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September 6, 2013

Chunky {NOT} Knitted Blanket

Chunky {NOT} Knitted Blanket    ~ perfect project for anyone who can not knit ~  #loomknitting #loom #blanket #chunkyblanket #diy #crafts #knitting

Would you believe I do not know the first thing about knitting?  Well, maybe you do, if you are a regular reader of my blog.  I could knit as a child, but haven't done so in decades.

Ok, before we get to the "how" let me tell you the "why" I knitted this blanket.
A year or two ago, I had seen a chunky knitted blanket advertised for the first time - very nice and also very, very expensive ! So, I wasn't going to fork out that kind of money and I couldn't and still can not knit ...

Then, loom knitting entered my little world a few months ago!  Love, love it !  I started with a small round Nifty Knitter, making small flowers, then bought a complete set of round looms {all different sizes}  I have done a couple of things and some projects are only halfway, because, I then bought a long loom as below.   

Chunky {NOT} Knitted Blanket    ~ perfect project for anyone who can not knit ~  #loomknitting #loom #blanket #chunkyblanket #diy #crafts #knitting

All you need is :
- A Loom & the Hook {sold together}
- Knitting Yarn  {I used a thick, soft very woolly yarn}
- AND of course your hands !

1.) I did the double loom knit - directions are in the packet and a 5 year old can understand it
2.) See.. it's more like weaving than knitting
3.) Thick, soft and so cuddly !  - the blanket is about 2.5 centimeters thick  {an inch thick}
4.) I completed two full width {600mm} panels x 1.2 meters long where I used the same yarn to stitch them together {I did front and back as the blanket is so thick}

Get your Loom set here :

Chunky {NOT} Knitted Blanket    ~ perfect project for anyone who can not knit ~  #loomknitting #loom #blanket #chunkyblanket #diy #crafts #knitting

1.) Once again just showing exactly how thick this blanket is
2.) The decision on how to finish the top and bottom took the longest - I finally decided to use ribbon with big holes {big enough for yarn to fit through} on either side and again used yarn to stitch the ribbon into place
3.) Because the blanket is so thick, the ribbon forms a slight "V" shape, but I like that

Chunky {NOT} Knitted Blanket    ~ perfect project for anyone who can not knit ~  #loomknitting #loom #blanket #chunkyblanket #diy #crafts #knitting

And I really wanted to show you the full blanket, but this is the closest I could get in taking a photo to show most of the blanket.

ps; I used 20 skeins of 50g each per panel ~ that is 40 skeins altogether and an extra skein to attach the two panels to one another
Plain yarn were used to stitch the ribbon to the blanket

For all of you heading into the cooler seasons - this is a nice, relaxing and very rewarding project to start with now ;-)

Round Loom sets (for beanies etc): 

With A Blast


  1. Thisis so smart. I'd love to knit but I'm having such a difficult time with it. AND I have a loom a lot like your (but purple!) that I haven't even tried to use yet. You've inspired me to give it a go!

    I'd love if you'd consider linking up with my new link party:

  2. Linda that came up fantastic, come next winter you'll be loving that. It's gorgeous!

  3. Hi Linda, I love how your blanket turned out, its beautiful and I bet it will be nice and cozy on those chilly nights.
    Have a great day,
    Maria @ Krafty Cards etc.

  4. Love, love, LOVE this! Thanks for sharing!!!!!!!!

  5. The blanket is gorgeous. I've wondered if the loom knitting was the answer for me. I'm suppose to be learning to crochet...thanks for sharing your project.

  6. Great job! Love your pretty blanket!Thanks for sharing!
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Hugs and love from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

  7. I love this idea! I don't know how to knit but I do crochet from time to time. I got more into sewing recently so crocheting has taken the back burner. I really love the look of this though. I am going to give it a try :)

    If you have time you should totally link up at The Blog Strut! We would love to have you!


  8. Oooooh that looks so cozy! And I love all the different shades of blue!! I would be thrilled if you have the chance to share this at our new Fall DIY Challenge if you haven't already- today we are linking up BLUE projects - old or new! Hop over to The Happy Housie to share yours! Hope to see ya there!

    - Krista

  9. This is gorgeous! My mom has been knitting my whole life. She would sit and knit everyone in the entire family sweaters for Christmas, but it never quite worked out for me! My stitches would end up too tight or uneven..,this looks like something I could do. Thanks for sharing :)

  10. Beautiful blanket Linda! Great job. I love the colours you used. Have a good week.

  11. Oh wow girl! You have mastered that knitting loom for sure! Love the color and the ribbon finish! Beautiful and toasty! Nice job!

  12. How awesome, Linda! Your blanket looks great! If I ever find 10 minutes of peace and quiet, I really need to try some of these kinds of projects!

  13. Good Morning Linda, I love your blanket, it looks lovely and thick and would be fabulous to snuggle up in on a cold winters night. I love the detail of the lace, it really is a lovely touch.
    I am a knitter, I used to knit all my daughters jumpers when they were small and I am currently knitting my daughter a woollen blanket, but that has been on hold due to the warm summer, but the days are colder now, Autumn has arrived, and you have inspired me to pick up those needles again.
    Enjoy your day.
    Best Wishes

  14. I want one of those, can you send one over here???? LOL Oooh it looks so comfy!!! Thanks so much for sharing this with me at Bewitch Me & Titi! Hope to have you back with another awesome share! Hope you are having a wonderful week!!!

    Cami @

  15. I love the colors! Thank you for sharing at our TGIF Link Party at A Peek Into My Paradise. I hope you will be back to link up another awesome post this week!
    Cathy @

  16. I know nothing about loom knitting, but I'm going to check it out at the craft store this week!I had a stroke and can only use 1 hand, so maybe I can figure out how to make loom knitting work for me. Do you have any close ups of the ribbon on the top and bottom? or how-to's?

    1. I'm sorry but I only have these photos, Polly. Loom knitting is so easy, and every loom comes with complete instructions, short but detailed. You don't have to use ribbon on the tops and bottoms if you don't want to - any ribbon with fairly large holes in them will do (large enough for wool to go through) - replying here as your e-mail is not attached to your comment


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