FREE chunky knit blanket pattern. Knit a blanket in a weekend! Easy beginner pattern!

 How to Knit A Chunky Wool Blanket

Knit. It will keep you from unravelling.

Something huge happened. Can’t tell you what, but it rhymes with schmunky knit schmanket schmattern and blanket kits!!!

Get ready to happy dance. Gangnam Style. People are still doing that, no? Is that over ?  My latest chunky knit patterns are so pretty!  Let’s celebrate *drinks vodka from flask in desk drawer.  People are still doing that, no? Is that over?

knit happens

Would you luuuurve to knit a chunky wool blanket?  Good.  Me too.  I knew I liked you.

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

Knitting is cool  

It’s called knitting because unwind in knitty paradise was taken.

For a limited time only, this new CLARA chunky knit blanket pattern is fahhhhhreeee !!!!


Why does knitting save your sanity, one stitch at a time?  To tell you the truth, I used to think that knitting was something s.t.o.o.p.i.d that old ladies did.   I was wrong.  No surprise there. I’m wrong  a lot sometimes.  Knitting is a sexy indoor sport.   Stamped it.   Want proof of how knitting rocks out loud?   Have you ever knit something for a man?

MEN adore it.  I did it.
I knit Michael a sweater and bam he married me. Just like that.

It’s like I drugged him with my knitting prowess.

How to make a chunky knit blanket ! Everything you need to make a gorgeous chunky wool blanket. Wool, circular knitting needles and a gorgy gorgeous pattern!

Lately, I needed a knitting intervention, of sorts.  I didn’t know what to do.  I had some rough days.  I considered other ways to procrastinate ideas to take my mind off of things.   Like face planting a cupcake.  That usually solves problems.  Not this time.

It was going to take a while to Feng Shui the sadness outta me.  I’ve cried a lot of sad rivers.  You know its bad when you bawl in the shower.   We have been swinging at cancer like a Southern church lady swings her purse ever since I wrote this blog post about Michaels terminal cancer.

I made you cry too with that blog post too, didn’t I? Sorry ’bout that.  Me too.

I feel better. You ?

How do I get outta my funks?

FREE chunky knit blanket pattern. Knit a blanket in a weekend! Easy beginner pattern!

I watch six straight hours of Netflix and top it off with a movie, popcorn and liquid fermented grapes. I knit my way through it all. You know what they say when you are going through hell ?  Just keep going.  So I did.  I just happened to be holding knitting needles.

Q U I C K   &   E A S Y 

You need to know how to do two kinds of stitches to make this chunky knit blanket kit.  This chunky knit blanket kit is supahhhh easy to make too!

Yup.  Two.  Totally manageable, right?

  • KNIT
  • PURL

Lather, rinse, repeat. Told ya. EASY, breezy beautiful you.

W H A T   K I N D  O F   Y A R N TO USE ??
Hint : WOOL !

I recently went for this soft-feely-kinda-wool.  You can see photos of it in the kit photos at the bottom of the blog post.  It’s gorgy gorgeous !!

There are so many options to shop for …..with wool, acrylic, cotton, blends. Gah.  In the past, I knit some blankets with acrylic yarn (and they looked good for about 15 minutes.) I have come to love wool wayyyy more than acrylic blends. An acrylic blanket will not wear as long, or be as warm or durable.

I love love love love this wool because it makes the prettiest blankets of all time.

FREE chunky knit blanket pattern. Knit a blanket in a weekend! Easy beginner pattern!

H O W    T O    C A L C U L A T E    Y A R N 

These yarn calculations are only an estimate.  The finished look of your blanket will be determined by your knitting gauge and type of yarn you use. I used this wool for all my calculations.

It’s all fun and games until someone loses their stitch count

Depending on the yarn that you use, you could go with one strand, double or triple. If you are looking for a chunky look, doubling the yarn is your best bet.  I doubled mine when I used the this wool.  I make all my chunky wool blankets in the same brand of wool, using the same knitting needles and knit in a double strand method for an extra warm chunky blanket.  That way, I can reuse the knitting needles all the time.

The 100% Peruvian wool is so soft and creamy. LURVE it. <— I SCREAMED THAT!

S U P P L I E S :

W O O L :   You’ll need approx 16 balls for the blanket patterns in my kits.

N E E D L E S :   I absolutely love these circular knitting needles and use them for all my chunky wool blanket patterns.

F I N I S H E D   S I Z E :  45 ” x  65 ”

This is the pattern I used to create the blanket… here’s a wee sampling of the ahhhhmazing pattern.  For a limited time, you can have this pattern for free by signing up to my newsletter. Easy peasy.

C I R C U L A R   N E E D L E S   A R E   T H E   B O M B   D I G G I T Y :

Do  you  know  how  to  knit ?   My Mom taught me how to knit when I was a kid, last week.  I’m a 12 year old hiding inside a 102 year old.  Really though, it’s no biggie.  This chunky knit blanket pattern is basic.  Really super duper basic / beginner level knitting.  Don’t sweat bullets worrying that this might be rocket science.  It’s not.

You can use these circular knitting needles for anything from scarves to big throws, blankets or rugs.  They are a fantastic compact alternative to straight knitting needles.   The big needles make everything knit so much faster!  It also means that the weight of the blanket is resting on your lap in the circular section of the needles rather than you having to hold the weight in your hands with straight needles.  Easy. Breezy.  Awesome.

i knit. what’s your superpower?

FREE chunky knit blanket pattern. Knit a blanket in a weekend! Easy beginner pattern!

Guess whaaaa? The knitting needles are bundled up by me, and sent to you with lurve.   I take a whole lotta care in wrapping up the knitting needles. Probably too much. Ha! I love gift wrapping them for you!

Y O U R ‘ E   W E L C O M E.   Y O U   S H O U L D   K I S S   M E   N O W.

The only difference with making a blanket with circular needles is that you are NOT connecting the ends.  Normally, circular needles are made for making things like hats etc.   With a blanket, of course, you don’t need it to be a King Kong hat, you want a flat blanket.  No need to connect anything.  The excess cord is simply holding the blanket for you. Got it? Got it. xx

Click the photo for a free chunky wool blanket pattern and to read the benefits of using circular knitting needles instead of straight knitting needles. It will WOW you!!

How to knit a chunky wool blanket | DESIGN THE LIFE YOU WANT TO LIVE | Lynne Knowlton

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

Knitters gonna knit.  You’re so special.  🙂 Now, invite me over.   Let’s celebrate with some liquid fermented grapes antioxidants aka WINE!

This whole thaaaang is a fast knit.  

I didn’t calculate how long it took me, because that would have added stress to my stress free knitting.

Want to put tassels on your blanket? Here’s a free tassel DIY tutorial.  You got this!

PS.  Let’s get this knitty party started.  Talk to me.  Tell me about your knitting prowess…

Guessssss whaaaaaa? !!   There’s a new knit collection in my blog shop !!   You’ll find the wool, pattern, knitting needles ..the whole enchilada.  So good. So so so good.  Check it out here.

Make your own chunky knit blanket with this kit. Everything you need is in one spot.  The wool, knitting needles, beautiful instantly downloadable pattern and awesome swag.  Gift wrapped. Delivered to your door.  Gorgy gorgeous.


Knitting forever. housework whenever.

Big love and happy knitting !!

PS. There’s a new chunky blanket kit in town too LOL… here’s my newest blog post about it and here it is in the blog shop !

How to make a chunky knit blanket ! Everything you need to make a gorgeous chunky wool blanket. Wool, circular knitting needles and a gorgy gorgeous pattern!
EVERYTHING you need to make a chunky knit blanket via @lynneknowlton


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  1. Fern Cohen says:

    Pattern for 4×4 rib blanket

  2. Gilmaris Medina says:

    Beautiful site thank you for sharing. I will love if I can get a copy of the partern.

  3. marilyn cimino says:

    I down loaded the chunky wool blanket ribbed pattern. Looks like I can do this!! I am in the process of ordering the complete kit but unable to get the 10% discount I saw previously. I do see the ck for free postage. Please help me to get this credit so I can sent off my order. THX

  4. Lori says:

    Would love this pattern! Thank you!

  5. Roz says:

    Where can I purchase the knit kit?

  6. Christina H. says:

    I made this blanket a long time ago after stumbling across your site…got the suggested yarn and the needles. Was a wonderful experience! But i must have not knitted correctly…the blanket is a lot smaller than I expected and the wool ‘sheds’ quite a bit. I still love it though! Still being ‘shed’ on by the yarn, but looking forward to the outcome!

    • Lynne Knowlton says:

      Hello Christina !
      So happy that knitting your blanket was a wonderful experience. The pattern makes a rather large blanket with our wool and needles. I am wondering if you perhaps purchased the wool and needles somewhere else?
      With our knit kits, wool, knitting needles… we guarantee 10000000% customer satisfaction, as we love having super happy customers. Please be sure to let me know if you used our Peruvian wool and custom stamped knitting needles.
      Happy knitting!

      • Christina H. says:

        I bought this before it was a kit….off of your blog a few years ago. Got the knitting needles from your site and the wool link took me to Etsy and the vendor in the UK. I followed the pattern to a tee….no worries though! It’s still pretty and the yarn is oh so soft!

  7. Cindy says:

    I requested the pattern twice, but did not receive it. Checked my spam folder and still nothing. Please help!!

    • Lynne Knowlton says:

      Hi Cindy, that’s so odd that it didn’t arrive in your inbox. Sometimes it is mail filters that do that. We sent you the pattern today, just to be sure.

      Cheers! Lynne + Tristan !

  8. Catherine Bais says:

    Would love to receive this pattern!
    Catherine Bais

    • Lynne Knowlton says:

      Hi Catherine,

      If you pop your email address into the optin box in the blog post, the free pattern will automatically be sent to your email inbox. 🙂

      Happy knitting,

  9. Catherine Bais says:

    Would love to receive this pattern!
    Catherine Bais
    British Columbia, Canada

  10. Debbie says:

    Hello,I live in New Zealand…. I would love the free chunky knit throw pattern if possible.

    • Hi Debbie,

      If you pop your email address in the form within the blog post, the free pattern will be automatically emailed to your inbox.

      Big love from Canada to New Zealand

      Lynne xx

  11. Francesca says:

    How do I get the free pattern?

    • Janelle P. says:

      Love the afghan. Can I have the pattern? Thank you. J.P.

      • Lynne Knowlton says:

        Hi Janelle,

        No worries… just enter your email in the blog post and the free afghan pattern will be emailed directly to your inbox.

        Happy Knitting,

    • Lynne Knowlton says:

      Hi Francesca,

      Sure thing… just enter your email in the blog post and the free pattern will be emailed directly to your inbox.

      Happy Knitting,

  12. Francesca says:

    I love your interior designs and the photo layouts!

  13. Shelley Jarvis says:

    The tag and headline says Free pattern. Then inside it says you have to pay?

    • Lynne Knowlton says:

      Hi Shelley

      The pattern is a paid pattern normally, in our shop… but if you enter your email within this blog post where it says to enter your email, and click the button for the free pattern, the free pattern will be emailed to you, right into your inbox.

      Happy knitting!

    • Shelley Jarvis says:

      Never mind. I got it! Thanks!

  14. Kathryn Bandfield-Keough says:

    I am not sure who to ask but I purchased the pattern and then fell in love with the kit. Any chance I can get a refund on the pattern?

  15. I never received the free pattern. I have checked email and spam. Not there. Thank you.

  16. Linda Burkhardt says:

    I have tried several times to download the pattern. I have also checked spam and it isn’t there. What next?? I love this pattern!!

  17. Linda Burkhardt says:

    The blanket looks awesome. I cant wait to try it

  18. Hi Irene
    Perhaps the pattern is in your spam/junk email folder? I double checked everything and it is all working. I forwarded the pattern to your email inbox just to be triple sure for you. Look for an email from lynne@lynneKnowlton.com with the pattern.

    Happy Knitting!

  19. Hello Marci,

    I just checked everything and it is all working. Perhaps the pattern is in your spam/junk email folder? I also forwarded the pattern to your email inbox. Look for an email from lynne@lynneKnowlton.com


  20. Marci says:

    How many yards of the wool makes the knit & pearl blanket?

  21. Pamela Brownlee-Manning says:

    Wowsers, looks like a fun knit!

  22. Megan B says:

    I have had the link to this website saved for many many years now. I started this blanket in high school. Now, as a sophomore in college, I finally finished the blanket! The last stitch was finished last night and now I am left with a very warm blanket! My first ever project. thanks for the free pattern! I’ll post the blanket on my blog in the months to come, but I would encourage you to check it out and leave some comments/blogging advise.. maybe even subsribe

  23. Nancy A Cameron says:

    I just received my new knitting needles to knit the chunky blanket for my sister! I loved how they came in the sweet bag, wrapped so special in the tissue paper. Thank you so much and I cannot wait to start the blanket

  24. Cathy says:

    How many stitches to I have to cast on for each size you mentioned in your post? Thanks for your help!

    • Hi Cathy,

      So sorry for the mix up, but I only do one size of the blanket now and forgot to update it in the blog post. I recreated the pattern to be one size so that the blanket is now not too small, not too large, just perfectly perfect in a medium size.

      Hope that helps. Happy knitting!

  25. Carmen Ulliel says:

    Hi Lynne,

    I stumbled this blog post, drunk, in February 2018. I watched your original Youtube video for this pattern and thought you were hilarious. I thought “Hey I can definitely do that!”. I bought some knitting needles and yarn and got started. I finished my first sweater 2 days ago in time for Christmas.

    Honestly haven’t attempted your blanket yet but it’s on my list! Thanks for your pattern and your blog!


  26. Theresa Mondelli says:

    Hi Lynne, I have read the pattern and don’t see how many tassels you made for the blanket or spacing. Can you let me know?
    Thanks in ad advance!!

    • Hi Theresa, I usually just wing it. Some blankets have lots of tassels on each side, and some have 6. LOL. It depends on how much wool I have left over, and / or if you bought extra wool.. you can just start to fill in tassels until you reach the desired thickness. Hope that helps! Lynne

  27. Susan Lally says:

    I’ve just discovered your site and I love it! Thanks, Sue xxx

  28. Jamie Sudyko says:

    You are freaking hilarious and I laughed out loud reading this! Thank you!!!

  29. adriana r hill says:

    I can not dowload the pattern.

  30. Shelley says:

    I too can not download patter.

  31. Jenny says:

    Not able to download free pattern?

  32. Ann Vipond says:

    Not able to download free knit pattern.

  33. Laurie says:

    Where can I get the yarn for this blanket..because you are sold out!!

  34. Freda HEDGE says:

    Not able to download the free blanket pattern

  35. Shawnie Tarczali says:

    Good Afternoon Lynne,
    I have two gal-pals who want to learn to knit a chunky blanket. I was wondering if you could suggest a yarn that could get the same chunky size with a single strand. If you don’t have a suggestion, where can we find the yarn you used, as the kits are sold out on your site. I will direct them to you to purchase their needles.
    Thanks in advance!

  36. Cathy says:

    Love your knit blankets, waiting for the pattern for the one with no cables. It is my favorite! Thank you.

  37. Elizabeth Yates says:

    Just thought I’d let you know knitted this last year I love it but wish I’d made it a bit wider I might get more wool unravel n redo as didn’t take long might even make another one but bigger I did on straight but going to do on circular next time and I love the new stainless steel needles they are lovely to work with and not expensive decisions decisions

    • Lynne says:

      Hi Elizabeth ! So good to know. Did you knit it on smaller needles or cast on a small number of stitches ?

      Another idea ( rather than unravel it ) is to knit a border. You could then just add a border around it – possibly in a complimentary colour and that would do the trick. Add tassels or Pom poms too !!


  38. Joanna says:

    Hi from down under. Rank amateur does not describe me or my ability as a knitter. Suffice to say I suck at this only knit cat blankets cos they don’t know any different and don’t judge the finished result. Started to do chunky cream blanket med. size, but am going round in circles literally on these cricket stump sized needles. What am I doing wrong, I will end up with a giant sized woopy cushion if I carry on like this ? Am I not turning or something at the end of a row……… also need to know how to splice this wool which my two cats have just run under the sofa with as I write. Need assistance as my husband says unpicking 3 times already is doing his head in !!

    • Hi Joanna,
      I believe what you are doing, is joining your ends to make a circle, but you don’t want to do that. Even though they are circular knitting needles, you knit with them as if you were using straight needles. Do not join the ends. You want to knit a flat blanket, not a circle (like a hat).

      That was the long way of saying, when you get to the end of the row, turn your work around and start on the next row. For example, in the beginning… you cast on your stitches. Knit / purl your first row. Turn work. Start next row.. Etc.

      Hope that helps!
      Happy knitting !

  39. Kathy says:

    Lynne, I want to make the medium sized blanket with tassels, how many single balls will I need to order?

    • Hi Kathy,

      The medium sized blanket takes about 14 balls of wool of wool… and if you are adding tassels… I would add anywhere from 2-4 extra balls of wool. It depends on whether you make small, medium, or large tassels and how many you want to add to the edge of the blanket. What a tongue twister, huh? LOL!

      Happy knitting,

  40. Karen Clemons says:

    My wool arrived a few days ago. It is just as advertised. The color is warm and is perfect for a chunky blanket. The quality of the wool is lovely and I am looking forward to using it.

    I am very impressed with the customer service from this site. They were prompt to respond to a concern I expressed. I would have no hesitation to order knit materials again.
    Thank you!

  41. Lynne –
    Most embarrassing moment … there are too many to count — however, one stands out. Picture wine tasting in Napa Valley – beautiful little bistro bar. Lovely looking vase sitting on the bar so I turn it over to see what the price might be. Oops – it’s a spittoon – quite full actually. We didn’t stay long after my unfortunate little incident. It’s one of those memorable moments with your bestie that is fondly reminisced after a bottle (or two) of bordeaux. Thanks for always putting a smile on my face! Hugs – C

  42. Sue Thomson says:

    Hello Lynne.

    I love your blog – it is so funny, refreshing and a treat to read. Can’t help laughing (sorry) at your predicament – hope you are on the mend.

    Leaving the lid off the blender while making bread crumbs is nothing compared to leaving it off when making tomato soup. It was only on for a few second …… my how far it traveled…….the kitchen walls and ceiling looked like a bloodbath!

    I have downloaded the seed stitch pattern, which I think will be moss stitch here in the UK. Is there an equivalent wool I can get in the Uk?

    Love, Sue,
    Darlington, near Durham, UK

  43. Do you have a blanket pattern for the light blue knitted piece the birch circular
    needles are displayed? I love the chunkiness of that stitch. is there a name I can look up?

    Your blog is wonderful and I love to knit.

    Can’t wait to hear from you.!

  44. Aviva Harris says:

    Much love, light and blessings to you and your husband and many prayers for healing.

