How to make the most insanely beautiful chunky knit blanket in the history of ever

Mar 23

How to make theeee most insanely beautiful chunky knit blanket in the history of ever

I’m almost speechless.

I said almost, don’t get too giddy.

 Everything you need to make a chunky wool blanket is here!  These chunky knit blanket kits are beyond perfect and luscious and sexy and you’ll want to hug your blanket and call it Betty. Or Veronica. Or Clara.

Okay. We named our blanket patterns after our Grandma’s.  Legit.  Because we love our Nana’s and totally appreciate the art of living life in the slow lane.

Knitting forever, housework whenever via Lynne Knowlton | DESIGN THE LIFE YOU WANT TO LIVE

Today, I’m keeping it brief, not to be confused with showing you my briefs, which might make things kinda awkward between us.

You and I are more than friends. We are like a really small knitting gang.

 AND we have some knitting to do.

Chunky wool knit blanket kits are here!

I super hollered that ^^^^^ !!!!!!%$#@##$%%

I like to party. and by party, I mean knit.

My latest chunky knit patterns that sooooo many of you have been asking for are finally here!!  It only took me 43897498457 hours to get the knit collection set up in the blog shop.

I’m an excellent procrastinator.

Knitting unwinds me and keeps me from unravelling << See what I just did there?!

I have a lot of chunky wool blankets in my home.

Like, a lot.

No really, a LOT LOT.

Originally, setting up my blog shop was during my kitchen renovation (kill me.) That was also a time when I constantly felt like throwing a cocktail in someone’s face. (Or curling up in a dark corner and crying.) And hello Michaels cancer.  Cancer has a way of punching you in the feelings.

It’s at these exact times in my life where I read stacks of trashy magazines, binge-watch Netflix shows, write super boring scintillating blog posts + create chunky wool blanket kits … because the more FUN I pour into my work, the happier my soul becomes.  Did I just sound like a corn dog?  Don’t answer that. It wasn’t a real question.

Erhmergerd *drinks vodka from flask in desk drawer.

It takes balls to knit.

Knitters gonna knit.  Therefore you are my fave person.

Chunky knit blanket.  How is this even REAL?

Knit your own chunky knit blanket ! Fabulous patterns, wool, knitting needles and chunky knit blanket kits via Lynne Knowlton | DESIGN THE LIFE YOU WANT TO LIVE

Remember this photo ^^^ that I posted recently on Instagram?

And yes, that’s an enormo amount of throw pillows on my bed, why do you ask?

I   H A D   A   R O U G H   W E E K 

I woke up one day a couple of weeks ago and was like…WHOA! I know what I must do. I must put chunky wool blanket kits on my blog. My coffee was strong. In hindsight, perhaps I should have spiked my coffee.  Yes.  Most definitely. Why the hell didn’t I spike it ?!!%$! *throat punches self.

It was also the same week that I decided to make homemade bread crumbs in my blender. Note to self: do not leave lid off blender when making bread crumbs.  The struggle was real.

M Y   S O C K S   T R I E D   T O   M U R D E R   M E

OKAY.  This is based on a mostly true story. Some of this actually happened. My socks kicked my ass and took my name.

M Y    O R I G I N A L    P L A N :

I had big plans.  A while back, I put on my big girl panties and set out to slay some knitting dragons by duct taping my iPhone to the ceiling for a photo sesh (you are so judging me right now, aren’t you?)  That’s cool. I judged my choices too hahaha *palm hits forehead. I had planned on taking 479847511 photos of the blankets, me and the wool, all happy-like.  I was young and stoopid last week.

I know you are secretly-not-so-secretly already laughing at my genius-not-so-genius duct tape contraption. In my defence, I had inhaled copious quantities of motor oil coffee.  Coffee clearly gives my unrealistic expectations.  What I should have been thinking was…

Step aside coffee. This is a job for alcohol.

