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

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

Get everything you need to knit a chunky wool blanket !


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

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

knit happens


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

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


Knitting is cool  
 

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

Knit.  It will keep you from unravelling.


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

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

MEN adore it.  I did it.

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

I feel better. You ? 

 

How do I get outta my funks?

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

 

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


Q U I C K   &   E A S Y 

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

Yup.  Two.  Totally manageable, right?

 

  • KNIT

 

  • PURL

 

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

W H A T   K I N D  O F   Y A R N ??

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

There are so many options to shop for …..with wool, acrylic, cotton, blends. Gah.  I’ve 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.

The crappy part about wool is that you can look like a fur ball during the whole knitting process. It happens.  The crappy part about acrylic is that it’s crappy.  Acrylic doesn’t look as good and it definitely isn’t as warm.

Saving $$$?   Save your moola and skip wool if you are saving up for a nice bottle of French wine pony. You could definitely buy a sweet bottle of wine with the money you save, but remember that an acrylic blanket will not wear as long, or be as warm or durable.

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

 

 

S U P P L I E S :

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

 


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

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

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

 

i knit. what’s your superpower?

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

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


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

This whole thaaaang is a fast knit.  

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

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

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

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

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

 

Knitting forever. housework whenever.

Big love and happy knitting !!

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

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

HAPPY KNITTING !!!

I knit. what’s your superpower?

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  1. AwesomelyOZ

    February 28th, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    How about you knit a blanket FOR ME and Ill give you hugs? loL. I have no idea what knit 4 purl 4 means lol I’m not a knitter or seamstress.. nothing. Beautiful blankets Lynne! Have a great weekend and hope your family is doing well! -Iva

  2. Lynne Knowlton

    February 28th, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    Thanks Iva !

    Aren’t you glad I didn’t make you cry on this blog post? LOL.

    PS. I never turn down {{ hugs }} seems like a fair trade to me 🙂

  3. Dominique

    February 28th, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    Lynn,
    First I hated y ou last week, and I barely finished your post. I hated you because your post made me realize that my dog Laima will someday go and j oin Oliver and I don’t want to ever think of THAT.

    Now I’m gonna make you hate ME lol. I live with George Clooney!

    well…
    at
    least
    my
    and
    his
    haidresser
    says
    he
    looks
    like
    George.
    ‘cept
    he doesn’t really. He is better, way better than George.

    I love everything you do and the variety is what makes your blog so great. So i vote for a bit of everything – sprinkles each week…kinda like a never ending party.

    Thanks (and I didn’t really hate you, just the thought of loose my dog…or anyone I love…)

  4. Dominique

    February 28th, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    …correction: the thought of LOOSING my dog…”

  5. AwesomelyOZ

    March 1st, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    Thank you for not making me cry lol 🙂 Ha hugs are always available and always free 🙂 <3 -Iva

  6. Dominique

    February 28th, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    AwesomelyOz- You can knit 4 purl 4 – I know, ’cause I can knit 4 purl 4…At least I now can, since chirstmas I now can LOL. I got a “learn to knit” book and needles and I learned. It’s so easiosh-easy it’s sikening- Not saying all knitting is easiosh..but knit 4 purl 4 is easiost. i’m gonna do the blanket next fall (if we get a summer) and if winter doesn’t end then I’ll knit the blanket after I finish the hat that will match the leg warmers I made for my dd after chrismas.
    You tube knitting an dget needles!
    But you should still give Lynn hugs.

  7. AwesomelyOZ

    March 1st, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    Thank you Dominique for the tip – I will try it out just to get a delicious wool blanket like the pretty one Lynne photographed 🙂

  8. lynneknowlton

    February 28th, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    { New Blog Post } Knit A Chunky Wool Blanket. It Will Keep You From Unravelling …:     Would you lurve to kni… http://t.co/a3eHjYpBOI

  9. Tigersmom

    February 28th, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    I adore the chunky knit blanket. I’ve been wanting one since I pinned one on Pinterest and now you tell me I can make my own! Of course, I’ll have to learn how to knit first, but that’s a minor obstacle.

    I’m partial to DIY, like to vacation vicariously, and am uber-grateful for the info I got from you on free photo editing apps.

  10. Lynne Knowlton

    February 28th, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    Awwwwh that is all good stuff,

    Except the ‘you don’t know how to knit part’ LOL. I think you should come to my treehouse this summer and I could teach you 🙂

    That would cover EVERYTHING. You could see my house DIY’s, vacation in the tree fort, learn to knit and take photos with your new photo app skills 🙂

    Deal? Deal. xx

  11. Craig

    February 28th, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    Knit…. I’ll put it on my bucket list, behind tap…. Gotta go…

  12. Lynne Knowlton

    February 28th, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    Well, you know Craig… they say knitting is excellent for men and their hand/eye coordination 🙂

    You should knit me a hat. I’d like that.

    Ha!

  13. Sandra Brooks

    February 28th, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    I am awaiting your HOW TO BLOG paid 6 part series with bated breath! b/g – I’ll be 60 later this year, just moved out to the country (CGIT – City Girl In Training), renovated a workshop over the garage, and am about to follow my creative passions full-time (Twisted Twig Design Studio). Can’t think of a better guide than YOU! Bring it on girlfriend!!

  14. Lynne Knowlton

    February 28th, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    Dang Sandra,

    I still wish we were neighbours. You do all my favourite things and you how to do cool things with twigs. Marry me, marry me now. Ha !

    I’m pretty excited about the blogging series. It would be sooooo coolio to help others grow their sites ~ so they have some fun along the way too. Life is too short for anything else 🙂

    It’ll be amazeballs. xx

    Now if only we could blog and play with twigs at the same time. #DreamLife

  15. Pete Walker

    February 28th, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    Brilliant. Splendiferous. Galactic. Universal. Wait, “universal”??? WTF?

    Well, “Galactic” is good, and universes are bigger than galaxies, so,,,universal should be better, right? Oh wait, Americans do that “bigger is better” thing, not Canadians. Sorry. Plus it sounds like “amalgamated”. Something you’d call a plumbing supply house if you had one.

    Anyway, all those cool adjectives apply. As usual. That is all.

    Except I’m going to start a blog called Adjective Consultants now. There’ll be e-books and everything. Just as soon as I find someone to teach me how.

  16. Lynne Knowlton

    February 28th, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    I think you are on to something Pete 🙂

    Adjective Consultants has a nice ring. Hahaha.

    Ebooks : Erhmergerd. I had no idea that they were so flipping easy to do ~once you have the right tools. <--emphasis on the right tools. Like anything. Hammer meets nail. Bam. It's built. You better be signing up for my blogging series this year Mister. Yeah. Yeah. I know you will. PS. I'll be in LA in late March/ Early April. You around?

  17. Pete Walker

    February 28th, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    Just name the place and time…I’ll be there. (says to secretary, “clear my schedule for March and April”)

  18. Sharonmwebster

    February 28th, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    RT @lynneknowlton: { New Blog Post } Knit A Chunky Wool Blanket. It Will Keep You From Unravelling …:     Would you lurve to kni… http:/…

  19. Laurie

    February 28th, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    The KickAss Blogger stuff would float my boat…

    p.s. Sorry about Oliver.

  20. Lynne Knowlton

    February 28th, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    Ahhhh it would Laurie?

    It’ll float your boat? AND butter your bread? Yeaaaaaah !!!

    It’ll be faboosh. I hope to make it on to the 6 o’clock news. haha. Jokes.

    I’m famous ~ In my own head.

    Lynne xx
    PS. thanks for the kind words about Ollie. We miss that beautiful furry boy.

  21. SusanR

    February 28th, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    Knitting rocks! I always feel like “Little House on the Prarie” girl when I knit. Love crochet too! Just bought lovely, soft, 100% cotton yarn to make a baby blanket. Jeez, I can’t believe I still have friends young enough to have babies! I spend a lot of time these days working with an eraser on my address book…(get it???? Eraser, address book….)

  22. Lynne Knowlton

    February 28th, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    Hahahaaa Yes, I totally get it Susan,

    It gets awkward after a while, with all that eraser residue all over your book:) Been there. Done that. LOL.

    OhhhEmmmGeeeeh, thanks for the Little House in the Prairie reminder. Gawd, I loved that show. Except Michael Landon cried too many times. He could cry at the drop of a hat, couldn’t he?

    …. Much like me, last week ….

    Big love, my friend xx

  23. courtneymprice

    February 28th, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    Knit A Chunky Wool Blanket. It Will Keep You From Unravelling …:     Would you lurve to kn… http://t.co/Q4RJ5o6Bkt via @lynneknowlton

  24. Becca

    February 28th, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    Love your blog even though you made me cry. Maybe more because you did. More DIY, home, decor, humour, travel, bloggy inspiration, please. As long as your personality is part of it, it’ll be da bomb.

    Love the blanket, too. Get out the time machine! We need to start it 3 months ago so this winter can be cozy warm. I wonder if George Clooney knits. Maybe he’d like lessons. I could totally offer myself up to teach some private knitting lessons.

  25. Lynne Knowlton

    February 28th, 2014 at 5:32 pm

    Great idea Becca,

    Oh, and I think you might need a teaching assistant when you pop over to Georgie Porgie Puddin and Pies house.

    Right ? Right.

    * Yes, my hand is waving frantically in the air *

    I volunteer, I volunteer.

  26. TerrysBlinds

    February 28th, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    RT @courtneymprice: Knit A Chunky Wool Blanket. It Will Keep You From Unravelling …:     Would you lurve to kn… http://t.co/Q4RJ5o6Bkt v…

  27. Lisa

    February 28th, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    listen, this whole speaking straight to my wee little grinch-like heart needs to stop. Barely have the tears wrung out of my sweater from last week and now I find myself compelled to begin knitting?! I must hazard out in -21 degrees and get circular knitting needles.
    Definitely appreciate the batookuss out of this post, no way will my knitting be all sweet like yours. I experienced epic failure with all things string related (other than cats cradle) at an impressionable age.
    I’ll check back, on a very regular rotation, to be certain you not all girlfriend sweet n sassy. 😉

  28. Lynne Knowlton

    February 28th, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    You have a way with words Lisa,

    I want to play cats cradle with you. Couldn’t you just do that for hours and hours? Awesome sauce, right there !

    It is flipping cold out, isn’t it? I’d go out and shop for more wool, but it goes against my strict hibernation policy this time of year.

    xxoo

  29. Lin N

    February 28th, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    My favourite stuff is the DYI and Travel stuff. I have picked up some good tips from yer blog-ee stuff. I only blog my travels. I truly appreciate how much of your authentic self you put into your blog…it’s as you would say, ‘Epic’. So we should go now and have a glass of wine with George. Pick me up will ya….I live on Protection Island, Nanaimo, BC where our weather is waaaaaay nicer. LOL

  30. Lynne Knowlton

    February 28th, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    Oh, you can say that again, Lin. I bet you have green grass right now. I can see snowbanks, muck, dirty snowmen (wait, that sounded weird), and squirrels running around our treehouse. They have been banging on the windows to get in.

    Canadian winter entertainment at its finest.

    xx

  31. PamelaMerle

    February 28th, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    I don’t usually big up knitting, but this won me over @lynneknowlton! Happy knittin’ – just this once!!: http://t.co/OfeToz8Ggj

  32. Liberty

    February 28th, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    I lovelovelove your blog in general, but the DIY stuff is how I landed here. (The humor keeps me coming back.) I wanna know how to make my house pretty and *intentional* like your house seems to be.

  33. Lynne Knowlton

    February 28th, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    Hey, that’s a good point Liberty !

    I’d love to do more DIY posts and how to make a home feel pretty but not stuffy. I love a comfy cozy home that feels like a perfectly worn gorgeous sweater. Still fashionable, but understated.

    Wait. I just made it sound more complicated than it is. LOL.

    I could write posts with quick little things that I do to really make a house a home. I have TONS and it would be a hoot to share them.

    I’m inspired ! Thanks xx

  34. nexttonicx

    February 28th, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    RT @lynneknowlton: Knit A Chunky Wool Knit Blanket Pattern : http://t.co/ZLIa9mKAyk #knit #knitting #freepattern

  35. Wendi miller

    February 28th, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    DIY! DIY! DIY! <—- See, I'm so excited about your DIY posts that you inspired me to CHANT!

  36. Lynne Knowlton

    February 28th, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    You are my kinda gal Wendi.

    You chanted?! I hope you cheered too!

    Wave some pom poms in the air … there are some AHHHHMmazing DIY’s coming this year !!!

    Woooohoooo !

    Lynne xx

  37. lynneknowlton

    February 28th, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    A free chunky wool blanket pattern! It’s gorgeous!! http://t.co/TRsrUeXdEd http://t.co/lmlwEL7HIC

  38. Lisa

    February 28th, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    I forgot how zen-like knitting is and now I have the handkering to go down to the cobwebbed filled basement and find my supplies again! Rough patch? Apply knitting and wait. And when do we get to check out your new downright freaking awesome sauce unique book? *excited*

  39. lynneknowlton

    February 28th, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    Knit A Chunky Wool Blanket. It Will Keep You From Unravelling … http://t.co/wWf1Nq5Fle

  40. Vicki Ross

    February 28th, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    Lynne, this post is PERFECT for what Axully.com stands for…any creative activity that makes you feel better. Painting, stitching, reading, etc. I firmly believe that doing SOMETHING just for you is healing. Just wanted you to know that I’ll be sharing this post on the blog http://axully.com/axully-blog/

    Hope you’ll share!
    xxoo
    vicki

  41. Lynne Knowlton

    February 28th, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    Ahhhhh thanks Vicki,

    I’m going to wrap myself in my blankie and celebrate AND you think I joke. LOL.

    The blanket is fantastic for creativity and relaxing … all at once.

    Thanks for sharing the bloggy post 🙂 Lynne

  42. Vicki Ross

    February 28th, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    It’s live! Hope I referenced you enough…don’t want to take ANY credit for your work! Anytime you want to write a guest post for Axully.com, let me know 🙂 wicki

  43. harryc

    February 28th, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    Reclaim your sanity! Knit a chunky wool blanket.@lynneknowlton http://t.co/8XaHQbvpRU http://t.co/MOZbWSp8XU

  44. Nanci Robison

    February 28th, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss…Oliver is a family member and it is oh so hard. You deserve to cry.. And my heart breaks for you!
    I must say you are such an inspiration to me on how you handle it all and keep on going.
    Thanks for the blanket pattern…my next project for sure… Must find size 50 needles and will check in the area. (Columbus Oh), or on line.
    I really enjoy every aspect of your blog! You are so creative…photos..LOVE….
    DyI projects ..Love….. Sharing of your life..love!
    Thank you for all that you do….and keep know you have my support in all that you do! I going to go knit now! It does mend the soul.

  45. Lynne Knowlton

    March 3rd, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    Hi Nanci,

    So true, isn’t it? Knitting mends the soul. I think I could have knit my way to China by now. Ha!

    There is something that is just ooooooh so soothing about knitting AND we can watch Netflix at the same time. Talk about multi-taskers 🙂 xx

  46. Denise Reynolds

    February 28th, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    Hi Lynne,

    I want you to come to Florida and be my new best friend because I love you!!! No, you’re busy. Ok then. I like diy stuff. Not that I have a whole lot of time to do any because I’m always playing with seashells…..but I might someday.

    It’s funny you say George Clooney because I used to tell my husband George is the only man I would leave him for. Are you a Scorpio?

    I love everything you do on your blog and you always make me laugh so I will keep following you….so don’t stop!

    XOXOXOXO

    Denise

  47. Lynne Knowlton

    March 3rd, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    Laugh out loud Denise !

    I think our husbands might have heard the same GEORGE comments from each of us. Hahaha!

    Nah, I’m not a scorpio, but I’m on the cusp ( I think) with my bday on Oct 21. I’m a Libra… so well balanced. Teehee. xx

  48. moggitgirls

    February 28th, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    GORGEOUS Lynne! We’re gonna give it a try! RT @lynneknowlton Knit A Chunky Wool Blanket. http://t.co/djk3I1wDxb

  49. Suzann

    February 28th, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    Lynne – I love it all! DIY, Travel, photo tricks – all of it!! You inspire me – I’m turning 50 next week and want to recreate my life….midlife crisis? Maybe. But it’s time to Design the Life I Want to Live!! Suzann

  50. Lynne Knowlton

    March 3rd, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    You go girl !!! Keep designing the life you want to live !

    I’ll be turning 50 this year too, so I hear ya sista :)))) xx

    Now.. if we can only do the DIY’s while travelling and sipping mojito’s with umbrella flopping on the sides of our glasses 🙂

  51. lisa thomson-The Great Escape...

    February 28th, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    Hi lynne, I’m not sure I can knit but it would be fun to try so thanks for that inspiration!

    As for your bloggy to be honest, I kind of like the element of surprise I get here. Ya never know what we’ll find here at Design the Life… but travel stuff, blog stuff and design stuff is all fantastic! Thank you 🙂

  52. Lynne Knowlton

    March 3rd, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    Thanks Love !

    I like that too. It’s fun to mix it up :).. because it all relates to designing the life we want to live…

    Hopefully, that will mean that none of us will get bored.

    PS. I mailed out your new phone case today !!!!!!!

  53. 2doghouse

    March 1st, 2014 at 8:29 am

    I LOVE the way you write! It’s so “free”. I also love all your DIY projects. I fell in love with the barn door and had the furnace thermostat moved for that reason. One of these days…

  54. Lynne Knowlton

    March 3rd, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    Wooohoooo !

    Now that’s ambitious. You moved the furnace thermostat?! I need to learn how to do that.

    Don’t you just wish you had a magic wand and the prep work for DIY’s would just HAPPEN with the wave of your wand? Ahhhh.

    That would be EPIC. Someone needs to invent that wand 🙂

  55. 2doghouse

    March 4th, 2014 at 7:00 am

    I didn’t move the thermostat – my furnace guy did that. The first time I asked “no, can’t be done, it’s in the perfect place”. Asked again because I reallllly want a barn door (small version) for the bathroom. It got moved to opposite wall and now I had a big hole to fill which wasn’t too bad… BUT scraped a bit of the wall paint and it came off in page size pieces. Did the whole hallway. Previous owner had painted latex over oil with no primer. So the barn door will wait for a while. My brother suggested a sliding closet door painted to look like a barn door. (Home Depot has a pocket door assembly which could be added to the wall but there wouldn’t be a “barn door”) I have a lot of Erika Oller greeting cards from years ago (love them!) in cheap Dollarama clip frames which will be added to the door, with mirror clips maybe, haven’t thought it through yet. Lots of ideas and sometimes they even WORK! hahaha

  56. Sandra Brooks

    March 1st, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    love love love your all white rooms…do you freak when someone (probably you lol) sits on that beautiful white sofa with a big glass of red wine…especially after that 3rd…or 4th (you again??!!) glass??

  57. Lynne Knowlton

    March 3rd, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    Want to know something funny Sandra? I don’t freak (although it would make sense that I would LOL).

    My sofa cover is washable. Whew.

    I also have matching stools in the kitchen with WHITE covers. I bought extra slip covers (they were $10 bucks !!) for emergencies… It would be tragic enough to spill the wine, why wreck stuff too? LOL.

    Here’s the blog post about that one :

    https://lynneknowlton.com/fabulous-kitchen-ideas/

    Oh la la !!

    xx

  58. Rachel

    March 1st, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    Love everything about your blog..DIY, travel are so interesting to me. Now you got me thinking about knitting–I used to know how to knit, have to dig, deep into the mind to remember–I once knit a pair of gloves–the thumb was on the wrong side and further down the glove–they were a real piece of art…this blanket looks soooo comfy so maybe I will give it a try–doesn’t seem that I could mess it up as badly as the gloves 🙂

  59. Lynne Knowlton

    March 3rd, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    Hi Rachel !

    Ohhh it is soooo relaxing ! Funny enough, I did some knitting a couple of years ago for a friend at PMH. She had breast cancer, and so I knit her some itty bitty titties.

    I found the pattern via the Toronto Star. It was epic !!

    A blanket is waaaaaay easy compared to gloves & titties (LOL).

    PS I mailed your phone cases today !!!!!
    xxoxxoxo

  60. Linda

    March 1st, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    Lynne,
    Nice blankie, i need to get the needles that big that are circular…
    I love your DIY stuff, house stuff and travel!!! I love it all…and if you do a post filled with pics of George, I’m gonna love that too…
    Xo Linda

  61. Lynne Knowlton

    March 3rd, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    Good point Linda,

    I hear good ‘ol George is in Italy. I think I better do a girls road trip to Italy to really find out for sure (and snap some shots for the bloggy).