    You are hysterical! My 2 year old inside wants to give you a hug and be besties.
    I have always wanted to knit but was too chicken. I think this blog post mighta done it though????

  45. Linda says:

    Just wanted to confirm that the 8 skeins of yarn on Etsy allows for a double strand of yarn. The 1500 yards allows for a double strand using a bulky yarn? Love the look – excited to give it a try!

  46. Rachel says:

    Hi! Thanks so much for this great pattern. This will be my first full-size blanket. I’m going to use the Wool-Ease Chunky Yarn you recommend. Just to make sure I understand… do I knit with two strands together with this yarn?

  47. pat Holmes says:

    i love your blog

  48. Anne Bradshaw says:

    Hi Lynne,
    Haven’t read every post here – could take some time and it’s already 1 in the morning here in the UK on Friday October 13th (gulp) … Q: do you ever use basket weave on your blankets? Just done one in Chunky for a baby buggy and it’s very effective – and simple if you make sure you count as you do it. I could’ve done 3 blankets with all the undoing because I failed to
    concentrate, but that’s me. It was well worth the effort, and only knit/purl, so easy (in principle, anyhoo).
    Great handy tips on your blog for wool weights etc. Thanks!
    Anne, Manchester

  49. Kim Smith says:

    Hi, Lynne! Are the sides of the blanket supposed to curl over, rather than lay flat for this pattern? Also, do the tassels go on BOTH ends of the blanket. Or just one (because if you pull it all the way up cozy around your neck, wouldn’t the tassels on that end be annoying? LOL! ???? Or not?). Help!

    Thank you!

    Kim Smith

    • Kim Smith says:

      Also…could you also use a chunky 100% cotton yarn for this pattern?

    • Hi Kim
      Both sides lay flat for the this pattern. If your sides are curling, perhaps it is the yarn or thickness of the yarn, or another knitting mystery. LOL. I wish I could help you with that one, but it hasn’t happened to me {yet}… Now I have probably jinxed myself. haha.

      The tassels are only on 2 of the edges… and I haven’t noticed any tassels tickling my face.. but that’s a good point.. it may be a good idea to put the tassels on the sides rather than the long ends of the blanket. Hmmm.

      I may need more coffee to think of more ideas 🙂

      Happy knitting,
      Lynne xx

  50. Rose Wrick says:

    Hello Lynne

    Is it possible for me to get the knitting pattern of that grey blanket shown on the circular needles? Or is that grey blanket shown just the same pattern as the cream colored blankets? Maybe the grey shown is just the border that I’m loving? Thanks very much. I’ve downloaded maybe 6 patterns………none show that pretty grey blanket though. Rose

    • Hi Rose,

      I haven’t shared the knitting pattern for the grey blanket yet… but you are right, it is the same pattern as the border on my other knitting pattern on the blog. It is called a seed stitch. After I knit the other creme blanket with the seed stitch border, I thought I would do an entire blanket with seed stitch, since it’s such an easy pattern.

      It is basically knit 1 purl 1 all the way across the row and then do the opposite purl 1 knit 1 on the next row.

      I need to share that pattern too 🙂

      Big love,
      Lynne xx

  51. acaba says:

    How much wool would I need and how many stitches would I need to start with if I wanted a 50″*100″ blanket?

    • Hi there,

      I’m not sure how much wool you would need for a wider blanket, but if you wanted a 50 ” wide blanket, I would maybe test it by casting on 50 stitches instead of 40. If you make a test patch, you’ll be able to determine how much you will need depending on your knitting tension and wool.

      Hope that helps!
      Lynne xx

  52. Kaitie Hensal says:

    Hi Lynne!

    Quick question…have you or do you know anyone who used the merino wool from etsy and made this blanket with only one strand? I’m trying to picture what it would look like. I’m trying to price out options for a friend. I will be making the blanket, but she will be purchasing the supplies. Thank you so much!


    • Hi Kaitie,

      I have used the merino wool from Etsy many times for different styles of blankets and yet I haven’t tried it with one strand yet. With one strand, it will probably be just as beautiful, but will have a more loose look, with larger knitted stitches/airy holes/not as thick.. if that makes sense.

      Still gorgeous, I bet.

      Happy knitting,
      Lynne xx

  53. Jan Fugman says:

    Hi Lynne,
    I am making your stunning wool blanket for a charity auction. I don’t know who is more excited, me or the charity!
    However, I did find an error in this pattern. When working a rib stitch in multiples of eight
    Stitches for the pattern (4 knit, 4 purl) and casting on 40 stitches, in order for the rib pattern to come out correct, each row has to start with knit four. If you cast on 36 stitches (or any multiple of stitches that 8 cannot be divided into evenly) , then you would start each row with the opposite stitch you end the previous row with. Believe me, I tried this both ways and the only way the rib comes out correctly when casting on 40 stitches, is to start each row with knit 4.
    I will send you a picture when when my project is complete and ready for auction. I am so excited about this beautiful blanket, and my daughters are already begging for theirs!
    Thanks a million for sharing. Your site is delightful and one of my favorite places to go when I need to just breathe.

    • Hi Jan !!

      THANK YOU for that catch/detail on the pattern! I really appreciate that! I just fixed the pattern download ! You are the best !!!! It’s all about the little details, and that little detail is a big detail ! LOL.

      Big love and happy knitting!
      Love, the grateful knitter…

      Lynne xx

  54. Esther says:

    Has anyone used Drops Eskimo wool and would this be suitable for this blanket?

  55. Esther says:

    Hi there,

    I am a complete and utter knitting beginner. I can crochet a square (sort of) but lots of the terminology is completely alien to me.
    I’ve read the comments and people have put things like drop a stitch to stop it curling (no idea what that means).
    I want to make a smaller version of the blanket for my daughters birthday in six weeks. I want to purchase the merino wool but I am scared to in case I just can’t do it.
    I don’t really know what I’m asking ha ha. I’m just hoping if j get stuck you guys will help?

    Esther xx

    • Hi Esther

      I’ve never done a drop stitch either LOL and my blanket doesn’t curl at all. It is a good idea to purchase some inexpensive yarn, double it or triple it to make it thick and knit a test square to see if you like it. A small test is much easier than going for the whole thing. Either way, it is a really easy knit pattern and it looks gorgeous when it is done.

      Happy Knitting !

  56. Louzaan Loedolff says:

    I love the blanket and would like to order three pair of knitting needles for blanket from you,pse contact me a.s.a.p. with the amount owed to you,as well as how to get the money to you!Louzaan

  57. Joyce says:

    Hi, where can I find your pattern for the chunky blanket without tassles. I came across the pattern on your blog a few months ago but now I can’t find it! It was knitted in Colorways BabySMOOSH chunky yarn. The yarn has been out of stock for a few months now but I have managed to order similar yarn from the UK so thought I’d best download the pattern! Thanks for your help and I LOVE reading your blog.

  58. sandie johnson says:

    I love your vido it really helped me

  59. Claire Claringbold says:

    Hi I’m completely new to knitting (ok not quite true my mam knitted lots and so did my nana, I even helped on a market stall when I was younger that sold all knitted items my mam’s knitting club made)! Anyway whenever I have tried in the past its always looked more like crochet! I love your blog posts and you have inspired me to try again in 2017 my aim is to eventually knit a big cosy blanket or even just a scarf ?

  60. Maria says:

    This is a great post, I found it while trying to find a tutorial on knitting one of those mega huge chunky blankets. You know the ones I mean? Etsy is full of them, but like, I don’t have a money tree to get one. Would you ever consider knitting one and posting about it? 🙂

  61. Sarah says:

    Hello! I am so excited about this blanket, its beautiful! I’m using Lion Brand thick and quick yarn with the triple strand technique. My balls of yarn are about run out and I’m wondering how to join new rolls with this triple strand knit? Do i join the new yarn at the beginning of a row or mid row? Should I join all 3 strands at once or join them individually as they run out? I can’t seem to find anything on youtube showing how to join new yarn with a multiple strand knits. Any help (and possibly a video) would be much appreciated!

    Thank you!

  62. Sarah King says:

    Hello! I am so excited about this blanket, its beautiful! I’m using Lion Brand thick and quick yarn with the triple strand technique. My balls of yarn are about run out and I’m wondering how to join new rolls with this triple strand knit? Do i join the new yarn at the beginning of a row or mid row? Should I join all 3 strands at once or join them individually as they run out? I can’t seem to find anything on youtube showing how to join new yarn with a multiple strand knits. Any help (and possibly a video) would be much appreciated!

    Thank you!

    • Hi Sarah,

      That’s such a good question and one that I have been wondering for ages too! I usually just weave them in one at a time, so that when one ball ends, I join the new one right there (that way there isn’t a bulky spot by adding 3 at a time). Another thing that I have done to keep it really easy is to only join at the end of a row (then there is no need to weave mid row)

      I have to find some youtube videos myself. However they do it for one strand, I’d do the same for three strands, but one at a time.

      Did that just sound more confusing? LOL.

      When you figure it out, teach me. MWAH in advance,

      Lynne xx

  63. Christiane says:

    I have re-watch your video because I was too busy laughing! You are HILARIOUS!

  64. Carolyn Freedman says:

    I am a beginning knitter….i mean rank amateur…..and I made your blanket as a gift for my daughter who just started college. (so yeah, maybe I have taken up knitting to fluff my empty nest) I even bought the yarn from the etsy shop you recommended. It took me a bit longer than a weekend. Dont be judgey now, I already told you I was a beginner. But it did go very quickly. And it turned out great. Well except for the one stitch that I apparently screwed up and my husband couldn’t help himself but point it out to me, as I have the finished blanket all proudly laid out for him to admire. But again, I am a beginner and I didn’t even notice that stitch until I was all done. Live and learn. Next will be adding tassels, but now I’m going all hard-core and went to a knitting store to see how to make the tassels I wanted. Lo and behold, discovered that they are actually a rope tassel and so now I’ve bought a fringe twister from another Etsy store, so you see how, single-handedly (or single-postedly) your blanket pattern has led to a positive economic windfall for 2 Etsy shops and one local knitting store. Nice work.
    And did I mention that when I bought the yarn for the blanket, I also bought extra yarn for another blanket–because even a rank amateur knows that you always need more yarn.
    (and if I win the Etsy contest, I’ll buy even more yarn!)

  65. Val Baker says:

    Hi there, just stumbled across your website/blog! Happy days! have only just discovered this giant wool and fabulous blankets and my fingers are itching to get started, so…….. I start looking for wool and patterns etc., and get dizzy going to all the links! Then by pure chance on the way back from a very boring work meeting, I blocked out the chit chat by starting some more research and there it was! Your website! Deep joy………. it was fun to look at, very well thought out and I love how easy you made to spend a fortune on the needles (from you) and the wool from Etsy! Sympathise with hot flushes by the way……we don’t have the hot weather here in the UK, but I do have my own personal summers!!! Many thanks for the simple instructions……….

  66. Heather Bantz says:

    Hi there, just wanted you to know I love your website/blog. Just makes me smile to read it and it’s so visually appealing. Love the colors and pictures (I know I sound like I’m in kindergarten). I have a question for you, I recently bought a TON of Bernat Big (Jumbo) polyester yarn to arm knit a blanket. Unfortunately the holes are way too big. Ugh. My husband and kiddos dubbed it “the cargo net”. Do you have any suggestions for a knitting pattern for this type of yarn? Other than the arm knitting I’ve never knitted so a beginner pattern would be best. Thanks for all your help.
    (This is the stuff Michaels bernat-blanket-big-stitchn)

  67. Zara austin says:

    Hi lynne.. love your pattern as I’m new to knitting I followed your pattern in a very cheap wool. So I now know I can knit. I am going to start again with this etsy find http://bit.ly/2fzns3Y as I’m in the uk. I would like my blanket a lot larger say 65″ x 65″. Would you recommend casting on 60 64 stitches & I’ll use double strand but not sure how many skeins I will need. Could you please advise I reckon maybe 10.
    Many thanks

    • I love wool couture company in the UK http://bit.ly/2fzns3Y ! You are soooooo lucky to live in the UK! Trade you places :)… Canada is only a hop skip and jump from the UK anyway. LOL. I use double strands when using the merino wool too. It’s perfect. I also use 10 skeins when I want extra for tassels or for making a larger blanket. Casting on 60 stitches sounds lovely. Have you seen this blog post on my blog?


      I used double strand and made it a larger blanket too. Hope that helps!
      Lynne xx

  68. Meg says:

    Hello, my fellow quirky 50-something friend! Just found you and simply love you. Truly. Quick question: do you suggest knitting Continental or . . . I forgot. Or English style (I googled it). Is one faster than the other?? Forget I asked – it doesn’t matter! But, do remember that I am thoroughly enjoying your blog and your beautiful family. Simply lovely!

  69. Claire says:

    Bought my needles today and am going to knit BOTH of your blankets, Lynne – can’t wait! Would love a chunky cable knit pattern next to fuel my obsession…!!

  70. Julie says:

    Ok, I tried commenting earlier, and it wouldn’t let me. so hopefully it doesn’t duplicate! But my friend wants me to make this for a baby blanket. I haven’t knitted since I was a little girl (I crochet mainly) so I was curious how you would change this for a baby? Such as, how many would you cast on? And would you only use 2 strands of bulky yarn? Or still use 3? And would you shrink down your needles any?

  71. Julie says:

    I just found your blog and man your video cracked me up! A friend of mine wants me to make her a baby blanket and she sent me to you. She LOVES this blanket. But I haven’t knitted since I was a little girl so I am re-learning this. I crochet all the time though so i’m not a newbie to yarn. What would you do different if you wanted to turn this into a baby blanket? Would you use 2 skeins of super bulky yarn? And how many would you cast on?? Thank you in advance!!

  72. Jamie says:

    I love love love this!! I want to learn how to knit blankets so so badly! One question for you: is the blanket washable or dry clean only? I have 4 small children and so I need a super soft super washable blanket. What yarn would you recommend for washing?? thank you so much!!!?

  73. Jan Bruck says:

    I love this pattern! I haven’t knitted in 30 years, more or less, and in retirement have decided to take it up again. I am coming to the end of my first section and need to join three new strands of yarn. I have spent so long trying to find some appropriate instructions on YouTube without success. Please, please help!

    • Hi Jan,

      I remember seeing a bunch of ideas on YouTube for weaving the ends in, but I don’t have the links handy.

      One easy solution that I have found, is to end your wool ends at the end of a row, rather than in the middle. It seems easier to weave the ends in that way, and you can even hide a wee knot on the end too (if you are desperate).

      I hope that helps!
      Happy Knitting!

      Lynne xx

  74. alli says:

    When you say 1500 yards and do the yarn calculations, is that for a single strand of yarn or does that include consideration for triple strand?

  75. Karen says:

    I need info on the great tassels. how big and how many did you use.

  76. Karen says:

    I made this and it was beautiful but the long edges curled. Anyway to prevent this? Thank you!

    • Hi Karen,

      I didn’t experience that, but there are a ton of fab knitters who follow my blog, so hopefully they will see your comment, and pop in a comment with a suggestion. Cheers! Lynne xx

  77. Judy Thomas says:

    Thank you so much for sharing with us! I’m super new to knitting and our other video helped me a lot. I’m gonna try this one later today, I’m so excited! I’m loving the blog!

  78. Marissa says:

    This is probably one of the most awesome posts I’ve read. You write the same way my sister and I talk with each other and we always have a great time! Also, I LOVE knitting and I have a yarn fetish. I love it all. Chunky, not chunky, colour, and anything soft. I can’t believe I haven’t found your blog before. I’ll definitely be reading more!

  79. suzanne says:

    Regarding joining new yarn ~
    Do I always join new yarn at the BEGINNING of a row ? Or if you are mid row, do you just join then ???
    also, is it best to join all 3 new yarns at the same time even if they are not all done at the same time ??

  80. Mary Kay says:

    Omg Lynne, I just watched your video and you are cracking me up!! You are totally hilarious!! What fun! Thank you for this giggle to start my day!

    You video rates an A++++! Wish everyone had your fun outlook and sense of goofy humor!

    Anyway, THANK YOU. I’m going to make me one of these babies (With or without champagne!) 🙂

  81. MK says:

    Hi – I’m very distractible. If I cast on 44 stitches instead of 40, would that mean I could start every row with 4 knits and still have the pattern? (I’m a beginner and not good at calculating…)

  82. Jeannie says:

    This was Sooo helpful. I already have 2 requests for these blankets

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  84. Georgina Clarke says:

    I’m confused. For my yarn I need 28 balls and am going to double thread. So do I need just 28 or 28 x 2?


  85. Maureen Anderson says:

    Hi Lynne,

    I just ordered the circular needles but wish to know if you sell the yarn you used for this blanket?

    Or Could you tell me the ply and name of the wool as we are limited here in Western Australia for some yarns.

    Many thanks


    • Hi Maureen,

      The yarn that I love to use for this blanket is from Colorways on Etsy. Hopefully the link works properly in the blog post… crossing my fingers and toes. It is a chunky merino wool. If you write to Bobbie at Colorways, she can give you a ton of great info on the ply and all that good stuff. Here is her email addy bobbiedee45 {at} gmail.com.

      Big love and happy knitting,
      Lynne xx

  86. Joanne says:

    Hi Lynne thank you for this great pattern! Do you think this wool will be thick enough, need to make sure its nice and cosy but its difficult to tell online!

    Thank you!


    • Hi Joanne,

      I’ve never knit with that brand of yarn, but it looks beautiful! It may be worth knitting it in a double strand to be sure that it is nice and thick. Let me know how it goes… the colours look so beautiful!

      Lynne xx

  87. Allison says:

    That video was Hilarious! hahahaha 🙂

  88. Eileen says:

    Thank you so much! I love your blog Lynne. Pre full time work I used to knit! I am retired due to medical injury, so I was needing something to calm me down! Anger, frustration, depression any more ? No that’s enough for now or I’ll lose your attention.. So I’m away to have a go at your chunky blanket. Autumn in Queensland so becoming cooler.
    All the best

  89. Karyn says:

    I was just wondering if there’s a reason you’re using the circular needles vs just regular needles? Would I be able to use my regular needles I have?

    • Hello Karyn, the circular needles are compact, light and versatile. You can use them for anything from scarves to big throws, blankets or rugs. It’s a fantastic compact alternative to straight knitting needles. The big needles make everything knit so much faster! It also means that the weight of the blanket is resting on your lap in the circular section of the needles rather than you having to hold the weight in your hands with straight needles.

