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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 is on this knit blog post. Can’t tell you what, but it rhymes with FREE schmunky knit schmanket schmattern ! Enter your email in the blog post and click FREE PATTERN for the pattern to receive the free pattern and be signed up to our newsletter <– p.s. We only send one once a month or so and it is FAB FAB FAB.

Get ready to happy dance. Gangnam Style. People are still doing that, no? Is that over ?



  1. PATTERNS : these chunky knit patterns are so pretty
  2. KITS : The wool blanket kits are STUNNING and beautiful too! Shop them here and knit a beautiful blanket.
  3. NEW KNIT KIT : The blanket kit shown below is called ISOBEL and is here in our shop.

Let’s celebrate *drinks vodka from flask in desk drawer.  People are still doing that, no? Is that over?

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 !!!!

Free chunky knit blanket pattern. Learn how to make a chunky knit blanket in a weekend

 Knitting is a sexy indoor sport.   Stamped it.   Want proof of how knitting rocks out loud?   Have you ever knit something for a man?

I knit Michael a sweater and bam he married me. Just like that.

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

How do I get out of funks in life? 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 

Do  you  know  how  to  knit ?  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 need to know how to do two kinds of stitches to make this blanket.

Yup.  Two.  Totally manageable, right?



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 !

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. The wool in our knit kits is handspun Peruvian wool. It is soft and beautiful.

See our wool here. All blanket patterns in our kits come with the wool, knitting needles, pattern and SWAG 🙂 The pattern shown below is ISOBEL. The free pattern in this blog post is called CLARA.

  • how to knit a chunky wool blanket
  • everything you need to know to knit a chunky wool blanket

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

 If you are not using our kits, the finished look of your blanket will be determined by your knitting gauge and type of yarn you use.

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.  We make all our chunky wool blankets with our Peruvian wool, using the same knitting needles and knit in a double strand method for an extra warm chunky blanket.  With this method you can reuse your knitting needles all the time for all kinds of knitting projects.

  • Free blanket pattern : How to knit a chunky knit blanket. Everything you need to know to knit a chunky wool blanket. Wool, needles and pattern included in kit.
  • Free blanket pattern : How to knit a chunky knit blanket. Everything you need to know to knit a chunky wool blanket. Wool, needles and pattern included in kit.

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.

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

  • Free chunky knit blanket pattern using circular birch knitting needles
  • Circular knitting needles are great for so many projects.

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

This whole knitting a chunky blanket thaaaang is fast

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! We sell wool bundles for making pom poms and tassels here.

  • Wool bundles for pom poms and tassels for chunky wool blanket
  • Wool bundles for pom poms and tassels for chunky wool blanket
  • Wool bundles for pom poms and tassels for chunky wool blanket

Knitting forever. housework whenever.

Big love and happy knitting !!



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  1. Rosalie says:

    Please send me the pattern.
    Thank you

  2. Maureen says:

    Good morning
    Could you send me pattern for this knit blanket please
    Kind regards

  3. Hi. I’m glad I found your company. I’d like to purchase the blanket knitting kit.

  4. Roxanne Marie James Palasek says:

    excited to get started

  5. Jo Ford says:

    How can I get the pattern

  6. This blanket will be my next project. Thanks!

  7. Ruth Hirniak says:

    Please send your pattern for this chunky blanket. Basically looks like knits and purls. I’m interested to see what other patterns you have as well.


  8. Lynn Gnaegy says:

    Love this site! Am laughing at how you wrote it! Am coming back…hopefully…to knotting now that I am retired! We will see how this goes! Looking forward to succeeding in finishing a project!

  9. Lorraine Smith says:

    I have. Now signed up twice and have not received the downloadable free pattern

    • Hello Lorraine
      We just double checked our system and all is working well … perhaps your email provider has marked us in your promotions folder. If you add lynne@lynneknowlton.com to your contacts, you will likely then receive the pattern. If not, let us know, and we will send it from our personal email address.