    Ha !! xx

  62. amy of four corners design

    March 1st, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    I don’t know how to knit…my mom was a fabulous knitter…somehow it didn’t wear off…which is weird because all of her other traits (sewing, telling it as it is, being honest, fending for yourself, cooking) did…guess you can’t have it all…and I guess I can’t have George Clooney (but a girl can dream…would rather dream about George Clooney than knitting…sorry…)
    I like the DIY stuff – mostly because I get a kick out of what inspires others…how to do cool things with your blog too… basically anything else you want to write about…I would probably read it…ok – gotta go…out of wine… 🙂

  63. Lynne Knowlton

    March 3rd, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    That’s great to know Amy !! … I like mixing things up on the blog, so maybe variety is the spice of life after all 🙂

    Whaaaaaa? The knitting gene didn’t rub off? No worries, you can cook … hellooooooo, come to my house and cook dinner for me.

    I’ll knit you a blanket while you’re cooking 🙂

    deal? deal. xx

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    March 2nd, 2014 at 2:17 am

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  65. Sally A.

    March 2nd, 2014 at 9:04 am

    Hi Lynne!

    Love all your ideas. I myself am partial to the DIY’s befores and afters. AND I LOVE that you posted the knitting tutorial! I am a beginner and I think I can manage it. Just have to brush up on how to purl.

    Thank you!

    P.S. Your blanket is amazeballs. tee hee.

  66. Lynne Knowlton

    March 3rd, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    Hi Sally,

    You love before and afters? I love ’em too. I can’t believe I’ve only ever posted ONE of them.

    This one:
    https://lynneknowlton.com/fabulous-kitchen-ideas/

    The before photos are always so frightful. That’s what I love about them. Haha !

    I’m inspired ! Thanks ! I’ll post more before and afters from now on.

    Thanks !!!
    Lynne xx

  67. Barbie

    March 2nd, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    Breaking Bad “de-stressed” you! LOLOL No kidding? I watched the whole series with my teeth clenched! True story! …..while I exercised!!! I was glad when it was over because I kept having nightmares of a scary guy with silver teeth chasing me down! I loved/hated it. No more blood for me though! ha!
    I’d love to try your chunky blanket and I was very very tempted to start a new project but I have to finish my MILLION other started ones first! I’m braiding a rug at the moment and hooking another! Then I have to finish upholstering another chair, and then painting a bedroom over, then finishing curtains, then sewing up the bottom of the two pillows I made for the couch, then make cushions for the mudroom cubbies…..and …..and…..and……it just goes on.

  68. Lynne Knowlton

    March 3rd, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    Soooooo true Barbie !

    Well… I had to take breaks from BREAKING BAD too.

    We recently installed apple TV and started using netflix.. so I might have just been overjoyed with the fact that I could watch back to back episodes of anything LOL !

    Are you doing a braided rug with sheets torn in strips? That is a fun one !

    I had to re-read what kind of hooking you were doing. Ha !

    After I read your ‘to do’ list, I came to conclusion that you shouldn’t do any of it.. and just relax with netflix 🙂

    xx

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  72. cynthia

    March 3rd, 2014 at 11:30 am

    You know, I see photos of these warm, chunky beauties on Pinterest and around, and I always think: I could do that. But I don’t. But this fall, I swear I will. And I’ll post the photos to prove it. Why next fall? Because I am over – over, done, through, finished – with winter in every way imaginable. Here’s the tale of my longing for some discomfort: http://thesolitarycook.wordpress.com

    P.S. thanks for the inspiration!

  73. Lynne Knowlton

    March 11th, 2014 at 10:43 am

    Cynthia !

    Your post NAILED IT. Ohhh my, if we have to wear one more turtleneck… Yikes !!!!

    I now have a wicked craving for pasta and broccoli and all that awesome gorgeousness in your recipe. Thanks for sharing it !! DROOL.

    May winter just be o.v.e.r.

    Kisses

  74. Tammy M

    March 4th, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    Hey Lynne!!

    I’m soooo excited about trying to knit that Gorgeous throw!! I’ve never knitted a day in my life, but I’ve been wanting to learn how to for some time now!! Thanks for the push!! 😉

    I’d LOVE to see more of your Fandantabulous DIY ideas on your blog! They’re always fab & so much fun to do!!

    Thanks so much for All you do! You’re absolutely beYOUtiful!!

  75. Lynne Knowlton

    March 10th, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    Ahhhhh Tammy,

    That is so flipping sweet for you to say all that beYOUtiful stuff.

    *SMOOCH*

    I hope you pick up the knitting needles and go for it. It’s über relaxing and the rewards are HUGE.

    {{excuse the pun}}

    Big love,
    Lynne xx

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    March 6th, 2014 at 6:35 am

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  77. candocanda

    March 10th, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    tip – when planning your adult size afghan/blanket you generally need between 1800 and 2000 yards of yarn……to get the best bang for your buck (yep expressions are the salt of life) …. calculating yardage is closer to reality than the size/weight of the yarn…..

  78. Lynne Knowlton

    March 10th, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    Thank you !

    That is super helpful to know that. I needed you when I started this blanket. LOL.

    You d’best. Much appreciated !

    Lynne xx

  79. Andrea@personallyandrea

    March 14th, 2014 at 10:42 am

    Hey Lynne, thanks for this. I foresee some major knitting required in my near future, think I’ll go shopping and be prepared. So I’m following you by rss feed ‘cuz I don’t read my email but I want your phone appy thingy so I signed up by email too. 🙂

  80. Lynne Knowlton

    March 14th, 2014 at 10:55 am

    Fantastic Andrea !

    Did you get your book via email? It is so full of epic apps and coolio ideas/ inspiring photos… I think you’ll love it.

    I can send it to you via a dropbox link if you need it.

    Happy knitting and photo gorgeousness 🙂

    Lynne xx

  81. Andrea@personallyandrea

    March 14th, 2014 at 11:03 am

    Lynne I didn’t get it yet but keeping my eye on my email now!

  82. barbara

    March 14th, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    When you say you have used 12 balls of yarn you are using 3 at a time correct? Can you use three different colors together or do you recommend all one color?

  83. Lynne Knowlton

    March 14th, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    Hi Barbara,

    That’s correct. I ended up using 15 balls in total, and I used three balls at a time.

    I used one colour, and held the three strings of yarn together, just like you would hold one string when knitting.

    You could use more than one colour at a time if you were looking for a variegated pattern. I was trying to keep it simple. LOL.

    Happy knitting !
    Lynne xx

  84. Leslie

    March 23rd, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    Hi Lynne: I absolutely love your ideas, your blog and all your creativity. I have tons of yarn, but not necessarily chunky. My question is: in order to get the blanket to look as thick as your’s do the individual yarns have to be chunky? If I put 5 different thinner yarns together, would that work. Thanks, can’t wait to make this!! All the best, Leslie

  85. Lynne Knowlton

    April 3rd, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    Yes, that should work Leslie…

    I did use chunky yarn, but 5 balls of thinner yarn should do the same trick.

    It will be beautiful !

    Lynne

  86. Norma Hunt

    March 14th, 2014 at 11:10 pm

    Awesome Blog sweetie! I am going to join, cant wait to make this blankie for me, mind you I will havta share cause my girls just insist spoilt brats Maggie dog and Zadie gal are so sweet and soft, I cant bear to let their hair go long and shaggie or I would save get it spun and knit!!!

    now I could make them one super durable in supersave or something .inorder to be durable and I can mend and not freak out when they chew holes.
    Looking forward to more great stuff!!!

  87. Lynne Knowlton

    March 20th, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    Oy Norma,

    Don’t be spinning any dog hair into blankets. That wet dog smell will hang around like stink. Teehee.

    Happy to have you here !!!

    Cheers!
    Lynne xx

  88. Anne Sanderlin

    January 1st, 2015 at 10:35 am

    I have two dogs and wish there was something I could do with their hair. Mine spend as little time outside as they have to. WHy not they have their own chair and do as they please. I always told my mother and mother-in-law if I came back I wanted to be their dog.

  89. Barbara Knotts

    March 15th, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    Ooooooooo yea, I never get tired of talking about or looking at George Clooney. Years ago I thought Clint Eastwood was a hunk, but, sorry to say Clint, but George really has you beat as far as hunKiness goes. Yea George, you can eat cookies in my bed any time, day or night. But I guess you wouldn’t be interested cause you have a new girlfriend now…… DARN!!!!!! N

  90. Lynne Knowlton

    March 20th, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    Oh no Barbara, now I have a cookie craving AND a George Clooney craving.

    I think I like you 🙂

    Lynne xx

  91. Michele

    March 20th, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    As I sit here with. A glass of three buck chuck from TJ’s, I was perusing the new patterns on the allfreeknitting email link. I saw the blanket, and though am a knitter who can read a pattern (for the most part)…and usually follow it, I love easy patterns that are mindless and can be done while watching movies or chatting with hubby. This one will be my next three easy ones (for us and our kids…the grands will have to wait and fight over the one I make for the parents!). I just wanted to say that you made me laugh out loud (I refuse to use “lol”, as it drives me crazy) and I signed up for the blog before I even got to the pattern. I’m looking forward to following you. Thanks for sharing!
    ….a new fan

  92. Lynne Knowlton

    March 20th, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    Michele !

    You had me at three buck chuck. I dunno what that is, but I think we could be besties.

    I luuuurve Tar-jay. I’m Canadian, and it is new to us to even have Target stores here. Yup. Gospel truth. Imagine that? We had to wait for it.

    Wait for it. Waaaaait for it. Got it.

    Thanks for signing up to the bloggy! It’s puurty fun around here 🙂

    Lynne xx

  93. Sheila

    March 20th, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    Thank you for such a fun pattern and easy to follow instructions my mom is after me to get back to knitting so I can teach my girls since they are parents now themselves. I was looking for an easy pattern and yours was the first one that popped up! Thank you so much for making it a fun project again! I’d also be interested in your series on setting up your own blog, and I’ve signed up for your newsletter!

  94. Lynne Knowlton

    March 22nd, 2014 at 11:40 am

    Hi Sheila !

    Great idea to teach your girls how to knit. It’s such a cool skill to have … and so easy, isn’t it?

    Do you find that it’s a great de-stresser too?!! Ohhhh yaaaaah.

    Thanks for signing up … The blog series will be EPIC !

    If you check here :

    https://lynneknowlton.com/category/design-your-blog-life/

    You will find a ton of ideas in there for your bloggy too.

    Cheers!
    Lynne

  95. Reba mcdonald

    March 20th, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    I like to knit and I an looking for an easy blanket pattern to knit for an adult using to colors.

  96. Lynne Knowlton

    March 22nd, 2014 at 11:42 am

    Hey Reba,

    This pattern is so unbelievably easy. You will luuuurve it. It would be cool to do it in a funky colour too!

    Send me a photo when you’re done 🙂

    You can find me here : lynne@lynneknowlton.com

    or
    post it on the Facebook page :

    https://www.facebook.com/DesignTheLifeYouWantToLive

    Cheers!
    Lynne

  97. Joanne

    March 20th, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    Great Site.
    Beautiful Pattern.

  98. Lynne Knowlton

    March 22nd, 2014 at 11:44 am

    Thanks Joanne !!!

    Glad you lurve it 🙂

    Lynne xx

  99. candace

    March 20th, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    This is my first time reading your blog. You are a HOOT!!! Love your sense of humor. Your easy breezy way of getting your point across. Keep it coming, Lynne…love it!!

  100. Lynne Knowlton

    March 22nd, 2014 at 11:46 am

    Thanks Candace,

    Beware : If you keep talking like that, I just might smooch ya 🙂

    Mwah !!

    Lynne xx

  101. Kim T

    March 20th, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    I just happened upon your site and boy am I happy I did! It made my day with all of its happiness. Thanks for sharing your gift, Lynne!

  102. Lynne Knowlton

    March 22nd, 2014 at 11:47 am

    It’s an absolute pleasure Kim !

    Knitting the blanket was a real chill pill to do 🙂 and I lurve sharing with other gals on the bloggy!

    Thanks for leaving a beautiful comment.

    Cheers!
    Lynne xx

  103. Jennifer

    March 20th, 2014 at 10:49 pm

    Can this blanket be knitted with straight needles, I don’t like circular

  104. Lynne Knowlton

    March 22nd, 2014 at 11:49 am

    That’s a good question Jennifer,

    I haven’t knitted it on straight needles yet, but I see that someone else left a comment in this thread and said YES, you can.

    Woot woot !!

    Lynne xx

  105. Barb Butler

    March 20th, 2014 at 11:26 pm

    I just found this site and oh my goodness! I laughed hard enough to get shushed by my children I am enjoying everything I read here.

  106. Lynne Knowlton

    March 22nd, 2014 at 11:50 am

    Ohhhhh Barb

    I think your kids could totally hang out with mine. Ha!

    I laugh out loud at some of the fun COMMENTS and the convo’s that happen after a blog post… and my kids shush me. Hahahahaaa.

    Cheers!
    Lynne xx

  107. Diana

    March 21st, 2014 at 2:23 am

    I love your blog, I am going to make this blanket but not in wool for two reasons. 1) I.m allergic to wool 2) I live in South Florida.. It hasn’t snowed here since 197? as a mater of fact it only ever snowed here in 197? (looked like chicken feathers falling from the sky). Sorry I know it’s been a rough winter for everyone up north from us. The truth is I miss the seasons, and there are so many wonderful looking yarns that I can’t even touch. i did make a felted purse as a gift one time. i wound knit till I couldn’t stand it any longer and them stop for a week or more and then knit again and stop. I’m not going through that again. Count me as another new fan

  108. Lynne Knowlton

    March 22nd, 2014 at 11:54 am

    Hi Diana !

    I remember that time that the weather was cray-cray in Florida and all the oranges froze on the trees. Errrmergerd.

    I hear ‘ya about the wool. I do love it (when it’s soft) and super durable .. and it’s GREAT for felting 🙂

    Have you seen the felted purse patterns out there? GORGEOUS.

    PS. you had me laughing with the chicken feathers from the sky. Ha!

    Lynne xx

  109. Alison

    March 21st, 2014 at 4:53 am

    What a fun, informative and truly uplifting blog!! Thank you for sharing your way with words and pictures. So pleased to have discovered this 🙂

  110. Lynne Knowlton

    March 22nd, 2014 at 11:56 am

    Awwwwwwh * blush *

    Thanks Alison !! Happy to have you here !!

    Lynne xx

  111. Deanna

    March 21st, 2014 at 5:42 am

    I find you easy to read and I love your blanket pattern.
    I may start blogging again…
    Thanks!

  112. Lynne Knowlton

    March 22nd, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    Oh la la Deanna !

    I hope you start blogging again. It is sooooo fun.

    Big hugs,
    Lynne xx

  113. Karen

    March 21st, 2014 at 9:48 am

    Seriously one of the funniest/most entertaining posts I’ve read in a long time..
    I’m a quarter way through a throw to go on my daughter’s bed.. but you know what?
    It’s all your fault too….
    But I’m putting my needles down.. yep I am..
    And I going to use 4 strands of the same wool I have been using with BIG needles and I’m gonna knit her a chunky blanket instead.. Lol..

    Hugs,
    Karen.xx

  114. Lynne Knowlton

    March 22nd, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    Yippppeeeee Skipppeee Karen,

    You are knitting a chunky blanket !!! Wooohooo ! Congrats !

    PS. Thanks for the bloggy love !

    Lynne 🙂

  115. Molly

    March 21st, 2014 at 9:56 am

    Love your style! I’m a dogma, too…and yes, you made me cry.
    Where do you get size 50 circular needles??? The largest I’ve been able to find is size 15.
    Thanks!

  116. Lynne Knowlton

    March 22nd, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    Hi Molly,

    Oh the loss of a pooch is so sad :(. Sorry I made ‘ya cry.

    Size 50 needles : I bought mine at Romni Wool in Toronto, Ontario. I would contact them and see if they ship. The needles were super duper to knit with. They had such a nice feel to them, and they weren’t loud and metal sounding (if that makes any sense) Ha.

    I think they are made from bamboo.

    Cheers!
    Lynne

  117. Leslie

    March 23rd, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    I ordered mine on Ebay!

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  119. Helen Coker

    March 21st, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    Just found your site. Love that bulky white blanket . Being a grandma and having to slow down abit (which I hate) but I do love to knit and create projects that people love to receive. Thanks. Keep the patterns coming.

  120. Lynne Knowlton

    March 22nd, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    Thanks Helen 🙂

    I’m not a Grandmama yet … and yet slowing down is still something GREAT to do for the soul 🙂

    Have you seen the pattern for arm knitting yet? Here is a video ! It’s soooo cool !

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPer3Xv2QSM

    cheers!
    Lynne xx

  121. karen

    March 21st, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    Lynne, this is great and will work w straight needles. I dislike circular, so look for ways to do on straight,too.BUT I think the pattern has to be multiple of 8.. not 4. if I used 44, for ex, I,would start and end w 4 knitted stitches.,to,stay in pattern, next,row would need to start,w purl set. .I’m a math and knitting geeky grandma! Kayjay

  122. Lynne Knowlton

    March 22nd, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    Hmmm, good point Karen. I made mine with 40 stitches and it worked out evenly at 4 knit, 4 purl.

    I like starting my rows in knit all the time.

    Super cool that you are a math and knitting geeky. Lurve it !

    Lynne xx

  123. roxanne esler

    March 21st, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    I love your style! You remind me of a friend I could hang out with to knit and chug an adult beverage with if the mood struck.

  124. Lynne Knowlton

    March 22nd, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    Oh yeah Roxanne,

    That’s totally how I roll. We could have some fun with knitting needles and bevies.

    🙂

  125. Maryanne Winder

    March 22nd, 2014 at 3:36 am

    I have 4 file cabinets full of knitting patterns. I have 2 HUGE closets full of yarn. You know how it gets when you have the perfect yarn, or the perfect pattern and they just don’t go together? So, for the past 2 days I have been trying to find the perfect patterns to match these perfect yarns and then I saw your blog. I’m going to knit this cozy blanket and forget all about the stress I’ve been going through these past 2 days. Thanks, I needed that!!! Seriously, I mean it!!!! Oh, my blanket will be yellow and 50/50 wool/acrylic. I have 30 balls of this yarn and it’s taking up too much space anyway. Don’t even ask why I bought 30 balls of this yarn. Sometimes, Ebay calls out my name!

  126. Lynne Knowlton

    March 22nd, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    I bet your blanket will be gorgy gorgeous MaryAnne !!!!!!

    Send me a photo when it’s done and share it on my Facebook page!

    Here it is : https://www.facebook.com/DesignTheLifeYouWantToLive

    With 30 balls, you will have tons so I would definitely cast on more than 40 stitches. I really wish I had made mine wider (since it is a ribbed style of pattern, it seems to naturally end up narrower).

    Happy knitting !!

    Lynne xx

  127. Peggy Ward

    March 23rd, 2014 at 2:23 am

    Whoa!!! Did I write this post while I was sleeping? I didn’t? I could have, recent events in my life have been “unsettling” to say the least. I drank wine. Made my favorite “Everyday Chocolate Cake” from Smitten Kitchen (great food blog) watched all the seasons of Chuck, Warehouse 13, Downton Abbey, anything removed from real life, then turned to my knitting needles. 5 cowls, 1 set mittens, slippers, and several Christmas tree ornaments later. . . I started feeling better and better. Creating something is often a cure. . .

  128. Lynne Knowlton

    March 30th, 2014 at 10:41 am

    Ohhhh Geesh Peggy,

    We might be knitty sista’s 🙂 Woot woot !!

    I read your comment, and thought.. I wanna do all that too ! Ha !

    Drank wine – Check
    Smitten Kitchen – Check
    Downton Abbey – Check
    Knitting needles – Check

    We might be cured 🙂

    xx

  129. Mary Haver

    March 24th, 2014 at 8:50 am

    Loved your chunky wool blanket pattern — i’m still a beginner and I can do that one! Thank you for sharing! 🙂

  130. Lynne Knowlton

    March 30th, 2014 at 10:43 am

    You are most welcome Mary

    It’s a purrrrfect pattern for a beginner. You will rock it !