      I hope that helps! Lynne x

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  91. IM says:

    Hi! Great tutorial. I have no experience in knitting (I’m more into sewing with a machine) and your tutorial has inspired me to join the knitting club! I was wondering if it was possible for me to use your method to create a single sized duvet cover? I’ve been on the hunt for a good cable knit duvet cover but have been unable to find one that I like hence I would like to create my own version. Many thanks 🙂

  92. Hannah says:

    Has anyone used Cascade Magnum super bulky 6 yarn? I am trying to decide if I need 2 strands or 3 strands as it is a bulky yarn. I am waiting for my needles to arrive to I can test which works best. I can’t wait. I am planning on making this blanket for a queen size bed. Using Janets instructions.

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  94. Lyn says:

    I’m a very, very new loom knitter (new as in all I’ve made is a scarf!) and am wondering if I would need to modify this pattern to do it on the loom?

    • Oh my Lyn,

      Good question, and yet I have no answers for you. LOL. I’ve never used a loom. Maybe some of my avid readers/big time knitters who read my blog will be able to chime in and answer your question for you.

      If you had a question like… can you drink champagne and knit at the same time… my answer would be YES :)))

      Lynne xx

    • Cat says:

      Lyn, to do this on a loom (Maybe a Zippy loom would have a similar gauge but you’d need a bunch of them. Maybe knit over several pegs on a Martha Stewart loom?), you’d follow the pattern as written EXCEPT that every other row, you’d knit where it says purl and purl where it says knit. When you loom knit, the same side of the flat panel is always on the outside of the loom as opposed to needle knitting, where a different side of the piece faces you as you go from one row to another.

  95. Wendy says:

    I just stumbled upon this post in a Google search. I love how simple it seems. Thank you for providing the “yarn conversions”. I’m just getting into knitting. I started with arm knitting then bought a set of 50 needles. I’ve sold a few arm knitted infinity scarves at festivals and to friends. One friend has requested a blanket. I haven’t quite worked up to blankets yet. My question is, how do you join on new yarn? Do you just connect it with a knot and move on? I know that may be a silly question, but I’m really not sure. I believe I’ve read that it’s just a knot, but wouldn’t it be visible? Thanks for your help. P.S. I’m sorry for the loss of Oliver. There’s nothing quite like the love of a dog.

    • Hi Wendy,

      I don’t actually connect my yarn with a knot, because I’m so dang afraid to see that knot later. Sooooo, I kind of weave them together as I knit. It’s super tricky to explain but super easy to do.

      I would go on to YouTube and check out different tutorials on connecting yarn. That may help.

      Big love and happy knitting!
      Lynne xx

    • SUZANNE says:

      Hi !
      I am planning on using WOOL EASE THICK AND QUICK ~ is this what you used and were you happy with the results ? I was also planning on just doubling the yarn instead of triple.

      * If I make the larger throw, using Wool ease, DO i JUST NEED 10 BALLS IF I ONLY DOUBLE ??
      SUZANNE ~

      • Alison says:

        Hey Suzanne,
        Did you ever end up making the blanket with wool ease thick and quick? If so, did you double the yarn instead of triple? And how did it work? I had all the same questions you did so I would love to know how it turned out.

  96. SooyoungJeong says:

    Hello, I just wanted to ask, how many wool that are 400g each would i need to knit a chunky blanket?


    • Hi there…

      Well.. I’m not 100% sure how many balls of yarn that you would need with 400g yarn. I haven’t worked with that before.

      so sorry that I couldn’t be more helpful.


  97. Bonita Mahan says:

    Does the 1500 yards of yarn account for triple-strand or double strand?


    • Hi Bonita,

      The 1500 yards of yarn accounts for triple strand of knitting the blanket.

      Hope you create a gorgeous chunky wool blanket !

      Lynne xx

      • Cindy says:

        Just going on from this query, it”s recommended as 10 balls of the wool-ease chunky, so if knitting with 3 strands at a time, wouldn’t I need say 9 or 12 balls to always keep the 3 strands going? Sorry if that’s a silly question. I’m relatively new to knitting so common sense perhaps has gone out my window!
        Love your tutorial btw! 🙂

  98. Christina says:

    AS a beginner knitter and a money conscious teenager this pattern excites me. It seems rather affordable and knitting a blanket is always something ive wanted to do, especially know that its within my limited knitting skill set. I do have a question though, once ive used up the first three balls of yarn that ive tied together to form the extra chunky yarn, do I simply tie three more onto the ends? Also, for a double sized bed how many stiches would you recommend casting on? I plan on ordering the quick and thick yarn that your friend Janet used for her blanket.
    Any help is appreciated!

    • Hi Christina,

      You’re right! This is a great pattern for a beginner and it is also a super fast knit, so you see the rewards quickly. LOL.

      I’m not sure how many stitches you would need for a double blanket. So many people have made 3-10 of these blankets !!!! in many sizes, so maybe they will see your comment and give you a sense of how many stitches they did.

      Yes, you could tie your yarn together, but for a nice clean look, I would go on youtube and find some videos on how to nicely attach yarn. The same technique would work whether you used 3 balls or one.

      Hope that helps!
      Lynne xx

    • Hazel says:

      I don’t know exactly. But my thinking is if 40 stitches cast on makes the blanket 40 inches wide, measure how wide you want your blanket and cast on that many stitches (making sure it is devisable by 4). Just a thought 🙂 it’s what I’m gonna do anyway.

  99. Joanne says:

    Hello, i love this project and so excited to start mine, i have one quick question though…when casting on do ignore the knit 4 perl 4 and just do the casting on stitch for the first row and then on the 2nd row begin the knit 4 perl 4?

  100. Andrea says:

    I’ve just started my blanket using the same size needles as you, I’ve tripled my yarn but the holes in the blanket are still very large, do you have any tips to avoid this? Thank you!

    • Hi Andrea,

      Is there a chance that you are not using a chunky wool? The holes would be larger if the yarn was thinner. The thicker the yarn, the smaller the holes.

      Hope that helps!

  101. Karen says:

    LOVE Your blog. I am inspired to use the beautiful wool for my next project (a shower gift) Quick question, Do the sides of the afghan curl using the K4P4 pattern? I am a new knitter and am well into my first afghan (using stockinette stitch) and found that my edges curl.
    Thank you!

    • Hi Karen

      I haven’t found that my edges curl in with this pattern, but that may be because this pattern is a rib stitch, rather than a stockinette stitch. I think I wasn’t much help, was I? LOL.

      Lynne xx

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  102. Betty Schultz says:

    I don’t know how to knitt. I hoping your instructions will show me how. I know how to crochet. Can’t wait. Thank you!

    • I hope they help you too Betty! If not, there are a TON of great how-to knitting videos on YouTube. Once you learn the basics of a knit stitch and a purl stitch, it is smooth sailing from there. xx

  103. Kat says:

    Absolutely cannot wait to make this for me and my fiance! Woo woo! And I love your bubbly-ness! (if thats a word haha) So glad I found this!

  104. Andrea says:

    Hi Lynne! Just started on this blanket — I’m using Size 13 needles (biggest I have at the moment), and I cast on 100 stitches (what can I say, I have a big queen-sized bed!) for a big one! I’m using double strands of yarn — both of them Caron’s Simply Soft, one strand of Off White, and another of Soft Pink. I just started it last night, and it’s already working up pretty darn fast! Thanks so much for the pattern — I think I’m going to use this for Christmas gifts this year, since it works up so quickly!

  105. Toni Rappa says:

    How do I print the directions? I can get it via pdf.

    • Hi Toni,
      I updated the blog post, so now, as soon as you click on the links/photos in the blog for the pattern .. you will have the automatic PDF to download.

      Lynne xx

  106. Claire Greenfield says:

    Hi I have just completed my 1st project on chunky wool with 6mm needles. I casted on 56 stiches and it looks more like a extra wide scarf. It measures 90 cms. I followed the patern but just went in garter stich as am new to knitting. Any advice would be great.

    • LisawithGary Shaw says:

      You did not follow the pattern, what you have knit is a scarf. Always, always read and re-read the pattern instructions, this is what I tell my new knitters, also its not enough to just know all the abbreviations, you kind of need to visualize what the item will look like both in progress and when its done,. This pattern is knit holding 3 strands together on size 50 (25mm) needles, admittedly its like knitting with lincoln logs but it is well worth it. For an experienced knitter this pattern takes less than a day, I’ve been busting my stash knitting these to donate to the local shelter, I’ve made about 10 in less than 2 weeks and have enough yarn to make 5-8 more. Big yarn and big needles are the way to go! Happy knitting.

      • Suzanne says:

        Can I ask what kind of yarn you use ??? Has anyone tried this with WOOL EASE THICK AND QUICK ????
        I am stressing out over what kind of yarn to buy !

        • Lisa says:

          Yes, you could use wool ease, I have used wool ease and it worked out just fine triple stranding it as the pattern directs you to. Wool ease thick and quick has 106 yards per skein so you’ll need 15-I’m sure you’ll be happy with the result. Happy knitting.

  107. Karen says:

    Hi Lynn, what a beautiful blanket! I would love to make it and order the needles and yarn, but apparently colorways no longer sells the yarn? Please advise as soon as you can. Thank you so much.

    • Hi Karen

      Colorways is selling the yarn again! Yay!!! The ran out for a bit, and they are up and running again. Be sure to use the coupon code too, to save some moola.

      I’m posting another pattern on the blog soon, (it’s so pretty and has tassels LOL).. and I used colorways yarn for it.

      Best.Decision.Ever. It feels like d’bomb diggity of beautifulness !

      Big love, and I hope my answer isn’t too late for you. xx

      Lynne 🙂

      • Karen says:

        Lynne, I contacted them & my yarn arrived last week. It’s amazing! And so was their customer service. I’ll be starting my blanket soon! Again, thank you so much!

        • Hi Karen!
          That’s great. I love Bobbie at Colorways. She’s great, isn’t she? She normally sends her wool in a beautiful box, wrapped in ribbon and beautiful tissue. Ohhhh so pretty!

          So happy that you are happy!
          Lynne xx

  108. Jodi says:

    Hi Lynne!
    I purchased the 50 circular needles and love them. I also appreciated and loved how you took the time and effort to make my package so lovely. It even smelled amazing when I opened it up! So thank you, much. I have lots of Wool Ease I’m using up for my first chunky blanket and my husband, who rarely comments on my projects, said it was beautiful.☺️. I tripled the strands so it is really a hunk of chunky warmth. I’d like to try my next with the 50/50 wool/ acrylic. Where can I purchase this yarn?
    Thanks again.
    Jodi Wells @gingerbread farm?

    • Hi Jodi!!

      I’m so happy that you loved the packaging for the knitting needles and you are already on your way to chunky wool blanket AWESOMENESS!! Waaahhoooooooo!!!

      I have the yarn available on my blog now. Here it is:


      It has quickly become my all time fave for knitting the chunky wool blanket. It is warm, yet lightweight and it feels so good!

      Hope that helps!

      Big love and happy knitting !

      Lynne xx

  109. Vivian says:

    Thank you for sharing this easy pattern with pictures. I made a baby blanket using Bernat Baby Blanket yarn and size eleven? circular neeedles that were 36 inches in length.. I was very happy with it. In the future I plan to do more projects using the chunky yarn.

    • So cool Vivian! Size eleven needles are considerably smaller. Did it take a long time? Isn’t it great knitting with circular needles? I love how you can sit the blanket on your lap, rather than carrying the weight of it on the needles.

      So sweet!
      Lynne xx

  110. Hi Lynn!
    Love your blog..I just recently found it when I happened about your cottage country blanket on one of those lovely knitting sites. 🙂
    I have watched your video and I would like to know exactly what yarn and colour you are using on that video because I love it! It seems to look like it has a heavy feel to it.
    I am in the midst of making it with Trishs’ smoosh yarn, but I also really love the one youre using there. I have a white Ikea couch so Im sure it’ll go lovely with it.
    Thanks so much Lynn….so glad I found you. And oh by the way, I love that little cabin you have on here…so cute. My hubby made me a little one for in my backyard a few years ago and I adore it! He made it all out of old pallet boards and old windows. So beautiful.
    Have a lovely day and thank you so much!

    Deborah xo

    • Hi Deborah!

      I sure can tell you a bit more about the yarn. I have been using this yarn for my the last 3 blankets that I knit. I have a problem. LOL. Blankets everywhere. LOL.


      I like it because it is lightweight and yet warm. The colour is really pretty with the white ikea sofa too. Ha! It is more of a creamy colour, rather than white white white.

      You have a lovely day too!!
      Lynne xx

  111. Sheri Kelly says:

    I he we will be talking again soon…and I hope this whole message went thru or I will appear to be a knitting crazy woman. Cause I can’t see see all of the message!
    I’m going to try the weird looking needles because u said to. …and you made it sound much easier. Peace, Sheri Kelly

  112. Candace says:

    I just came across your blog from Ravelry and I friggin love you. This blog just made my night! I’ve been struggling to find a quick super chunky blanket to make for my mother as a birthday/housewarming gift and this is it! You should also look into Navajo 3 stranding.! It’s a super easy way to turn one strand of yarn into 3! It’s awesome and you get to avoid the tangled mess of three balls ? I’m off for a sexy night of knitting, cheers! ?

    • Hi Candace,

      So sorry it took me forever and a day to answer your comment in the blog.

      *kicking myself with my third leg right now*

      Just wanted you to know that I freaking loved your comment.

      You rock out loud.

      Lynne xx

  113. johanna says:


    I have been searching for a super chunky ivory cable knit area rug and have had no success. Is this something you would be willing to make for purchase? If so, Ballpark a price? Looking for an 8×10.

    Thanks in advance,

    Johanna Regali

  114. Jen says:

    I love this blanket!, Gorgeous! I’m going to attempt this as a gift for my son for Valentines Day. Would it be too crazy to somehow attempt to incorporate a small heart into one corner of the blanket? Do you have any suggestions to accomplish this? I’d love a little gray heart on the bottom! Thank you so much! 🙂

  115. Trina says:

    Do you stay in pattern when you bind off?

  116. Laurel says:

    Hi Lynne,
    My daughter just asked me to make her a full size bed blanket very much like you bloggers charcoal grey full bed blanket. You mentioned that she used 15 balls of the Lion’s Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick. This is the wool I am thinking of using and I am wondering if she used 2 or 3 strands. Also, do you think that the 60 stitches made it wide enough?

  117. Judy says:

    The end of the blanket look funny. Is there something to do to make it look better?

  118. Jennifer says:

    When you run out of yarn and move on to the set of 3, do you knit with all 6?

    • Debbie Miller says:

      Nope! You have to join the yarn to the balls that are ending. I wasn’t sure of the best way to do that, so I looked it up on you tube and proceeded to practise it and then do it.
      I was pretty new when I starting this project so I understand your confusion!
      You are only ever knitting with 3 balls at a time. Some will run out a bit before the others and you just attach a new one and carry on !

  119. Mary Ann Chambers says:

    U r a great read even 4 non knitters!!!!!! Just retired(forced) & back into knitting after 65 years of LIFE w/o needles. Started slow, at 80 the brain is sooooo crowded it’s hard to bring some things forward. Made an afghan 4 a friend & working on cowls numbers 9 & 10. Think this blanket should b my next project. How do I order the needles from u?

  120. Jan Gremillion says:

    Love this blanket, can’t wait to start on it, Please send me needles


  121. Shyann says:

    Hi Lynne! I have never knit before, but I am jumping into this in high hopes of knitting my husband a blanket for his first deployment! I absolutely loved your blog and I wanted to follow your exact instructions so I wouldn’t mess this up. I just ordered your needles, which I am SUUPPEERRR excited about! But the yarn you recommended from Etsy isn’t available anymore 🙁 do you have any other suggestions for 100% merino wool that is super soft and isn’t itchy? Also, I’m not sure how much I should buy; I want it to be really chunky, like yours.
    Thank you!

    • Sue pascoe says:

      Hello Lyn I would love to knit your pattern. I need needles and yarn. Ty for your blog. Great Sue

    • Jean says:

      Pure baby alpaca is MUCH warmer, lighter and hypoallergenic…no itching!!! I use it all the time:) Enjoy your project.

      • Sadie says:

        Er… I’m allergic to baby alpaca. I react to all animal fibers, in fact. Where did you learn that baby alpaca was hypo? I don’t think this is wholly accurate, unfortunately ?

  122. Kate says:

    LoL! You’re funny. Thanks for this pretty pattern, I’ma gonna make it and send you a picture!

  123. Rachael says:

    Is there any way to download and print out the pattern for this? THANKS!

  124. Dawn says:

    Just discovered your blog! Your voice comes through and I love it.
    I would like to make this blanet for my daughter’s full sized bed. A couple of questions s.
    1. How many stitches would I need to cast on?
    2. Could I use Patons wool roving yarn? And if so how much?

  125. Kathryn says:

    I love this blog. And I will knit a blanket.

    • Woot woot! The chunky wool blanket is super easy to knit Kathryn! You’ll love it. I just created a new pattern, and with tassels! I can’t wait to post that one.


      Happy knitting!

      • Anna says:

        Love the pattern, would love to know how to make the tassles though! Can you please add this to your blog. Your tassles are great. Thanks @}—{{——-

  126. Terry says:

    My Grand-Mother thought me how to knit, when I was young I did not knit much only when I was having a baby I would knit little things for the little one. But now that I am a Grand-Mother myself I knit constantly and I agree with you it is a tranquilizer, and I think that by concentrating on an intricate pattern is good for delaying Alzheimer.
    I am so happy I found the Allfree Knitting Pattern web site it gives me great ideas for knitting all sort of things, and I did love your blanket it came out beautiful it is warm and it was so easy.
    Thank you

  127. Camille says:

    Hi! I just got my knitting needles and I am OBSESSED! But I am still having a little trouble calculating how much I need to get to start on my main huge blanket ( I have made a few scarves and such and LOVE LOVE LOVE). I would like to make a king size but cant seem to figure out the sizing ( I know I am most likely over thinking it but ah!) Help please!

    • Debbie Miller says:

      I just finished knitting my first blanket and I caster on 60 stitches, used 15 balls of Wool Ease Thick and Quick ( Lion Brand) and knit it with three strands. It’s lovely !
      It’s heavy and warm for one person. It wouldn’t be big enough for a king size at all.
      I’m going to knit another and just use 2 strands of yarn at a time because I think that will work well too. It gets expensive when you have to buy 10-15 balls of yarn. I think I’ll try less stitches too, maybe 52 because it got awkward with the wider and triple stranded blanket,( trying to manipulate it while knitting).

      • Connie Inglis says:

        Hi Debbie
        This would be my first blanket and I am doing the same as you, but I have a question, please excuse the dumb question…. but with your 60 stitches did you knit 6 pearl 6? rather than 4?