  10. I love your patterns…but I have requested the free pattern some time ago..and again today..still no pattern..am I doing something wrong??? Would love to get started on this beautiful project!!

    • Hi Patricia,
      Just saw your note in an email and yay! it looks like you received your pattern. Sometimes the pattern gets lost in sp*m folders, but glad it worked out!
      Cheers and happy knitting!

  11. Nancy Ann Hersey says:

    I made the chunky blanket knit purl pattern and love it. Now , I want to make a baby blanket with size 6 chunky wool can you recommend a sort of pattern how many to cast on I have size 6 circular needles . I don’t know how any to cast on etc.

    • Hi Nancy
      Size 6 knitting needles are significantly different in size from size 25 knitting needles, so unfortunately we don’t know the pattern or how many stitches to cast on etc.


  12. Cathleen Pailet says:

    My daughter and I are allergic to wool. Can you recommend a different yarn?
    Thank you.

    • Hi Cathleen,
      Darn, so sorry that you are allergic. Unfortunately, we don’t know of any alternative yarns, as we have just found that using acrylic yarn just doesn’t make as beautiful of a blanket, nor does it last as long. Perhaps you could try cotton?


  13. Becky Hanson says:

    I am a beginning knitter. I need to start soon, for Christmas gifts for my family this year. Lol. I have a large family. I’m left handed, does that make a difference?

    • Hi Becky, yes, I do believe it does make a difference. The pattern is the same, but the method of knitting is different. I have heard that it is a bit harder to learn to knit left handed, unless you learn from another left handed knitter. Definitely worth looking up some YouTube videos to check first. I hope that helps in some way! Cheers! Lynne

  14. Karen Youkhana says:

    Would like to have your knitting instructions

  15. Nancy Grant says:

    Beautiful pattern! Looking forward to the download.

  16. Lynn Graham says:

    I would love a free pattern.
    Thanks !!

  17. atikul says:

    Looks like a great site! the wonderful site!

  18. Sandra Tinkler says:

    I would love to knit this Bed Throw for our King Size Bed. Do you sell the full package. Is there a colour chart for the wool. Thank you

  19. Kandy says:

    Hello Lynne, your blankets are GORGEOUS! I may see if I can take lessons or get someone to show me how. I have a gazillion projects of various kinds around my place and none of them have been completed!
    Can you tell me what sectional you have? It’s beautiful and looks so comfy!
    Thanks! Happy Holidays!

  20. Faye says:

    OMG you got me. Just relocated to a new state and I know 2 people. I can’t wait to start. THANKS

  21. […] yarn and large needles will help it knit up lots quicker. For something super cozy, try Lynne of Knowlton and Co.’s knit blanket. Her printable pattern is beginner-friendly and […]

  22. Judith Roberts says:

    I love your styles!

  23. Frances Brown says:

    Would love a free pattern.

  24. Merry Beth Babcock says:

    I would like a free knitting pattern

  25. Mary Pillay says:

    I love , love, love the blankets. Going to get supplies this weekend. Knitted a cable jersey with my late mom when I was younger.
    Love the real cotton or wool you are using , I believe in organic and sustainably sourced goods too.
    Thank You so much

  26. Marika Wilbiks says:

    I have just taken up knitting during this COVId lockdown time and I would like to make these blankets for our adult children for Christmas gifts! Looking forward to receiving the pattern!

  27. Julie Ireland says:

    Hi.. I haven’t knitted for years BUT I love love love this throw .. and would love love love the pattern !!!

  28. Jan says:

    Please send me the pattern

  29. Mary Randolph says:

    Love the pattern my granddaughter wants one for Christmas. Please send me the free pattern

  30. Jenny Lynas says:

    I’d like the pattern please

  31. Eliz says:

    Would love the free blanket pattern

  32. Anna Detwiler Massi says:

    Please send me the free chunky knit pattern.

  33. Lynne garner says:

    I love your patterns.very easy but beautiful.