    Lynne xx

  131. Sheila

    March 26th, 2014 at 6:08 pm

    Love everything here! Lynn you are awesomely inspireing! Going to the knit shop now, then the market for “grape” juice.

  132. Lynne Knowlton

    March 30th, 2014 at 10:44 am

    Hahaha Sheila,

    That fermented grape juice antioxidant stuff can really cure stuff 🙂

    Desperate times call for desperate measures. Teehee.

    xx

  133. Kathy

    March 29th, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    Just found your site. Beautiful blanket! I lost my “Baby” a year ago and I feel your pain to my core….. The lost was too much for me to bear for about 3 months…. There was not enough liquor or pills for a long, long time…. Let the love of friends and family carry you to your next breath; somehow, I don’t know how, things will get better. I’ll keep you in my prayers..
    K

  134. Lynne Knowlton

    March 30th, 2014 at 10:45 am

    You are so sweet Kathy,

    Thank you. I feel much better already. You are so right tho, my pals really carried me through it all.

    PS. I consider my bloggy peeps my pals. 🙂 THANK YOU.

    xx

  135. Vivian

    March 29th, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    I like the simplicity of the blanket. I purchased a wooden pair of size 50 straight needles. Sorry about your dog.

  136. Lynne Knowlton

    March 30th, 2014 at 10:46 am

    Hi Vivian

    Oh la la, size 50 straight needles. They sound super cool. Do you feel like you are holding two broomsticks? 🙂

    I can’t wait to hear how it turns out. Come back and let me know !

    Big hug,
    Lynne

  137. laura

    March 29th, 2014 at 9:04 pm

    I like the fun way you explain how to do… I like it.
    Thanks
    Laura

  138. Lynne Knowlton

    March 30th, 2014 at 10:47 am

    Awh Schmanks Laura,

    Oh my, I can’t believe I said schmanks. I really need to get away from my teenagers for a while. I’m starting to sound like them. Ha!

    xx

  139. Antoinette

    March 29th, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    You are a hoot! Thanks for making me laugh. My mother-in-law just called and you just lifted my spirits.

  140. Lynne Knowlton

    March 30th, 2014 at 10:48 am

    Hey Antoinette,

    If you can use Mother in Law and LAUGH in the same paragraph, you are rocking it. Congrats girlie !

    * Big smile *

    Lynne xx

  141. Leslie

    March 29th, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    Hi Lynne: love this blanket, started today. I am using 3 strands put together. Any tricks for how to roll them into one skein? It seems to get pretty twisted! Please help! Love all your ideas! Thanks, Leslie

  142. Lynne Knowlton

    March 30th, 2014 at 10:50 am

    Hey Leslie,

    Once you get rolling <- ha, excuse the pun … it really isn't so bad at all. I just tried to keep the balls separate from each other as they unwound and it was all good. Wooohoooo ! Happy knitting ! Lynne xx

  143. Cindy

    March 30th, 2014 at 11:07 am

    Leslie,

    Put each ball – I said it – in a separate ziplock bag and almost zip it shut. That should do it.

    OR if knitting at home, you could use three bowls, vases, you get the idea,, to keep them separate yet together. Have fun!

  144. Lynne Knowlton

    March 30th, 2014 at 11:13 am

    Gahhhh Cindy !

    BRILLIANT IDEA <-- I screamed that !

  145. Michelle

    March 29th, 2014 at 11:49 pm

    Love the blanket. Might just be next on my list to create! Such an easy pattern I cannot wait to find a great deal on some lovely yarn

  146. Lynne Knowlton

    March 30th, 2014 at 10:51 am

    Hey Michelle,

    This is probably the PERFECT time of year to get great deals on yarn too.

    I hope you find one. It is so pretty when it’s done.

    xx

  147. val

    March 30th, 2014 at 1:00 am

    you had me at the wine in bed prt..i am there with a cab/merlot..then stress free knitting is so good..just write..i love your humor AND GE0RGE CLOONEY…..RICHARD GERE also too’

  148. Lynne Knowlton

    March 30th, 2014 at 10:52 am

    Tee hee Val,

    Thank Gawd someone else admits to sipping wine in bed. Ha !

    *Whew*

    * Brushes sweat off of brow *

    xx

  149. ansa mocke

    March 30th, 2014 at 3:33 am

    I would like more bkanket patterns easy once do not want to tress with knitting enjoy it to much

  150. Lynne Knowlton

    March 30th, 2014 at 10:53 am

    So true Ansa,

    Stress free easy blanket patterns make life easy. Ahhhh.

    Lynne xx

  151. Annette McKane

    March 30th, 2014 at 8:42 am

    I love this blanklet going to make one today for a wedding shower for my niece this Saturday – I got a week! I really enjoyed your blog!

  152. Lynne Knowlton

    March 30th, 2014 at 10:54 am

    You can do it Annette !

    You will knit, and suddenly it’ll be done in a jiffy.

    *Mind blown*

    Done. Easy.

    Have fun at the wedding ! xx

  153. Linda Woolverton

    March 30th, 2014 at 9:14 am

    I recently started knitting lessons. I am almost 60 and figured it was time to start on my bucket list. At same time I started a new stressful job. Knitting has helped me leave my work at work and relax at home. I am going to try your blanket as soon as I finish my current project. I plan on ordering the needles today. Thanks!

  154. Lynne Knowlton

    March 30th, 2014 at 10:56 am

    Great Linda !!

    Are you ordering your needles online?

    I bought mine at a retail store in Toronto, but a few people have asked me where to buy the needles online.

    If you know a good spot, will you write back and let them know with a link?

    Thanks a bunch !!

    Lynne xx

  155. Margo

    March 30th, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    Love this pattern. So easy and great for a beginner.
    Many thanks, Margo

  156. Lynne Knowlton

    April 1st, 2014 at 11:26 am

    You are most welcome Margo. xx

  157. Janis

    August 4th, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    Hi Lynne

    I have been try into figure out how to get the pattern for your chunky wool blanket. Can’t seem to get it. How do I go about that?

    Janis

  158. Lynne Knowlton

    August 15th, 2015 at 8:24 am

    Hi Janis,

    The pattern is right inside the blog. It is probably so easy, it is difficult to find it. It’s like finding Waldo. LOL. The pattern is literally to knit 4 stitches and purl 4 stitches and repeat across the row. If you end in 4 knit stitches, start your next row with 4 purl stitches. If you end a row in 4 purl stitches, start the next row with 4 knit stitches.

    Done 🙂

    Cheers!
    Lynne xx

  159. carol

    March 30th, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    I LOVEEEEEEEEEEEE your pattern for your chunky triple strand knit afghan. It is SO VERY SIMPLE and sounds like a joy to knit. However, before I can start it, I have a question for ya. Where did you find your gorgeous bamboo circular needles for it? They look so comforwtable to use and easy to handle. Once I find those I can get started. BTW, I LOVEEE your crazy attitude and sense of humor. Keep it up, it really makes your articles POP.

  160. Lynne Knowlton

    April 1st, 2014 at 11:28 am

    Awwwh Thanks soooo much Carol !!

    You have me inspired ! Woot woot !

    I bought my knitting needles at a retail store in Toronto called Romni Wool.

    I have seen them for sale through artists on etsy too.

    Good luck and have a blast knitting. It is super easy and super gorgy gorgeous when it’s done 🙂

    Lynne xx

  161. ELAINE

    March 30th, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    My husband and I are dog lovers, too. We know how you feel. !I love your pattern and I will be making a blanket starting tomorrow,I am new to this stuff and this is the first comment I have ever written, Keep up the good work,Lynne.

  162. Lynne Knowlton

    April 1st, 2014 at 11:34 am

    Woohooooo Elaine !!

    Thanks for leaving a comment !!

    Big hugs to your pooches {{ so cool that you are dog lovers too }}

    Cheers!!
    Lynne xx

  163. Sallie

    March 30th, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    I happened upon your blog from a pattern on all free knitting and I just wanted to say hello and that you are SO refreshing! the last few minutes spent here reading have been the most enjoyable of my day! thank you! peace and love!

  164. Lynne Knowlton

    April 1st, 2014 at 11:35 am

    Sallie ~

    Thanks for making MY DAY. Truth. That was soooooo sweet to read from you.

    Peace and love right back atcha !

    Lynne xx

  165. Debbie

    March 30th, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    I was wondering if when you put the needle size if you could also include the size it would be in Canada it would make it easer to find the needles. Thank you
    Have a great day

  166. Lynne Knowlton

    April 1st, 2014 at 11:37 am

    Hi Debbie,

    Wanna know something crazy? I’m CANADIAN too 🙂

    I bought the needles in a Canadian store LOL but they are in US size. Where in Canada are you?

    I bought my needles from Romni Wool in Toronto.

    Cheers!
    Lynne xx

  167. linda

    March 31st, 2014 at 7:46 am

    I lost my job about 2 years ago. I defined myself as a mother and teacher. I will always be a mother. But to loose a job after 39 years without a word in advance was a hard blow. I started to knit. Scarves are all around my house. I wanted to knit a blanket for a while and this is easy. Thanks

  168. Lynne Knowlton

    April 1st, 2014 at 11:39 am

    Hey Linda,

    Wow, that must have been a HUGE blow. I can’t even imagine the adjustment to get through a time like that!!

    Remember this …

    When one door closes another one opens 🙂

    You rock out loud !!

    Big love !!
    Lynne xx

  169. Peggy

    March 31st, 2014 at 11:42 am

    Thank you for the Chunky Blanket pattern, and the story of Oliver, I buried my beloved dog Ivy last week, and I so needed to hear your story. I am also trying to knit my way through it, so thank you, really.

  170. Lynne Knowlton

    April 3rd, 2014 at 10:27 am

    You are most welcome Peggy,

    Knitting is great therapy for just a loss. There are no words to explain it, are there?

    I’m sooooo sorry that you buried your pooch too. xx

  171. Sue Firestone

    March 31st, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    Love the pattern for the Chunky Blanket, anxious to make the blanket for my granddaughters wedding, just need to know where I can get the needles for the project, can find the circ. needles, just not in the right size. Help!!!!! Thanks, Sue

  172. Lynne Knowlton

    April 3rd, 2014 at 10:29 am

    Hi Sue,

    Another reader mentioned that they bought their needles here at Loopy Mango : http://loopymango.com/products/giant-knitting-needles-size-50-25mm-circular

    🙂 !! xx

  173. Barbara

    April 1st, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    I love the chunky blanket and plan to make it as a housewarming gift to myself for my new apartment in Canada. Love your blog. Thanks for such inspiration. Very special.

  174. Lynne Knowlton

    April 3rd, 2014 at 10:31 am

    Hi Barbara !

    You have a new apartment in Canada? Wooohoooo !! Where in Canada do you live? I rarely meet fellow Canucks 🙂 We are a rare breed, you know. LOL.

    Cheers!
    Lynne

  175. Barbara

    April 3rd, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    Hey Lynne, I make my main home in a cozy apartment on the 7th floor overlooking parts of Vancouver and Granville Island. I was born in Vancouver (also a rarity I think). I moved to my 7th floor suite in January and other than new flooring and paint, have yet to decorate. That chunky blanket will make my day in two ways (1) give me a sense of feel good about myself when I have made it (I am new to knitting ) and (2) give me joy to see something beautiful every time I open my door and see it on a chair or over the sofa. I could go on and on. I am happy to have found you. Barb

  176. Barbara

    April 3rd, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    p.s. Are those giant knitting needles wrist breakers? And the lovely white needles in the bag, are those the ones you used?
    Barb

  177. Lynne Knowlton

    April 3rd, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    Hi Barb,

    The needles are super light and not wrist breakers at all. I pinky swear promise 🙂 xx

  178. Mickey

    April 1st, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    Hi Lynne,

    I love your blanket pattern and it looks super easy. Here it comes…BUT ~ where in the world can I get size 50 circular needles?!

    Mickey

    BTW this is the first time I’ve read your blog and I have to say I found you to be very funny! My kind of person…a wino with a potty mouth! 😀

  179. Mickey

    April 1st, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    Big thump on the head with a “Duh!” I just read through many of the comments and found I wasn’t the lone ranger when it came to asking where to find such large needles. I’ll check out Etsy and Romni Wool in Toronto ~ wonder if they’d ship to Colorado?
    Mickey

  180. Lynne Knowlton

    April 3rd, 2014 at 10:32 am

    Hi Mickey 🙂

    PS. LOVE your name !!!

    I saw that some bloggy peeps are buying their needles online here:

    http://loopymango.com/products/giant-knitting-needles-size-50-25mm-circular

    They are a bit pricier there than what I paid at a local retail store, but they are truly beautiful. They feel so lovely in your hands. Ahhhh. (the glass of wine in the other hand helps too 🙂

    xx

  181. Laura

    April 1st, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    After looking for a while, I found mines in a Hobby Lobby store. They are very hard to find. You may have to order them online… It’s not a very popular size so not too many stores have them.

  182. Lynne Knowlton

    April 3rd, 2014 at 10:35 am

    Hi Laura,

    That’s cool ! I checked out the hobby lobby store online and the price seems great, but I only saw the straight needles. Do they sell them in circular too?

    Thanks for letting me know !

    Cheers!
    Lynne

  183. Laura

    April 1st, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    I have 4 kids, ages ranging from 22 yrs old to 16 yrs old… I’m learning to knit and they all want a blanket made by their mom (scarves are done already)…. This is the PERFECT pattern!!!!!! I know they are going to love it. Thanks so much for sharing!!!!!

    More beginners and easy patterns will be GRRRREAT!!! 🙂

  184. Lynne Knowlton

    April 3rd, 2014 at 10:36 am

    Yippppeeeee Laura !

    I have 4 kids too ranging from 23 to 14 years old ! Small world, huh? 🙂

    When they read your comment, they are all going to want one too. LOL. xx

  185. Karly Drake-Lusby

    April 1st, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    I saw your gorgeous throw on allfreeknitting.com and fell in love right away. I found birch needles in a 50 w/ a 40 in loop on
    Etsy, the shop is Loopy Mango! A little more spendy than plastic needles but I have a hard time if I’m not using wood!

    I really liked what I saw and signed up; you’re only my 2nd blog subscription!

    If you lived in my town we’d be friends! I guess the ether will have to do.

    Looking forward to more of your wonderful, creative and oft times irreverent writing.

    Cheers from Sisters, Oregon!

    Shalomaste (Jewish Buddhist 😉

  186. Lynne Knowlton

    April 3rd, 2014 at 10:38 am

    Hi Karly !

    Thanks for signing up to the bloggy ! I think you’ll have fun around here.

    Now I wish I lived in Oregon 🙂

    I agree, the soft wooden needles feel sooooooo sweet in the hands. I see that they are a bit pricey online too…

    http://loopymango.com/products/giant-knitting-needles-size-50-25mm-circular

    but worth the spend. Right? Right. We are sista’s 🙂 xx

  187. Jackie Nelson

    April 2nd, 2014 at 10:01 am

    Thank you for sharing. This I can do! Can’t wait to get to the yarn store and get started. Have a blessed day.

  188. Lynne Knowlton

    April 3rd, 2014 at 11:05 am

    You too Jackie !

    By the time you get back from the yarn store, the blanket will be done. Ha!

    Yup, it’s that quick of a knit 🙂

    xx

  189. Sue Firestone

    April 4th, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    Lynne, anxious to get my needles (from Amazon) and start my blanket, know it will be yummy for the cool evenings in Northern Arizona. Thanks so much. Sue

  190. Lynne Knowlton

    April 6th, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    You go girl !

    It’s a perfect blankie for cool nights. Brills.

    xx

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  192. P J Hatmaker

    April 4th, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    Hi Lynne, I don’t read any blog but yours. I’m a born and raised Southern Belle (caps are appropriate). I’ve loved Canadians since I went up north the 1st time at 17 (I still mourn John Candy.) I was sad to see that you are so sad. I wish that I could be sad with you. I love your home and photos. I’ve been knitting since I was a kid too and I love your afghan pattern. I’m afraid its a bit warm here already to begin an afghan so I’ll file this pattern away for October. I enjoy reading anything you feel like writing about so I don’t have anything productive for you. Just sending positive thoughts your ways.

  193. Lynne Knowlton

    April 6th, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    Awwwwh, thanks so very much !

    I just adored your comment. I already feel better !!

    THANK YOU for reading the blog, and I’m with ya… I miss John Candy too. What a great guy !!

    We have a friend who knew him, and said he was AWESOME in real life too. So sweet to hear !

    Big Canuck love from me to you !

    xx

  194. Kim

    April 5th, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    Do you know where to find size 50 US needles in the round? I went to hobby lobby and Joanne fabrics in my town and they do not have it and the pics on amazon look deceiving. Thanks kim

  195. Lynne Knowlton

    April 6th, 2014 at 10:13 am

    Hi Kim !
    I checked out etsy and found these ones with loopy mango

    https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/106973621/giant-knitting-needles-size-50-25-mm

    I didn’t buy mine there, but they look similar. My needles are the same size and I loved how light they are too. I will go check out the brand of my needles, and write back to you soon 🙂

    Cheers !

    Lynne xx

  196. Lynne Knowlton

    April 6th, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    Hi Kim

    I checked my bamboo needles and couldn’t find any extra info on them. I wrote to Romni Wool where I bought them, to see if they could let us know more info 🙂

    Here is the link to their retail shop, if you wanted to have a look :
    http://www.romniwools.com

    Lynne 🙂

  197. Sal

    April 15th, 2014 at 6:24 am

    Lynne……..I think you’re obsessed with balls!!! 🙂
    I definitely love hearing about your eazy peazy projects. One just needs to keep the hands busy you know otherwise you’re either constantly eating CRAP or alternatively indulging in liquid fermented grapes. My one arm is much more developed than the other arm and I could say its from darts….but then I’d be lying!

  198. Lynne Knowlton

    April 20th, 2014 at 10:44 am

    Whaaaa? Good one Sal….

    ‘one arm is more developed than the other arm’

    Laugh out loud !

    Lynne xx

  199. Susan Daly

    April 18th, 2014 at 8:14 am

    Hi Lynne,
    I found your site through all free knitting. Thank you, you are an inspiration. I retired my knitting needles about 7 years ago when I got sick and diagnosed with Lyme disease. My brain now has a difficult time figuring things out. (Heavy sigh…..). This blanket should be easy for me to pick them up again! I do have a question regarding the yarn, you mentioned 12-18 balls, how many ounces or yards or grams are each ball? If I add more stitches to make it wider how much more yarn would I need to buy?
    Thank you so much, completely enjoy your blog, and sense of humor.
    Blessings, Sue

  200. Lynne Knowlton

    April 20th, 2014 at 10:46 am

    Hello Susan

    Great idea… this pattern/knitting is super easy and so very enjoyable to knit.

    I’m not sure what the weight of the wool is (there is a photo of it in the blog post with the yarn details). You would be pretty safe with any chunky yarn.

    If you had 18 balls, and added extra stitches, I think that would be more than enough.

    Blessings right back atcha,

    Lynne xx

  201. Janie Schisler

    April 19th, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    You are too funny and I just bumped into this blog by accident … But it will be a habit now. I like knitting too! Socks are on my bucket list this year and this beautiful throw. Ty for your info– and very sorry about your four footed friend. Animal lova here too!
    Janie

  202. Lynne Knowlton

    April 20th, 2014 at 10:47 am

    Thanks Janie !

    Animal lova’s are d’best 🙂

    Can’t wait to see more of you on the bloggy. Thanks for bumping into me 🙂

    Big hugs,
    Lynne xx

  203. Michelle McPherson

    April 23rd, 2014 at 3:10 am

    Look forward to reading this some more! I’m a new knitter and so am slightly obsessed at the min,:0)

  204. Lynne Knowlton

    April 23rd, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    A knitting obsession is a good one to have. You can knit your way across the country 🙂 xx

    Happy knitting !

    Lynne xx

  205. Michelle McPherson

    April 24th, 2014 at 3:12 am

    Hello again,

    I have a wee question?

    But first, sorry to hear about your pooch. The reason I was looking for a blanket pattern is for my furry chum so I was sad to read you had lost yours, :(.

    My question, the etsy needles come in 32″ or40″ length. You said that you used 37″ but you could get away with shorter but also that you wished you had made it wider. Which length do you think would work best? Thanks, like I said I’m a newbie!,xx

  206. Lynne Knowlton

    April 24th, 2014 at 7:59 am

    Hi Michelle,

    I think the 32″ circular would be big enough, because with the 37″ there was extra space on the needles (a lot) and it just sort of made it loopy. It twirled around all the time, with all kinds of extra space.