        • Debbie Miller says:

          No, I still did knit 4, purl 4. With the 60 stitches cast on it was still divisible by 4. But because it was 15 groupings of 4 then when I finished the row and turned it over, I would have to start with the opposite stitch to keep the pattern. ( if this sounds confusing, it really makes sense once you visualize it)
          The blanket was quite big and very warm.. It fits on my daughters queen bed. & is good for 2 ppl snuggling under it.
          Whatever amount of stitches you cast on, make it evenly divisible by 4 and you’re good. If it’s divisible by an even number, ie 56 stitches= 14 X 4 then you will always begin each new row the same. Knit, purl, knit, purl.
          But if it’s 60 stitches =15 X 4, then the start of one row will be knit, purl and the next new row will be Purl, knit and so on. I hope this helps!

    • Jackie says:

      Hi I am looking to make a king too, so if you find out can you please let me know

      • Debbie Miller says:

        Based on the the 2 blankets I’ve knit, one was more of a throw ( rectangular shape) it had 48 stitches.
        The other one I knit was more of a square shape, better for the bed. ( 60 stitches)
        For a king size, I’d try at least 68 stitches. That would make it wider than mine. To make it long enough, you’ll have to buy more yarn than 15 balls if you are doing it triple yarn.. To save $ you could just do double yarn and instead of doing 10 balls do 15 or more.
        I knit one double thread and my other daughter loves it. She’s away at university and she wraps it around herself when studying.

        • SUZANNE says:

          Hi !
          I am planning on using WOOL EASE THICK AND QUICK ~ is this what you used and were you happy with the results ? I was also planning on just doubling the yarn instead of triple.

          * If I make the larger throw, using Wool ease, DO i JUST NEED 10 BALLS IF I ONLY DOUBLE ??
          SUZANNE ~

          • Debbie Miller says:

            I liked the Wool Ease yarn. It washes well too.
            I used double strands for my second blanket and I believe I used 10 balls. (It was awhile ago)
            It just depends on how wide or long you want to make it. If you use Lynne’s instructions then 10 balls will work. It is a long rectangular shaped blanket. Cast on more stitches and it becomes more of a square.
            Good luck!

  128. Penny says:

    Hi Lynne,
    I was wondering if anyone had made this using a Chenille yarn or if you think that this type wouldn’t be work as well as wool.

  129. paula odell says:

    I knit with my yarn on my right needle it is awkward for me to have my yarn on the left needle what is the difference?

  130. Danielle says:

    Wow, I do not read blogs but your writing is awesome! I have fallen in love with your blog, and am the latest victim of “one more row” having only been knitting for a month. ( my hand swelled up from knitting a hat) slightly obsessed and dieing to try big chunky wool knitting, one day I will have the funds to make it happen! Thank you so much for your wittiness..? And your effort in making this blog. Cheers!

  131. Christy Hanlin says:

    Just wondering about a comment you made. I am very new to knitting so I am sorry if this sounds dumb. When using the Merino wool you use 2 strands, to knit and the 40×65 blanket uses 8 skeins with the strands doubled. The reason I ask is because I want to make it bigger and trying to figure how much wool I need..
    Thank you,

  132. Debbie Miller says:

    Hi Lynne,
    I’ve started my chunky blanket with the Wool Ease Thick and Quick in Grey Marble. So far, loving it!
    Probably a stupid question but…… What’s the best way to attach the new three strands of yarn, when you finish with the first three balls?
    Help! I’m a bit inexperienced !!!

  133. Carmie says:

    Ok, so I was wondering how it works knitting a blanket on circular needles…I was envisioning a tube for a blanket! Haha but then you answered my question, rather than knitting in the round, you simply turn your knitting as if you were knitting on straight needles, correct?

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  135. Luke says:

    Hi Lynne, great post! I love the look of the blanket that Janetade, do you know if she doubled or tripled her yarn? Thanks!

  136. Georges says:

    Hi Lynne;
    I just discovered your website when looking for an easy to knit blanket (for my grand-kids). What a wonderful site. I just love your humour, your mannerisms and your je ne sais quoi! I will regularly visit your site just for the lift it gives me to read what you’ve written. You are spreading joy and making the world a better place to live. Keep it up.

    • Thanks Georges! Are you in France? I adored living in France (we only lived there for 2 years) and JE NE SAIS QUOI! xoxo Thanks for noticing and THANK YOU for your beautifully kind words.

      Lynne xx

  137. Vida says:

    Hi Lynne,

    Have you worked with Cascade Ecological Wool? I noticed that it comes in a 478 yard skein. Sounds like that might be easier to work with, you know, so I don’t have to “merge” the yarn? How do you feel about that brand?

    • Hi Vida,

      I haven’t personally tried the Cascade wool yet, but I did have a reader by the name of Melinda write to me recently about it. She bought the super wash Cascade and it was defective. The colours ran. Cascade didn’t help her at all with any customer service. Just thought I’d give you the heads up of her experience.

      Hope that helps..
      Lynne xx

  138. Lisa says:

    Hi Lynne

    What ply was the wool you used?
    I am currently making a throw (your pattern) with tripled 8 ply on size 8 needles. Your recommended needles are equivalent to 25 where I live. The throw is obviously taking longer but it’s looking good so far. I want to buy the chunkier wool but want to make sure I have the right ply. I have the 25 needles ready to go.
    Love this throw and love how quick and easy it is =)
    Apologies if you covered this question elsewhere.


    • Hi Lisa,

      Gosh, I’m not sure what ply of wool I used. Unfortunately, the original wool that I used for the blanket was discontinued, so I don’t have the info on it anymore.

      I understand what you are saying though. If you buy a super duper duper thick yarn, you may be able to avoid knitting with three strands and only knit with one. I recently knit another blanket with the merino wool (listed in the blog post) and only used two strands because it was nice and thick. It turned out BEAUTIFULLY!

      Hope that helps!
      Lynne xx

  139. Donna says:

    Thanks Lynne, This day was unraveling at an alarming rate when I came across your wool blanket pattern (which I love and will definitely do). Thanks for helping me get my stitches together and carry on.

  140. Sarah says:

    What is the exact brand and type of yarn you are using in your video tutorial???

    • Hi Sarah,
      The yarn that I used in the tutorial is called Aria yarn, and it is discontinued. I found 2 other yarns this week, that are just like it! I will be updating the blog post in the next couple of days with the new yarn that I found.

      Basically, the best ones that I have found that work the best (if you don’t want to go 100% wool) are the yarns that have 50% wool and 50% acrylic.

      Hope that helps!

  141. Lauren says:

    First off I love this pattern! I was wondering the 1500 yards you used factored in tripling the yarn correct? So if you say only doubled it you would need ~1000 yards of yarn? Thanks!!

    • You got it Lauren! The 1500 yards is for triple the yarn for the chunky wool blanket.

      You are right, you would likely only need 1000 yards if you doubled the yarn!

      Happy knitting!
      Lynne xx

  142. Sonia Morrow says:

    Thanks for leaving in the outakes. Brilliant humour. Oooh, & I love the simplicity of the pattern. That works for me.

  143. Brittany says:

    Love your chunky blanket, personality, wit, and charm!!! I’m in love with the color of your blanket. Is it white, vanilla, or oatmeal? I wouldn’t ask if I knew! I love anything white! Simplicity is beautiful and so are you! XOXO

    • Ahhhhh shucks, thanks Brittany!

      First of all, I love all those colours… white, vanilla and oatmeal. LOL.

      The blanket is not bright white, but not as deep as vanilla. I’m guessing more of a creamy white. Winter white. Oh la la.

      Happy knitting!
      Lynne xx

  144. Jill says:

    I found Mary maxim quick yarn bulky. How do you think that would work and I double/triple it and if good how many. Please help.

  145. Yasmin Futtrup Sørensen says:

    It looks super easy and I really want to try it!
    Only one question, when I place my order, the total price is 24,95 dollars.
    What does the shipment cost?
    I live in Denmark.

  146. Esther says:

    Love these chunky blankets and would love to make one! I can purchase the needles from you but what about the yarn? I would like to do it just like on the video using 3 balls, so my question to you is where did you get your yarn from? Please be very specific as I will go directly from the source to purchase. I am not a wool fan really! I live in Southern CA be way too hot and also itchy. Thanks you so much….XO

    • Hello Esther,

      Thanks so much for writing in. The problem with the yarn that I originally knit with, is that it is now discontinued. Gah. I’m testing a bunch of yarns right now, to find the best one to work with.

      This one : http://rstyle.me/n/bebeys3zen is the Lion Brand Wool Ease brand that my friend Janet used. It is 80% acrylic, 20% wool and very affordable too at $6 a ball. I think that one would be your best bet. Hope that helps!

      Happy knitting of your chunky wool blanket!!

      Lynne xx

  147. Marcy Custer says:

    I purchased your circular knitting needles to make the chunky wool blanket. My card has been charged -But I have not received the needle. I ordered around the 1st week of November.. Can you please let me know when I will receive them?

    • Hi Marcy:
      Thanks so much for checking in about your knitting needles. They were shipped on November 10th and they’re taking 6-7 days to arrive so I am expecting they’ll arrive next week. Also, you should have received confirmation of the shipment via an email from us. Maybe it ended up in your junk mail folder?
      I can’t wait for you to receive them. Please let me know if you have any other questions.
      Lynne. xx

      • Marcy Custer says:

        Hi, Thanks for the info–I will check my e-mails again. Also-I started a chunky blanket using reg. needles. Making a small version for a lap blanket. I love it.

  148. Jill says:

    I can’t wait to start my chunky blanket but having problem finding yarn. What do you think of using lion brand wool ease or can you make a suggestion. Thanks Jill

    • Hi Jill,

      My friend Janet has knit quite a few blankets with the lion brand wool ease yarn http://rstyle.me/n/bebeys3zen and LOVED IT. It is 80% acrylic, 20% wool.

      Another option, if you would like more wool in it is this one http://rstyle.me/n/bebe6d3zen as it is the same price with 80% wool and 20% acrylic.

      I hope that helps. The original yarn that I used in my blanket, is now discontinued. I’m knitting with other yarns right now, to test which one I luuuurve best.

      Hope that helps!
      Lynne xx

  149. Denise says:

    Hi! So happy to find your knitted blanket this morning. My question for you is…if I can not afford the beautiful wool yarn that you used, what brand could you recommend for me to use? I would like to make as Christmas gift. Something soft, not itchy and affordable. I live in Minnesota so many options for purchasing yarns just need to keep the price down (possibly under 10.00 per skein). Is this possible or will I just be wasting my money? Hope to order your needles this week. Thanks for the great pattern!

    • Hi Denise,

      This yarn http://rstyle.me/n/bebe6d3zen and this one http://rstyle.me/n/bebeys3zen are both great options and are both $6 a ball. I’m testing a few yarns right now, to find a nice one too… as the one that I used in this blog post/video is now discontinued. I’m finding that when I use a yarn with a higher percentage of wool in it, it makes for a nicer knit. It looks softer and fluffier and not itchy at all.

      Happy knitting!
      Lynne xx

      • Denise says:

        Hi! Ordered the needles last week and got the beauties in the mail today! (happy dance). Still looking for yarn but just might have to play with some of the odd stash I have tonight. Just to get a feel! Thanks for the lovely note. Thanks for the joy you shared with me!

  150. Sue O'Brien says:

    Thank you for the funny read! If I need to be up at this ungodly hour then I might as well laugh, right? I just finished a blanket for my son using thick & thin Merino wool from spinspanspun and I couldn’t agree with you more about how unbelievably soft it is! I used circular needles but in 13’s!!

  151. Christine Driedger says:

    Hi Lynne,
    Question on the wool needed for the chunky blanket. I want to triple my yarn, so if I purchase 1500 yards will that be enough? Or is the 1500 for a single thread of yarn? Please clarify.

    • Hi Christine,

      The 1500 yards is the total amount, for when you triple your yarn. Thank you for asking, I should clarify that in the blog post.

      Triple it // use 1500 yards total.

      You got it !

      Happy knitting of your chunky wool blanket!!

      Lynne xx

  152. Debby says:

    I just got my size 50 needles and I was very impressed with your personal touches. The sweet way it was wrapped along with the personal note thanking me for my purchase was unusual and other merchants should understand that people do notice. Thank you!

    • Oh goodness Debby, thank you!

      Sending out beautiful packaging and a note with the knitting needles is super important to me. It’s like getting a present in the mail, right? (and a great little bag to keep the knitting needles in)

      I am so stinking happy that you loved it!!

      Thank you so much for mentioning it.

      Big love and happy knitting of your chunky wool blanket!!!!!

      Lynne xx

  153. Ruth says:

    always looking for easy patterns .. just cuz lol will be trying this one thats for sure. tks a bunch

  154. Leslea Gillum says:

    Hi! I’m excited to knit this blanket!! I think I am confused. I bought 17 balls of the Wool Ease – Thick & Quick. I only have size 13 needles on hand right now. Do you know how many stitches I need to cast on to begin with since I’m using a smaller needle? I meant to buy an even number of balls, but I messed up. I do plan on doing a double strand though and do a loose knit to help some. Or… Do you suggest I just get the size 50 needle? Thanks!!!!

    • Hi Leslea,

      I would recommend buying the size 50 knitting needles.

      They are here:

      The smaller needle will take much much longer to knit, and will be super tight. You may be knitting until next Christmas if you do that. LOL.

      You could use your extra ball(s) of yarn to make blanket tassels or pom poms. I’m doing that right now for a new pattern that I just created and they look adorable!!

      Happy knitting!
      Lynne xx

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  156. Adrian Demonia says:

    Hi! I loved your video and I was wanting to make some blankets for christmas! However I am the newest of newbies and have never knitted before. Is there a video or something I can watch that explains how to cast and knit and pearl? Thank you!

  157. Annie says:

    So if I knit with 3 strands of yarn…..and I have about 1700 yrd of yarn all together is that enough? I guess I’m confused if you calculate the 1500 needed by adding up all the yarn or if you add up all the yarn and then divide by how many strands you are knitting with at a time. Does that make sense?

  158. Melinda says:

    Just curious for the total amount of yarn needed if you are going to triple it – is it 12-18 balls total or 12-18 balls X 3 0r (1500 yards X 3)?
    Think I am going to go with Bernat Softee Chunky X 3 strands. Thoughts?

    Going to look at getting your needles too.

    • Hi Melinda!

      The total for amount that you will need for your blanket is 1500 yards. Let’s imagine that one ball of yarn has 100 yards, then you would need a total of 15 balls. Hope that helps!

      When you start knitting, gather the three strands of yarn and start your beautiful creation.

      Happy knitting of your chunky wool blanket!

      Lynne xx

  159. Juliana says:

    I’m new in the knitting club and I want to knit this blanket cause it seems to be super easy.
    I was looking for some help to choose a yarn at my local store and the ladies there said it’s important to know how many stiches per inch to calculate better how much yarn I’ll need for a twin size blanket. Could you help me with that information?

  160. Sam says:


    I love your chunky knit blanket! I was looking for the pdf version of how to make it ( I am a knitting newbie) but I couldn’t find it. Could you e-mail it to me??

    Thanks!! Sam

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  162. Mallory says:

    Hello! I’m a novice knitter but I’ve found myself knitting what is quite possibly the longest scarf of my life (I recently moved to Bermuda with my husband and needed something other than cookies to occupy my time). Anyway, I need help with the basics, and a lot of these websites talk like I know what they’re saying…any suggestions??

    • Hi Mallory

      If you can knit a scarf, you can do this blanket. You got this! It’s a perfect project for a novice.

      There are a ton of youtube tutorials with knitting tips, how to cast on/off and how to knit /purl too.

      I just updated this blog post today, to make it even easier to understand too…


      I’m working on another beginner blanket pattern blog post with more detailed videos on how to knit.

      If you are subscribed to my blog, you’ll be notified when that post is published.

      woot woot!

      Happy knitting of your chunky wool blanket. xx


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  164. Emily says:

    Hi! I’m 12 twelve and I’ve recently begun learning how to knit, I have been searching for a simple yet impressive pattern and I think (well know) I have found it here. I am really excited to begin my first proper knitting project and can’t wait to get started! Thank you so much for this tutorial and pattern, wish me luck!

    • Wow Emily!!

      I wish you lots of luck. It’s so impressive that you are knitting when you are 12. It will be a fabulous skill to have throughout your entire life.

      I am posting another blanket pattern soon too, so be sure to come back and subscribe to the blog so you will get the next pattern.

      Big love and happy knitting!
      Lynne xx

  165. jen says:

    `So, I’ve been working on my chunky blanket. I’m about 2/3 in to it but now am considering taking it apart to start over. It bugs me that the ends are curling in. Should I do an opposite stitch at the beginning and end of each row or am I just being to critical of my work? Also, I purchased Blue Sky Alpaca and tripled it in the color silver mink but thinking of adding a stripe in at the end or close to it. It’s a fabulous choice, though a bit pricey and sheds quite a bit. Ah well, still love it.

    • Hi Jen!
      That’s a super interesting question. I didn’t have that problem of the edges rolling in on mine. Maybe it is the style of wool (?) I have an idea tho!!

      What if you crochet a border around it? It is quick and easy to do, and would mean that you wouldn’t have to take out all your lovely work.

      I hope that helps!
      Lynne xx

  166. Rita says:

    Okay I’m going to trust you. I’ll do it. I am going to knit this Chunky Blanket. Rita

  167. Eileen Pavan says:

    This is a lovely easy project would love to make this but I’m having a very difficult time finding wool (quantity especially) will keep searching as I can’t wait to make this. Thanks for idea enjoyed your video?

  168. Jonaye says:

    I came across your tutorial (you are too funny! you remind me of my sister and I)……..ANYWAY! this blanket will be my next project. On my way to order supplies!

  169. Almaz Mamo says:

    It looks. Amazing I would like to try it if I can order the yarn,needle and pattern. Thanks

  170. Alex Berge says:

    This is amazing. I have not started but I am so excited. I have only made scarves so this will be my first big project. I have a question, when you say triple the yarn…What exactly does that mean?

    • Hi Alex,

      Tripling the yarn means to use 3 balls of yarn at the same time. You can see that in the video above in the blog post.

      You will combine the three strands to make one thick chunky strand and then start knitting 🙂


  171. Caroline Bartrum says:

    My daughter and I have been shopping for chunky knit throws and couldn’t believe how expensive they were (and not always in the colours that we were looking for). So I thought to myself maybe I could knit one! Remembering that my mother had taught me only the basic stitches as a child, I knew I could not do anything too fancy.
    I searched for something using plain and pearl stitches. Luckily I came across your website. Brilliant!! I can’t wait to get going. I’m thinking of getting the wool for my daughter as a Christmas present too. Her fiance Michael has already asked for her hand in marriage so I don’t think she’ll be knitting any jumpers just yet!

  172. maureen says:

    Thank you for this pattern. My daughter saw one made on broom handles that she suggested would be a great Xmas present!! I like your blanket much better and I think I can handle a circular needle with a lot less frustration than broom sticks and I know she will love it just as much.
    Can’t wait to see your other ideas……maureen

  173. Felicia says:

    *correction – Once I’m done…

  174. Robin says:

    So how do you think this would look if I used 3 different colors of yarn? Someone has ask me to knit them a blanket with, red, gray and black. Love this pattern, its easy and u need to have it finished this weekend.

