Week 10 Our destination, The Craft Barn - Blocking, Sewing up & Border

It's week 10 of A Day Out knit along by Sarah Hatton - the final instalment. We have made it to our final destination - The Craft Barn! What a fantastic journey it has been meandering along the lanes of local villages and knitting a beautiful blanket along the way. We can't believe our very first KAL has come to end. Where did those weeks go, in some ways it has passed by quickly, but then at the same time early March does seem like a long time ago now. It's definitely been a journey of knitting, learning new stitches and techniques and a little local history with Sara's weekly local history bulletins.

A Day Out Knit Along by Sarah Hatton

A closer look at the Culcheth colourway in Rico Essentials Soft Merino Aran.

A Day Out Knit Along blanket by Sarah Hatton

The final week is a big one. It's time to block your squares (if you haven't already), sew them all together and knit the border. That's quite a few different tasks and there is absolutely no rush whatsoever. 

Which has been your favourite square? Have you learnt a new technique that you are now itching to use in another project? 

A Day Out Knit Along - Croft colourway

 A Day Out blanket - Croft colourway in Rico Essentials Soft Merino Aran

A Day Out Knit Along blanket by Sarah Hatton - Winwick colourway
A Day Out Knit Along blanket by Sarah Hatton - Glazebury
Hot off the press, or we should say the knitting needles is A Day Out Knit Along blanket - Glazebury colourway. Recently finished by our test knitter. It's now on display behind the counter in the Craft Barn.

Lynne Rowe has shared two videos this week. One covering blocking and the second showing sewing up methods and how to knit the border. There's a little short row shaping in the border to create the curves of the corners, so it is well worth a watch if you need a refresher.  

 Part One - Blocking  

Part Two - Sewing up and knitting the border

We have had such a lovely response to the KAL and we are so happy that you have enjoyed making the blanket too. It has been great to see so many people making the squares every week, using our colour packs or their own colourways. We can't wait to see finished blankets popping up soon. Don't forget you can share photos of your blanket in our Facebook make along group or on Instagram - #adayoutkal. 

Watch Sara's video on our Facebook page from the Craft Barn this week. If you have never seen inside our Aladdin's cave - enjoy!