    That may have been the long way of saying that shorter needles are coolio too. LOL.

    Big love to your poochie, and thanks for sending the love too. xxo

  207. Sarah Mitchell Nisbet

    August 4th, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    Hi,

    Have you seen the fabulous youtube vids of lovely ladies make woolen yarn from old blankets? They are really brill and are aimed at the novice which is always nice.

    You could use this to start yourself off with larger needles (25mm) or even try the make your own loom with a cardboard box (sounds hard, but it’s anything but) makes a great rug, blanket or even wall hanging.

    Get you the links if you need them.

    Regards

    Sarah
    in Scotland

  208. Melanie Periard

    April 25th, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    Hi Lynne,

    My question is when I start my first row I’ll knit four purl four until the end. (Finished by knit four) The second row would start by knitting or purling ?

    Thank you !

    Mel

  209. Lynne Knowlton

    April 25th, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    Hello Mel

    If you finish your row with knitting four, then you start the next row with purling four.

    Have fun !

    xx

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  211. Maureen Crane-Luff

    May 2nd, 2014 at 5:40 am

    Love reading your blog (mistakes and all) I also cry in the shower. That way you get it all out at once don’t you. I love Suits. one of my favourite shows of all time. I am going to knit your blanket for my friend who has Parkinsons and lost everything in the floods we had a few years back. wish me luck!
    Moz

  212. Lynne Knowlton

    May 2nd, 2014 at 8:43 am

    Helloooo Maureen,

    Thanks for the bloggy love !

    SUITS is d’bomb dot com! LOVE that show too !!

    The blanket as a gift for your friend… well, that sounds just simply beautiful !

    xx

  213. Maureen Crane-Luff

    May 2nd, 2014 at 5:46 am

    I have another question i forgot. why is the yarn size NOT mentioned anymore on wool. Sometimes you cannot get the same wool so have to substitute other wool. Is there any way of measuring thickness of wool like with needles.
    It used to be 8ply 12 ply 3ply etc. Some are too expensive. Is there a system based on needle size.?
    Moz

  214. Lynne Knowlton

    May 2nd, 2014 at 8:44 am

    Silly me, I called you Maureen instead of Moz !

    I luuuuurve the name Moz. Where’d that name come from? Do tell.

    Oh la la, I wish I knew the answer to your question. There are so many lovely knitting peeps on this blog, maybe they can answer for you.

    Have a beauty day !

    Lynne xx

  215. Nancy

    May 4th, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    Lynne,

    I love this blanket, but think it might be too “holey” for a child. I don’t want them sticking fingers,then hands through it! I want it to take them up to college. Could I use a smaller needle, maybe around 20 or 25? Then, how many balls (your word, not mine) would I need? I want to use Cascade Superwash 128. Would I still triple it? I hate changing a pattern, but this one may be too loose for kids…

    Thanks for any advice you can offer…

    p.s. I had an Oliver too (:

  216. Lynne Knowlton

    May 5th, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    Good point Nancy, young children would probably poke their fingers through it. Yes,you could probably use a smaller needle, it would just take longer and you would need to cast on more stitches etc. Haha about the balls :)I haven’t used cascade superwash, so I’m afraid I won’t be much help to you on that one.

    You had an Oliver too?! Sad face. Big sad face 🙁 but happy that we had an Oliver in our lives 🙂 <- Happy face LOL.

  217. Photo Book Girl

    May 7th, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    This is such a chic look for the home – I love it!

  218. Lynne Knowlton

    May 8th, 2014 at 8:59 am

    Thank you !

  219. Tanya smith

    May 8th, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    ummm- for me I am looking forward to the first two. How to blog like a rock star and DIY projects to keep me sane (sort of like knitting is for you!!) BTW- we have the same ikea couch with the same slipcover (I alternate with dark grey) AND I have the same old fashioned chair (which I painted a bright blue)- so there!

  220. Nancy

    May 13th, 2014 at 9:54 am

    I love the chunky wool blanket, but it is impossible to find size circular needles without paying a fortune, I am on low income and a 78 years old. I have stright size 50 needles but cannot afford the circular ones. I think I could knit this pattern on my needles I have , I did a beautiful queen size blanket for my daughter on 35 size needles and it turned out beautiful, yes it was a bit of a struggle but we made it, My daughter never got to use it because my granddaughter was in college in Oswego, New York and took it to college with her, It sure was warm and she needed it. I made it the summer and had to have part of it on my lap so I know it was warm. Thanks for your site, its a great one.

  221. Lynne Knowlton

    May 13th, 2014 at 10:29 am

    Hello Nancy

    I agree, they seem expensive online ( I started searching them AFTER I published the blog post LOL, because I bought mine in Toronto Ont. at a retail store called Romni Wool )

    I contacted the retail store and they sell them for $12 Cdn.

    I bet you could do the blanket on your straight needles tho. They wouldn’t be as easy to handle, but I’m sure they’d do the trick 🙂

    Happy knitting 🙂 xx

    Lynne

  222. Ann

    May 16th, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    Loved this. Great reading & very easy to follow

  223. Laura

    June 5th, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    Love this!!!

  224. sally johnston

    June 14th, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    I wanted to sign up for your newsletter and it wouldn’t let me telling me that I need a valid address. this is the same address that I have been using for years.

  225. Lynne Knowlton

    June 14th, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    Hello Sally,

    I just an email off to you… hopefully everything is working okay now. Cheers! Lynne

  226. Sue Heggie

    June 14th, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    Came for the knitting pattern and got so much more! Love some help. with blog. New to it and struggling with making photos look cool. Just gave up the day job, on the basis that work is overrated and needed more time to knit, read, make tiles, write poetry, and sit in the winter sun.
    http://Www.fluffygeorge.co.nz

  227. Lynne Knowlton

    June 15th, 2014 at 8:03 am

    Hello Sue,
    So happy to meet you too !

    Did you subscribe to the blog and get the free ebook? It is a photo app ebook, and the ideas in the book will help you to create gorgeous photos.

    If you don’t have a smart phone, there are great ways online too.

    I love love love PICMONKEY.com ! It is super easy to use and there’s lots of coolio fonts, ideas, layouts etc. There is no program to download and it all feels very easy to navigate.

    Hope that helps !
    Lynne xx

  228. Gloria Rodriguez

    June 14th, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    I love the simple instructions. Most try to stretch them out I want them straight forward not crazy junk in it just go.

  229. Lynne Knowlton

    June 15th, 2014 at 8:11 am

    Thanks Gloria,

    It is a super simple pattern … I love the straight forward patterns too.

    Happy knitting !

    Lynne

  230. Angela Lupo

    June 14th, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    Hi,

    I want to make this gorgeous throw for my daughter.. I would like to buy the yarn that you used for the sample pattern. Also Is it possible to knit this on straight needles?

  231. Lynne Knowlton

    June 15th, 2014 at 8:13 am

    Hello Angela,

    I bought the yarn at a local store in Toronto, Ontario and was very happy with it. You can pretty much use any style of chunky yarn with or without wool in it. I bet you will LOVE it.

    Yes, it is possible to knit this on straight needles, but could be a bit more difficult to handle. The circular needles make it quite easy to hold.

    Cheers!
    Lynne

  232. Jennifer

    June 15th, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    Where in the world does one find a 50″ circular needle?

  233. Lynne Knowlton

    June 15th, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    Hello Jennifer,

    I bought mine for $12 at Romni Wools, Toronto, Ontario Canada.

    Here is the info that they sent me:

    Those are the Knitters Pride Basix needles. They are the best deal I have
    ever seen. We have some in stock now and I will be ordering more in the
    near future. Thank you. jonathon@romniwools.com

    Hope that helps !
    Lynne

  234. Bedroom throws

    June 17th, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    Lovely soft wool blanket!
    congratulaions for your work

  235. Lynne Knowlton

    June 18th, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    Thanks so much !

    Happy knitting !

    Lynne xx

  236. Rona

    June 23rd, 2014 at 6:31 pm

    I am new to blogs and knitting 🙂 just 1 question (n sorry for being a bit thick here) but how do you know when you finish a row when using circular needles?

  237. Lynne Knowlton

    June 24th, 2014 at 8:23 am

    Hi Rona,

    Circular needles are great for creating circular things LOL, but you can also use them to create straight things like a blanket.

    With the blanket, you don’t join your stitches at the ends. You will know that you are at the end of your row, because the stitches aren’t joined.

    Essentially, it is just like knitting on straight needles…and the circular needle is just holding all your stitches in a row.

    Hope that helps!
    Lynne

  238. Boo

    June 24th, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    Hi Lynne,
    I’ve just found your Blog and am loving all the great reads and resources. The sign up gift is awesome. Thanks so much for that.

    I love the blanket knit too. I haven’t knitted in years, the old eyes aren’t what they used to be but this looks chunky enough for even my poor eyesight to manage.

    Re your question. I am especially interested in a great blog series. Although I’ve had my own blog for a good number of years I feel the need to ‘refresh’ it and breath some new life into it.

    Also, even though I’ve been blogging for my business for a long time, I really feel like I still know nothing about blogging since I just churn out the same stuff week after week so I’m hopeful your awesome fresh approach to things will help me move it along.
    Fingers crossed.

  239. Lynne Knowlton

    July 29th, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    Fantastic questions and beautiful comment… and somehow I missed it until this month. My bad.

    It’s summer, where do the days go? LOL.

    Great point about churning out content. It is soooooo important to not just churn it out, isn’t it? Wait until you see what I have coming for bloggers. It’s EPIC !!!

    PS. If you search through the “how to have a kickass blog” in the upper right hand section of my bloggy, you will be able to find some faboosh stuff in there too that could really help you !

    Big blog love to you !
    Lynne xx

  240. sally

    June 24th, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    beautiful blanket do you think this could be done on a knitting loom

  241. Lynne Knowlton

    June 24th, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    Hey Sally,

    That’s a good question AND I have no idea. LOL.

    I have never owned a knitting loom. Maybe one of my bloggy readers will see your question and do a better job of answering it.

    So sorry I couldn’t help.

    Cheers
    Lynne x

  242. Sharon Gail Tillman

    July 17th, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    Hey Sally, You can knit chunky yarn on a loom . It is called a Bulky Knitting Machine. There are several brands.. Try searching for “knitting machines” on the web. I haven’t used one for several years since I retired and closed my shop. I sold knitting machines, yarns, books, etc and also taught how to use them. Any ?’s Sharon

  243. Leslie Fehr

    July 4th, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    If you do a search on Amazon.com for size 50 circular knitting needles, you will find several kinds available. Pricing is good — from $12.99 US to $31.99 US – and they will ship to Canada. And, there is a mail order for the bulky yarn also — Knitpicks.com – they sell the bulky yarn at a great price in the “ready to dye” section. Both places have great customer service. I’ve ordered from them for years.

  244. Lynne Knowlton

    July 29th, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    Thanks Leslie !!

    That’s super helpful !

    Great to hear that they ship to Canada too. So many companies forget that Canada is a country too. LOL.

    Cheers!

    Lynne xx

  245. Mary

    July 9th, 2014 at 9:28 am

    Just looked at the chunky afghan you posted. Love it’s simplicity! Looking foward to reading more on your blog.

  246. Lynne Knowlton

    July 29th, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    Thanks Mary !!

    Happy reading !

    Lynne xx

  247. cindy james

    July 9th, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    I knit and crochet and 3 years age my mom passed and I was knitting a scarf still cant finish it and july 12 my dad passed and I did finish the blanket I was working on for my friends son hope he does not see tear stains as it took my dad a week to say good bye to us and three days before that my dog died so I know where you are coming from but my bucket of tears has not tipped yet and my friend said when it does she hopes I have knit needles in hands with cotton wash cloth on them lol but I love the thick blanket pattern and will pass to my sister who is a beginner and looking for easy stuff to learn stitches in hospital I hated to here opps help I think I dropped a stitch lol everyone says how do you do all er waiting ? I say send me whats six hours of knitting or chrocheting with out kids saying mom I need that’s how I get all my stuff done thanks for listening

  248. Lynne Knowlton

    July 29th, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    Awwwh Cindy,

    Your bucket of tears has not tipped yet? … you just grabbed a hold of my heart when you said that.

    You can knit your way through anything. You are right, knitting in a hospital, knit knit knit… it really does make the time pass quickly and fills your heart a bit too.

    Big love to you!
    Lynne xx

  249. Janelle

    July 16th, 2014 at 12:25 am

    Hi Lynne,

    I loved your website/blog. I am wanting to knit a large blanket for a queen size bed and I thought I would make a loom using nails and wood – what do you think. I’m not a great knitter – in fact, not a knitter at all (hard to say) but good on a loom.

    What do you think – do you think it would work. I love what you have done and sorry about the dog. I would cry in the shower as well.

  250. Lynne Knowlton

    July 29th, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    Hi Janelle,

    If you have a look on the blog, a few comments down from your comment, you will see that someone else asked a similar question and a fellow knitter helped answer it.

    So very cool !! I love it when that happens.

    I have never used a loom, so I’m afraid I’m no so helpful in that department. I think anything goes though, and it would be worth a try!

    happy looming 🙂

    Lynne xx

  251. Marisa Lentz

    July 24th, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    Thanks for the pattern can hardly wait to start it. Great project when watching TV no counting. Thanks again.

  252. Lynne Knowlton

    July 29th, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    So true Marisa,

    It is a GREAT way to keep the hands busy while watching tv, and you barely have to look down. Easy. Sneezy.

    Lynne xx

  253. Casey Mahoney

    July 25th, 2014 at 12:33 pm

    My dear young lady
    You are a very positive force and I wish you lived next door.
    I have 3 grown daughters about your age and I know you would fit right in with the family.
    My oldest daughter went thru the cancer thing last year and she is strong and healthy today. As I hope you are as well.
    So enjoy the web.
    Casey

  254. Lynne Knowlton

    July 29th, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    Hi Casey

    You have 3 grown daughters? Are they 12 years old? Ha! That would be me 🙂

    Okay, I’m 12 years old in my head.

    CONGRATS to your daughter for her cancer journey !!!! Fantastic !! Yes, my hubby is doing well too.. always on a journey to giving cancer a good run for the money. Kicking cancer in the butt is quite a challenge. xx

    Big love,
    Lynne xx

  255. Anne daniels

    July 26th, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    I bought all the supplies and I’ve started but it’s super loose and not tight like your picture. What am I doing wrong?

  256. Lynne Knowlton

    July 29th, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    Hi Anne

    Good question! I’m not sure. Maybe some of my other pro knitters out there that follow my blog … can help answer your question.

    My two guesses would be :

    * Your yarn may not be chunky enough or you are only using 1-2 strands of yarn instead of 3-4 strands.

    * You are a very loose knitter and you may need to use smaller sized needles.

    Hmmm. That is my guess.

    I hope that helps (or maybe it may depress you) LOL.

    Lynne xx

  257. Anne daniels

    July 29th, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    It still looks super cute I think I’ll just keep going with it.

  258. Patricia Grabski

    October 9th, 2015 at 8:28 pm

    Hello,

    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 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.

    Sincerely,

    Patricia

  259. Dawn Snyder

    July 30th, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    I LOVE YOUR PATTERN FOR THE CHUNKY BLANKET, I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE ONE A LITTLE LARGER, 64″W X 80″L USING YOUR PATTERN HOW MANY BALLS OF YARN DO YOU THINK I WOULD NEED? AS TOU CAN TELL IM NOT MUCH OF A KNITTER HA HA, THANK YOU

  260. Lynne Knowlton

    August 16th, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    Oh gosh Dawn,

    I’m not sure exactly how many you would need. I’m not much of a knitter either. LOL. That’s why this pattern is so easy.

    Maybe some of my other blog readers will be able to give you a hand with some ideas.

    xx

  261. Victoria

    August 10th, 2014 at 10:46 am

    Hi I am struggling with the knit 4 purl 4 – every row I seem to create new stitches – what am I doing wrong? It goes wrong on the purl stitch

  262. Keith

    August 16th, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    The only thing I can think of is to make sure that you bring the yarn over to the front before you start the purl stitch. I haven’t been knitting for very long, but I remember when I first started I kept adding new stitches because I wasn’t keeping track of the knit/purls and moving to yarn to the right position. Hope that helps!

    -Keith

    PS – Going to get the size 50 today and making this blanket for my sister for her new apartment! Thanks for the quick and easy pattern!

  263. Jordana

    October 3rd, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    I’ve just started this project and I’m having this same problem. This is my first knitting project so a bit daunting. I can’t seem to find anything online that can explain where I’m going wrong here. I think it’s the fact that I’m double knitting it’s just harder to see where the stitch is to pick up. I don’t know how to resolve this. Victoria did you work out where you were going wrong? Someone please help! I’m stuck!

  264. Nancy

    August 22nd, 2014 at 11:40 am

    Hi Lynne,
    You are so funny! Had a good laugh reading your blog. Love the look of your chunky blanket. Have been looking for a pattern to make a camouflage blanket for my grandson who is planning on joining Marines next year after he graduates h.s. Wonder if anyone has a pattern that would work with camouflage yarn. Thanks.

  265. Lynne Knowlton

    August 31st, 2014 at 9:50 am

    Hi Nancy

    That sounds like a beautiful idea!! I wonder if you could use the exact same pattern that I have in my blog post, and then use multicoloured yarns to create it? You could knit it in browns and greens etc. That could be ohhhh so gorgeous!

    Lynne xx

  266. Ann Gay

    September 18th, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    YOU CAN BUY THE CAMOUFLAGE YARN AT HOBBY LOBBY IN THE “I LOVE THIS YARN”. I MADE MY NEPHEW ONE AND HE LOVED IT.

    ANN

  267. Dana Ruprecht

    August 24th, 2014 at 11:02 pm

    The photos in this post are absolutely beautiful! And I can’t wait to make this blanket! I love knitting, but am not proficient yet, so a nice, easy pattern like this is perfect for me. This is my first time visiting your blog… can’t wait to read more. I’m inspired!

  268. Lynne Knowlton

    August 31st, 2014 at 8:58 am

    Nice to meet you miss Dana 🙂 AND you are Canadian?! Woot woot for that one! Helloooooo to a fellow Canuck

    Lynne xoxox

  269. Sarah

    August 25th, 2014 at 11:55 pm

    Beautiful blanket! I’m very new to knitting and would like to make this! So forgive my ignorance but what was the length of each of your balls (hehe). Seriously though, I’m shopping around and different types come in different lengths so I need to know how much to buy! Thanks!!

  270. Lynne Knowlton

    August 31st, 2014 at 8:55 am

    Ohhh Sarah, I’m not sure what the length of my balls are. LOL. The good news is that sooooo many stores will accept a refund for the wool/yarn if you buy too much. I generally buy extra because I want the yarn all in the same die lot. I just return what I don’t use. I hope that helps 🙂

    Lynne xx

  271. Angela

    August 27th, 2014 at 11:25 am

    Knitting blanket is quite hard, but it’s adorable.

  272. Lynne Knowlton

    August 31st, 2014 at 8:50 am

    I promise Angela, it is a super easy pattern. Pinky swear promise.

    Lynne 🙂

  273. Charisse Wollbrinck

    September 7th, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    Lynn I’m wondering if you used 3 strands of a bulky yarn for this blanket or 3 strands of something else to create a bulky yarn?

  274. Lynne Knowlton

    September 8th, 2014 at 11:20 am

    Hello Charisse,

    I used 3 strands of bulky/chunky yarn for my blanket. I wanted it super thick and I also wanted it to be a super fast knit.

    It worked 🙂

    Hope that helps!
    Lynne

  275. Gena Paul

    September 10th, 2014 at 6:17 am

    Hi Lynne…I’m a beginner and really eager to start this blanket!

    Just one quick question…I’m in Northern Ireland, and I can get the size 50 circular needle, but the only length I can get is 31″ (as opposed to the 37″ length that you suggest we need). Can you tell me what problems I might run into with a shorter cable?

    Sorry if it’s a silly question…blame it on my inexperience. Thanks Lynne!

  276. yan

    September 20th, 2014 at 8:49 am

    Hi,
    Found your website thru knitting. Saw your chunky knitted blanket & would love to make it. I’ve been looking for the 37″ circular needles & the biggest I can get is 29″. Will that be ok?
    Thanking you in advance.

    Yan

  277. Lynne Knowlton

    October 13th, 2014 at 7:53 am

    Hi Gena

    You are in Northern Ireland?!! OH my goodness, can I come live with you? Wool heaven.