    • Catherine says:

      I think it would look great. Kind of tweedy. I’m going to make one with two black and one gray, by request.

      Note, some folks like when the different colors get twisted, some like to keep the strands in order. Either is fine (although letting the yarn do what it will is easiest!) so not be concerned if one happens and you weren’t expecting it.

  175. Felicia says:

    Newbie knitter here, one I’m done is there a process I need to follow to “set” the blanket or is it ready to use?

  176. Beth says:

    Great pattern. And the video is awesome. Thanks and look forward to seeing more

  177. Julee Perkins says:

    Fell in love with this pattern. I’ve already made two in a matter of days! Modified the heck out of yarn used, since first one was playing with yarn I had on hand. Second one is for my youngest daughter, so it has to be machine wash/dry. I would bawl like a baby if she melted it! Thanks for sharing, and if you want to share more awesomeness, my needles are ready at a moments notice….and I have a stash begging to be used up!

  178. Katie says:

    This is so inspiring, thank you, Lynne!! As a newbie in the knitting world, I’ve been looking for a blanket I can make to help build my confidence without the added stress of trying to mess with cabling needles, or knitting a bunch of squares together- just something pretty, cozy and easy! This is definitely the pattern I’m trying. However I have one question…when you’ve knitted through your first skeins of yarn, how to you add on the next three skeins of yarn to keep knitting? (I’m planning on knitting three strands together like you recommended here)

  179. Lindsey says:


    I am trying to knit a blanket to fit a King size bed and I love this tutorial for making one but i am not sure on how big to make it to get it to fit a king size bed, would you know? I cant seem to find any instructions for king size anywhere.

    • Hi Lindsey !

      That’s a good question! I’ve never knit a chunky wool blanket in a king size, just a lap blanket (so far). There are a ton of fab knitters here who leave really helpful comments, so I’m hopeful that someone will pop in and help you out!


  180. sandie says:

    Disided to knit using big kneedles and thick wool… im used to knitting with 12ply wool and 3mm kneedles.. love the chunky rug idea and am attempting to do it.

  181. Patricia Grabski says:


    I love the way the blanket looks. I have knitted about fifteen inches. It looks good. I am really happy with it. There is a problem., it weighs a ton. I don’t think I will be able to use it on my bed as planned because of the weight. I think I will feel like i am being crushed.

    I am using three strands of Bernat Mega Bulky yarn. The weave is tight and not as loose looking as your image.

    Is everyone’s heavy? I don’t want to knit anymore until I hear back with some advise.


    • Hi Patricia,

      So strange! I haven’t experienced that at all. My blanket actually feels quite lightweight and yet warm. What size are your knitting needles? I’m wondering if your needles are too small and it is making your weave tight.

      I hope that helps! Let me know if you have any other questions.

      Lynne xx

      • Patricia Grabski says:

        Hello, I am using 50 and three strands of Bernat Mega Bulky yarn. I put it down for a few months and just started up again. I am going to keep going with it, despite the weight. I think once its on the bed it will beak. I live in San Diego and will not use it that much. I just want to put it on the end of the bed, folded as an accent in my bedroom. Also my Mother, who was a big knitter, she died two years ago and it a tribute to her too.

    • Janet Baker says:

      Hi Patricia, Amanda and Carherine! I am still working on the blanket to fit my queen sized bed and will let you know how it goes. I casted on 68 stitches and the 40″ circular needles I bought here on Lynne’s blog accommodate it just fine! To answer your question about weight, yes I do find the double-sized blanket to be heavy…but only to carry it or move it (and it was heavy to work with when I was knitting it). When it’s on the bed or thrown over me on the sofa I do not feel it’s heavy. Just oh-so-cosy ?. I love love love it. And the pattern looks so cool and it knits up pretty fast. Happy knitting!

      • Catherine says:

        Last question for now – about how wide does it look like it’s going to be, with 68 stitches?

        Oh. And do you have an estimate how many yards of yarn you’re going to end up using in total? (That would be 3 x the length if you used just one strand.)

        Thank you so much! I will plan to order the needles after supper and can’t wait to get going on this!

        • Janet Baker says:

          Hi Catherine, I finished my queen sized blanket! I used 18 balls of the Lion Brand Thick and Quick, and knit about 90 rows. It does fit a queen bed but with a small overhang. I would have actually preferred it to be slightly wider and about 6″ longer. It got quite heavy near the end of knitting it and I only bought the 18 balls in the same dye lot otherwise I probably would have made it longer. But it stretches very easily! I did it in a charcoal colour as a gift and I totally love it. Think I will find a lighter yarn and try #3!!

      • Patricia Grabski says:

        I put it down for a few months and decided to keep on with it. Thank you for your feedback.

      • Patricia Grabski says:

        Hello, How did it work out. I haven’t been working on mine, but am getting inspired to get going again.

        Happy New Year!!

  182. Celeste Flaherty says:

    Hi Lynne,
    I was getting frustrated with multiple strands of yarn tangling up as I knit, so my husband cut 6 inches of 2×4 wood, drilled a hole in the middles, and made spindles out of aluminum straight needles I already had. I am using 3 strands of Super Bulky at a time for the next project. Hope this helps anyone who doesn’t like twisted stitches.
    Happy knitting,

    • Hi Celeste!

      Such a cool idea!! I didn’t find that I minded if the yarn twisted around itself, since it sort of twisted into one big strand ( did I just make that sound complicated? LOL )

      Your hubby sounds pretty handy. Can you share him with all the rest of the knitters? teehee

      Lynne xx

  183. Rhonda says:


    Just love this blanket to bits and is exactly what my daughter would like.
    My issue is, every time I click on the link to purchase these needles, it takes me no where…sigh (:!

    Could you send me the link or explain to a non-techie old fart how to order them from your site????


    • Hi Rhonda,

      Here’s the link to the knitting needles 🙂


      It gives you a wee option to choose an option…and you can choose a 40″ length. After that, click ‘add to cart’.

      It will then direct you to a page with the needles again (dumb, but that is the way it works LOL) and you can click ‘view cart’… from that point.. you make your purchase and check out.

      Woot woot!!

      Let me know if I can help in any other way.

      Happy knitting !!
      Lynne xx

  184. Jane says:

    hi Lynne, I’m really keen to make this blanket for my niece. I haven’t used circular needles before and I’m a little confused. Most of the (Australian) chunky wool instructions I’ve seen recommend using 10mm needles and your needles look lovely but are much bigger, I think? Can you please clarify if you have a second?
    Thanks! Jane

    • Hi Jane!
      Sure thing! The knitting needles that I use are US size 50 ( 25 mm). The larger needles make for a quick knit. I love that! The smaller 10 mm needles would make a tighter weave, which would mean that it would take longer to knit and the ‘holes’ would be smaller.

      I hope that helps!

      Big love and happy knitting!
      Lynne xx

  185. Pat Greenhorn says:

    I started out by looking for a blanket scarf pattern……Google hasn’t quite caught on to blankets scarves yet so blanket patterns came up, yours included! I was laughing out loud by the time I got to the end! Keep up the blogginess! It’s started my day off with a smile x

  186. […] I’m on a roll with this fall project thing now! I figured I should start with something basic and since I always love big, chunky knits I looked around Pinterest for some ideas. I came across 2 blankets that had super simple patterns, and looked so cozy I immediately wanted both of them! There was this “dutch-style” throw, but I decided to go with this ribbed one. […]

  187. Janet Baker says:

    Just finished my blanket and it’s beautiful! I used 18 skeins of Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick (170g 106 yd skeins so 1900 yds total), triple strand, and casted on 60 stitches. It’s big enough for a double bed. I had trouble figuring out how to upscale the pattern and thought I’d need a lot more yarn for that size of blanket. And I was skeptical it would all fit on the 40″ circular needles but it all worked out great. Thought I would share as others asked how much was needed for a full-sized blanket. BTW I bought those gorgeous circular needles from Lynne’s site here and I was so impressed with the packaging, delivery and personal touch. You rock Lynne!

    • Amanda says:

      thanks so much! I was just wondering about this yarn and whether it would be a good option (trying to find something soft and not scratchy). thanks!

    • Amanda says:

      thanks for posting this, I was just wondering about this yarn for this project. appreciate the comment 🙂

      • Janet Baker says:

        You’re welcome Amana, I burned a lot of brain cells trying to figure it out. I was waaaay off be a use I initially bought 26 skeins!! Anyway the blanket is very stretchy. I am now have started another blanket in a different colour but I would like it to fit a queen bed. I casted on 68 stitches and I am using 3 more skeins (21 total) so I will let you know how that works out!!

        • Janet Baker says:

          Whoops, sorry – typo…Amanda!

          • Amanda says:

            (sorry for the duplicate comments, I didn’t think it went through the first time!)
            I’d love to know how the bigger one works! I just ordered the yarn so we’ll see what happens 🙂

        • Catherine says:

          Janet, I am eager to hear how your queen size blanket goes. My daughter wants a blanket about 6×7 ft for her queen size bed and I’m not sure how much yarn to buy or what length cable I need for the circular needles. Any helpful suggestions will be welcomed!

    • You are sooooooo awesome Janet!! Thanks for the knitting needle LOVE and I’m so stinking happy that your blanket turned out so beautifully !! I wanted to attempt a larger one too, so now you’ve inspired me!

      Woot !!

      Lynne xxoo

  188. Celeste Flaherty says:

    Hi Lynne,
    Thank you for this pattern, it inspired me to use my size 19 circular needles and 3 strands of a chunky yarn for my afghan, and 2 strands of super chunky for baby blankets. They worked up fast and are warm and beautiful.

    • Christy says:

      Celeste – I was also getting ready to use my 19 circular’s! Did you still cast on 40 or did you need to increase since using smaller needles? Thanks so much! Trying to figure out how much yarn to get.


  189. […] Do you think I could teach myself to knit?  This blanket is […]

  190. Auntiepatch says:

    Hi Lynne, it’s me again. I have a question. Being a quilter I was looking at this thinking could you knit and purl for the height of the K4, P4, and then coming back P4, K4 for the same height to make a checkerboard/blocks? Do you know what I’m saying? Please pass the champagne…..

  191. Janet Baker says:

    Just ordered the circular needles from you two days ago and can’t WAIT to get started on your fab looking blanklet. Haven’t knit anything since I was about 12 LOL but I want to make this for my son’s girlfriend for Christmas…her university apartment is freeeeezing in winter! Keep the awesomeness of ideas coming Lynne! ?

  192. Eleanor Pepin says:

    Should I use a garter stitch border to stop any curling?

  193. Chloe says:

    I am soo in love with giant, chunky knits! Where did you buy this yarn? And how many yards did you use? I LOVE this blanket!!!

    • Hi Chloe !

      I used Aria yarn for my blanket, but it is currently discontinued :(.

      I’m trying new yarns this week to see what we can substitute and then I’ll post them in the blog.

      The yardage on the Aria yarn label photo is 75 meters which translates into about 82 yards. This means that if using 18 balls, you will need about 1500 yards of yarn, regardless of the type of yarn that you knit with.

      Hope that helps!!

      Happy knitting and I hope you create a gorgy gorgeous chunky wool blanket!

      Lynne xx

  194. Kathleen says:


    As soon as I have the money to buy the yarn, I will be making one for myself and for my husband! I’m also getting the idea to make a few as gifts! UGH I’M SO EXCITED!

    Thanks for the detailed instructions and findings through your experience!

    • Celeste Flaherty says:

      Do you like the color pink? I think I bought 10 skeins of Universal worsted acrylic in pink in June, should be enough to make this in some form, I will donate it to you if you like. I generally don’t work with acrylic yarn anymore,
      but that was good enough for me and my family when I started knitting.
      Happy knitting

  195. Eleanor Pepin says:

    My grand daughter wants it in 3 colors:blue, light blue, and white. Any suggestions?

    • I may have a wee bit of an idea Eleanor,

      What if you were to do it in 3 sections of blue, light blue and white?

      What if you decided on a particular width/number of stitches, then divided it by 3 and made your pattern in sections of 3? Hmmm.

      Let me know what you do!
      Lynne xx

  196. […] been inspired by some beautiful projects online (my fave here) I set out to Spotlight to pick the yarn that would make this project come to life. I settled on an […]

  197. Jenn says:

    Great inspiration for my latest project! I changed the pattern (by accident I lost the ribbed pattern) but I I’m happy with the end result!

  198. maria says:

    Love bulky knits – so hard to find good patterns. Needed to knit blankets for two of my granddaughters – this is a perfect pattern = I’ll be using multiple colors – not sure how to arrange them, but will figure out something. I really enjoyed your writing style! m

  199. Etsylover says:

    Very emotional!

    Yarns and needles seen on etsy:

  200. Laverna Emerson says:

    Love your pattern ! Thank you

  201. Cindy Gunter says:

    Just started knitting again after 50 years. I learned when I was 6 years old. The blanket is just beautiful. Can’t wait to start it!

    • Whaaaa Cindy? After 50 years? That’s amazeballs. Pardon the French!

      Happy knitting!

      This chunky wool blanket is so easy to knit.. it will be like riding a bike.. one never forgets how to do that 🙂 xx

  202. Susie Hartsell says:

    Love the blanket, can’t wait to start!

  203. Judy Ashbrook says:

    Love this!!! Can’t wait to get started!!

  204. Sandra Farrell says:

    I am so doing this!!!! Love it Love it!!!!!

  205. Kathy says:

    Quick question –

    Is there a border on this or do you just start with your K4 P4 and continue?


  206. Michael says:

    I do know that yarn is expensive but I go to Craftsy .com and they sell yarn really cheap

  207. Chrissie says:


    I was just wondering what cast on and cast off method you used? Last time I knit a blanket the cast on side was much tighter than the cast off side. In your images it doesn’t look like your blanket does that.

    Ps, sorry if it says the method somewhere on your blog post and I just can’t seem to find it. 😛

    • Hi Chrissie

      I don’t really have a method for it, I just cast on and cast off. One idea for you to do is to check YouTube for some videos/tutorials on casting on and casting off. That may help!

      Happy knitting aka casting on/off
      Lynne xx

  208. Megan B. says:

    I am unfamiliar with the circular needles. But it seems to me that as you knit, the wire/ string acts as a ‘flexible’ extension of the needle that your work would be attached to with regular needles? My question is, if you wanted to make something on a large scale, such as a blanket, how do all of the stitches fit on the wire? Are they just expected to be squished together, or does the wire become longer? Can you buy needles with a longer wire/ string

  209. Megan B. says:

    I am unfamiliar with the circular needles. But it seems to me that as you knit, the wire/ string acts as a ‘flexible’ extension of the needle that your work would be attached to with regular needles? My question is, if you wanted to make something on a large scale, such as a blanket, how do all of the stitches fit on the wire? Are they just expected to be squished together, or does the wire become longer? Can you buy needles with a longer wire/ string?

    • That’s exactly how it works Megan,

      The wire is basically an extension of the knitting needle, for your stitches to rest on. I used a wire that was 37 inches long with my size 50 circular needles, but you could even use one that is shorter. I usually only have about 4 or 5 stitches on the wooden part of the needle while I’m knitting, and the rest of the 35 stitches or so just rest (sort of squished up) all on the wire. It is really super easy to use.

      Lynne 🙂

  210. abby diaz says:

    hi! I love this pattern! I was just wondering how many stiches you casted on? sorry if you already said it above 🙂

    • Hi Abby,

      I casted on 40 stitches for my blanket.. but of course, you could cast on as many as you like for your chunky wool blanket.. as long as you use a number that is divisible by 4.


  211. Kim says:

    I finished a 20 ft scarf with knit 2 rows and purl 2 rows with 45 stitches. Omg it was hilarious so I dropped it at my friends door to surprise her with my horrible creation. She knew it was from me and posted it on facebook. It hangs from her backyard umbrella. Soooo funny
    You have inspired me so I am going to order it all and make it for my adorable man!

  212. joan says:

    How many strands do use on the chunky blanket

  213. DeannaMaria says:

    I really liked this post. I’ve been knitting for a couple years now. I had a beautiful Boston Terrier named Mandy. When I started my blanket, classic one knit on the biased but HUGE, she was fine. It took me 3.5 months to knit, by the time I was done she had passed away from Cancer. It was that quick. While I was knitting and she was sick I was so depressed. She had seizures constantly. I felt like knitting was my therapy.

    • Ahhhh that’s so sad 🙁 I’m so happy that you were able to have some knitting therapy along the way,though. It really does make a difference, doesn’t it? It keeps our minds and hands busy.. to help quiet our sad thoughts … even if just for a little bit.

      Big love,
      Lynne xx

  214. Heather says:

    You made me laugh so much! And great info, thanks you haven’t wonderful style. keep it up!

  215. Hanna says:


    I really really love this. However, I have never knitted anything in my life! So with that said I’m not sure how many yards I will need if I triple it up like you did to make a queen size(ish) blanket. I want it to be roughly 80×60 but I’m struggling to convert that length into the yards I will need. I’m planning on buying a 50g yarn at 70m if that helps.

    Thanks so much!


    • Hmmmm, good question Hanna…

      Here is what you can do…
      Cast on about 8-12 stitches and do a test patch. Knit 4, purl 4 and follow the pattern for about 10 rows. It won’t take you long because it is quite a quick knit. That will give you a sense of how many stitches you will need to make the size of blanket that you want. Unravel your test patch and start knitting 🙂

      Let me know how it goes!
      Happy knitting and purling …
      Lynne xx

  216. Holly says:

    This looks lovely, I am going to try this one. Thanks for sharing. I do have a question, you said you used about 18 spools of yarn is that even when you tripled the yard you used?

    • Hi Holly,

      Yes, I used 18 balls of yarn for my project and that was with tripling my yarn along the way. You basically hold three strands of yarn in one hand while knitting, as if it were one big chunky strand of yarn.

      Happy knitting!

  217. Mary Ellen Atzert says:

    I’m a beginner – again. I learned to knit as a kid, but have forgotten everything. I’m going to try to make your blanket for my son and his new wife. Cross your fingers. Do you have any thoughts on using a chunky cotton yarn as opposed to wool? Thanks for the help with this project.

    • Hi Mary Ellen,

      I think chunky cotton yarn would be beautiful for this project. Be sure to send me photos when you are done. I think the cotton would be soft and lovely. Now I want to knit one in cotton. LOL.

      Lynne xx

  218. Ange Scott says:

    I’m new to knitting but so want to try this! You mention that you should knit with three strands – how do I do that please!?

  219. Sandra Flowers says:

    Can’t wait to make the chunky knit throw! Thanks for sharing! Hope to get my supplies this week…will update you when I finish!

