Chunky (NOT) Knitted Blanket – the perfect project for anyone who can not knit and loves those chunky blankets, but not the hefty store prices !
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 have not 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.
All you need is :
– A Loom and 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)
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
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 😉