Knit. It will keep you from unravelling.
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Get ready to happy dance. Gangnam Style. People are still doing that, no? Is that over ?
OUR KNIT COLLECTION :
Let’s celebrate *drinks vodka from flask in desk drawer. People are still doing that, no? Is that over?
Would you luuuurve to knit a chunky wool blanket? Good. Me too. I knew I liked you.
I like to party. and by party, I mean knit
Knitting is cool
It’s called knitting because unwind in knitty paradise was taken.
For a limited time only, this new CLARA chunky knit blanket pattern is fahhhhhreeee !!!!
Knitting is a sexy indoor sport. Stamped it. Want proof of how knitting rocks out loud? Have you ever knit something for a man?
I knit Michael a sweater and bam he married me. Just like that.
It’s like I drugged him with my knitting prowess.
How do I get out of funks in life? I watch six straight hours of Netflix and top it off with a movie, popcorn and liquid fermented grapes. I knit my way through it all. You know what they say when you are going through hell ? Just keep going. So I did. I just happened to be holding knitting needles.
Q U I C K & E A S Y
Do you know how to knit ? This chunky knit blanket pattern is basic. Really super duper basic / beginner level knitting. Don’t sweat bullets worrying that this might be rocket science. It’s not.
You need to know how to do two kinds of stitches to make this blanket.
Yup. Two. Totally manageable, right?
Lather, rinse, repeat. Told ya. EASY, breezy beautiful you.
W H A T K I N D O F Y A R N TO USE ??
Hint : WOOL !
There are so many options to shop for …..with wool, acrylic, cotton, blends. Gah. In the past, I knit some blankets with acrylic yarn (and they looked good for about 15 minutes.) I have come to love wool wayyyy more than acrylic blends. An acrylic blanket will not wear as long, or be as warm or durable. The wool in our knit kits is handspun Peruvian wool. It is soft and beautiful.
See our wool here. All blanket patterns in our kits come with the wool, knitting needles, pattern and SWAG 🙂 The pattern shown below is ISOBEL. The free pattern in this blog post is called CLARA.
H O W T O C A L C U L A T E Y A R N
If you are not using our kits, the finished look of your blanket will be determined by your knitting gauge and type of yarn you use.
It’s all fun and games until someone loses their stitch count
Depending on the yarn that you use, you could go with one strand, double or triple. If you are looking for a chunky look, doubling the yarn is your best bet. We make all our chunky wool blankets with our Peruvian wool, using the same knitting needles and knit in a double strand method for an extra warm chunky blanket. With this method you can reuse your knitting needles all the time for all kinds of knitting projects.
You can use these circular knitting needles for anything from scarves to big throws, blankets or rugs. They are a fantastic compact alternative to straight knitting needles. The big needles make everything knit so much faster! It also means that the weight of the blanket is resting on your lap in the circular section of the needles rather than you having to hold the weight in your hands with straight needles. Easy. Breezy. Awesome.
The only difference with making a blanket with circular needles is that you are NOT connecting the ends. Normally, circular needles are made for making things like hats etc. With a blanket, of course, you don’t need it to be a King Kong hat, you want a flat blanket. No need to connect anything. The excess cord is simply holding the blanket for you. Got it? Got it. xx
Being a good knitter is 3% talent and 97% not being distracted by the internet
This whole knitting a chunky blanket thaaaang is fast.
I didn’t calculate how long it took me, because that would have added stress to my stress free knitting.
Want to put tassels on your blanket? Here’s a free tassel DIY tutorial. You got this! We sell wool bundles for making pom poms and tassels here.
Knitting forever. housework whenever.
Big love and happy knitting !!