View Full Version : Blanket Lining?

10-12-2008, 10:41 PM

I have been searching...but I can't seem to find an article on it...

I am working on an afghan, that I think I would like to line afterward...

Anyone know of a good article...or a place to start with it?


Jan in CA
10-12-2008, 11:01 PM
I'd be hesitant to do that in case one side or the other shrank or stretched and cause puckering, but if you do I suggest washing and machine drying the fabric so it preshrinks. Then cut the lining about 1 inch larger than the area you want to fit. Then iron the edges over and and hand tack it on. Maybe tack it in the middle a few places, too. :think:

10-13-2008, 11:53 AM
It is a blanket done in many squares....so I am sure I can tack it in between every square...just to make it look good on either side....

I will take a look at it when I am done and see if it is necessary...

I just don't like the look of end popping out everywhere...and this one has BIG potential to do so....*smiles*

Jan in CA
10-13-2008, 01:35 PM
I agree. I don't like the ends popping out. The only place I've had it be a problem was with cotton dishcloths, but after several washings they don't seem to be an issue anymore.

Squares could be secured in the corners like a quilt so that will probably work fine.

I just found these and they may give you some different ideas about lining.

10-13-2008, 01:40 PM
I have done some quilting and I have knitted soooo many afghans but never thought about combining them. I will have to try that one day. Jan the patterns were very interesting. Thanks.

Jan in CA
10-13-2008, 01:42 PM
Jan the patterns were very interesting. Thanks.

Well the links were more for seeing how they lined the blankets, but I'm glad you liked them. ;)

10-14-2008, 04:07 PM
The only thing with my blanket, vs the ones in the weblinks is that mine can not have an edge...do you think it will still work? Or will that look weird...

I am working this (http://www.creativepartnersllc.com/Pattern-GloriousGingham.html) afghan

Jan in CA
10-15-2008, 11:43 AM
You'll just have to put the lining inside the points or cut it for each point and sew it around. I've never lined a blanket (and probably won't) so I just don't know how it'll look.

10-15-2008, 12:07 PM
As a lover of all things gingham I checked out the patt. Thought it looked familiar and realized I recently had that book from the library. As much as I LOVE the afghan/blanket, I wasn't keen on the pointy edges. Have you considered leaving them off? You could perhaps omit them, leaving you with a straight edge and could then apply a border of your choice and attach any backing at the juncture of the gingham and border. That would be easier. (Altho it appears the points are worked garter so could stand alone and not be backed...meaning the lining could just cover the gingham. Adding a lining is going to take away the drape in the actual afghan due to the characteristics of the woven fabric but leaving the points unlined would mean they'd still have some 'movement' to them.)


10-15-2008, 12:41 PM
I haven't lined a knitted blanket, but, could you just quilt the lining on to avoid shrinkage and possible puckering? Just quilt along the edges of the squares and the lining should stay in place.

01-02-2014, 10:34 AM
I finished lining a crocheted afghan but was not happy with the result and googled to see if there are more professional ways and landed here. I am four years late to this post any way :p
I used a fleece blanket i bought from the market with size that is smaller than my afghan and used crochet technique to attach the afghan to the fleece ( the fleece has stitches at the side) i had to do a lot of counting and measuring and it was. Ot fun at all. Finally, i rescued my afghan that was falling apart because of its stretchy nature ( worked in cotton yarn, granny squares) the squares were becoming undone under the pressure of use
I dont recommend lining an afghan unless u mean to save it from damage. My choice of fleece was to have some flexibility if i wash the afghan and it shrinks but still the final look is not as good as it shoud be. In the case of ur blanket, knitted stuff are even more stretchy than crocheted ones. About the pointy edges, u ll just have to leave them free and line the rest

01-02-2014, 11:03 AM
The only thing with my blanket, vs the ones in the weblinks is that mine can not have an edge...do you think it will still work? Or will that look weird...

I am working this (http://www.creativepartnersllc.com/Pattern-GloriousGingham.html) afghan

What an adorable pattern! :heart:

Another option is to not line the points, and just back it with a rectangle.