  34. Marian Serra says:

    Looks like a great site!

  35. Lameez Manter says:

    I have never enjoyed a blog post as much as this one. I laughed so hard! Subscribed! 🤣

  36. S. Hederman says:

    Is the measurement the blanket itself or are you including the fringe/ tassels?
    Is this type of wool washable? and not shrink able? Is it very expensive?

  37. Anne Marie Dawson says:

    Just getting back into knitting, I thought this would be a good project for starters.

  38. I love your humor. I am a newer or renewed knitter. I use to knit with my grandmother who taught me to knit as a young women. I am not 51 in a few days I will be 52. I just began reknitting a few months ago. I am still relearning so much. Thank you for showing me I can still do this. I will bookmark your site I love love your work. PS I think you might can still do the desk drink just be very quite. I just kidding.

  39. Susan says:

    Please send me the pattern.

    Thank you!

  40. Karen says:

    Would love the chunky blanket pattern

  41. Patti Shaughnessy says:

    Please send me the free pattern!

    • Hello Patti

      If you enter your email in the blog post form and click the button that says FREE DOWNLOAD, the pattern will be automatically sent to your email inbox.
      Happy knitting!!



    Can you please send me this pattern…I love it!!

    • Hello Darlene

      If you enter your email in the blog post form and click the button that says FREE DOWNLOAD, the pattern will be automatically sent to your email inbox.
      Happy knitting!!


  43. Sheryl Harder says:

    I would love the free pattern.

    • Hi Sheryl,
      If you enter your email in the blog post form and click the button that says FREE DOWNLOAD, the pattern will be automatically sent to your email inbox.
      Happy knitting!!

  44. Jean Granger says:

    I would like to know what size needles you use and I sure would like this pattern also
    Thank you

  45. Donna M says:

    Please send me the pattern for this pretty blanket. Thank you, Donna M

    • Hi Donna,
      If you enter your email in the form in the blog post and click the button that says FREE DOWNLOAD you will receive the free pattern in your email inbox.
      Happy Knitting!

  46. Marina hernandez says:

    Please send patyern

    • Hi Marina,

      If you enter your email in the form in the blog post and click the button that says FREE DOWNLOAD you will receive the free pattern in your email inbox.

      Happy Knitting!

  47. Jaimee Robinson says:

    I’d love the pattern please😊

    • Hi Jaimee

      If you enter your email in the form in the blog post and click the button that says FREE DOWNLOAD you will receive the free pattern in your email inbox.

      Happy Knitting!

  48. Lyn Berry says:

    Hi Patti
    Please can I have the pattern. It looks lovely and would like to
    Knit it. Thank you

    • Hi Lyn

      If you enter your email in the form in the blog post and click the button that says FREE DOWNLOAD you will receive the free pattern in your email inbox.

      Happy Knitting!

  49. Monique Légaré says:

    Beautiful blanket, can I have the pattern.
    Thank you

    • Hi Monique

      If you enter your email in the form in the blog post and click the button that says FREE DOWNLOAD you will receive the free pattern in your email inbox.

      Happy Knitting!

  50. Patti says:

    Can you please send me this pattern? Thank you so much!

  51. Toba says:

    I bought this from you a while ago and cannot find the directions. Please send again.

  52. Liz says:

    Would love a free knitting pattern

    • Hello Liz,
      If you enter your email address in the blog post form, the free knitting pattern will be sent automatically to your inbox.

      Happy knitting!

      PS. be sure to check your promotions / spam filter as well because sometimes they get lost in there.

  53. Peg Novicki says:

    I would like the pattern, please.

    • Hi Peg,
      Hello Liz,
      If you enter your email address in the blog post form, the free knitting pattern will be sent automatically to your inbox.

      Happy knitting!

      PS. be sure to check your promotions / spam filter as well because sometimes they get lost in there.

  54. Gina says:

    Would love this pattern!