    Yes I think you will be okay with that length. I found I had lots of room left on my circulars. Maybe even a bit too much room.. so your size should be just fine.

    If you double check back at my blog post, you can see that I have updated it with links in Etsy for the circular needles too.

    If you need a knitting buddy, just give me a ring. I’ll hop a plane 🙂

    Lynne xx

  278. kelly

    September 19th, 2014 at 12:30 am

    hey um… i tried researching, but what did you mean by the 3-4 strands of yarn?
    do you knit with all of them on?
    i’m going for something really chunky, so i suppose that would make sense, but just wanted to make sure.

  279. Lynne Knowlton

    October 13th, 2014 at 7:50 am

    Hi Kelly,

    Sorry for the late reply. I had a quick look at this chunky wool blanket blog post today and realized that I missed a bunch of comments without reply.

    Rude of me. LOL. Sorry ’bout that.

    Yes, I knit with 3 strands at a time. I updated the blog post to be more clear and added links for the knitting needles and yarn. Phew.

    Basically, you work with 3 balls of yarn. Pick up all three strands, and knit/purl just like you would if you had one strand. It just makes it extra chunky.

    Hope that helps!
    Lynne

  280. yan

    September 19th, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    Hi,
    Found your website thru knitting. Saw your chunky knitted blanket & would love to make it. I’ve been looking for the 37″ circular needles & the biggest I can get is 29″. Will that be ok?
    Thanking you in advance.

    Yan

  281. Lynne Knowlton

    October 13th, 2014 at 7:47 am

    Hi Yan,

    Sure I think the 29″ should do the trick. I found a few options on Etsy too! I updated the blog post with some circular knitting needle links to help.

    https://lynneknowlton.com/wool-blanket-pattern

    Cheers!!
    Lynne

  282. Susie

    September 20th, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    Love your blog! Love the blanket! Like you, I just knit through it all. So much cheaper than therapy and the sessions lasts so much longer. LOL!! Keep doing what you’re doing. Off to see more of your blog.

    P.S. So sorry to read of your pet. It did make me teary.

    Susie

  283. Lynne Knowlton

    October 13th, 2014 at 7:46 am

    Hi Susie,

    Isn’t it just the best?! Knitting just seems to make everything better. Ahhhhhh.

    Thanks for the pet love. Oh, that was a tough one to get through. It’s still sad thinking about Oliver. I think I might have to knit another blanket 🙂

    Big love,
    Lynne xx

  284. Jeanette

    September 21st, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    Gorgeous blanket. Looks super easy too! I can’t wait to get started on it for a friend. However, I’ve been to several different stores and I cannot find those needles anywhere! What brand are yours?
    Thanks!

  285. Lynne Knowlton

    October 13th, 2014 at 7:45 am

    Hi Jeanette,

    GREAT QUESTION!! Sorry to not answer you earlier. I missed a bunch of bloggy comments until today. How’d that happen? LOL.

    I updated the blog post with the knitting needles links to help. I found some on Etsy !! Woot woot!

    https://lynneknowlton.com/wool-blanket-pattern

    Cheers!
    Lynne

  286. Anna

    October 1st, 2014 at 10:11 am

    I love the blanket you made, but as I started making my own, I found that there isn’t as profound of a difference between my knitted sections and purled sections as there are in your pictures. I used the exact same needles, and tripled my yarn like you suggested, and you can tell there is a little difference if you’re looking for it, but it isn’t nearly as profound as yours is. Do you have any suggestions as to why that is? Also, it’d be awesome if you could put up some videos of you actually working on the project next time. That could help 🙂

  287. Donna Walden

    October 6th, 2014 at 11:30 am

    I think I know what your problem is because I just experienced the same. If you end the row with 4knit stitches you must begin the next row with 4 purl stitches to continue the pattern. this gives the defined rows as in the photo… hope this helps!

  288. Lynne Knowlton

    October 13th, 2014 at 7:43 am

    Thank you Donna for answering Anna’s question. You got it girly!

    Lynne xx

  289. Lynne Knowlton

    October 13th, 2014 at 7:42 am

    Hi Anna,

    Sorry that I didn’t answer earlier, I just saw your comment today. Yes, Donna is right… if you end the row in 4 knit stitches, you begin the next row with 4 purl stitches.

    Thank you for pointing out the problem. I just updated the blog post so others aren’t confused too.

    Happy knitting! Let me know how it goes!

    Lynne xx

  290. Sheetal Jayara

    October 2nd, 2014 at 5:03 am

    Hi,

    Chunky blanket has been on my to do list for aggggggggeeeessssss… was never sure about how much yarn I would need so your blog definitely helped. Just wanted to check you used 12 balls ( Oh ma did I say that word too ..hehe) but actually it is 12×3 = 36 balls ( Oh no I said it again ;)) that you use coz of 3 strands?

    Thanks in advance and thanks for the blog with photos

    Sheetal

  291. Lynne Knowlton

    October 13th, 2014 at 7:39 am

    Hi Sheetal,

    I used 12 balls teehee … actually I think I ended up using 18 balls because I wanted to make it a bit longer too.

    Because the balls were quite large LOL… chunky wool, large ball.. it went a long way.

    Oh, I hope that helps.

    Lynne xx

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  295. Emma

    October 9th, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    Hi Lynne!
    Sending you lots of love from across the pond in a not so sunny England 🙂
    I found your blog while I was looking for an easy pattern to get me started after my lovely Nan taught me to knit again recently.
    I’m so excited to try your blanket pattern. I’m going to make it for my little boy’s room which we will be decorating soon as we’ll be moving him out of the nursery.
    Just one quick question, what method did you use for changing yarn with three strands? Ithe rest I’ve figured out but my Nan is a bit old school so hasn’t knitted with multiple strands before and I wondered which way was best!!
    Thanks for any advice you can give me, and thanks for the wonderful blog entry. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
    Emma xx

  296. Lynne Knowlton

    October 13th, 2014 at 7:38 am

    Hi Emma,

    I don’t really have a method. LOL. I’m a pretty simple knitter.

    I just lay my three balls of yarn out on my lap or chair and hold all three strands together and KNIT 🙂

    I try to keep the balls of yarn a bit away from each other so they don’t become a tangled hot mess, but other than that.. it is oh so simple.

    Happy knitting!
    Lynne xx

  297. Kristen

    October 10th, 2014 at 11:05 pm

    You made me laugh and this pattern may keep me knitting! Just learned and love it but tried a pattern that was too hard and I’ve started it and trashed it ten times in ten yarns ugh

  298. Lynne Knowlton

    October 13th, 2014 at 7:36 am

    Kristen

    It will blow your mind how easy this pattern is.

    I just updated the blog post with the links to the proper sized needles too to make it even EASIER.

    https://lynneknowlton.com/wool-blanket-pattern

    Cheers!!

    Lynne

  299. Julie flores

    October 11th, 2014 at 11:54 am

    I love your blog and knitty Poweress! I am making chunky blankets or hats for Christmas gifts this year. No more retail hell!! (Except of course for delicious and cheap yarn!)
    Thanks for sharing your lovely ideas and life!

  300. Lynne Knowlton

    October 13th, 2014 at 7:34 am

    You are most welcome Julie!

    Oh my gosh, you are soooooooo on the mark with avoiding the malls at Christmas. Erhhhmergerd.

    It is time to slow it down and ahhhhh it out with knitting. It makes for a much more enjoyable Christmas. Handmade with love is where it’s at.

    Lynne xx

  301. Betsy Burch

    October 12th, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    I love this chunky blanket that uses size 50 circular needles. I’ve never heard of that size. I doubt that they carry them here. Have you any suggestions? Thank you. Betsy Burch

  302. Lynne Knowlton

    October 13th, 2014 at 7:33 am

    Hi Betsy Burch

    Okay, I just love your name so I had to say it again.

    There are BIRCH needles 🙂 available in Size 50. You inspired me to update my blog post and put the needles in there.

    If you check out my blog post again https://lynneknowlton.com/wool-blanket-pattern you will see the links to buy the needles in Etsy!

    Cheers!
    Lynne

  303. Betsy Burch

    October 13th, 2014 at 10:56 am

    I love this pattern.

  304. minisha

    October 15th, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    just a quick question… this is my first knitting project!! do you knit and then purl 4 stitches or knit and then purl 4 rows??

  305. Lynne Knowlton

    October 15th, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    Hi Minisha,

    You knit 4 stitches, purl 4 stitches, knit 4 stitches, purl 4 stitches … to the end of the row.

    Then, when you start the next row you do it again. Just keep repeating the pattern.

    Here’s the thing tho… if your last 4 stitches are 4 knit stitches, when you start the next row.. you start with 4 purl stitches.

    Hope that helps!
    Lynne xx

  306. Jennifer

    October 16th, 2014 at 10:01 pm

    i cannot find us 50 25mm 37” circular needles anywhere would a 40” circular needle be okay?

  307. Lynne Knowlton

    October 17th, 2014 at 8:24 am

    It sure would be Jennifer. If you click on the knitting needle photos in my blog post, it will take you to different knitting needle suppliers on etsy and you can pick which size you like. Yippeeeee.

    Lynne xx

  308. Jennifer

    October 16th, 2014 at 10:55 pm

    So i am new to knitting so forgive me if i post frequently, its just yours has been the most helpful and easiest site i have found so far, I want to surprise my sister with a blanket for the holidays as she just had a baby and doesn’t have a snuggle blanket. I wanted to make this in a 56” x 70” and i was wondering how many more spools of yarn i would need.

  309. Lynne Knowlton

    October 17th, 2014 at 9:24 am

    Oh boy Jennifer, is that a trick question? LOL. First of all, I think the size you are talking about knitting is BRILLIANT. If I made this blanket again, I would do it that size too. Maybe some of my knitting pals who are reading this blog post can pop in and answer your question too. My GUESS would be about 20-25 balls of yarn. Of course, I could be wrong, I’ve been wrong before. LOL. It truly is determined by how big the balls are (snicker) and the yarn weight. You could buy a bit and see how far it takes you… and then determine how much you need from there. Remember to buy the same dye lot though! You don’t want the blanket to be different colours.

    Cheers!
    Lynne

  310. Emily

    October 21st, 2014 at 10:30 am

    Hi!

    Lovely website you’ve got! Im thinking of knitting a blanket similar to yours, however I was wondering whether you think it’s too small? I’ve got wool enough to make one the same sizes as yours, but not sure if it will be too small? I’d like to have a blanket I can snuggle up in, but not too small so that Im still freezing!

    Emily xxx

  311. Jennifer

    October 22nd, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    her blanket is 40 x 50” i am using this pattern to make a blanket as well but when i measured out 40 x 50 i felt like it was too small so i am making a 58” x 70” size blanket for my sister.

  312. Jennifer Diaz

    October 21st, 2014 at 11:01 am

    What size yarn are you using. 5 or 6? And are u knitting that blanket tight or loose.? I have started mine and love it already by the way

  313. Lynne Knowlton

    November 5th, 2014 at 6:29 pm

    Oh boy Jennifer,

    That may be a trick question. I don’t know that answer about the 5/6 part.

    I generally knit quite loose, but that could be because I usually sip wine while knitting. LOL. I mean, TEA.

    Lynne xx

  314. JWo

    October 22nd, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    My US 50 needles came yesterday and they are AWESOME!!! I purchased them from Amazon.com, however, I am in the U.S. Now to decide on which yarn to use. Lynne, I did check out your link to Etsy’s MissKnitYarns. What I am unsure of is how much of this yarn I would need as well as if you work 3 strands of that together? I think I may have a good cry at the price once you tell me how much I’ll need. But then again, no one ever said this passion for knitting would be inexpensive. I drool over Loopy Mango on Etsy as well but still very pricey. Any recommendations on a more economical yarn would be greatly appreciated:) Thanks for your help in advance.

  315. Lynne Knowlton

    November 5th, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    Ohhh I wish I could help you with more economical yarn online. I haven’t found any yet either.

    The etsy links were the best price that I could find for the needles, and I couldn’t find any yarn on Amazon that looked ahhhhmazing.

    If you find some, please let me know. I can share the amazon links with the other readers so they can buy it too.

    Big love,
    Lynne xx

  316. Ashley M

    October 22nd, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    Hello!!! Where am I able to buy the yarn you used in this project?

  317. Lynne Knowlton

    November 5th, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    Hi Ashley

    I bought my yarn from a local yarn shop in Toronto Ontario Canada called Romni Wool. I looked online to find the same wool, but haven’t found it yet. Drats, huh? If you see it online, please send me the link.

    Cheers!
    Lynne xx

  318. Cheyanne

    October 23rd, 2014 at 3:02 am

    Great pattern! When I get to my second row do I switch needles back to the right hand, or should every other row be knitted on the wrong side? Sorry, new knitter here. 🙂

  319. Lynne Knowlton

    November 5th, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    Sorry to take so long to reply Cheyanne,

    Basically, as you knit 4, purl 4 you continue along to the end of the row.

    When you reach the end of the row, you will likely end with purl 4. On the next row, start with knit 4. This will create your pattern.

    If you end your row with knit 4, then start your new row with purl 4, knit 4, purl 4 etc.

    Hope that helps!
    Lynne

  320. Karissa

    October 23rd, 2014 at 3:44 pm

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

  321. Lynne Knowlton

    November 5th, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    Send me a photo Karissa! I’d love to see it!

    My email addy is lynne@lynneknowlton.com

    🙂

    So happy that you love the project!
    Lynne xx

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  323. Phyllis Cooper

    October 24th, 2014 at 7:11 pm

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

  324. Lynne Knowlton

    November 5th, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    hahahahaah Phyllis,

    You had me in stitches (excuse the pun) with hell, damn and shit along the way…

    hahahahhhaahahaha

    Still laughing.
    Lynne xx

  325. Tammy McCoy

    October 24th, 2014 at 8:14 pm

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

  326. Lynne Knowlton

    November 5th, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    It truly is super easy to make Tammy. A PERFECT beginner project.

    Enjoy!
    Lynne xx

  327. Ashley D

    October 26th, 2014 at 6:35 pm

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

  328. April

    October 30th, 2014 at 11:01 am

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

  329. Sydne Brimmer

    October 27th, 2014 at 4:59 pm

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

  330. Lynne Knowlton

    November 5th, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    Hi Sydne,

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

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

    Let me know how it turns out!

    Lynne xx

  331. Carolyn Ramos

    October 27th, 2014 at 9:11 pm

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

  332. Lynne Knowlton

    November 5th, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    It is toats do-able Carolyn. Have a blast, and create knitting awesomeness.

    Lynne xxo

  333. Yolanda

    October 28th, 2014 at 10:04 pm

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

    Great job! Keep em coming.

  334. Lynne Knowlton

    November 5th, 2014 at 5:58 pm

    Thanks Yolanda,

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

    I hope you still love me. 🙂

  335. tammy

    October 29th, 2014 at 9:15 am

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

  336. Lynne Knowlton

    November 5th, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    Pillow case for the sofa? Pillow case for the sofa?!! LOVE.

    Make me one too Tammy !

    🙂
    Love,
    Your new BFF

  337. April

    October 30th, 2014 at 11:07 am

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

  338. Lynne Knowlton

    November 5th, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    Hi April !

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

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

  339. April

    November 6th, 2014 at 9:46 am

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

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

  340. Lynne Knowlton

    November 6th, 2014 at 10:11 am

    LOL! It is crazy cozy!

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

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

  341. Nancy

    October 30th, 2014 at 12:42 pm

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

  342. Lynne Knowlton

    November 5th, 2014 at 5:55 pm

    Brills Nancy!

    May I be your daughter too?

    Lynne xx

  343. Alex

    October 30th, 2014 at 11:40 pm

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

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

    🙂 alex

  344. Lynne Knowlton

    November 5th, 2014 at 5:54 pm

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

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

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

    Hahaha.

    Loves ya!

  345. Nicole

    November 1st, 2014 at 11:25 pm

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

  346. Lynne Knowlton

    November 5th, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    Thanks Nicole!

    Annnnnd good point. Knitting just makes everything feel good, doesn’t it?

    Smooch.

    Lynne xx

  347. lynneknowlton

    November 3rd, 2014 at 9:45 am

    Free chunky wool blanket pattern. What you need to know. http://t.co/9MjopRgitf http://t.co/lI3cu6zXP9

  348. Maria

    November 4th, 2014 at 11:54 am

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

  349. Lynne Knowlton

    November 5th, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    Awhhhh schmanks Maria!

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

    I o U.

    Here it is –> mwah xoxoxoxo

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  351. Mary Van Deuson

    November 5th, 2014 at 10:26 am

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

  352. Lynne Knowlton

    November 5th, 2014 at 10:32 am

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

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

    https://lynneknowlton.com/bathroom/

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

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

    So fun!

    Lynne xx

  353. JaBrittny Harrison

    November 5th, 2014 at 12:05 pm

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

  354. Lynne Knowlton

    November 5th, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    That’s just fantastic to hear!!

    Enjoy xox

  355. Teddy

    November 7th, 2014 at 7:48 am

    Hey Lynne,

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

  356. Sue

    November 7th, 2014 at 3:28 pm

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

  357. Sahna

    November 7th, 2014 at 9:17 pm

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

  358. Lucinda

    November 21st, 2014 at 5:54 am

    Hi Sahna,

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

    Hope this helps!!

    Have a nice dayxx

  359. Lynne Knowlton

    November 25th, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    Thank you Lucinda,

    I couldn’t of said it better myself. For reals. That is exactly why the circular needles are sooooooo great. Much appreciated, you wise thang you.

    Lynne 🙂 xx

  360. April

    November 8th, 2014 at 10:09 pm

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

  361. Allyssa

    November 9th, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    Thank you for posting this one for frame of reference! I was so curious!
    🙂 Can’t wait to get started!!!

  362. Carla

    November 30th, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    Did you use triple strands with the bulky yarn?

  363. Lauren

    December 12th, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    Question for you – to get the 56″, was that the 40 stitches? Or did 40 stitches get you to 68″ wide? I’m thinking about doing this up for a queen size bed, and trying to guess how much yarn I’ll actually need 🙂

  364. Diane Bohn

    March 5th, 2015 at 3:49 pm

    I was wondering big you cast on 40 to get the 56″?

  365. Heather

    November 9th, 2014 at 5:49 pm

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

  366. Kait Holland

    November 10th, 2014 at 11:48 am

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

  367. Valda Grimes

    November 12th, 2014 at 5:05 pm

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

  368. Edie Stickler

    November 13th, 2014 at 1:42 am

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

  369. Laura Poulter

    November 13th, 2014 at 2:05 pm

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

  370. Laurie

    November 13th, 2014 at 2:55 pm

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

  371. Lynne Knowlton

    November 13th, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    Hi Laurie,

    My site was down for a short time, but the pattern is back up now. Just clear your history and click on this URL, and you will see it again 🙂

    Big love and happy knitting.
    https://lynneknowlton.com/wool-blanket-pattern/

    Lynne 🙂

  372. Laurie

    November 19th, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    Got it! Thanks Lynne . . . Snowed in (in November??) so let the knitting begin!

  373. Caroline Lockridge

    November 13th, 2014 at 3:01 pm

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

    Looking forward to reading your blog.

  374. Terri Morris

    November 13th, 2014 at 6:41 pm

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

  375. Hannah Walter

    November 13th, 2014 at 7:54 pm

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

  376. Lucy Rivera

    November 13th, 2014 at 8:20 pm

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

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  378. Terry L. Hills

    November 14th, 2014 at 9:08 am

    looking for an throw to make with 3 strands.

  379. Lynne Knowlton

    November 14th, 2014 at 10:29 am

    Great Terry!
    This pattern should be fab for you then! It is three strands!

    Cheers
    Lynne

  380. Ruby

    November 15th, 2014 at 12:38 am

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

  381. Alexandra

    November 16th, 2014 at 11:05 pm

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

    Thanks so much!

  382. Tonya Schulte

    December 27th, 2014 at 5:46 pm

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

  383. Lynne Knowlton

    December 29th, 2014 at 10:13 am

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

    Lynne xx

  384. Janine Pelchat

    November 17th, 2014 at 11:22 pm

    love your patterns

  385. Josie Adams

    November 18th, 2014 at 9:58 pm

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

  386. Sarah E

    November 19th, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    I was wondering the same!!