  220. Tiffany says:

    I’m learning how to knit, I keep gaining stitches! Each row. Lol help me 🙂

    • Oh boy Tiffany,

      Not sure if this will make you feel any better, but that happens with every new knitter. It means that you are grabbing and picking up extra stitches from underneath the spot that you should be knitting into. Be sure to knit and purl only the stitch that is on the needle. The great thing about this project is that you can take it apart and knit/purl again quite quickly. It is such a fast knit.

      Keep practicing. I promise it becomes really really easy after a while.

      You go girl !!
      Lynne xx

  221. Linda tarascio says:

    Love your style

  222. Kimberly DeMontigny says:

    This is a beginner’s question, in other words probably stupid, lol. You state that after you end the row with lets say a purl, the next row begins with knit. Is that the same for continental knitting.

    • Hi Kimberly,

      Oh lawwwd, not a stupid question.. I had to look up what continental knitting is. Now, I feel as dumb as a stick. LOL. I have never done continental knitting, but I would imagine that the rules are the same. When you end a row with a purl, you want to start the next stitch as a knit. The easiest way to look at it is… a knit is the backwards stitch to a purl. It keeps the stitch the same. Hope that helps. Or maybe I confused us both some more. LOL.

      Happy knitting,
      Lynne xx

  223. tamara Williams says:

    Finding circular needles hard to work with

    • You are, Tamara? Here’s a couple of tips…

      Be sure to stretch the needles out flat when you get them so they aren’t too twisty. Hold the needles just like you would hold regular needles and you are good to go. The benefit is that the weight of the blanket is sitting on your lap on the soft part of the needle, rather than you having to hold the weight on the straight part of the knitting needle.

      Hope that helps!
      Lynne xx

  224. Jane says:

    I also recently lost my dog and loyal friend this week. Coincidentally, I took up knitting for the first time and stumbled upon your post. Thank you, for putting a smile on my face.

  225. Millbrook Mama says:

    OMG, Lynne, instantly enamored with this blanket! It just went to the top of my queue! Thinking about what great Christmas gifts these would make! Hubby took one look at the large straight needles and said “I can make those from dowels!” Found the Super Chunky yarn by Cygnet on their site; the trick is finding it OUTSIDE of the UK! They also have a Super Chunky in mixed colors that is to die for. I’m going tomorrow to look at Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick with my 50% off coupons at JoAnn’s. I’ve just been knitting since March and already have a stash and enough projects to last a long, long time! Hope to do some knitting for charity for this winter. Love your blog and unique style! Best regards, M/M.

    • Sahhhhhweet M/M 🙂

      I am so impressed with you, thinking of Christmas already. I can’t even think of what I’m going to make for breakfast tomorrow morning. LOL.

      How do you find knitting with dowels? Are they a bit heavier than working with a bamboo set of circular needles?

      Keep up the awesomeness!
      Lynne xx

      • Millbrook Mama says:

        I’ll let you know when they’re actually made! He’s going to attempt circular; stay tuned! Read some bad reviews about Wool-Ease (knots) and bought Bernat Blanket.

      • Millbrook Mama says:

        Lynne, the homemade #50’s are a day away from being done (somehow I missed that they were only $9 on Amazon!), the yarn is waiting, and I’m itching to get started. Question, tho: do you recommend any particular cast on? I’m still a rookie. Would a rib stitch cast on, adapted to K4, P4, work? Thanks!

        • So sorry that I took so long to reply. I was busy getting ravelled 🙂 There are so many different ways to cast on. I think a rib stitch cast on would work, since the entire pattern is basically a big ‘ol rib stitch pattern. I cast all my stitches on the same, as a basic knit stitch. I’m not too fancy. I’ve probably been doing it wrong for 20 years. haha.

          How are the homemade knitting needles looking? Spill. 🙂 Lynne xx

  226. Claire Macey says:


    I am going to knit this blanket ready for winter. Would it look good in blanket stitch, instead of rib?

  227. dana says:

    I am making this throw as we speak. I ended up making my own needles from some very large wooden dowels…so cheap and you can make them the length you need. Using Bernal Roving yarn..wool /acrylic. Super soft..Two strands throughout. Love it, love it, love it. Thanks for the info…Cheers Dana

    • Hi Dana!

      You are my knitting hero. I think you should send me a blanket to celebrate. LOL! YUP.


      Happy knitting!
      Isn’t the chunky wool blanket the easiest pattern in the history of ever? LOVE.

      Lynne xx

  228. Carina M. says:

    Hi I’m a new knitter and I made this blanket and it really is fabulous! Just curious if it is necessary/in my best interest to block this kind of project or if it should just be left as is once completed? Thanks!

    • Hi Carina

      I’m so happy that you love the blanket too. You’ve inspired ME to knit another chunky wool blanket. LOL. For reals!

      As far as blocking it, I dunno. I haven’t done that, so I’m afraid I’m not much help in that department. Maybe other readers/knitters could pop in and let you know if they did that. Hmmm.

      I say.. wrap yourself up with that blanket.. enjoy… ahhhhh…

      Lynne xx

  229. Christa Nielsen says:

    Loving the way you give info. LOL
    Going to make the blanket today. Off to the shop to buy the balls.


  230. mark says:

    Hi ,

    I just have a few basic questions… im not sure if they have been answered before..

    1. Does the number of stitches you cast on count towards the width of the blanket ?

    2. when casting on /doing the first row – should you start the row and finish the row with the same stitch? ie. start and finish with a knit stitch?

    3. I just wanted to clarify that the instruction is to knit and purl on the same row rather than doing four complete rows of knit and four rows of purls?

    thanks for any advice and good work on the blog!

  231. Kayla says:

    I’d like to learn more! Hello. You’ve inspired me.

  232. susie kiley says:

    you’re my new best friend. i couldn’t stop reading……will make the blanket this summer…..you’re pretty funny

  233. Megan says:

    I love your chunky wool blanket and would absolutely love to learn how to make it!! I have never knitted in my life so the two simple stiches, knit and pearl means nothing to me. I was wondering if you could help me out a little more. Thank you!!

  234. jay says:

    Hello Lynne

    Just found your page, as I read through your comments my smile grew wider, as I connected to your comments. I refer to knitting as my yoga, after losing my son and brother in the same accident 1o years ago, it was thru knitting I found my sanity. I had a force rest of 6 months because of RSI from all the knitting. All good now, and ready to go and looking for inspiation and the on the first click I found your page. So bought the wool and can’t wait to get started, first I need to buy the needles.

    cheers Jay

    • jay says:

      Oops! spelt inspiration wrong, and, while I am saying hello, I am in two minds whether to add a twist to the pattern and add cables. But I love the simply design. I guess I will decide when I pick up the needles.


  235. Amber G. says:

    First off – I am a first time knitter (just finished my first scarf!) and this project is EXACTLY why I wanted to get into knitting. Simple and beautiful! Thank you for this post. This is definitely my next project!

    – Amber G.

    • Amber G. says:

      Would like to note – those yarns are 100% acrylic and not a wool or wool-blend as is recommended for this project, but will still suffice if you’re a knitter on a budget who wants to make a big chunky piece!

  236. Salisa Waheed says:

    Balls!! I am never going to be able to look at a ball of yarn the same ever again. I am going to be laughing every time I see one. That is a given. Funny thing I really don’t think I have guts to say it when anyone asks me why I am laughing. Lol!

  237. Debbie Marrow says:

    Hi Lynne
    I would love to make this blanket but in a queen size for my bed. I was wondering if I could by the circular need and wool from you. I would love it in a mixed beige colour.

    • Hi Debbie,

      I actually do have the knitting needles in stock now, but haven’t listed them in my blog store yet.

      Are you comfy with waiting 10 days or so, before they are listed? If not, we can email each other.

      You can reach me at Lynne{AT}lynneknowlton.com 🙂

      Chat soon!
      Lynne xx

  238. Jackie Hogg says:

    your Blankets are lovely you say you need 18 Balls of wool, what size balls are they please.

    many thanks

  239. Kate F. says:

    i am trying to find a pattern for a chunky knit cotton blanket. Do you think if I held 4 strands of a soft cotton (“I love this cotton” or similar) I would get the same effect? Wondering if it is worth trying…

    • Hey Kate,

      I think it would totally work if you made this same blanket pattern with cotton yarn.

      You may even be able to get away with 3 strands of yarn, unless the yarn is super thin… then I would go with 4 strands. I used 3 strands of chunky yarn, and I imagine that the same amount in cotton would work just as well.

      I bet it will look beautiful !

      Lynne xx

  240. […] Super Chunky Knitted Blankets – After stumbling upon tons of these on Etsy, chunky blankets have literally been at the top of my wish list for some time. But at £200+ each, I might have to buy some yarn and give this pattern a go instead. […]

  241. Becky says:

    I don’t know if I’m way too late to ask this, but I just found this pattern and cannot WAIT to make it. Your blanket is gorgeous. My question is …….since you said you would make it bigger next time, how many stitches will you cast on ??

    • Becky says:

      Maybe anyone who’s made a bigger version of this could comment . I don’t want it to be a huge king sized blanket, just wider – a good size for cuddling on the couch. Thanks 🙂

    • Hey Becky,

      I cast on 40 stitches for my chunky wool blanket… and if you wanted it wider … it may be cool to give it a whirl with 60 stitches.

      Because it is such a fast knit, you may find that you will get a quick sense of the size after knitting for a short time. You can always undo it and give it a go again, if you need it narrower/wider.

      Good luck and let me know what you go with. I want to give a larger one a try this winter and I’ve been curious at how many stitches would be perfect too.

      Happy knitting!
      Lynne xx

  242. Janice says:

    Thankyou so much for the pattern- love it!. I have made one for my daughter and just about to start a new one for me but was wondering if you have any suggestions on how to “sew in” the joins of wool and how you actually joined the new balls. I found it quite difficult (and very tedious!) as each join had 6 ends. I just knotted the joins together but found it was a very large knot and hard to get it to blend in without it making a big bulge on the edge of the throw. Thanks again for sharing xxxx

    • Hi Janice!

      I just found a cool idea on YouTube to show you how to do a magic knot so you won’t see the connections. I wasn’t smart enough to watch this BEFORE I made my wool blanket LOL! I will be doing it for my next one tho! It’s brilliant!!

      Here’s the link for how to knot your wooly ends together: https://youtu.be/Aj_-V5XVPcs

      I hope that helps!
      Lynne xx

  243. Freda says:

    Love the pattern and info on circular needles just what I’m looking for. I don’t usually read all the banter.On this occasion I did it provided a smile at the right moment .Thanks look forward to more of the same.

    • Awwwh shucks! Thanks for reading all the banter in between, Freda!

      Like anything in life… it’s nice to spice it up and make the project a little more interesting 🙂

      Happy knitting!
      Lynne xx

  244. […] super simple – K4, P4.  I cast on a total of 108 stitches.  I actually found the pattern here.  Lynne’s instructions are excellent and very easy to follow.  I used a much smaller needle […]

  245. Megan says:

    You, are like, if Junie B. Jones grew up and wrote a blog post on knitting and, I LOVE IT! Blanket looks phenom and I want to follow every link to buy everything to make this, even though that would leave me with a ton of yarn and a bunch of the same sized circular needles, which I don’t even like. Thank you a million for posting this so that I may read it and laugh shamelessly in the library during stop week whilst people try to study for finals. <3

    • Megan says:

      Also, I don’t know what a pingback .. or where that goes to so..

      • LOL Megan,

        A pingback is sometimes found in the comment section of a blog. What it means is that someone with another blog or website wrote about my knitted wool blanket pattern and shared it. My site gets pinged back.

        Boom 🙂

        Lynne xx

    • hahahaha Megan

      I’ve never been described as being like Junie B. Jones but I’ll take the compliment. LOL. My kids read Junie B for years. LOVE! Haha !

      I never liked circular needles for forever, either. Blah. For this pattern though.. they are d’bomb dot com. They work like a charm. You’ll luuuuuurve em.


  246. […] Clean, luscious, and just simply beautiful. A free pattern to boot over at Design the Life You Want to Live. […]

  247. Loves to knit says:

    Hello! Love this blanket. If you are going to double or triple the number of strands per stitch do you need to double or triple the 12-18 skeins of yarn as well?

  248. Carol Szabo says:

    looks lovely but are the 12-18 skeins for doubling strands, tripling strands or just a single strand? Help, please.

    • Hi Carol,

      I used 12-18 skeins when I tripled my yarn. If you do a single strand, it would be too thin to be a chunky wool blanket. It will be a slim wool blanket 🙂 ….like a blanket on a diet. haha.

      Happy knitting!
      Lynne xx

  249. Megsy says:

    Can’t wait to have a go at Knitting this. I’m definitely a beginner, and this looks like the perfect ‘big project’. Thanks for your easy to follow instruction!

  250. Louise Parkes says:

    This is so cool and all the info I need to get started thank-you

  251. […] to knit your own winter blanket?  Here’s a free chunky wool blanket pattern. Did you know that Etsy sellers have gorgeous wooden knitting needles and […]

  252. Tonya says:

    Hi Lynne! I cannot wait to knit this. It will be my first blanket. I bought a really soft Bernat super chunky blanket yarn. I bought two balls and they are 300 g each. I was just going to double it. Will that be thick enough? Also if you use two strands I’m assuming you cast on using two right from the beginning? Then treat them as one stitch? Thank you!

    • Hi Tonya,

      I can’t believe I missed your comment for so long, my bad… so sorry.

      How did it go, did you use the soft Bernat yarn? I haven’t tried that kind yet, so I’m not sure of total skeins that you will need.

      Yes, you are right, you would cast on two strands together ( I used three strands) all at the same time. Basically, you hold all the strands together, as if you were holding one strand… it’s just thicker.

      hope that helps, and so sorry for the delay!

      Lynne xx

  253. Virginia Wilcox says:

    this looks like warm blanket to make for my northern families.

    • Oh heck yeah Virginia,

      I live in the snow belt of Canada, and it is perfect!

      If you use a wool blend, it can be handy year round too. I find that the wool blends also breathe nicely, so I use them all year round.

      Cheers from the NORTH 🙂

      Lynne xx

  254. Lisa says:

    Oh guess what? First time knitter and it really looks like the picture…woohoo winner!! But now i’m all confused….does’nt take much….Lol….but how do I continue on when I get to the end of the 1st few BALLS.??

    • Hi Lisa,

      I’m about 59,000 days delayed in responding to you. Where do the days go? LOL.

      Did you figure it out? If you look it up on YouTube or google search it, you can find ways on how to continue on when you get to the end of your yarn.

      I’ve tried a few ways.. I have knotted it, but that is not a good thing, because then you see the knot.. then I learned how to weave them together and it worked.

      It is hard to explain with words (eeek) but hopefully you will find some easy videos for it.

      Happy knitting!

      • lisa whitten says:

        thanks Lynne, I patiently sat it down & waited for you……Lol……nuh I figured it out on you tube & weaved them together, I really wanted to knot it & get on with it but I thought it looked cheap & nasty & can’t have a cheap & nasty `1st time blanket…Lol

  255. Stephanie says:

    I don’t think I could have stumbled upon this lovely post at a better time. I’ve had a very difficult couple of weeks and I can feel myself slipping into a deep dark hole. I decided that I need a new knitting project and here I am. Thanks for sharing this awesome pattern.

    • Ohhhh you are most welcome Stephanie!

      How are you feeling now? Did you start a knitting project?

      Feeling overwhelmed and/or in a dark hole is tough spot. I have done it too. Knit your way out of it.

      I’m cheering you on.
      Lynne xx

      • Stephanie says:

        I’m feeling much better now! I did start knitting a super chunky blanket. Not quite finished yet but almost there 🙂

  256. Aidrienne Branagan says:

    Hi. Thanks for the great pattern. I am all ready to start knitting. I think you will like my idea about the needles. I went to a diy store bought 25mm dowling( I am in Ireland and 25mm is the same as your 50).Anyway it was long enough to cut 4 equal lengths of 24 inches and two 8 inch pieces. My brill husband then planned down an end on each piece of wood to a fine point. On the two short pieces he drilled a little hole in the other ends filled it with glue and stuck either end of a piece of wire into each hole. I now have two pairs of 50 needles and a circular pair of the same size. And all it cost was a few euros. I probably haven’t explained this great but if anyone has question ask away.
    Aidrienne (Dublin,Ireland)

  257. Debbie says:

    Hi Lynne,

    I just finished a K2P2 of this blanket for my niece using the big cozy yarn from knitpicks I didn’t need to double or triple the yarn this way. As a blanket it looks great in the “Bitter Heather” color (chocolate brown). I’ve saved the cream color for myself but I’m wondering (since I am selfish) should I double the yarn when knitting since it is a K4P4? Which will look the best?

    Thanks for your time,

  258. Amanda says:

    Hi Lynne,

    I’m not too sure what the conversion size would be for the needles you used for Australia? (I am a beginner at this) 🙂

  259. Sally Crowell says:

    Can I make the blanket not so chunky but soft is a must what type of yarn maybe not so many yarns together??

    • Hi Sally

      The Aria yarn that I used and showed in the blog post is really really really soft and although it is thick when you put the strands together, it is not tooooooo thick and chunky. I really like it, but is also more of a lightweight feel.

      I would experiment with different styles of yarn. Let me know which ones you go with. I’d love to see your blanket. Send photos 🙂


  260. sonia says:

    Is it knit 4 stitches then purl 4 stitches or is it 4 rows 4 rows

    • Hello Sonia

      It is knit 4, purl 4 and repeat the knit 4 purl 4 pattern to the end of the row. When you reach the end of the row, turn the blanket around and start the next row. If your row ended in purl 4, start your next row with knit 4. If your row ended with 4 purl, start your next row with 4 knit.

      Hope that helps!

  261. Diane Bohn says:

    Yes I was Wondering what size is your blanket. Also when you use 3 strands how do you keep the yarn getting twisted together

    • Hi Diane,

      I will double check the measurements of the blanket this week, but I may have already written them in the blog post. I forgot. LOL> Old age has a way of doing that. haha.

      Yes, my yarn did twist together as I was knitting, but I kind of liked that. The three strands sort of wrap around each other and twist into one strand. I actually found it easier to knit because they wound into one strand.

      Happy knitting!

  262. Helen says:

    I’m having problems with the size 50needles. They are clumsy .

    • Hi Helen,

      You are? I have never heard that problem before. I just love using them and find that the size of them actually makes it easier to knit. You look down, and BOOM your blanket is done. LOL.

      I wish I had some suggestions for you to make it easier. If I had the same experience, I’d be happy to send some tips.

      Maybe others will be able to give some suggestions in the comment section and reply to your comment too. I find that the circular needles are really great because the ‘weight’ of the blanket lands on your lap rather than having to hold all the stitches on a straight needle.

