Chunky Knit Blanket
Read on to see tons of pics of this huge chunky knit blanket! Extreme knitting is a beautiful, beautiful thing.
This blanket is a wedding gift for a very special person… my sister-in-law is getting married! I wanted to make her something special. Don’t worry, she’s seen it. I can’t contain my excitement about things like this! We picked out the colours, size and style together and yesterday I was able to whip it up!
- 5 kg of 24-micron merino roving (check out my blog post with sourcing info here)
- 40mm knitting needles (check out my blog post about that here)
- An empty, clean floor space
I wanted to make it the width of a King sized bed and then as long as I could with my 1 giant ball. The overall dimensions I made was ~6.5′ x ~3.5′. I swatched first, of course, to figure out the right size, and ended up casting on a very loose 34 stitches using one of my giant knitting needles.
I worked a 2×2 rib by laying the blanket across the floor and used my hands to knit instead of the knitting needles. Don’t get me wrong – they work great! But they’re awkward and make my muscles hurt! Trust me, “extreme knitting” is a full body workout. Overall it took about 2 hours to make.
Check out the pics below! And happy crafting!