  387. Vicky Petry

    November 19th, 2014 at 10:41 am

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

  388. Emma

    November 20th, 2014 at 3:05 pm

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

  389. Lynne Knowlton

    January 2nd, 2015 at 5:05 pm

    Hey Emma!

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

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

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

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

    Happy knitting
    Lynne xx

  390. Jamie Ward

    November 20th, 2014 at 3:59 pm

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

  391. Lynne Knowlton

    January 2nd, 2015 at 5:02 pm

    Jamie

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

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

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

    Cheers and happy new year!
    Lynne xx

  392. Samantha

    November 21st, 2014 at 5:59 pm

    Lynne,

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

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

    ~Sammi~

  393. Lynne Knowlton

    November 22nd, 2014 at 9:47 am

    Samantha ! That’s a great idea. I should do a wee video!

    I’ve had a few people ask me to create video. Have you seen me in video tho? I’m like a deer in the headlights. haha.

    https://lynneknowlton.com/about-me/

    Your project is going to be sooooooooo beautiful!! Take photos when you are done and send them to me!

    Lynne xx

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    November 24th, 2014 at 10:58 am

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  395. lynneknowlton

    November 24th, 2014 at 11:04 am

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  396. sewcreativeblog

    November 24th, 2014 at 2:25 pm

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  398. barb drover

    November 28th, 2014 at 11:07 pm

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

  399. Lynne Knowlton

    December 1st, 2014 at 9:46 am

    haha Barb! You are a hoot.

    Each ball is 50 g 🙂 Heavy ball.

    *snicker*

    Cheers!
    Lynne xx

  400. Mary

    November 30th, 2014 at 4:28 pm

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

  401. Lynne Knowlton

    December 1st, 2014 at 8:34 am

    Hi Mary,

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

    I did mention it here in the blog post:

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

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

    Thanks so much !!
    Lynne xx

  402. Katie

    January 2nd, 2015 at 5:57 pm

    You two seem to be saying the opposite to eachother?

  403. Lynne Knowlton

    January 2nd, 2015 at 6:03 pm

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

    Sorry ’bout that.

    We are both saying the same thing tho.

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

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

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

    Hope that helps!
    Lynne

  404. Wendy Willingham

    December 1st, 2014 at 12:10 am

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

  405. Lynne Knowlton

    December 1st, 2014 at 8:27 am

    Hi Wendy,

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

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

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

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

    Big cheers!
    Lynne xx

  406. Betsy Burch

    December 1st, 2014 at 9:09 am

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

  407. Lynne Knowlton

    December 1st, 2014 at 9:47 am

    Yes, Betsy… you got it….

    Three strands of chunky yarn. It is a stunner when it’s done.

    Cheers!
    Lynne xx

  408. yan

    December 1st, 2014 at 9:56 am

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

  409. Lynne Knowlton

    December 1st, 2014 at 10:21 am

    A fellow Canuck? For reals, Yan?

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

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

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

    https://lynneknowlton.com/about-me/

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

    Thanks for writing to me!!

    Big love to my fellow Canadian xoxoxox

    Lynne

  410. yan hart

    December 2nd, 2014 at 9:07 am

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

  411. Lynne Knowlton

    December 2nd, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    No worries Love,

    I fixed it for you. I do that sort of stuff all.day.long.

    The doing it twice part. LOL.

    I blame it on menopause. Haha.

    xox

  412. Michelle

    December 2nd, 2014 at 12:45 pm

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

    Thanks 🙂

  413. Lynne Knowlton

    December 2nd, 2014 at 12:48 pm

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

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

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

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

    xx
    Lynne

  414. Michelle

    December 2nd, 2014 at 12:52 pm

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

  415. Alysha Fletcher

    December 22nd, 2014 at 6:20 pm

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

  416. Tace Sofia

    December 2nd, 2014 at 8:46 pm

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

  417. Lynne Knowlton

    December 12th, 2014 at 9:27 am

    You are most welcome

    Lynne xo

  418. lisalisathom

    December 3rd, 2014 at 12:08 am

    RT @lynneknowlton: A great Christmas present to make!! Free pattern for knitting http://t.co/5lM6t5Bdqq http://t.co/yEj5j3qzRv

  419. Apoorva

    December 8th, 2014 at 2:10 am

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

    Thanks a lot
    Lots of love

  420. Lynne Knowlton

    December 11th, 2014 at 4:22 pm

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

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

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

    Lynne xx

  421. Linda

    December 11th, 2014 at 6:35 pm

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

  422. Lynne Knowlton

    January 2nd, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    Hi Linda!

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

    Without the blanket, we wouldn’t have met 🙂

    Big love and talk to you again sometime!

    Lynne xx

  423. lizzy

    December 12th, 2014 at 8:56 am

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

  424. Lynne Knowlton

    December 12th, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    Ahhhhh Lizzy !

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

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

    Mwah!
    Lynne

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  426. Joy

    December 19th, 2014 at 9:56 pm

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

  427. Lynne Knowlton

    January 1st, 2015 at 1:09 pm

    Hi Joy,

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

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

    What a floozy I am. haha.

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

    Lynne xo

  428. Carol

    December 20th, 2014 at 11:55 am

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

  429. Lynne Knowlton

    January 1st, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    Hey Carol,

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

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

    Cheers!!
    Lynne

  430. Amal

    December 27th, 2014 at 6:54 pm

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

  431. Amal

    December 27th, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    P.S. Happy New Year!!!

  432. Lynne Knowlton

    December 29th, 2014 at 10:12 am

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

    Lynne xx

  433. Talisha

    December 30th, 2014 at 3:27 am

    Hello Lynne!

    Love your post! Amazing pattern and giggles 🙂

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

    Happy New Year!

    Xoxo,

    Talisha

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

  434. Lynne Knowlton

    January 1st, 2015 at 1:03 pm

    Hello Talisha,

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

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

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

    LOL!

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

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

    https://lynneknowlton.com/?s=bali

    Big love!
    Lynne xx

  435. Joyce schneider

    January 1st, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    Love this!!!!!

  436. Lynne Knowlton

    January 1st, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    Why thank ya Joyce. I hope you knit up some gorgeousness. xoxox

    Lynne

  437. mary-ann brum

    January 1st, 2015 at 6:49 pm

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

  438. Lynne Knowlton

    January 2nd, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    Send me photos when you get ‘er done! You’ll love it! I pinky swear promise.

    Lynne xox

  439. Donna Blend

    January 1st, 2015 at 8:12 pm

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

  440. Lynne Knowlton

    January 2nd, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    You are most welcome Donna!

    It really is a faboosh gift to give. Fast and easy to make, warm and lovely!

    Big love right back atcha!
    Lynne xx

  441. Barbara

    January 1st, 2015 at 9:49 pm

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

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

    Thanks

  442. Lynne Knowlton

    January 2nd, 2015 at 4:44 pm

    Hi Barbara,

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

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

    Happy knitting!
    Lynne xx

  443. Melissa

    January 2nd, 2015 at 8:27 pm

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

  444. TheMugofTea

    January 3rd, 2015 at 9:42 am

    Knit A Chunky Wool Blanket. It Will Keep You From Unravelling … – http://t.co/bq5BaLLMN6 via @lynneknowlton

  445. Melissa Franke

    January 3rd, 2015 at 11:26 am

    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!

  446. Melissa Franke

    January 3rd, 2015 at 11:43 am

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

  447. Lynne Knowlton

    January 3rd, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    Is that a trick question Melissa? LOL.

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

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

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

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

    Done 🙂 xx

  448. Melissa Franke

    January 3rd, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    I wish I could say it were a trick question..hehe! Just a very beginner, beginner. Thank you for the reply!

  449. lynneknowlton

    January 3rd, 2015 at 6:53 pm

    RT @TheMugofTea: Knit A Chunky Wool Blanket. It Will Keep You From Unravelling … – http://t.co/bq5BaLLMN6 via @lynneknowlton

  450. Michelle Staebler

    January 3rd, 2015 at 8:06 pm

    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

  451. Lynne Knowlton

    January 5th, 2015 at 7:14 pm

    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.

    Cheers!
    Lynne

  452. Josie

    January 4th, 2015 at 9:11 pm

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

  453. Lynne Knowlton

    January 5th, 2015 at 7:15 pm

    You are most welcome Josie,

    It really is a simple knit, and the chunky wool blanket feels so … oh la la.

    Happy knitting 🙂
    Lynne xx

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    January 5th, 2015 at 1:27 pm

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  455. Stacie

    January 5th, 2015 at 11:27 pm

    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?

  456. Tasha

    January 6th, 2015 at 4:28 am

    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!!

  457. Melissa Ashton

    January 7th, 2015 at 10:44 pm

    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?

  458. Rebecca Kirt

    January 8th, 2015 at 9:43 am

    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.

  459. Lynne Knowlton

    January 28th, 2015 at 12:54 pm

    Hi Rebecca

    The size of the circular needle is 50.

    The boyfriend cardigan sounds beautiful too!

    Let me know how your project goes 🙂
    Lynne xx

  460. Dawn Sawyer

    January 11th, 2015 at 11:26 am

    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!!

  461. Lynne Knowlton

    January 28th, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    Ohhhh Dawn,
    I am wondering if you could adopt me. I’d love another one of these blankets, and a 60″ x 60″ chunky blanket sounds PERFECT 🙂

    xx Lynne

  462. Rita Faison

    January 11th, 2015 at 9:07 pm

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

  463. Rita Faison

    January 11th, 2015 at 9:10 pm

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

  464. Lynne Knowlton

    January 28th, 2015 at 12:50 pm

    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

  465. Sheri Mehew

    January 12th, 2015 at 12:18 pm

    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

  466. Lynne Knowlton

    January 12th, 2015 at 2:46 pm

    Hi Sheri

    I haven’t tried the Bernat yarn, so maybe it may be a bit thinner than what I went with.

    The teal yarn sounds lovely!

    The extra strands sound like a great solution.

    Post photos when you are done. You can post them here on my Facebook page http://facebook.com/designthelifeyouwanttolive

    Cheers!
    Lynne

    Oh la la!

    Lynne xx

  467. Penny Olsen

    January 14th, 2015 at 10:42 am

    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?

  468. Lynne Knowlton

    January 18th, 2015 at 10:32 am

    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

  469. Sheila Clowes

    January 15th, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    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.

  470. Lynne Knowlton

    January 18th, 2015 at 10:27 am

    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

  471. Deb

    January 17th, 2015 at 9:54 pm

    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

  472. Lynne Knowlton

    January 18th, 2015 at 10:23 am

    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!
    Lynne

  473. Gillian Campbell

    January 19th, 2015 at 6:36 pm

    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!!??

  474. Lynne Knowlton

    January 19th, 2015 at 6:41 pm

    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

  475. Gillian Campbell

    January 19th, 2015 at 7:13 pm

    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?

  476. Lynne Knowlton

    January 25th, 2015 at 10:46 am

    I think 18 balls of yarn would be a safer bet… have you started, and already bought 12?

    Hindsight is 20/20 LOL.

    Let me know how it goes! 🙂
    Lynne xx

  477. susan

    January 19th, 2015 at 8:14 pm

    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.

  478. Lynne Knowlton

    January 25th, 2015 at 10:40 am

    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

  479. Rebecca

    January 25th, 2015 at 10:22 am

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

  480. Lynne Knowlton

    January 25th, 2015 at 10:31 am

    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.

    Cheers!
    Lynne

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  483. Jenny Flanagan

    January 28th, 2015 at 12:32 pm

    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

  484. Lynne Knowlton

    January 28th, 2015 at 12:48 pm

    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

  485. Sian

    January 31st, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    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

  486. Lynne Knowlton

    January 31st, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    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

  487. Sian

    February 1st, 2015 at 11:42 am

    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!

  488. Tooba

    February 1st, 2015 at 1:40 am

    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?

  489. Lynne Knowlton

    February 1st, 2015 at 9:41 am

    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

  490. Sian

    February 1st, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    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

  491. Lynne Knowlton

    February 1st, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    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

  492. diane deschenes

    February 1st, 2015 at 6:02 pm

    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!

  493. Lynne Knowlton

    February 19th, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    You are most welcome Diane. xoxox

    If you can make a scarf, you can definitely knit this blanket. It is just like making a BIG scarf 🙂

  494. Sian

    February 7th, 2015 at 6:39 pm

    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

  495. Lynne Knowlton

    February 19th, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    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.

    xx

  496. Heather

    February 9th, 2015 at 5:48 am

    Lynn.
    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 ”

    Hehe.

    I was wondering if you could email?

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

    Heather
    Aka
    Mama
    Nuts gather here

  497. Lynne Knowlton

    February 19th, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    Hi Heather 🙂

    Great to hear from you. Erhhhmergerd, 11 cats and 6 kids? You are one brave gal and my HERO 🙂

    Yes, you can email me. If you look on my about me page

    https://lynneknowlton.com/about-me/

    There’s a contact form there, with email so you can email me directly 🙂

    Happy knitting!
    Lynne xx

  498. Sarah Tingey

    February 19th, 2015 at 11:32 am

    hi!
    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?
    Thanks!

  499. Lynne Knowlton

    February 19th, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    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

  500. Deborah

    February 28th, 2015 at 4:42 pm

    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

  501. Lynne Knowlton

    March 4th, 2015 at 8:40 am

    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

  502. Alice

    March 1st, 2015 at 12:25 am

    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 🙂

  503. Lynne Knowlton

    March 4th, 2015 at 9:01 am

    Ahhhh, a big fat SMOOCH to you Alice. Thanks for making my day. It’s a good thing you aren’t standing beside me. I’d smack ya right on the lips.

    Lynne xx

  504. Ken

    March 1st, 2015 at 10:23 am

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

  505. Lynne Knowlton

    March 4th, 2015 at 9:03 am

    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

  506. Kimberly

    March 1st, 2015 at 12:02 pm

    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!

  507. Lynne Knowlton

    March 4th, 2015 at 9:05 am

    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!

    Cheers!
    Lynne xx

  508. Cindy Jones

    March 1st, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    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

  509. Cristie Worley

    March 3rd, 2015 at 9:16 am

    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!!

  510. Lynne Knowlton

    March 4th, 2015 at 11:59 am

    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

  511. Helen

    March 4th, 2015 at 12:05 pm

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

  512. Lynne Knowlton

    March 4th, 2015 at 12:08 pm

    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

  513. Diane Bohn

    March 4th, 2015 at 3:20 pm

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

  514. Lynne Knowlton

    March 8th, 2015 at 9:31 am

    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!
    Lynne

  515. sonia

    March 5th, 2015 at 8:48 pm

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

  516. Lynne Knowlton

    March 8th, 2015 at 9:26 am

    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!
    Lynne

  517. Sally Crowell

    March 6th, 2015 at 4:18 am

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

  518. Lynne Knowlton

    March 8th, 2015 at 9:23 am

    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 🙂

    Lynne

  519. Amanda

    March 10th, 2015 at 9:58 pm

    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) 🙂
    Thanks,
    Amanda

  520. Debbie

    March 11th, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    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,
    Debbie

  521. Aidrienne Branagan

    March 16th, 2015 at 7:24 pm

    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)

  522. Lynne Knowlton

    April 27th, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    Hi Aidrienne,

    I just have one question.

    Can I have your husband? 🙂

    Big love and happy knitting,
    Lynne xx

  523. Stephanie

    March 18th, 2015 at 10:51 am

    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.

  524. Lynne Knowlton

    April 27th, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    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.
    xoxoxoxoxo
    Lynne xx

  525. Stephanie

    July 18th, 2015 at 4:16 pm

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

  526. Lisa

    March 19th, 2015 at 3:52 am

    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.??

  527. Lynne Knowlton

    April 27th, 2015 at 1:32 pm

    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!
    Lynne

  528. lisa whitten

    April 27th, 2015 at 5:40 pm

    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

  529. Virginia Wilcox

    March 23rd, 2015 at 7:44 pm

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

  530. Lynne Knowlton

    April 27th, 2015 at 1:29 pm

    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

  531. Tonya

    March 26th, 2015 at 9:07 pm

    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!

  532. Lynne Knowlton

    April 27th, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    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!

    Cheers!
    Lynne xx

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  535. Louise Parkes

    March 29th, 2015 at 7:28 am

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

  536. Lynne Knowlton

    April 27th, 2015 at 1:24 pm

    That’s super, Louise!

    Happy knitting!
    Lynne 🙂

  537. Megsy

    April 18th, 2015 at 1:34 am

    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!

  538. Lynne Knowlton

    April 27th, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    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

  539. Carol Szabo

    April 27th, 2015 at 10:38 am

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

  540. Lynne Knowlton

    April 27th, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    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

  541. Loves to knit

    April 27th, 2015 at 12:07 pm

    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?

  542. Lynne Knowlton

    April 27th, 2015 at 1:11 pm

    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!
    Lynne

  543. Jackie Hogg

    May 27th, 2015 at 10:50 am

    hi so how many balls would we need if we didnt double or triple
    thank you so much

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  545. Megan

    May 6th, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    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

  546. Megan

    May 6th, 2015 at 2:41 pm

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

  547. Lynne Knowlton

    May 18th, 2015 at 7:40 am

    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

  548. Lynne Knowlton

    May 18th, 2015 at 7:41 am

    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.

    xoxox

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  550. Freda

    May 17th, 2015 at 4:47 am

    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.

  551. Lynne Knowlton

    May 18th, 2015 at 7:37 am

    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

  552. Janice

    May 18th, 2015 at 4:12 am

    Hi,
    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

  553. Lynne Knowlton

    May 18th, 2015 at 7:10 am

    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

  554. Becky

    May 22nd, 2015 at 6:03 pm

    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 ??

  555. Becky

    May 24th, 2015 at 10:42 am

    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 🙂

  556. Lynne Knowlton

    May 30th, 2015 at 7:24 am

    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

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  558. Kate F.

    May 25th, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    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…

  559. Lynne Knowlton

    May 30th, 2015 at 7:20 am

    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

  560. Jackie Hogg

    May 27th, 2015 at 10:48 am

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

    many thanks
    Jackie

  561. Lynne Knowlton

    May 30th, 2015 at 7:18 am

    Hi Jackie,

    I believe they are 50 gr balls. I hope that helps!

    Happy knitting! The chunky wool blanket is supes pretty when it is done.

    Lynne xx

  562. Debbie Marrow

    May 30th, 2015 at 7:10 am

    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.
    Debbie

  563. Lynne Knowlton

    May 30th, 2015 at 7:17 am

    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

  564. Salisa Waheed

    May 30th, 2015 at 7:49 pm

    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!

  565. Amber G.

    May 31st, 2015 at 6:25 pm

    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.

  566. Amber G.

    May 31st, 2015 at 6:28 pm

    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!

  567. jay

    June 6th, 2015 at 7:36 pm

    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

  568. jay

    June 6th, 2015 at 7:58 pm

    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.

    Jay

  569. Megan

    June 7th, 2015 at 10:14 pm

    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!!

  570. susie kiley

    June 12th, 2015 at 1:15 pm

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

  571. Kayla

    June 15th, 2015 at 2:54 pm

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

  572. mark

    June 16th, 2015 at 6:26 am

    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!

  573. Christa Nielsen

    June 20th, 2015 at 4:51 am

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

    Thanks
    Christa

  574. Lynne Knowlton

    June 22nd, 2015 at 2:53 pm

    How did you make out Christa? Did you get your yarn shopping done? This project is sooooooo awesome! Happy knitting!
    Lynne xx

  575. Carina M.

    July 4th, 2015 at 7:11 am

    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!

  576. Lynne Knowlton

    July 4th, 2015 at 7:40 am

    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

  577. dana

    July 7th, 2015 at 11:54 am

    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

  578. Lynne Knowlton

    July 22nd, 2015 at 6:39 am

    Hi Dana!

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

    teehee.

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

    Lynne xx

  579. Claire Macey

    July 9th, 2015 at 6:32 pm

    Hi,

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

  580. Lynne Knowlton

    July 22nd, 2015 at 6:38 am

    Hi Claire!

    I’ve often wondered that myself. If you make it in a blanket stitch, let me know! I’d love to see photos. You can post them on my Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/designthelifeyouwanttolive

    Wooooohoo!

    Lynne xx

  581. Millbrook Mama

    July 11th, 2015 at 8:36 pm

    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.

  582. Lynne Knowlton

    July 22nd, 2015 at 6:36 am

    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

  583. Millbrook Mama

    July 22nd, 2015 at 9:20 am

    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.