Everything you need to make theeee most insanely beautiful chunky knit blanket in the history of ever
 Note: missing person in photo above ^^^ !!!!!?#@%
 
I was dead.  Ugh.
Gone. Whooshed. Vanished.
Off my bed. Like a sock loving loser.
Let’s pretend that didn’t happen.
 

 W H A T    actually   H A P P E N E D …

My photo sesh started off pretty sweet.  I stood on my bed, (hyperventilating from excitement) while duct taping my phone to the ceiling. Oh to be a fly on the wall that day.  I bet the flies were even laughing at me.

It seemed the harder I worked, the slower things seemed to go. Am I f’n ancient ? I’ve seen jello move faster.  Apparently I’m 102 years old.

 

Enter total gong show.

I not-so-delicately-nor-lady-like-took-my-phone-off-the-ceiling-while-swiftly-slipping-and-teetering-off-the-edge-of-my-bed-until-I-flipped-in-my-effffing-socks-and-catapulted-directly-and-promptly-while-face-planting-the-floor.

I basically had my ass delivered to me.

 

So I cried.  

That’s what grown ass adults do. #AmIRite ?

The socks survived. My ego. Not so much.  I bruised pretty much every square inch of my body. Including the unmentionables.  Damn it.  I just mentioned the unmentionables *face palm*

After that fall from grace, my face slightly resembled this—> ?!?!?!?!!!!!  I won’t tell you who had a bruised ego, so don’t even try to guess.  It wasn’t me. I swear it.

Now I realize blogging isn’t a glamorous job, but still.  #FML.

Blogging often looks a little like unemployment to your mother and could more accurately be titled “Professional E-Mailer & Couch Potato Who Knits On The Side.”

*finds potato chip in sofa cushion*

But I finally did it !!!!!

Drops the mic. Walks off the stage.
 
 

THE KNIT COLLECTION WAS BORN

{{  Here’s everything you need to make a gorgy gorgeous chunky knit blanket  }}

Make your own chunky knit blanket with this kit !! It's gorgeousness !!

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S I M P L E   =    B E T T E R

PATTERNS : I created TWO gorgeous chunky knit blanket patterns for you.   I’m telling ya, some knitting patterns can make you feel like a total incompetent loser. Not this one.  Or this one.  They are ahhhhmaze.

I updated this pattern on the blog to an even more INCREDIBLE pattern with different blanket sizes, knitting tips and secret knitting sauce. The new ebook downloadable pattern is so so so good.

Both chunky knit blanket patterns are instantly downloadable and full of descriptive pics. I don’t want to deflate your love tires but the patterns have knitting pics, not Channing Tatum pics. Whaaaa?!!!  Pattern Bonus :  There are hawt tips like how to join your yarn without weaving or knots!  Tie up loose ends?  N O P E. There’s nothing to tie up.  No yarn ends. No tying.  OMG OMG OMG OMG.

HINT:  every knitter has the potential to unleash this super power. F’REAL.  It’s super EASY too!

 

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NEEDLES : The circular knitting needles are the lowest price in the history of ever on my blog!   Start the car!  Start the car!  The needles are super versatile. I use them for easily knitting all my chunky knit blanket projects. They are also great for making knit pillows, scarves and any chunky yarn knitting projects.

 
 
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WOOL :  I also found the most beautiful wool on the face of the earth. Annnnd, you will flip-your-ish (JUST DON’T WEAR WOOL SOCKS!) when you see the kit with the wool in it. Erhhhmergerd. BOOM.  We ran out of stock of the soft blue wool (yet you can still special order it here for the sale price for a later delivery in June. ) The 100% Peruvian wool is also available in the most beautiful creamy colour and black too!!

PS. The colours are d’bomb diggity.

 

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CHUNKY KNIT BLANKET KIT :  Good things inside

Didja see all those blanket pics up there in the blog post !? ^^  Told ya, a total beaut. You should totally knit one. For fashion, and for crime fighting. I’m losing my mind over it. It’s ridiculous UGH. Dead. I really think you should just go for it.

