Living Magazine doTERRA Winter 2018 - Page 30

What you need: 150 yards of super chunky yarn and an open work space. DIY: Directions: Step 1 Form a simple slipknot, keep it loose, and leave about a 6 inch tail. Step 2 Bring your working yarn through the knot to make a loop. Step 3 Repeat step two until you have a total of 20 stitches. Step 4 On the last stitch, take the work- ing yarn and tuck it under the last top ridge to make a loop. Tip: This stitch is called a knit stitch. Step 5 Step 6 Step 9 Step 10 Pull the working yarn under your last loop to start another row. Step 7 Continue pulling your working yarn through the loops, until you finish the row. Step 8 Hand-knitted Pull the working yarn through the next ridge to make another loop. Keep repeating until the end. Repeat steps 6-7 until you have about 2 yards of yarn left. Hint: You should be able to see multiple loops hanging from your first row. Step 11 Step 12 On the last row, start your cast off the same way, by tucking your yarn under the last two loops to create two more loops on the last row. Tuck your inner most loop you just created underneath your outer most loop. Step 13 WOOL BL ANKET Create another loop in the third column, and repeat step 10. 30 / WINTER 2018 LIVING MAGAZINE Continue all the way down the row to cast off. On your last loop, pull the rest of your yarn through and pull until snug. Tie off. Tip: Wool naturally absorbs oils for a long period of time. Put a few drops of your favorite essen- tial oil on the blanket and relax. / 31