  584. Lynne Knowlton

    August 13th, 2015 at 10:07 am

    Oooooh.. tell me more, tell me more. I’d love to know how it all went. Lynne xx

  585. Millbrook Mama

    July 29th, 2015 at 7:24 pm

    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!

  586. Lynne Knowlton

    August 15th, 2015 at 7:41 am

    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

  587. Jane

    July 16th, 2015 at 8:19 am

    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.

  588. Lynne Knowlton

    July 20th, 2015 at 7:00 am

    You are most welcome Jane. So sorry to hear about the loss of your pooch. Lynne xoxo

  589. Millbrook Mama

    July 22nd, 2015 at 9:17 am

    Oh, Jane, so sorry for your loss. I’ve been thru it a number of times and it’s so hard. Prayers.

  590. tamara Williams

    July 22nd, 2015 at 1:16 am

    Finding circular needles hard to work with

  591. Lynne Knowlton

    July 22nd, 2015 at 6:34 am

    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

  592. Kimberly DeMontigny

    July 24th, 2015 at 2:21 am

    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.

  593. Lynne Knowlton

    August 15th, 2015 at 7:33 am

    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

  594. Linda tarascio

    July 24th, 2015 at 11:15 am

    Love your style

  595. Lynne Knowlton

    August 15th, 2015 at 7:33 am

    Thanks for sending the luuuuurve, Linda. xx

  596. Linda tarascio

    August 17th, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    Keep doing what you’re doing as you inspire those who’s life you’ve touched

  597. Linda tarascio

    August 17th, 2015 at 4:49 pm

    Keep doing what you’re doing as you inspire those who’s life you’ve touched. XO

  598. Tiffany

    July 27th, 2015 at 4:30 am

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

  599. Lynne Knowlton

    August 15th, 2015 at 7:37 am

    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

  600. Sandra Flowers

    July 27th, 2015 at 7:54 pm

    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!

  601. Lynne Knowlton

    August 15th, 2015 at 7:38 am

    Hi Sandra!
    How is your knitting project coming along? Is it starting to look like a gorgy gorgeous chunky wool throw?

    Say yessssssss.

    Lynne xx

  602. Ange Scott

    July 29th, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    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!?

  603. Mary Ellen Atzert

    July 31st, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    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.

  604. Lynne Knowlton

    August 15th, 2015 at 7:51 am

    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

  605. Holly

    August 1st, 2015 at 5:54 pm

    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?
    Thanks,
    Holly

  606. Lynne Knowlton

    August 15th, 2015 at 7:53 am

    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!
    Lynne

  607. Hanna

    August 4th, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    Lynne,

    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!

    Hanna

  608. Lynne Knowlton

    August 15th, 2015 at 8:26 am

    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

  609. Heather

    August 5th, 2015 at 9:44 am

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

  610. DeannaMaria

    August 10th, 2015 at 10:10 am

    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.

  611. Lynne Knowlton

    August 16th, 2015 at 4:09 pm

    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

  612. joan

    August 11th, 2015 at 8:34 am

    How many strands do use on the chunky blanket

  613. Lynne Knowlton

    August 16th, 2015 at 4:10 pm

    Hi Joan,

    I use three strands and combine them together into one strand to knit the chunky wool blanket.

    Enjoy the knitting project!
    Lynne xx

  614. Kim

    August 11th, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    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!

  615. Lynne Knowlton

    August 16th, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    That is soooooooo funny Kim!!! You can drop hilarious scarves at my house, any day of the week. hahaa.

    Lynne xx

  616. abby diaz

    August 11th, 2015 at 5:35 pm

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

  617. Lynne Knowlton

    August 16th, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    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.

    Cheers!
    Lynne

  618. Megan B.

    August 12th, 2015 at 12:16 am

    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?

  619. Lynne Knowlton

    August 16th, 2015 at 4:22 pm

    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 🙂

  620. Megan B.

    August 12th, 2015 at 12:17 am

    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

  621. Chrissie

    August 18th, 2015 at 1:43 am

    Hello,

    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. 😛

  622. Lynne Knowlton

    August 31st, 2015 at 3:01 pm

    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

  623. Michael

    August 21st, 2015 at 5:37 pm

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

  624. Lynne Knowlton

    August 31st, 2015 at 2:59 pm

    That’s coolio to know, Michael !

    I will have to check them out.

    Cheers!
    Lynne

  625. Kathy

    August 26th, 2015 at 3:50 pm

    Quick question –

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

    Thanks!

  626. Lynne Knowlton

    August 31st, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    Hi Kathy,

    There is no border. You just start with K4 and P4 and keep on going 🙂

    Lynne xx

  627. Sandra Farrell

    August 26th, 2015 at 5:15 pm

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

  628. Judy Ashbrook

    August 27th, 2015 at 5:31 pm

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

  629. Susie Hartsell

    August 27th, 2015 at 8:50 pm

    Love the blanket, can’t wait to start!

  630. Lynne Knowlton

    August 31st, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    Happy knitting Susie!

    This blanket is so gorgy gorgeous when it is done!

    Lynne xx

  631. Cindy Gunter

    August 31st, 2015 at 2:39 pm

    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!

  632. Lynne Knowlton

    August 31st, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    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

  633. Laverna Emerson

    September 2nd, 2015 at 6:51 pm

    Love your pattern ! Thank you

  634. Etsylover

    September 3rd, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    Very emotional!

    Yarns and needles seen on etsy:
    https://www.etsy.com/shop/woolWow

  635. maria

    September 3rd, 2015 at 10:38 pm

    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

  636. Denise

    September 6th, 2015 at 5:42 am

    love it

  637. Jenn

    September 7th, 2015 at 1:12 am

    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!

  638. Lynne Knowlton

    September 9th, 2015 at 10:48 am

    Very coolio Jenn!

    I’ve made ‘mistakes’ like that too, and it is a happy mistake. Woot woot that it turned out fabulously anyway!

    Happy knitting!
    Lynne xx

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  640. Eleanor Pepin

    September 8th, 2015 at 6:55 pm

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

  641. Lynne Knowlton

    September 9th, 2015 at 10:47 am

    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

  642. Kathleen

    September 10th, 2015 at 10:02 pm

    I AM SO INSPIRED!!!!!

    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!

  643. Celeste Flaherty

    October 1st, 2015 at 6:26 pm

    Kathleen,
    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

  644. lynneknowlton

    September 11th, 2015 at 8:50 am

    Woot! New VIDEO on how to knit a chunky wool blanket https://t.co/0NkAZVaWNF Free pattern here http://t.co/9MjopRgitf YOU GOT THIS!

  645. lynneknowlton

    September 11th, 2015 at 8:51 am

    FREE CHUNKY WOOL BLANKET PATTERN AND TUTORIAL: http://t.co/9MjopQYHBH Le http://t.co/Zjc1SDdXMt

  646. Chloe

    September 12th, 2015 at 2:14 am

    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!!!

  647. Lynne Knowlton

    September 12th, 2015 at 8:21 am

    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

  648. Eleanor Pepin

    September 13th, 2015 at 7:31 pm

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

  649. Janet Baker

    September 16th, 2015 at 11:40 am

    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! ?

  650. Auntiepatch

    September 17th, 2015 at 6:02 pm

    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…..

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  652. Celeste Flaherty

    September 24th, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    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.
    Celeste

  653. Christy

    February 16th, 2018 at 12:58 pm

    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.

    Christy

  654. Janet Baker

    September 24th, 2015 at 10:15 pm

    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!

  655. Amanda

    September 30th, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    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!

  656. Amanda

    September 30th, 2015 at 12:23 pm

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

  657. Janet Baker

    September 30th, 2015 at 1:24 pm

    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!!

  658. Janet Baker

    September 30th, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    Whoops, sorry – typo…Amanda!

  659. Amanda

    September 30th, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    (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 🙂

  660. Catherine

    October 7th, 2015 at 12:54 am

    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!

  661. Lynne Knowlton

    October 10th, 2015 at 8:14 am

    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

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  663. Pat Greenhorn

    September 30th, 2015 at 2:52 am

    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

  664. Lynne Knowlton

    October 10th, 2015 at 8:11 am

    Hi Pat!

    Blanket scarves sound pretty too!! I may need to give that a whirl !!

    Big love and lots of smiles!!
    Lynne xx

  665. Jane

    October 1st, 2015 at 7:54 am

    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

  666. Lynne Knowlton

    October 10th, 2015 at 8:10 am

    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

  667. Rhonda

    October 1st, 2015 at 3:17 pm

    Hello,

    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????

    Cheers,
    Rhonda

  668. Lynne Knowlton

    October 1st, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    Hi Rhonda,

    Here’s the link to the knitting needles 🙂

    https://lynneknowlton.com/product/knitting-needle/

    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

  669. Celeste Flaherty

    October 1st, 2015 at 5:53 pm

    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,
    Celeste

  670. Lynne Knowlton

    October 10th, 2015 at 8:07 am

    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

  671. Patricia Grabski

    October 9th, 2015 at 8:38 pm

    Hello,

    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.

    Sincerely,

  672. Lynne Knowlton

    October 10th, 2015 at 8:05 am

    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.

    Cheers!
    Lynne xx

  673. Patricia Grabski

    December 1st, 2015 at 10:58 pm

    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.

  674. Janet Baker

    October 10th, 2015 at 9:11 am

    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!

  675. Catherine

    October 10th, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    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!
    Catherine

  676. Janet Baker

    October 28th, 2015 at 6:44 pm

    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!!

  677. Patricia Grabski

    December 1st, 2015 at 10:59 pm

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

  678. Patricia Grabski

    January 11th, 2016 at 11:30 am

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

    Happy New Year!!

  679. sandie

    October 11th, 2015 at 3:06 am

    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.

  680. Lynne Knowlton

    October 13th, 2015 at 10:31 am

    Woot woot Sandie!

    Go for it!

    Happy knitting! I bet your chunky wool blanket will be GORGEOUS!

    Lynne

  681. Lindsey

    October 12th, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    Hello,

    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.

  682. Lynne Knowlton

    October 13th, 2015 at 10:30 am

    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!

    Cheers!
    Lynne

  683. Katie

    October 13th, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    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)

  684. Julee Perkins

    October 14th, 2015 at 4:00 pm

    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!

  685. Beth

    October 19th, 2015 at 10:44 am

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

  686. Felicia

    October 20th, 2015 at 8:13 pm

    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?

  687. Robin

    October 20th, 2015 at 8:14 pm

    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.

  688. Catherine

    October 21st, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    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.

  689. Felicia

    October 20th, 2015 at 8:14 pm

    *correction – Once I’m done…

  690. maureen

    October 21st, 2015 at 11:22 am

    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

  691. Caroline Bartrum

    October 22nd, 2015 at 5:18 am

    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!

  692. Alex Berge

    October 22nd, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    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?

  693. Lynne Knowlton

    October 25th, 2015 at 6:37 am

    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 🙂

    Cheers!
    Lynne

  694. Almaz Mamo

    October 22nd, 2015 at 5:46 pm

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

  695. Lynne Knowlton

    October 25th, 2015 at 6:34 am

    Hello Almaz,

    The needles are here on my blog ….
    https://lynneknowlton.com/product/knitting-needle/

    The pattern is to cast on 40 stitches, knit 4, purl 4 to the end of the row.

    I added some links in the blog to some great yarn finds.

    Cheers!

    Lynne

  696. Jonaye

    October 22nd, 2015 at 6:53 pm

    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!

  697. Lynne Knowlton

    October 25th, 2015 at 6:30 am

    Hi Jonaye,

    I always wanted to have sisters 🙂 Happy knitting!!

    Lynne xx

  698. Eileen Pavan

    October 23rd, 2015 at 11:41 am

    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?

  699. Lynne Knowlton

    October 25th, 2015 at 6:21 am

    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,
    Lynne

  700. Rita

    October 24th, 2015 at 12:01 am

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

  701. Lynne Knowlton

    October 25th, 2015 at 6:20 am

    You won’t regret it Rita. It will be soooooooo beautiful !!

    Lynne xx

  702. jen

    October 24th, 2015 at 9:46 pm

    `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.

  703. Lynne Knowlton

    October 25th, 2015 at 6:19 am

    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

  704. jen

    October 25th, 2015 at 6:54 pm

    Great idea, Lynne. I may just do that:)

  705. Emily

    October 25th, 2015 at 9:00 am

    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!

  706. Lynne Knowlton

    November 2nd, 2015 at 10:51 am

    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

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    October 26th, 2015 at 1:11 pm

    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??

  709. Lynne Knowlton

    November 2nd, 2015 at 10:49 am

    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…

    https://lynneknowlton.com/wool-blanket-pattern/

    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

    Lynne

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  711. Sam

    October 27th, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    Hi!

    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

  712. Lynne Knowlton

    November 1st, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    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

    Cheers!
    Lynne xx

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  716. Juliana

    October 29th, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    Hi!
    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?
    Thanks!

  717. Juliana

    October 29th, 2015 at 3:01 pm

    Also, do you think I can use this yarn? http://www.jimmybeanswool.com/knitting/yarn/Cascade/Pluscious.asp?showLarge=true&specPCVID=51534

    I’m looking for an alternative yarn that gives the bulky appearance but doesn’t have wool. Thanks again!

  718. Lynne Knowlton

    November 1st, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    Hey Juliana

    Me again 🙂 I had a look at that yarn, and I haven’t tried knitting the blanket in that style of yarn, so I am not helpful again. LOL.

    I think I need a nap now. xx

  719. Lynne Knowlton

    November 1st, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    Oh boy Juliana,
    I’m not sure of that answer. It may be a trick question 🙂 It would depend on what type of yarn/wool that you buy.

    You could always buy extra (be sure to get the same dye lot for all) and then return what you don’t use.

    Sorry I couldn’t be much help in that department.

    Happy knitting!
    Lynne

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  721. Melinda

    November 1st, 2015 at 9:31 pm

    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.

  722. Lynne Knowlton

    November 2nd, 2015 at 8:02 am

    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

  723. Annie

    November 2nd, 2015 at 5:20 pm

    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?

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    November 4th, 2015 at 11:15 am

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  738. Adrian Demonia

    November 4th, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    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!

  739. marcigohn

    November 4th, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    @lynneknowlton LOVING the pattern! Super easy and quick to knit up. Gonna need more yarn #priorities

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  741. Leslea Gillum

    November 7th, 2015 at 9:33 pm

    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!!!!

  742. Lynne Knowlton

    November 8th, 2015 at 9:37 am

    Hi Leslea,

    I would recommend buying the size 50 knitting needles.

    They are here:
    https://lynneknowlton.com/product/knitting-needle/

    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

  743. Ruth

    November 8th, 2015 at 2:01 am

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

  744. Lynne Knowlton

    November 8th, 2015 at 8:38 am

    You are most welcome Ruth! Enjoy!!

    Happy knitting!
    Lynne xx

  745. Debby

    November 8th, 2015 at 8:29 am

    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!

  746. Lynne Knowlton

    November 8th, 2015 at 9:35 am

    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

  747. Christine Driedger

    November 9th, 2015 at 10:35 am

    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.
    Thanks!!!!
    Christine

  748. Lynne Knowlton

    November 9th, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    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

  749. Sue O'Brien

    November 10th, 2015 at 6:40 am

    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!!

  750. Lynne Knowlton

    November 11th, 2015 at 6:20 am

    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

  751. Stacey

    February 18th, 2016 at 6:52 pm

    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?

  752. Denise

    November 11th, 2015 at 9:43 am

    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!

  753. Lynne Knowlton

    November 14th, 2015 at 7:27 am

    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

  754. Denise

    November 23rd, 2015 at 8:39 pm

    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!

  755. Jill

    November 11th, 2015 at 6:01 pm

    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

  756. Lynne Knowlton

    November 14th, 2015 at 7:24 am

    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

  757. Marcy Custer

    November 12th, 2015 at 11:41 am

    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?

  758. Lynne Knowlton

    November 12th, 2015 at 1:01 pm

    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

  759. Marcy Custer

    November 13th, 2015 at 10:23 am

    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.

  760. Esther

    November 12th, 2015 at 11:54 am

    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

  761. Lynne Knowlton

    November 14th, 2015 at 7:18 am

    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

  762. Yasmin Futtrup Sørensen

    November 16th, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    Hi,
    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.
    xx

  763. Lynne Knowlton

    November 19th, 2015 at 8:23 am

    Hello Yasmin
    When you place your order via
    https://lynneknowlton.com/product/knitting-needle/

    and you put your address in the order form, the shipping calculator will determine the shipping rate for you based on your location and how fast you would like the knitting needles shipped to you. There are all different rates, depending on regular delivery or expedited delivery.

    I hope that helps!
    Lynne xx

  764. Jill

    November 16th, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    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.
    Jill

  765. Lynne Knowlton

    November 19th, 2015 at 8:20 am

    Hi Jill,

    Let me know how it goes! I haven’t knit with Mary Maxim yarn before. I’d love to hear about the results!

    Lynne xx

  766. Dee

    December 21st, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    It would work great! I use their yarn all the time, The store is right here in my town!

  767. Brittany

    November 17th, 2015 at 12:35 am

    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

  768. Lynne Knowlton

    November 19th, 2015 at 8:20 am

    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

  769. Sonia Morrow

    November 17th, 2015 at 9:57 am

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

  770. Lynne Knowlton

    November 19th, 2015 at 8:18 am

    Keeping it simple is loverly 🙂

    Thanks for the video vote of confidence Sonia! I usually look like a deer in the headlights when the video camera goes on. LOL!

    Lynne xx

  771. Lauren

    November 18th, 2015 at 11:30 pm

    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!!

  772. Lynne Knowlton

    November 19th, 2015 at 8:17 am

    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

  773. Sarah

    November 22nd, 2015 at 9:07 am

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

  774. Lynne Knowlton

    November 22nd, 2015 at 9:41 am

    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!
    Lynne

  775. Donna

    November 22nd, 2015 at 5:01 pm

    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.

  776. Lynne Knowlton

    November 26th, 2015 at 8:02 am

    I like how you think Donna! Well said!!!

    Picking up your stitches and carrying on…. You go girl !!

    Lynne xx

  777. Lisa

    November 24th, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    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.

    Cheers
    Lisa

  778. Lynne Knowlton

    November 26th, 2015 at 8:01 am

    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

  779. Vida

    November 25th, 2015 at 5:33 pm

    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?

  780. Lynne Knowlton

    November 26th, 2015 at 7:57 am

    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

  781. Georges

    November 28th, 2015 at 11:53 am

    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.

  782. Lynne Knowlton

    December 2nd, 2015 at 11:34 am

    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.

    Bisous!
    Lynne xx

  783. Luke

    November 29th, 2015 at 12:06 am

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

  784. Lynne Knowlton

    December 2nd, 2015 at 11:35 am

    I think Janet tripled her yarn Luke. I hope that helps!

    Lynne xx

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  786. Carmie

    November 30th, 2015 at 7:52 am

    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?

  787. Debbie Miller

    December 2nd, 2015 at 12:16 am

    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 !!!

  788. Christy Hanlin

    December 4th, 2015 at 6:10 pm

    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,

  789. Danielle

    December 7th, 2015 at 12:17 am

    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!
    Danielle

  790. paula odell

    December 9th, 2015 at 1:44 am

    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?

  791. Penny

    December 12th, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    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.

  792. Camille

    December 17th, 2015 at 10:34 pm

    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!

  793. Debbie Miller

    December 20th, 2015 at 11:16 am

    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).

  794. Connie Inglis

    January 25th, 2016 at 6:46 pm

    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?
    Thanks

  795. Debbie Miller

    January 26th, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    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!

  796. Jackie

    January 8th, 2016 at 9:29 pm

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

  797. Debbie Miller

    January 26th, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    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.

  798. SUZANNE

    August 4th, 2016 at 7:53 am

    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 ??
    THANKS FOR ANY ADVISE.
    SUZANNE ~

  799. Debbie Miller

    August 4th, 2016 at 4:50 pm

    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!

  800. Terry

    January 2nd, 2016 at 7:11 am

    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

  801. Kathryn

    January 2nd, 2016 at 7:28 pm

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

  802. Lynne Knowlton

    January 6th, 2016 at 9:09 am

    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.

    Yippppppeeee.

    Happy knitting!

  803. Anna

    April 7th, 2016 at 2:40 am

    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 @}—{{——-

  804. Dawn

    January 5th, 2016 at 11:00 pm

    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?

