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!

Nov 28

 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. 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

  2. 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

  3. Jean Lavay

    November 9th, 2019 at 12:56 pm

    Is the wool machine washable

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