      I hope that helps!
      Lynne xx

  263. Cristie Worley says:

    Love this blanket!! I have never seen circular needles before, but I use looms for my knitting, I am going to do this pattern on my long straight loom, unless my large circle one has more pegs. Hopefully I will get results as beautiful as yours!!

    • I bet you will get fantastic results Cristie!

      It’s so cool that you use looms for your knitting! You have to share a photo with me when you are done. It sounds like it’s going to be beautiful!!

      Lynne xx

  264. Cindy Jones says:

    Love this blanket! Been wanting to knit one; just didn’t want it to take a year.
    Any tips on which yarn, so I wouldn’t have to triple it? I don’t think I would mind doubling it. But, also I would Luke it to wear a long time without too much expense
    I will check out the suggestions you have listed from Etsy; because I do need chunky needles. I have been looking for size 35. Do you think you could use 35 and increase your stitches by 8 or 12?
    I know; a lot if questions!
    ThNk you, Cindy Lu

  265. Kimberly says:

    Hi Lynn, I used Tjockt Fat and Fluffy Merino that I got at my local yarn shop (Cloverhill Yarn Shop) here in Maryland and my blanket is just beautiful! It is the envy of my household (my household consists of me, 3 boys ages 16, 13 and 9 and my husband). So you know it must be really outstanding if teenage boys are jealous!

    • Ha!!!

      That’s the best news ever Kimberly!! LOVE IT!!

      My kids are always jumping under the blanket too. It really is one of those wool blankets that is coveted by all. LOL.

      Who knew that something could be so simple to make and sooooooo beautiful?

      US xx we knew it!

      Lynne xx

  266. Ken says:

    The blanket is just my speed. I am also looking for an easy bulky womens vest pattern.

    • Fantastic! Glad you luuurve the chunky wool blanket! It is a sweet, easy speed of a knit, for sure!

      I have lots of knitters who read this blog post, so maybe one of my readers will leave a reply for you with a womens vest pattern.

      Crossing my fingers and toes for you!

      Lynne xx

  267. Alice says:

    I love your blog! I’m redecorating my room and I need some somewhat cheap, but great ways to spice it up and I really wanted to take up knitting so I’m just beginning! I love this post and te way you write 🙂

  268. Deborah says:

    Hi Lynne,
    I am wanting to knit this blanket but the biggest needle I have on hand is size US 11 circular needles. To make a full or queen size blanket what do I need to do? Oh and I am a beginner knitter..I also bought 4 skeins of yarn at 160 yards each. Will that be enough to do this blanket?
    Thank you so much

    • Hi Deborah

      Your needles will definitely be too small. The benefit of the big needles is that they make the blanket an easy fast knit. With the small needles, it will be a tighter knit and smaller blanket.

      I hope that helps!
      Lynne xx

  269. Sarah Tingey says:

    My roommate and I are planning on making this blanket but we have had problems with this knit, purl pattern bunching together on smaller needles, is there a way that we can prevent that or does it just bunch less on bigger needles?

    • Hello Sarah,

      If you are a tight knitter and you are using small needles, the knit 4, purl 4 will rib tighter. It is sort of like the rib pattern on a sweater (the part that is on your wrist)

      With this pattern, the needles are huge, so the stitches are larger and so you won’t find that it bunches up as much. Having said that, it still is a ribbing pattern so it will go narrower (sort of like an accordion)

      You will still see the pattern tho 🙂

      I hope that helps.

      Lynne xx

  270. Heather says:

    Thank you so much. Ths is the next blanket that I’ll be doing. I’m doing my first blanket. It’s kicking my freaking ass. I’m using a smaller yarn.

    So, there goes my stress free. We all know with 6 kids a husband of 11 years 11 cat’s (yes females gave birth, when we didn’t know they were preggers) 2 doggies and a grandpa.
    I need, energy and stress relief. Lol.

    Thank you so much. I appreciate you, and your awesomeness blog. That made me giggle. Also smile.

    My best friend. (Wifey) and I. Always talk about how we always love playing my “soft, squishy, round yarn BALLS ”


    I was wondering if you could email?

    I don’t know anyone else that knits. I also crochet.

    Nuts gather here

  271. Sian says:

    Hi Lynne
    Was just wondering if there is a knack to using the circular needles, I seam to spend as much time threading the stitches onto the thick part of the needles as much as i do knitting!
    Thanks, sian x

    • It gets easier to knit on circular needles, I promise Sian. I only found that for the first little while, and then I had the knack.

      Wait. I just saw the date of your comment was 12 days ago. You must be done the blanket now. LOL.


  272. diane deschenes says:

    Im going to try this I loved your pics! Im new green as new spring grass but Ill try anything I just made my first scarf and a second one that was a spiral net ruffle scarf and was looking for a new project and saw this and fell in love thanks for sharing!

  273. Sian says:

    Me again Lynne!
    I’m just trying to scale up your pattern to fit my King size bed. I know the one you made is 40×50″ but is it 40″ or 50″ wide?
    Many thanks, sian xx

    • Hello Sian 🙂

      I just double checked and it is 40″ wide by 50″ long. Because it is a ribbed pattern, it sort of stretches even longer and wider.

      When I stretched it out to measure it, it’s 50″ wide by 60″ long.

      The great thing about this pattern, is that it is such a fast knit. If you knit for about an hour LOL – very technical, I know..haha… you will get a sense of how wide it will be. At that point you can decide to continue on, or unravel it and make it wider or narrower.

      Hope that helps:)

      Lynne xx

  274. Tooba says:

    Can we knit this blanket with smaller sized needles like in mm or cm? And if we knit it on smaller needles then how many balls of yarn would we need?

    • Hi Tooba,

      I haven’t tried it on smaller needles, but some of my readers have. They went with size 35 needles instead of 50. It would make a smaller blanket, take a bit longer, and the ‘holes’ would be smaller… because the knit would be tighter on a smaller needle. I’m sure it would be beautiful too.

      I would imagine that you would need to cast on more stitches and add more yarn. Give it a go. I bet it’s fab!

      Lynne xx

  275. Sian says:

    Hi Lynne
    I’ve become a bit obsessed about your gorgeous pattern and I’m desperate to make it but really need to keep the cost down as doing a lot of home improvements at the moment!

    I found this yarn – http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B003CZ2MMY/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A1WONWMCOKZDUF
    Do you think I would still need 3 strands, I’m looking to buy 18 balls as I want to put it on my bed when finished!

    Many thanks, sian xx

    • Hi Sian!

      I love the look of that yarn! I searched it on Amazon.com and couldn’t find it.

      I WISH!

      That was the long way of saying YES, I think you should use it. It’s 100 g and the yarn that I used is 50g, so I think you would need less of it! You could probably easily get away with 2 strands.

      Hope that helps!
      Lynne xx

      • Sian says:

        Super! Do you know roughly what size blanket 18 balls of that yarn would make please? I want something to go on my king size bed!

  276. Jenny Flanagan says:

    Lynne…hi! Can you please explain the casting off process? What I mean is, because it’s k4,p4, do I cast of using that method, too? Not even sure if I’ve worded the question properly? …thanks, so much….Jenny

    • Hi Jenny

      I’m hoping that pro knitters will pop in here and answer your question for you…

      Here is how I do it.. the easy way..LOL!

      When my project is done, I cast off in a straight knit pattern. The same cast off stitch all the way.

      That’s probably not the proper way. haha.. but it works for me 🙂

      Happy knitting!
      Lynne xx

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  279. Rebecca says:

    Where is the pattern/instructions to make this throw . As I really want to make it

    • Hi Rebecca,

      The pattern is soooooo easy and short, you may have missed it.

      It is cast on 40 stitches, using size 50 circular needles. Knit 4, purl 4.

      More details are in the post, but that is the gist of it.


  280. susan says:

    Love your comments! You have talked me into knitting again. I had gotten so bored with the conventional way of knitiing ( also left handed ). This sounds like something I might be able to get into. Thanks.

    • Hi Susan,
      So happy that you might be hoping back into knitting again.

      This pattern. Oh. La. La. Wait until it is done. You will curl up in your chunky wool blanket and say ahhhhhhhh, I did it!!

      Lynne xx

  281. Gillian Campbell says:

    OK you win – I will try 50. I really don’t want to be working on this blanket for ever. BTW, 12 balls would do it with casting on 52 stitches?

  282. Gillian Campbell says:

    Love your web site and all your comments. Tee-Hee! Quick question, what would happen if I made that blanket with the same wool as you are suggesting, but used size 10 needles instead of 104!!??

    • Hi Gillian!

      Well, isn’t it awesome that the comments are more entertaining than I am? LOL! I love that about my bloggity readers 🙂

      I used size 50 needles, so I think if you used sized 10 needles, you may have to knit for the rest of your life. LOL.

      Go for the bigger needles, and it will be a quicker knit.

      Gawd, I hope that helps 🙂

      Lynne xx

  283. Deb says:

    I would like to make a blanket that is approximately 76×48. How many chunky yarn would you suggest. I bought 18 balls of Sirdar Big Softie 50*. I plan on using two strands.

    Thanks in Advance….Deb

    • Hi Deb,

      Not sure if I can help you out, but maybe some of my blog readers may. I haven’t used the Sirdar Big Softie, so I’m not sure how far it goes.

      I have always used 3 strands, and not two, but maybe your yarn is chunkier.

      The good news is that it is such a fast knit, you will be able to measure quite quickly.

      Maybe cast on 60-80 stitches instead of 40, to see how wide it will be for you.

      Cheers and happy knitting!

  284. Sheila Clowes says:

    I enjoy receiving you patterns, and have made some.
    I would like to see more patterns on straight needles, it always seems to be circular needle patters.

    • Hi Sheila

      I love knitting on circular needles, and straight needles are great too.. I agree.

      In my blog post – you’ll see a link to an etsy pattern & yarn for the chunky wool blanket with straight needles too. It’s gorgeous as well.

      Hope that helps!
      Lynne xx

  285. Penny Olsen says:

    Love the chunky throw. I cannot seem to find the Aria yarn that you used. Thank you. And how many skeins did you use for your throw?

    • Hi Penny

      I couldn’t find the Aria yarn online either. Drats, huh? I tried to find it online so I could put the link in the blog post and make it easy for others to find.

      I bought my Aria wool at a yarn shop in Toronto called Romni Wools.

      I hope that helps!
      Lynne xx

  286. Sheri Mehew says:

    I just started on size 50 needles with a lovely Teal colored yarn. Its Bernat Alpaca yarn, with a fiber content of 70 acrylic and 30 alpaca. I am using 3 strands, but it doesn’t look as full as yours. I love it and am going to complete, but the next one I shall use 4-5 strands. Super excited to finish this blanket

  287. Rita Faison says:

    Sorry! I re-read your post and saw you used Aria.

    • You got it Rita 🙂

      Truth is, there are so many fab yarns on Amazon and Etsy, lots of readers have found many chunky yarn options.

      (links in the blog post above)

      Happy knitting!
      Lynne xx

  288. Rita Faison says:

    Hi! Lovely blanket! Which yarn did you use? The Aria pictured on the chair or the Etsy yarn? Thank you.

  289. Dawn Sawyer says:

    I LOVE this blanket !!! Just made one for my daughter and she absolutely loves it. It’s so warm and cozy. I made mine a little bigger because she’s pretty tall so I did 60 cast on and 18 balls. It ended up being 60″ x 60″. I didn’t have 50 needles but had some 35 so I used those instead. I actually just started a new one. Thanks for the pattern. And I’m with you a oversized sweater like this would be GREAT!!

  290. Rebecca Kirt says:

    Thank you for this pattern. Now I need to find the size needle for this afghan. I am going to start following you. Currently I am knitting a boyfriend cardigan.

  291. Melissa Ashton says:

    This is going to be my first try at a blanket! My husband is tired of my crazy insanity with knitting scarves and hats – it’s time to branch out! Thank you for a quick and easy pattern I feel confident to try! I am curious – what is the size of your finished blanket?

  292. Tasha says:

    Hi, I ordered the needles you recomended from Etsy, and have found some super chunky wool, so i’m ready to start the project! and very excited!
    Just one question: The needles from etsy are connected by an acrylic (thing) lol. Do I use this to place the stiches on? The needles seem to small otherwise.
    Many thanks in advance
    P.S Your blog is amazing, im all the way in the UK and love it!!

  293. Stacie says:

    Hi Lynne, and thanks for posting this pattern! I started knitting about 10 months ago and am hooked. (Is there a 12-step program for knitters?!) I’m branching out from scarves and hats to bigger projects, and this looks like the perfect project to make for my best friend’s wedding!!

    I’m thinking about using Wool-Ease Thick and Quick (category 6 chunky), but I’m not sure about doubling- or tripling-up on the yarn. Did you use 18 balls with the triple-yarn method?

  294. Josie says:

    Hi Lynne,
    I love this pattern. Thank you for sharing. Very simple to follow.
    Thanks again,

  295. Michelle Staebler says:

    Just made the blanket today – it is light but so nice and cozy – we love it. I will definately be making another as it was. so simple – thank you

  296. Melissa Franke says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog! My supplies are on the way and I’m anxious to knit up this beauty! QUESTION: when you say cast on 40, am I to alternate the knit and purl from the get go? For example, after I tie a simple slip knot do I do 4 knits, followed by 4 purls all the way up to 40? (or do I do a simple cast on first) Also if i want a wider blanket I just keep alternating as long as my number is divisibly by 4 right? (I will have to look up my divisibility rules..hehe). I have decided to do 12 months of DIY and this is my Feburary project. I’m excited to try something new! Thank you for this awesome tutorial and I’m excited to hear back from you 🙂
    Many thanks, Melissa!

    • Melissa Franke says:

      one more question: What do you mean to cast off 40? I’m a beginner; can you tell?!

      • Is that a trick question Melissa? LOL.

        When you start a project, you cast on your stitches, meaning that you are putting your 40 stitches on to begin.

        When you are finishing a project, you cast off your stitches, meaning that you are taking the 40 stitches off the needles and finishing it off.

        I probably made that sound more difficult than what it is.

        Cast on 40 to begin, cast off 40 to end.

        Done 🙂 xx

  297. Melissa says:

    Oh dear, I’m quite happy I’ve found this blog. I think I have all the yarn I need because I’ve become quite the hoarder since learning how to knit last month. Now I just need my needles to get here!!!

  298. Barbara says:

    You never said how large the blanket in the pic is.

    Also do you have any patterns for an oversized sweater made with the same look as the blanket.


    • Hi Barbara,

      The blanket that I knit finished at 40 inches wide by 50 inches long.

      I WISH I had a pattern for an oversized sweater with the same look. That sounds gorgeous!! If you find one, let me know. I’d love to knit it!!

      Happy knitting!
      Lynne xx

  299. Donna Blend says:

    I do not have the supplies I need for this project. HOWEVER, I think I will be buying everything I need to make at least one of these blankets. It is beautiful…Extremely…perfect for gift giving….ideal for that family that burned out during the winter…or friend in a hospital or nursing home….I LOVE IT. thanks……Donna Blend

  300. mary-ann brum says:

    Looks like an awesome blanket.. can,t wait to start..thanks

  301. Joyce schneider says:

    Love this!!!!!

  302. Talisha says:

    Hello Lynne!

    Love your post! Amazing pattern and giggles 🙂

    I’m quite a beginner knitter, so I’d just like to ask though, how do you use triple the yarn? I know you explained it, but I guess I just need more detailed explanation (being a beginner and all) xD. And how big is a strand of yarn? I’d rather get it from my local store than have amazon ship it all the way through the pacific ocean.

    Happy New Year!



    P.s. my Dad is from Montreal and we live in Indonesia haha! Great to read your blog from the other side of the world 🙂 (and I’m a 15 y.o. knitter YAY)

    • Hello Talisha,

      You are adorbs. Okay, in order to knit with 3 strands, you just put the three balls of yarn on your lap.

      When you knit ‘normally’ you are just holding one strand of yarn. With this pattern, you are knitting with 3 strands of yarn. You are literally holding the 3 strands in one, so instead of having one piece of yarn in your hand, you have 3 pieces of yarn. That way, the yarn is super thick rather than just one thin piece.

      Erhmergerd, I might have made that sound more difficult than what it is.


      You live in Indonesia?!! That’s FANTASTIC. I love love love love it there. Have you searched the word BALI on my blog yet?

      Here’s a link to all my Bali blog posts…


      Big love!
      Lynne xx

  303. Amal says:

    I’m kinda going thru it right now and this post cracked me up as I can relate because I’ve been knitting up a storm not really sure why then I saw this and it clicked its better than therapy because it is I guess. I’m a newbie and all my friends and fam will be rocking fingerless gloves they got for gifts this holiday. I think I can brave it to the next level which is this blanket. Thanks for the giggle and the inspiration.

    • Amal says:

      P.S. Happy New Year!!!

    • Happy New Year to you too… and oh la la, if you can knit fingerless gloves, you can DEFINITELY make this blanket. It is sooooooo easy, compared to gloves. I made a set of gloves ONCE. The left hand could fit a baby and the right hand could fit the jolly green giant. You are my hero 🙂

      Lynne xx

  304. Carol says:

    I need help. My Grandaughter wants me to make one of these. But, she wants it to be like a bedspread. How many more balls of yarn would I need? Would just double what you need. And how many more stiches.

    • Hey Carol,

      I’m not sure, but a wild guess would be to double it all. Double the amount of stitches and double the amount of yarn.

      You could always do a test run with double the stitches on your needle and knit a few rows to see how it goes. It is such a fast knit, it would take no time to figure out what size you will get.


  305. Joy says:

    Okay, this newbie is gonna for it, wish me luck! 🙂 Quick question though, does it make a difference whether I use bulky or super bulky? Which did you use?

    • Hi Joy,

      I think the bulkier the better. Wait. Did that just sound gross? LOL.

      The thicker the yarn, the thicker the blanket and the faster the knit. Fast. Thick. OMG, my mind is in the gutter today.

      What a floozy I am. haha.

      Have an epic time knitting it. It is soooooo relaxing to knit and it truly looks beautiful when it’s done.

      Lynne xo

  306. […] to a knit/pearl blanket, which has a sweater-looking pattern to it. If knit/pearl is more your jam, here’s a free pattern that you can use! You can also purchase a pattern on etsy, but I was trying to spend as little […]

  307. lizzy says:

    You rocked this project. I am anxious to get my yarn and needles so that I can knit my way through a separation. Happy me, lucky me finding your blog. Thanks for all the information on where to purchase items.

    • Ahhhhh Lizzy !

      You go girl. You will knit your way across the world and back again.. and suddenly .. the separation won’t seem so bad.

      Glad you found the links helpful. It saves about 49 hours of searching LOL, and you can use that time to knit. haha.