  805. Rachael

    January 6th, 2016 at 3:22 pm

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

  806. Lynne Knowlton

    January 6th, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    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

  807. Kate

    January 7th, 2016 at 3:11 pm

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

  808. Shyann

    January 8th, 2016 at 1:37 am

    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!

  809. Sue pascoe

    January 10th, 2016 at 7:01 pm

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

  810. Jean

    January 11th, 2016 at 8:21 pm

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

  811. Sadie

    January 17th, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    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 ?

  812. Jan Gremillion

    January 12th, 2016 at 1:14 pm

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

    thanks
    Jan

  813. Mary Ann Chambers

    January 12th, 2016 at 1:48 pm

    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?

  814. Jennifer

    January 18th, 2016 at 8:10 pm

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

  815. Debbie Miller

    January 26th, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    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 !

  816. Judy

    January 23rd, 2016 at 11:44 am

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

  817. Laurel

    January 26th, 2016 at 7:11 pm

    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?

  818. Trina

    January 27th, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    Do you stay in pattern when you bind off?

  819. Jen

    January 30th, 2016 at 11:05 pm

    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! 🙂

  820. Lynne Knowlton

    March 18th, 2016 at 9:57 am

    Oh gosh Jenn,

    I’m so late to the party in answering your question. What did you end up doing?

    I’d LOVE to hear.
    Lynne xx

  821. johanna

    February 1st, 2016 at 11:45 am

    HI,

    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

  822. Lynne Knowlton

    March 18th, 2016 at 9:52 am

    Hi Johanna,

    A chunky ivory cable knit area rug sounds INCREDIBLE! I actually don’t do that sort of thaaaaaang, but I think I know someone who does!

    Ask the gals at Colorways Gallery on Etsy

    https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/254094245/lynnes-woolie-merino-yarn-super-soft?ref=shop_home_active_17

    They are INCREDIBLE ladies and they knit beautiful stuff.

    Cheers!
    Lynne xx

  823. Candace

    February 4th, 2016 at 7:29 pm

    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! ?
    .

  824. Lynne Knowlton

    March 18th, 2016 at 9:48 am

    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

  825. Sheri Kelly

    February 7th, 2016 at 9:24 am

    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

  826. Lynne Knowlton

    March 18th, 2016 at 9:46 am

    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

  827. Deborah Carlson

    February 8th, 2016 at 8:42 am

    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

  828. Lynne Knowlton

    February 19th, 2016 at 1:25 pm

    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.

    https://lynneknowlton.com/product/wool/

    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

  829. Vivian

    February 10th, 2016 at 5:41 pm

    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.

  830. Lynne Knowlton

    February 19th, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    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

  831. Jodi

    February 11th, 2016 at 9:48 am

    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.
    Sincerely,
    Jodi Wells @gingerbread farm?

  832. Lynne Knowlton

    February 19th, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    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:

    https://lynneknowlton.com/product/wool/

    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

  833. Karen

    February 21st, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    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.
    Karen

  834. Lynne Knowlton

    March 18th, 2016 at 9:44 am

    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 🙂

  835. Karen

    March 19th, 2016 at 12:22 pm

    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!

  836. Lynne Knowlton

    March 26th, 2016 at 3:42 pm

    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

  837. Claire Greenfield

    February 22nd, 2016 at 5:57 pm

    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.

  838. LisawithGary Shaw

    March 13th, 2016 at 7:33 am

    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.

  839. Suzanne

    August 4th, 2016 at 7:45 am

    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 !

  840. Lisa

    August 5th, 2016 at 7:09 am

    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.

  841. Toni Rappa

    February 23rd, 2016 at 2:06 pm

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

  842. Lynne Knowlton

    March 18th, 2016 at 9:41 am

    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.

    Cheers!
    Lynne xx

  843. Andrea

    February 24th, 2016 at 6:15 pm

    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!

  844. Kat

    February 26th, 2016 at 7:27 pm

    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!

  845. Lynne Knowlton

    March 18th, 2016 at 9:39 am

    It’s a word now Kat !! I LOVE IT !!!

    Woooohooooo!

    Big love and happy knitting!
    Lynne xx

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  849. Betty Schultz

    March 1st, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    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!

  850. Lynne Knowlton

    March 18th, 2016 at 9:38 am

    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

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  855. Karen

    March 6th, 2016 at 7:41 pm

    Hi
    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!

  856. Lynne Knowlton

    March 18th, 2016 at 9:37 am

    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

  857. YVONNE GEORGE

    April 29th, 2016 at 6:51 pm

    CURLED EDGES ARE GONE FOREVER IF YOU SLIP THE 1ST STICH ON EVERY ROW MAKES FOR A FIRM EDGE.BY SLIPPING NOT KNITTING IT FIRMS EDGE. GOOD LUCK

  858. Andrea

    March 6th, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    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!

  859. Lynne Knowlton

    March 8th, 2016 at 9:52 am

    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!
    Lynne

  860. Joanne

    March 8th, 2016 at 9:04 am

    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?
    Thanks

  861. Lynne Knowlton

    March 8th, 2016 at 9:50 am

    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!!

    Lynne

  862. Christina

    March 10th, 2016 at 3:30 am

    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!
    Christina

  863. Lynne Knowlton

    March 18th, 2016 at 9:35 am

    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

  864. Hazel

    March 30th, 2016 at 10:07 pm

    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.

  865. Bonita Mahan

    March 10th, 2016 at 9:15 pm

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

    Thanks,
    Bonita

  866. Lynne Knowlton

    March 18th, 2016 at 9:28 am

    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

  867. Cindy

    April 1st, 2016 at 11:36 pm

    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! 🙂

  868. SooyoungJeong

    March 19th, 2016 at 10:44 am

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

    Thanks

  869. Lynne Knowlton

    March 26th, 2016 at 3:40 pm

    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.

    Lynne

  870. Wendy

    March 20th, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    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.

  871. Lynne Knowlton

    March 26th, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    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

  872. SUZANNE

    August 4th, 2016 at 8:54 am

    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 ??
    THANKS FOR ANY ADVISE.
    SUZANNE ~

  873. Alison

    December 6th, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    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.
    Thanks!
    Alison

  874. Lyn

    March 22nd, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    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?

  875. Lynne Knowlton

    March 26th, 2016 at 3:35 pm

    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

  876. Lyn

    March 27th, 2016 at 7:49 am

    Thank you! Have a blessed Easter!

  877. Cat

    December 5th, 2016 at 1:18 am

    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.

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  879. Hannah

    March 25th, 2016 at 10:35 am

    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.

  880. Hannah

    March 25th, 2016 at 10:38 am

    Here is a link. http://www.yarn.com/webs-knitting-crochet-yarns-weight-super-bulky/webs-knitting-yarns-cascade-magnum/

  881. Lynne Knowlton

    March 25th, 2016 at 10:42 am

    Hi Hannah

    I haven’t tried the cascade yarn yet, it looks pretty! I like Bobbie’s merino wool ( link in blog post for her Etsy store). The wool is really warm, is less moola than the cascade and has more yardage. I just did a blog post today with another blanket that I made with it and LOVED it.

    https://lynneknowlton.com/knit-blanket/

    Happy knitting!
    Lynne xx

  882. Hannah

    April 13th, 2016 at 11:45 am

    Hey Lynne,
    Yes per skein Bobby’s merino wool is cheaper but the shipping to Australia $250.00 US (or $320.00AUD).

  883. Lynne Knowlton

    April 14th, 2016 at 8:00 am

    Holy batman, crazy pants. I swear the postal service is the richest on earth. We are in the wrong business. LOL.

    xx

  884. Robyn

    June 17th, 2016 at 2:24 am

    Wondering how the Cascade magnum went and how many skeins for size?

  885. Hannah

    June 21st, 2016 at 8:37 am

    Hi Robyn,
    Only just putting on the needles now so will update when finished 🙂

  886. Hannah

    June 30th, 2016 at 10:37 am

    Hi Robyn,
    I used 6 skeins and made a 115cm x 115cm blanket. I used a triple strand. You can see photos here. I also needle felted my joins as well.

  887. Hannah

    June 30th, 2016 at 10:38 am

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  888. Hannah

    June 30th, 2016 at 10:39 am

    https://www.instagram.com/hannahs_knits

    Here are photos

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    March 27th, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    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 🙂

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  891. Karyn

    April 19th, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    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?

  892. Lynne Knowlton

    April 23rd, 2016 at 7:00 am

    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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  894. Eileen

    April 27th, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    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
    Eileen

  895. Allison

    May 4th, 2016 at 5:19 pm

    That video was Hilarious! hahahaha 🙂

  896. Joanne

    May 8th, 2016 at 8:57 am

    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!

    http://www.woolwarehouse.co.uk/drops-eskimo-light-grey-53-50g

  897. Lynne Knowlton

    May 11th, 2016 at 8:18 pm

    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

  898. Maureen Anderson

    May 26th, 2016 at 9:53 pm

    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

    Maureen

  899. Lynne Knowlton

    May 30th, 2016 at 8:00 am

    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

  900. Georgina Clarke

    May 31st, 2016 at 9:51 am

    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?

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00OZO07XM/ref=ox_sc_sfl_image_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A1UJ9ADRSG99CM

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  902. Jeannie

    July 23rd, 2016 at 7:59 am

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

  903. MK

    July 24th, 2016 at 1:27 pm

    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…)

  904. Mary Kay

    July 31st, 2016 at 10:46 am

    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!) 🙂

  905. suzanne

    August 4th, 2016 at 8:56 am

    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 ??

  906. lawyer1mom

    August 4th, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    Whoops @AmyBethCupp here’s hopefully the link! https://t.co/4K1x2WGsLB

  907. Marissa

    August 11th, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    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!

  908. Judy Thomas

    September 1st, 2016 at 10:47 am

    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!

  909. Karen

    September 15th, 2016 at 3:29 pm

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

  910. Lynne Knowlton

    September 15th, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    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

  911. Karen

    September 15th, 2016 at 4:06 pm

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

  912. alli

    September 17th, 2016 at 6:07 am

    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?

  913. Lynne Knowlton

    September 19th, 2016 at 7:18 pm

    Yes Alli, you got it… it includes consideration for the triple strand. cheers! Lynne xx

  914. alli

    September 19th, 2016 at 7:53 pm

    So if you were to use one strand, you’d only need 500 yards of yarn, right? If so that’s amazing!

  915. Jan Bruck

    October 2nd, 2016 at 7:48 pm

    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!

  916. Lynne Knowlton

    October 2nd, 2016 at 8:29 pm

    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

  917. Jamie

    October 4th, 2016 at 11:33 pm

    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!!!?

  918. Julie

    October 28th, 2016 at 4:57 pm

    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!!

  919. Julie

    October 28th, 2016 at 5:01 pm

    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?

  920. Claire

    November 5th, 2016 at 1:19 am

    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…!!

  921. Meg

    November 11th, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    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!

  922. Zara austin

    November 14th, 2016 at 5:47 am

    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
    Zara

  923. Lynne Knowlton

    November 14th, 2016 at 1:22 pm

    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?

    https://lynneknowlton.com/knit-blanket/

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

  924. Heather Bantz

    November 14th, 2016 at 8:01 am

    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)

  925. Val Baker

    November 17th, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    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……….

  926. Carolyn Freedman

    November 18th, 2016 at 11:35 am

    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!)

  927. Christiane

    November 19th, 2016 at 11:10 pm

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

  928. Sarah King

    November 22nd, 2016 at 6:27 pm

    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!

  929. Lynne Knowlton

    November 22nd, 2016 at 6:42 pm

    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

  930. Sarah

    November 22nd, 2016 at 6:28 pm

    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!

  931. Sarah

    November 22nd, 2016 at 6:38 pm

    Sorry for my repeat post! My computer froze and I wasn’t sure the post went through!

  932. Maria

    December 17th, 2016 at 5:06 pm

    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? 🙂

  933. Claire Claringbold

    December 31st, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    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 ?

  934. sandie johnson

    January 1st, 2017 at 12:24 pm

    I love your vido it really helped me

  935. Joyce

    January 2nd, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    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.

  936. Lynne Knowlton

    January 16th, 2017 at 8:51 am

    Hi Joyce,

    The pattern download is without tassels, I just happened to add tassels to this one, with new updated photos.

    There’s another chunky wool blanket here on my blog too…

    https://lynneknowlton.com/knit-blanket/

    Which you could knit with or without tassels.

    Cheers and happy knitting!
    Lynne

  937. Louzaan Loedolff

    June 16th, 2017 at 4:36 am

    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

  938. Lynne Knowlton

    June 16th, 2017 at 7:17 am

    Hi Louzaan
    The knitting needles may be ordered here : https://lynneknowlton.com/product/knitting-needle/ and shipping details etc are all calculated for you at check out. Hope that helps! Lynne

  939. Esther

    July 3rd, 2017 at 5:22 am

    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

  940. Lynne Knowlton

    July 4th, 2017 at 7:17 am

    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 !
    Lynne

  941. Esther

    July 3rd, 2017 at 12:47 pm

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

  942. Lynne Knowlton

    July 4th, 2017 at 7:15 am

    I’ve never heard of Drops wool, Esther… let me know how it goes. I’m sure it will be beautiful ! Lynne

  943. Jan Fugman

    July 9th, 2017 at 7:48 pm

    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.
    Jan

  944. Lynne Knowlton

    July 10th, 2017 at 7:24 am

    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

  945. Kaitie Hensal

    August 11th, 2017 at 5:18 pm

    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!

    Kaitie

  946. Lynne Knowlton

    September 10th, 2017 at 8:11 am

    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

  947. acaba

    September 9th, 2017 at 5:01 pm

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

  948. Lynne Knowlton

    September 10th, 2017 at 8:16 am

    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

  949. Rose Wrick

    September 12th, 2017 at 11:17 am

    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

  950. Lynne Knowlton

    September 27th, 2017 at 8:07 am

    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

  951. Kim Smith

    September 27th, 2017 at 7:53 am

    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

  952. Kim Smith

    September 27th, 2017 at 7:54 am

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

  953. Lynne Knowlton

    September 27th, 2017 at 8:03 am

    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

  954. Anne Bradshaw

    October 12th, 2017 at 8:12 pm

    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

  955. pat Holmes

    January 1st, 2018 at 2:08 pm

    i love your blog

  956. Rachel

    February 2nd, 2018 at 10:08 am

    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?

  957. Linda

    February 7th, 2018 at 8:31 pm

    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!

  958. Aviva Harris

    February 23rd, 2018 at 10:06 am

    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????
    XxOO
    Aviva

  959. Lynne Knowlton

    February 23rd, 2018 at 1:16 pm

    Yay Aviva,

    You got this! It’s such an easy knit and it’s so so so pretty!

    Thanks for the love and prayers xxoox

    Lynne !

  960. Lorraine Lorenzo

    February 24th, 2018 at 11:03 pm

    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.!

  961. Lynne Knowlton

    March 5th, 2018 at 5:27 pm

    Hello Lorraine!
    I am posting the blanket pattern for the blue knitted blanket for sale on my blog this Friday. Are you subscribed to my blog? If so, you should receive the notification this Friday with all the deets.

    So many people have asked me about the blanket and I finally wrote an ebook with the pattern and some hawt knitting tips! Woohooooo!

    Cheers!
    Lynne

  962. Lynne Knowlton

    March 25th, 2018 at 5:29 pm

    Hi Lorraine ! I have the blue grey kit info and pattern up on the blog now 🙂 annnnnnd it’s on sale this week only. Woot ! Here it is https://shop.lynneknowlton.com/collections/knit/products/blanket-kit

    Lynne xx

  963. Sue Thomson

    March 17th, 2018 at 2:11 pm

    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

  964. Carole Jackson

    March 18th, 2018 at 8:43 am

    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

  965. Karen Clemons

    March 26th, 2018 at 8:17 am

    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!

  966. Kathy

    March 26th, 2018 at 5:24 pm

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

  967. Lynne Knowlton

    March 27th, 2018 at 12:12 pm

    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,
    Lynne

  968. Joanna

    April 27th, 2018 at 1:55 am

    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 !!

  969. Lynne Knowlton

    April 27th, 2018 at 9:42 pm

    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 !
    Lynne

  970. Elizabeth Yates

    June 19th, 2018 at 3:49 am

    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

  971. Lynne

    June 19th, 2018 at 8:47 am

    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 !!

    Lynne

  972. Cathy

    July 2nd, 2018 at 8:06 pm

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

  973. Shawnie Tarczali

    September 5th, 2018 at 2:22 pm

    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!
    ~Shawnie

  974. Lynne Knowlton

    September 25th, 2018 at 8:52 am

    Hi Shawnie,
    If it is not too late, we are finally back in stock with the wool !! Woooooohoooo! We have been waiting for months and have stock in now ( it is limited availability again too, so hopefully it lasts for a bit!)

    Big love and happy knitting!

    PS. Here is the link to it, in my shop :
    https://shop.lynneknowlton.com/collections/knit

    Lynne xx

  975. Freda HEDGE

    September 7th, 2018 at 6:14 pm

    Not able to download the free blanket pattern

  976. Lynne Knowlton

    September 25th, 2018 at 8:50 am

    Hi Freda,
    If you check your spam folder, it may be there. It is an instant download. Let me know if you received it. Cheers! Lynne

  977. Laurie

    September 8th, 2018 at 9:36 am

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

  978. Lynne Knowlton

    September 25th, 2018 at 8:48 am

    Hi Laurie!
    We now have the wool back in stock !! Woot woot !! We have been waiting for months… but it finally arrived. The Peruvian sheep are dancing and so are we 🙂

    Here is the link to the knit collection:
    https://shop.lynneknowlton.com/collections/knit

    Happy knitting!
    Lynne

  979. Ann Vipond

    September 17th, 2018 at 7:44 pm

    Not able to download free knit pattern.

  980. Lynne Knowlton

    September 25th, 2018 at 8:49 am

    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.
    Lynne

  981. Jenny

    September 27th, 2018 at 12:58 pm

    Not able to download free pattern?

  982. Lynne Knowlton

    September 29th, 2018 at 8:34 am

    Hi Jenny, I just double checked it and all is working well. It will be in your email inbox. Possibly check your spam folder. Let me know if you found it okay. Cheers! Lynne

  983. Shelley

    November 10th, 2018 at 12:42 pm

    I too can not download patter.

  984. adriana r hill

    November 16th, 2018 at 2:27 pm

    I can not dowload the pattern.

  985. Jamie Sudyko

    November 19th, 2018 at 2:12 pm

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

  986. Susan Lally

    December 2nd, 2018 at 9:09 am

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

  987. Theresa Mondelli

    December 10th, 2018 at 10:24 pm

    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!!

  988. Lynne Knowlton

    December 24th, 2018 at 9:59 am

    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

  989. Carmen Ulliel

    December 27th, 2018 at 5:04 am

    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!

    Carmen

  990. Cathy

    January 14th, 2019 at 12:12 pm

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

  991. Lynne Knowlton

    January 14th, 2019 at 12:35 pm

    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!
    Lynne

  992. Nancy A Cameron

    January 30th, 2019 at 12:14 pm

    Hi,
    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

  993. Megan B

    February 2nd, 2019 at 8:58 am

    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

  994. Pamela Brownlee-Manning

    February 4th, 2019 at 3:08 pm

    Wowsers, looks like a fun knit!

  995. Marci

    February 9th, 2019 at 4:13 am

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

  996. Lynne Knowlton

    February 9th, 2019 at 9:19 am

    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

    Cheers!
    Lynne

  997. Lynne Knowlton

    February 9th, 2019 at 9:21 am

    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!
    Lynne

  998. Linda Burkhardt

    February 12th, 2019 at 7:28 pm

    The blanket looks awesome. I cant wait to try it

  999. Linda Burkhardt

    February 12th, 2019 at 8:55 pm

    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!!

  1000. Mary Caraveau

    September 25th, 2019 at 5:42 pm

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

  1001. Lynne Knowlton

    October 3rd, 2019 at 3:12 am

    Hello Mary,
    We have double checked it online and it seems to be working…. if you could please email us at orders@lynneknowlton.com … we are happy to forward the pattern to you. Cheers! Lynne

  1002. Kathryn Bandfield-Keough

    October 2nd, 2019 at 6:18 pm

    Hi
    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?
    Thanks

  1003. Lynne Knowlton

    October 3rd, 2019 at 3:11 am

    Hi Kathryn

    Sure thing! If you could please contact us at orders@lynneknowlton.com and can make that refund happen for sure 🙂 Happy knitting!! Lynne

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