  55. Alice says:

    I would love, love, love to knit this beautiful blanket. Could you please email me the pattern. Thank you so much x

  56. Michele Borsari says:

    Would love this pattern….

  57. Shelly says:

    What size needles and how many stitches do u cast in fir blanket

  58. Rachel says:

    Hi! I’m trying to get this pattern sent to me, but I haven’t gotten the email yet. I’d really love to try and make this!

    • Hi Rachel
      So sorry the pattern didn’t automatically go into your email inbox when you subscribed. Our customer happiness team sent it to you. Hopefully you received it and are happily knitting by now. 🙂

      Lynne x

  59. Kathleen Witte says:

    Hi, I signed up to receive the free CLARA chunky knit blanket via email. I tried several times and did not receive it. Can you please send it? I’m very excited to try it.

    • Hi Kathleen,

      So sorry the pattern didn’t go directly to your inbox. Spam filters sometimes send them to weird places rather than sending it happily on the way to your inbox. Our customer happiness team sent the pattern to you, so hopefully you received it.

      Happy knitting !!

  60. Charlotte Roscoe says:

    I would love to attempt this pattern, please!

    • Hi Charlotte
      The pattern should have landed in your inbox when you subscribed. Our customer happiness team sent it to you as well. Hopefully you have received it by now. Let us know if you have! Happy knitting !!

  61. Claire Burwash says:

    I would love to get this throw pattern.

  62. Rhonda pender says:

    I would love the chucky knit pattern please!! I love your crafts!!🎄

    • Hi Rhonda,
      Did you receive your chunky knit pattern by email? It should have arrived in your inbox shortly after entering your email in the optin form in the blog post. If not, please check your spam/ junk folder. Sometimes the internet robots get confused. 🙂 Happy holidays! Lynne x

  63. Ann Younie says:

    I would like to receive the free pattern for the Chunky Knitted Afghan

    • Hi Ann! Hopefully you received your free pattern by email (it should arrive shortly after entering your email address in the optin form in the blog post) Please check your junk folder to be sure. Happy knitting! Lynne

  64. Sue says:

    Can you knit this blanket in a single chunky wool instead of a double knit? and can I use size 10mm needles but still get a chunky affect?
    If this is possible would I have to cast on more stitches?

    I’m a beginner knitter n still learning?

    Regards Sue

  65. Barbara says:

    I am so excited to have the pattern for the knitted blanket.. I have t knitted since I was a young child but I have loved these throes since the first time I saw them… I’m so excited to knit this one while recovering g from foot surgery… thank you so much for the pattern…

  66. Lexi says:

    I haven’t received the pattern in my email yet. I even checked my spam folder to make sure it wasn’t in there. Is there anyway I can still get it?

  67. Marlene says:

    I have sent my email address twice and have not received the pattern.
    Please advise.

  68. Fern Cohen says:

    Pattern for 4×4 rib blanket

  69. Gilmaris Medina says:

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

  70. 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

  71. Lori says:

    Would love this pattern! Thank you!

  72. Roz says:

    Where can I purchase the knit kit?

  73. 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!

  74. 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 !

  75. 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,

  76. Catherine Bais says:

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

  77. 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

  78. 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,

  79. Francesca says:

    I love your interior designs and the photo layouts!

  80. 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!

  81. 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?

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

  83. 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!!

  84. Linda Burkhardt says:

    The blanket looks awesome. I cant wait to try it

  85. 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!

  86. 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


  87. Marci says:

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

  88. Pamela Brownlee-Manning says:

    Wowsers, looks like a fun knit!

  89. 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

  90. 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

  91. 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!

  92. 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!


  93. 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

  94. Susan Lally says:

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

  95. Jamie Sudyko says:

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

  96. adriana r hill says:

    I can not dowload the pattern.

  97. Shelley says:

    I too can not download patter.

  98. Jenny says:

    Not able to download free pattern?

  99. Ann Vipond says:

    Not able to download free knit pattern.