  308. Linda says:

    I Just stumbled upon your blog…. Googled
    Blanket Pattern for super bulky yarn.
    Found your pattern… love it!
    but I also found much more……I love your blog I found it very uplifting and nice to know that other people go through the same things I do thank you

    • Hi Linda!

      It’s nice to meet you and THANK YOU for coming to my bloggity. Thanks Google for chunky wool blanket pattern searches too. LOL!

      Without the blanket, we wouldn’t have met 🙂

      Big love and talk to you again sometime!

      Lynne xx

  309. Apoorva says:

    Hello Lynne,
    It was so wonderful to read your blog, it’s so entertaining and helpful, I laughed so much reading it. I’m actually knitting a blanket for a 3-month-old baby and I need it to be warm, so do you think it would still be warm enough if I don’t triple or double the yarn allowance or do you recommend i do, cause I have limited wool. Also, how many balls( oops I said it) do you think I’d need for a baby blanket if I use chunky yarn?

    Thanks a lot
    Lots of love

    • Good questions! Not sure I have all the answers for you tho xo.

      Yes, I think it would be warm, even if you only use one strand of chunky wool yarn. I would definitely use smaller needles tho, because you don’t want the blanket to have big holes from the big needles (for a baby).

      I hope that helps. I bet some other knitters could chime in and give some great answers too.

      Lynne xx

  310. Tace Sofia says:

    Love your creamy colors and great gung-ho attitude! Thanks for sharing!

  311. Michelle says:

    Can this blanket be made using the “arm knitting” method? Or do I need to used the size 50 circular needles?

    Thanks 🙂

    • That’s a great question Michelle, and I don’t know the answer to it. LOL.

      Maybe a fellow blog reader may be able to answer it. The arm knitting technique looks super cool ! I haven’t tried it yet tho.

      I have knit it with the size 50 circular needles and it was sooooooo easy that way, that it may be the easier answer.

      If you get one knit, send me a photo! I’d love love love to see it.


      • Michelle says:

        I’m a newbie at knitting anything. I am getting together with a friend this month to hopefully arm knit a few scarves for Christmas gifts. I would like to make this blanket for my husband… We’ll see how it all goes! 🙂 Wish me luck 🙂

    • Alysha Fletcher says:

      I’ve done arm knitting, and I have skinny arms. If you don’t want holes you can fit your hand through, I suggest the circular needles!

  312. yan hart says:

    oops sorry. I see that I posted it twice. Couldn’t see my letter so I tried a different e-mail.

  313. yan says:

    Dear Lynne,
    Hello, I’m a fellow Canuck!! Originally from Montreal Canada. I married an american & have lived in the States for 36 years now. But still say, once a Canadian always a Canadian. I some how found your blog about 2 months ago & found the article on your chunky blanket. I actually wrote you to ask questions. I’ve done my first blanket for my husband who is constantly cold & he absolutely loves it. Will be making more for my children. Love your articles & just saw your video after reading one of the letters from one of your fellow followers. Your very inspiring!

    • A fellow Canuck? For reals, Yan?

      So cool that you are a Canadian living in the States.

      I hope I answered your blanket questions. LOL. If not, I am going to be mad at myself.

      Thanks for checking out my video. Did you see it here on my about me page?


      I’m such a video chicken but hope to really give it a bigger try in the new year. Video is such a coolio media channel.

      Thanks for writing to me!!

      Big love to my fellow Canadian xoxoxox


  314. Betsy Burch says:

    If I get a chunky yarn, do I still have to use 3 strands?

  315. I am very confused about WHY we need circular needles? Normally I see those in a hat pattern or a sweater that is to be knit all in one piece. Why do we need circular for a square item?

    • Hi Wendy,

      The easy thing about the circular needles is that it holds the weight and length of the blanket on the circular part on your lap.

      If you are using straight needles, they have be very big needles and that is a lot of blanket to keep on a straight needle.

      The circular needle helps for the blanket to rest on your lap instead of holding it in the air on your straight needle.

      Did I make that more confusing? LOL I hope not. Have a fab time knitting.

      Big cheers!
      Lynne xx

  316. Mary says:

    If folks followed your pattern they would get a garter stitch and not the rib stitch, and it would look nothing like your photos. For anyone new to this, you have to alternate the stitches… k4 p4 turn… then p4 kn4, turn… k4 p4. Your welcome!

    • Hi Mary,

      Great point, and thank you for highlighting it, it’s very important.

      I did mention it here in the blog post:

      Remember … if you finish in 4 purl stitches, then you must begin the next row with 4 knit stitches to continue the pattern.

      But it is easy to miss. I should maybe do it in bold letters so it isn’t confusing.

      Thanks so much !!
      Lynne xx

      • Katie says:

        You two seem to be saying the opposite to eachother?

        • We may have made it sound confusing, when it’s not Katie.

          Sorry ’bout that.

          We are both saying the same thing tho.

          Whatever 4 stitches you end with, you do the opposite on the next row.

          If you end the row with 4 knit stitches, start the next row with 4 purl stitches.

          If you end a row with 4 purl stitches, you begin the next row with 4 knit stitches.

          Hope that helps!

  317. barb drover says:

    what was the weight of each BALL?
    I have no problem with that world, lol

  318. Samantha says:


    I am obsessed! I’m not sure how I found your blog, but this post inspired me to buy the Loopy Mango Needles and some super- fluffy alpaca yarn that is $20/skeen. The crazy thing about that, and the reason I mentioned the price, is that I have only knitted once in my life and I was probably 8 years old!!!! Thank the heavens for YouTube because this girl needed to find out how to ‘cast on”, “knit”, and “purl”. Maybe I should have started with cheaper yarn, but your blanket looked soooooo gorgeous! Anyway, I haven’t started yet…..my needles and pricey yarn are ready. So, I poured myself a glass of wine and wished that you had a video. You are sooooo funny that a video would be worth the price of an exclusive membership! (personally, I bonded with you when you continued to say “balls”. Balls is also one of my favorite words!

    Thank you for inspiring me to try something I have NEVER tried before and to go balls to the wall!


  319. Jamie Ward says:

    I have purchased the Mondail Aria (cream color) from Passion Knit in Canada. I am expecting the order any day. I purchased 2 bags—–10 balls in each bag for a total of 20 balls. I would like to make your blanket pattern for my daughter for Christmas. If I cast on 44 stitches on size 50 needles and knit all 20 balls, what size blanket can I expect? I am just an advanced beginner knitter. Thank you in advance for any suggestions. Jamie ward

    • Jamie

      Soooooo sorry that I am just answering your comment now. It somehow slipped through the cracks. I blame the ‘holidays’ LOL and my homemade baileys 🙂

      How did it go? What size of blanket did it make?

      So great to hear that Passion Knit sells the wool. I have never heard of them before.

      Cheers and happy new year!
      Lynne xx

  320. Emma says:

    Hello! I am so in love with your blog like wow I just feel like I’m at home or something. I guess it makes sense then that I wouldn’t be able to locate the pattern. Please send help asap thank youuu!

    • Hey Emma!

      Did you find the pattern in the blog post? Hope so 🙂

      My site went down for a short time from a big traffic spike and the pattern disappeared for a while.

      Clearly I disappeared for a while too because I am just seeing your comment now… one month later. My bad.

      If I had a third leg, I’d kick myself with it 🙂

      Happy knitting
      Lynne xx

  321. Vicky Petry says:

    Will try this pattern a.s.a.p.

  322. Josie Adams says:

    I was just wondering about how much yardage I would need for this project, I am very new to knitting and cannot wait to get started! I know you said 12-18 balls, but all the yarn I have seen varies so much in yardage ( I’ve seen all from 50yds to 150yds).
    Thanks so much!

  323. Janine Pelchat says:

    love your patterns

  324. Alexandra says:

    Hi there,
    I’m new to knitting and I was just wondering about this pattern… How do you make a flat blanket with circular needles? In my experience, the circular ones are for hats and such. If anyone could help me, I’d greatly appreciate it! 🙂

    Thanks so much!

    • You still work this back and forth in rows, just like on regular needles. The reason to use circular needles for a blanket is because of the large number of stitches. You usually cannot stack that large of a number of stitches on regular needles, but they will sit nicely on the acrylic part of the circulars.

      • Well said Tonya!! I couldn’t have said it better myself. Oh wait. I didn’t. LOL. I need you to write my next knitting blog post. haha. THANKS a bunch for explaining it so clearly. You rock!

        Lynne xx

  325. Ruby says:

    Hi, just double checking the size of the needles since the ones on etsy don’t show a choice in 37 inches. There is a 40″ option. Also,, there is a 24″ option available locally. Would either or those be ok?

  326. Terry L. Hills says:

    looking for an throw to make with 3 strands.

  327. […] plaid, knit or faux fur throw blankets. If you’re feeling particularly ambitious, you can knit your own blanket and/or built your own rustic blanket […]

  328. Lucy Rivera says:

    Thank you for your easy instructions on making this blanket. One question:
    Can I use any yarn. Wool is too hot. I live in Puerto Rico and it is warm all year round. Can you recommend a different yarn.. Thanks.

  329. Hannah Walter says:

    Hi Lynne!
    Seriously one of the greatest and most helpful blog posts I’ve ever read!
    Just out of curiosity, what are the dimensions of the blanket you made? My boyfriend has been obsessed with the idea of me knitting him a blanket, but he’s 6ft tall and I didn’t want it to look TOO similar to a baby blanket on the poor guy.

  330. Terri Morris says:

    Thank you for the easy instructions and pattern. Even I can do it.

  331. Caroline Lockridge says:

    Would love to have the EASY chunky blanket pattern.
    I knit so I don’t come apart.

    Looking forward to reading your blog.

  332. Laurie says:

    Can’t seem to find the free chunky knit blanket pattern on your blog anymore! Made one last year for my son and want to make another for my daughter but cannot remember the number of stitches to cast on!!! Can anyone help?

  333. Laura Poulter says:

    Love to knit and love your site.
    Would like to get the free pattern for your chunky blanket.
    Thank Laura

  334. Edie Stickler says:

    Read through some of the comments, and I haven’t laughed so much in years. Love your pattern, love your instructions and LOVE your attitude!

  335. Valda Grimes says:

    I am looking forward to making the blanket. Don’t have to drag a pattern with me.
    Do I have to use circular needles? I am a beginner and still having trouble with circular needles. Also can this be made on a loom?

  336. Kait Holland says:

    Hi there!
    I have three relatively dumb questions, so sorry in advance.
    1. What wool weight do you recommend? If I use 100g yarn will I need to double/triple it to get the chunky look?
    2. How many yards will I need?
    Thanks for the info! Can’t wait to start.

  337. Heather says:

    I used to knit, and I think this chunky blanket would be a great way to get back into it.
    I’ve been looking online for yarn, and I can’t find anything machine washable. How do you wash/clean your blanket? With a toddler, a dog, and a baby on the way, machine washability is important!!!
    Thanks for your time,

  338. April says:

    Finished my blanket! I love it! I used 18 skeins of super bulky (size 6), and my dimensions were something like 56″ x 68″, just to give a frame of reference to people who have been asking. I love your white one so much, but I am the messiest person alive, so I found a color called merlot and figured that at least I can spill wine on it without it being too noticeable. Thanks for this wonderful idea!!!!

  339. Sahna says:

    This is so wonderful. I’m not entirely a noob at knitting but I’m curious why do you use circular needles for a blanket? And how is it worked without making it in the round? Or is it used because you don’t have straight needles long enough?

    • Lucinda says:

      Hi Sahna,

      Circular knitting needles work very well with the larger chunkier projects. Just don’t knit in the round and carry on like you are using straight needles. It can carry way more stitches and is much more comfortable to knit with. This also seems like a heavy item and will make knitting harder on straight needles.

      Hope this helps!!

      Have a nice dayxx

  340. Sue says:

    Love the look of this blanket. Going to start on it this weekend. Also love your humor. 🙂

  341. Teddy says:

    Hey Lynne,

    I recently decided to give knitting a try and I have to say that finding your blog is one of the best things that have happened to me!! I love your advise and the way you put it – funny and cheerful with a glinch of seriousness…
    I’m just about to buy my first pair of needles (wish me luck) and I’ll give the blanket a try………..hopefully it will look presentable 🙂
    Thank you for sharing it with us 🙂

  342. JaBrittny Harrison says:

    I loved this blanket, in the process of making it now!

  343. Mary Van Deuson says:

    I love your ideas & the way you express things. I would definitely like to get your blog delivered to me. It’s fun to read.

    • Hi Mary!
      Nice to meet you! I signed you up to have the blog delivered to you.

      You are now subscribed. You just missed one today. Here it is :


      It is a $1000 giveaway and you are already entered to win because you are a subscriber. Just read the blog post, pick what you’d like to win and leave a comment in the blog post of what you would like to win!

      The choices are a toilet, bathroom faucet, wooden wheels or milk paint!

      So fun!

      Lynne xx

  344. […] plaid, knit or faux fur throw blankets. If you’re feeling particularly ambitious, you can knit your own blanket and/or built your own rustic blanket […]

  345. Maria says:

    That has to be the most refreshing fun blog I have read in quite a while. I have been knitting and crocheting for quite a while, my grandma taught me :)….. This helped me feel revived as I was starting to get bored with the many projects I have on the go….must finish them now so I can make this beautiful blanket for myself. Thank you and I look forward to reading more 🙂

    • Awhhhh schmanks Maria!

      You just made my day yesterday. I was having an ERRRHmergerd what am I thinking ??!! kind of day …. and you just sparked my blogging flame again.

      I o U.

      Here it is –> mwah xoxoxoxo

  346. Nicole says:

    I love your girly sense of humor. Makes me feel great about going back to knitting when I’m not working. Thank you

  347. Alex says:

    I have no idea who you are, but you’re quite possibly the funniest blogger ever, and I totally want some liquid fermented grapes to toast you!

    Can’t wait to knit!!! Gotta get me some balls now.
    Chin chin!

    🙂 alex

    • I have no idea who you are ALEX, but you are my new best friend.

      I think I’m going to frame your comment and hang it on my wall.

      I’ll share it with my family when they visit and say ” what’s a blogger anyway?!”


      Loves ya!

  348. Nancy says:

    Love your site – love the pattern! I have yarn from many years ago (and a lot of it). I’m going to knit an afghan for my daughter.

  349. April says:

    Oooooh, this is SO gorgeous!! After a few days of deliberation and yarn-searching, I finally chose one last night. (Michael’s is having a sale on their own brand of super bulky yarn, Loops and Threads Cozy Wool, right now; it’s $4 a skein and free shipping over $50–incase anyone else out there is like me and dying to make this blanket but too broke to buy 12+ skeins of most of the yarn out there.) I was so happy to find a blogger who is so funny and likable–then I found out you’re Canadian so, of course, that’s why! I’m American (boo) but hopefully moving up to the best country in the world pretty soon! Thank you for this great project!!!

    • Hi April !

      Great hot tip on Michaels! Did the yarn arrive? How is it? I love hearing about deals!!

      You are moving to Canada? Sahhhweet. What part are you moving to? Maybe we will be neighbours. LOL. xx

      • April says:

        The yarn is here and it’s wonderful! My blanket is about half-way done after one day–it’s so quick!! I keep trying to curl up under it while I’m knitting because it’s so cozy already.

        I’ll live anywhere in Canada that I can find a job, but my first choice is the Ottawa area. Which province are you in? Want to trade lives?? I can’t wait to be in Canada!!

        • LOL! It is crazy cozy!

          Ottawa is a beautiful city, but it is cooooold in the winter. Okay, all of Canada is cold in the winter months, but Ottawa feels particularly cold. LOL. It’s also particularly pretty 🙂

          I live in Ontario. I’m about 2 hrs North West of Toronto. I’ve lived in the States and love that too. I think I could live in a cardboard box and be happy. LOL. xx

  350. tammy says:

    such a beautiful blanket. I never thought to double or triple up on the strands, what a great idea! I think I am going to see if I can do this in a pillow case for the sofa 🙂

  351. Yolanda says:

    Great blog. I laughed…..a lot. Never thought a knitting blog could be so funny.

    Great job! Keep em coming.

    • Thanks Yolanda,

      Here’s the kicker. I’m not a knitting blog. LOL. I’m a home projects, knitting, design ideas, DIY projects, cancer craziness, treehouse loving, design blogger. LOL.

      I hope you still love me. 🙂

  352. Carolyn Ramos says:

    Dear Lynne
    Apart from enjoying your very wicked sense of humour, I have been truly inspired by this pattern. My Grandma taught me how to knit when I was little but I never had the patience for it. This however looks very do-able so thankyou x

  353. Sydne Brimmer says:

    I love this blog and Im going to make my mom a new cuddle-blanket for Christmas but I want it to be a little larger than this. Im wondering if it would work to cast on 50 stitches and knit 5, purl 5, repeat… Would this effect the pattern?
    I was also wondering if you used the chain-ply method to triple the yarn or if you used 3 separate balls of yarn. Thank you for the help!

    • Hi Sydne,

      Well, since I don’t know how to do the chain-ply method, I would definitely say that the triple yarn in 3 separate balls will definitely work. LOL.

      I think it would totally work to do fifty stitches and knit 5 purl 5.

      Let me know how it turns out!

      Lynne xx

  354. Ashley D says:

    I am a super beginner and have a quick question. After the 40 stitches are cast on, and you repeat the knit/purl sequence, what do you do when you run out of the three strands of yarn you are using? Do you cast off and start a new row and connect all when finished? I am just a little confused.

    • April says:

      Just tie a knot with the end of the old ball of yarn and the beginning of the new ball of yarn! You technically don’t have to even tie a knot, you can just begin working with a new ball of yarn, but it makes it feel more secure if there’s a knot, especially in a project like this that is pretty loose knit. I’m sure if you google this, you could find plenty of results with the best type of knots to tie–I just do a super basic one because I’m lazy, but if you want to make it look neater and minimize the appearance, I’m sure there are some techniques out there for the best type of knots.

  355. Tammy McCoy says:

    I love this chunky blanket and am looking forward to making one…happy it’s so easy since I’m a fairly new knitter!

  356. Phyllis Cooper says:

    Beautiful blanket! Blankets have been last on my list because i get bored really quickly; a bit of ADD going on in this house. Love your blog with a hell, damn and shit along the way, a comfortable read for me because it’s my personality as well. Happy Knitting to all…..

  357. […] days ago, I told S. I wanted to knit a blanket (I was all pumped from Lynne Knowlton’s post here) and he went like “Oh nice, why don’t you make it for me? It’s starting to freeze […]

  358. Karissa says:

    I’m doing this as a baby blanket for my soon to be born niece. Nearly done, and it was SUCH a quick knit. I only found US 50 straight needles so I have been doing it that way, as well I only doubled my yarn allowance, which is good because I don’t think I could have fit it all on my needles if it was tripled. LOVING IT, can’t wait to see the finished product.