This Chunky Knit Blanket can be knit in a day…the perfect DIY for your home decor or to gift.
Hello friends, I hope you are enjoying your day.
I am so glad to be done with the Unclutter Your Nest and Lighten Your Load Boot Camp! And I am beyond thrilled to say that my home is 1,330 pounds lighter than it was one month ago. Happiness ! Now that I’ve uncluttered my nest, it’s time to feather it a bit…in a totally uncluttered way of course.
I guess it’s possible that you haven’t seen all the chunky, delicious looking throws that are sprinkled all over pinterest and the internet. But if you have, and you’re kinda craving one this winter, I have a treat for you.
I made this thick, cozy, chunky blanket in one day, while binge watching ‘Nurse Jackie’ during Winter Storm ‘Jonas’. It was a great reason to stay inside and in front of a fire.
Even though I really like natural fibers, I used acrylic in this case because of 1) its washability and 2) its cost. I saw this yarn at Michael’s and liked the feel of it, so bought 17 skeins (because it’s what they had).
I figured I would make a blanket as big as 17 skeins would make. The yarn recommends a US 15 knitting needle, but I wanted a looser knit, so I tried it on US 19 (15mm), which I found knitted a way too tight fabric.
So then, I cut a PVC pipe (19mm) in half and tried it. I also found that knit way to tight as well. But…since I had just cleaned out my attic and garage, I knew I had 2 flag poles. And, since I had just cleaned out my attic and garage, I knew exactly where they were. The flagpoles have a diameter of 32mm, so they were a good bit larger and ended up just being perfect.
While I just happened to have 2 flagpoles lying around, you might have something different. I looked into broomsticks and was going to use them until I remembered my flagpoles. The broomsticks were a little smaller diameter, so your weave will be tighter, but think it’s completely doable given manufacturer’s needle size.
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I can’t tell you how much you’ll need for a blanket in these other yarns, since I really don’t know how they’ll knit up. It may be worth getting a skein and knitting a swatch and then go from there.
I haven’t decided where I will use my new chunky knit blanket.
I’ll either keep it in the den or put it on the foot of my bed.
Those mathematically inclined will have noted that I only used 14 of the 17 skeins that I purchased. I’m thinking that Puddles, the somewhat ornery cat, would love a bed made from the rest. Stay tuned!
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