    • Hi Ann
      Were you able to download the pattern? It should be an automatic download that lands right in your email inbox, and when you click to download, it should open right away.

  100. Laurie says:

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

  101. Freda HEDGE says:

    Not able to download the free blanket pattern

  102. 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!

  103. Cathy says:

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

  104. 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 !!


  105. 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 !

  106. 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,

  107. 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!

  108. 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

  109. 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

  110. 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.!

  111. 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????

  112. 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!

  113. 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?

  114. pat Holmes says:

    i love your blog

  115. 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

  116. 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

  117. 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

  118. 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

  119. 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

  120. 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

  121. Esther says:

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

  122. 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 !

  123. 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

  124. 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.

  125. sandie johnson says:

    I love your vido it really helped me

  126. 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 ?

  127. 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? 🙂

  128. 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!

  129. 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

  130. Christiane says:

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

  131. 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!)

  132. 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……….

  133. 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)

  134. 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

  135. 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!

  136. 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…!!

  137. 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?

  138. 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!!

  139. 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!!!?

  140. 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

  141. 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?

  142. Karen says:

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

  143. 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

  144. 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!

  145. 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!

  146. 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 ??

  147. 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!) 🙂

  148. 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…)

  149. Jeannie says:

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

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  151. 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?


  152. 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

  153. 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

  154. Allison says:

    That video was Hilarious! hahahaha 🙂

  155. 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

  156. 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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    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 🙂

  159. 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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  161. 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.

  162. 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.

  163. 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.


  164. 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! 🙂

  165. 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.

  166. 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?

    • You got it, Joanne. You just do a straight cast on and then start your knit 4 purl 4 pattern on your first row.

      Happy knitting of your chunky wool blanket!!


  167. 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!

  168. 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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  169. 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

  170. 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!

  171. 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!

  172. 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

  173. 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.

  174. 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

  175. 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

  176. 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

  177. 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

  178. 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

    • Hi Sheri !

      So sorry for my late reply. I’ve been busy knitting. LOL!! I hope everything is looking great and your needles are d’bomb diggity of awesome!

      Lynne xx

  179. 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

  180. 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

  181. 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! 🙂

  182. Trina says:

    Do you stay in pattern when you bind off?

  183. 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?

  184. Judy says:

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

  185. 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 !

  186. 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?

  187. Jan Gremillion says:

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


  188. 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 ?

  189. Kate says:

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

  190. Rachael says:

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

    • Great idea Rachael, why didn’t I think of that? *forehead slap* LOL.

      I’ll see what I can do. Thanks for the inspiration!

      Happy knitting of your chunky wool blanket!

      Lynne xx

  191. 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?

  192. 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 @}—{{——-

  193. 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

  194. 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!

  195. 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.

  196. 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?

  197. 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!

  198. 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,

  199. 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 !!!

  200. 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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  202. 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!

  203. 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

  204. 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

  205. 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

  206. 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.

  207. 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!

  208. 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

  209. Sonia Morrow says:

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

  210. 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

  211. 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.

  212. 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.

  213. 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

  214. 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.

  215. 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

  216. 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!

  217. 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!!

    • Wow Sue!! Your chunky wool blanket sounds beautiful !!! I’d love to see a photo of what it looks like on the smaller sized needles. Can you share a pic on my Facebook page? http://www.facebook.com/DesignTheLifeYouWantToLive

      Isn’t merino wool just amazeballs for softness? Oh la la!!

      So happy for you!!
      Lynne xx

      • Stacey says:

        Hello! Love the blanket! Did you ever see the picture of the lady who knitted it with size 13 needles? Trying to decide how much yarn to buy. It’s for a baby so I may go a bit smaller, using 2 strands of worsted weight. Any advice?

  218. 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

  219. 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

  220. Ruth says:

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

  221. 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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  223. 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!

  224. 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?

  225. 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

  226. 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?

  227. 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

    • Hi Sam

      Unfortunately, I don’t have a PDF version of the pattern.

