the care tag with washing instructions for your blanket.

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I want my blanket to be about 4 feet wide by 6 feet long, so I’m buying 6 skeins of Bernat Blanket BIG yarn. I also want it to have 3 stripes in different colours. I’m purchasing two skeins of Caramel (a brown-orange), two skeins of Scone (an orange-beige) and two skeins of Vintage (a cream colour).

After several months of regular usage, you notice it’s lost its freshness or may have accumulated a small stain. No judgment – life happens, and we’re here to help you think through how to wash your weighted blanket. When washing your blanket, you should avoid using fabric softeners and bleach. These are not needed and In fact, they can break down the blankets fibers and damage the blanket.

Step 5: Continue Knitting Until Your Square Measures 20cm / 7.5cm Tall

#tbt 2015 Annual Knit Simple Magazine (R.I.P.) photo shoot for my former column. For this one, I coerced my middle kiddo Tristan, into modeling so we could take a mother-son trip to NYC. I’ve been able to do so many wonderful things in the name of knitting. Pin these down before sewing them together back down again through all layers. It should include the folded-over part at both ends until completing only one line across the entire length.

Tips on how to wear a Basotho blanket

For ease of washing, we recommend using the same type/fiber content of yarn throughout your project. If your granny squares start to look slanted or skewed, try turning your work after each round. After you finish one round, turn your square and work the next round in the opposite direction.

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