The chunky knit blanket kits each come  with wool, knitting needles, pattern, swag AND free knitting pattern too!  Sorry to yell. It’s just so good.  So so so good.
 
Make your own chunky knit blanket with this kit !! It's gorgeousness !!
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ACCESSORIES :  Pom-poms and tassels are like jewelry for your blanket.  They can really make a blanket POP with pow.  Erhhhmergerd. Tassels. They are the whole giddy up and go go.

Didja know there are pom pom maker kits? Holy batman.  You’re gonna be like, ohgawdthankyou.  Why have I been winding my wool around toilet rolls for years?!

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We need to talk about Macrame.  I’m obsessed.  Have you tried it?  Getting inspired here on Pinterest. OMG OMG OMG OMG.

Being a good knitter is 3% talent and 97% not being distracted by the internet

 

We can do this. And by we, I mean you.  Happy knitting!

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  1. Kyrie

    March 26th, 2018 at 12:19 pm

    I love these blankets so much! Thinking about making one for a wedding gift…

  2. Mary

    March 26th, 2018 at 2:17 pm

    Knit on sister!

  3. Colleen

    March 26th, 2018 at 4:04 pm

    I’m a second grade teacher in the USA so, I should be able to do this….well, truth be told I just need to curl up in the blanket because Spring break is next week! Love your blog and Art of Doing Stuff…..all great things come from Canada ????????-especially my great friends who live in Hamilton! Love the treehouse BTW…….

  4. Lynne Knowlton

    April 2nd, 2018 at 8:57 pm

    I second that thought Colleen.. all kinds of great things come out of Canada… one of which is my fave pal Karen from the Art of Doing Stuff! I need to bribe her into another treehouse summer holiday again this year 🙂 xo

  5. Lindsay

    March 26th, 2018 at 12:21 pm

    Looks so cozy!!

  6. Robyn Black

    March 26th, 2018 at 12:22 pm

    Ahhhhhh! I would LOVE this kit! I have used you chunky knit pattern to make beautiful blankets for all my loved ones but, I haven’t gotten around to ever making myself one yet. If I win this contest I would definitely keep it for myself!

  7. Lynne Knowlton

    April 2nd, 2018 at 8:58 pm

    Great idea Robyn…. they are so fun to make as gifts… and boy oh boy… even better to make a little extra so you have a little something special too. Big love and happy knitting ! Lynne. PS. I love your giving, sweet heart. So thoughtful of you!

  8. Victoria nichols

    March 26th, 2018 at 12:22 pm

    Ive been wanting to knot this blanket for FOREVER!!!! Please let wiiiiin!! Lol!! I’ll love more than I already do……..virtually impossible!!!

  9. Jenny

    March 26th, 2018 at 12:22 pm

    Beautiful! What a great idea.

  10. Susan DuBois

    March 26th, 2018 at 12:23 pm

    That throw! It’s so amazing! I would love to knit of these some day soon!

  11. Beth

    March 26th, 2018 at 12:23 pm

    I love this blanket. It looks so snuggly and comfy.

  12. Christy

    March 26th, 2018 at 12:23 pm

    Thanks for giving me a good laugh. I always love following your escapades!

  13. Cecilia Nelson

    March 26th, 2018 at 12:24 pm

    I would love to win a chunky knit blanket kit … if I do, then all I will need after that is to learn how to knit! LOL! All the best to the Knowlton’s from sunny FL. (Yes, we do need blankets here sometimes!)

  14. Lynne Knowlton

    April 2nd, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    I agree Cecilia… we lived in Florida for quite some time too… and a snuggly blanket is PERFECT for Florida too. What part do you live in? Big love and best of luck with the contest ! xx

  15. Debbie Bashford

    March 26th, 2018 at 12:24 pm

    I would be thrilled to win this totally fabulous chunky blanket kit!!! Thanks for the chance!

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