First of all, thanks to Wei Siew for letting me know that the Wonder Blanket is listed in the top 20 patterns on Ravelry right now. Isn't that amazing!? There's been some great discussion happening over on the Project: Stash KAL group regarding the Wonder Blanket so I thought I'd bring some of that chit-chat here.
So what have you all been talking about? Some knitters have been curious about the slipped stitch in the middle of the pattern where the instructions say to place a marker at the half-way point of your cast-on. By doing this, you slip one stitch before the marker on the odd row and knit this slipped stitch on the even row. A crease develops in the middle of the blanket for a natural fold-over -- the photo below shows the blanket folded in half.
Others have also been curious about mixing yarn weights and while some prefer not to (like Deb), others are mixing it up and joining scraps as they come to them. I'm one of the latter -- I'm loving how my blanket is developing with thick and thin portions throughout. At the top of the blanket in the photos below are a couple of rows of chunky red yarn in amongst some DK weight ... hardly noticeable, I think.
Shateen of Knit2Together wrote a great post about her scraps. She's discovered that she has a lot of neutral colors and doesn't want to mix in other hues so she'll be knitting three (uh, yeah, THREE) Wonder Blankets. I love that!
Finally, Claire asked about winding scraps separately or together. Since I'm joining my scraps, I'm hand winding them into one large ball which gives me a break from stopping and starting to join each time I finish a scrap. I still get to stick my hand into my scrap bag and pick at random, but this allows me to knit without too much interruption.
Thanks to everyone who's joined along and to those who are wondering if they should cast on a Wonder Blanket, it's not too late. After all, who doesn't have scraps in their stash?