      It is:
      Cast on 40 stitches.
      Knit 4 purl 4 to end of row
      Repeat pattern
      Cast off 40 stitches

      Lynne xx

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  229. 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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  231. 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

  232. 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

  233. Rita says:

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

  234. 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?

    • Hi Eileen,

      Any luck with wool yet? THANK YOU for mentioning it. I am going to search out some wool and see if I can add some links into the post to help with that.

      Big love,

  235. 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!

  236. Almaz Mamo says:

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

  237. 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 🙂


  238. 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!

  239. 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

  240. Felicia says:

    *correction – Once I’m done…

  241. 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.

  242. 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?

  243. Beth says:

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

  244. 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!

  245. 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)

  246. 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!


  247. 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.

  248. 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!!

  249. 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

  250. 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

  251. 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

  252. 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

  253. […] 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. […]

  254. 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

  255. 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.


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

  257. 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…..

  258. 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! ?

  259. Eleanor Pepin says:

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

  260. 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

  261. 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

  262. 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

  263. […] 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 […]

  264. 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!

  265. Denise says:

    love it

  266. 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

  267. Etsylover says:

    Very emotional!

    Yarns and needles seen on etsy:

  268. Laverna Emerson says:

    Love your pattern ! Thank you

  269. 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

  270. Susie Hartsell says:

    Love the blanket, can’t wait to start!

  271. Judy Ashbrook says:

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

  272. Sandra Farrell says:

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

  273. Kathy says:

    Quick question –

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


  274. Michael says:

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

  275. 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

  276. 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

  277. 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 🙂

  278. 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.


  279. 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!

  280. joan says:

    How many strands do use on the chunky blanket

  281. 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

  282. Heather says:

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

  283. 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

  284. 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!

  285. 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

  286. 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!?

  287. 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!

  288. 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

  289. Linda tarascio says:

    Love your style

  290. 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

  291. 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

  292. 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.

  293. 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

  294. Claire Macey says:


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

  295. 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

  296. 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

  297. Christa Nielsen says:

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


  298. 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!

  299. Kayla says:

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

  300. susie kiley says:

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

  301. 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!!

  302. 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.


  303. 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!

  304. 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!

  305. 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

  306. Jackie Hogg says:

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

    many thanks

  307. 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

  308. […] 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. […]

  309. 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

  310. 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

  311. 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

  312. […] 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 […]

  313. 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.


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

  315. 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?

    • Hello right back atcha ‘loves to knit’… I love your title 🙂

      When I knit my chunky wool blanket, the 12-18 skeins was the total that I used when I tripled my yarn.

      Hope that helps!

  316. 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

  317. 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!

    • You are right! It is a perfect project as a beginner project, and you see the results super quick!

      You are most welcome!

      Have a fab time knitting your blanket!
      Lynne xx

  318. Louise Parkes says:

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

  319. […] 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 […]

  320. 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

  321. 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

  322. 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

  323. 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 🙂

  324. 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)

  325. 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,

  326. 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) 🙂

  327. 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 🙂


  328. 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!

  329. 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!

  330. 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

  331. 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

  332. 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

  333. 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

  334. 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

  335. 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 🙂

  336. 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

  337. 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

  338. 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

  339. 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.


  340. 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!

  341. 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

  342. 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

  343. 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!

  344. 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

  345. […] 4-Chunky Wool Blanket from Design The Life You Want To Live […]

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  347. 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.


  348. 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

  349. 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?

  350. 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

  351. 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!

  352. 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

  353. 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

  354. 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

  355. 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

  356. Rita Faison says:

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

  357. 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!!

  358. 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.

  359. 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?

  360. 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!!

  361. 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?

  362. Josie says:

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

  363. 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

    • So happy that you love it too Michelle!

      Isn’t it dreamy? I find the same thing… it is light and yet soooooo very warm (mine has wool). LOVE to curl up in it.


  364. 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: