As I’ve mentioned before, I’m a little obsessed with knitting chunky blankets right now.
They’re just so squishy and warm and beautiful and warm and soft…and…warrrrrrm! We’re all about the hygge when it’s cold outside and these make it so tempting to sit on my couch with a book (or more yarn!) and a cup of tea, knitting and not otherwise moving all day.
Also, they’re pretty expensive if you want to buy a nice one at the store, and quick for knitting if you want to make your own. All in all, an excellent project to take on yourself (though not very portable, you know. Actually, that’s another advantage – you can spread the blanket over yourself as you knit and stay warm while you work).
So a few weeks ago I shared an easy Stockinette Chunky Blanket pattern. Today, I have another easy pattern. As I’ve said before, chunky blankets are not the place for intricate lace or cables or complicated stitches. They’re so thick that all your stitches are magnified, so a simple alteration in a pattern is going to be really obvious. Keep them simple, sweetheart.
I used the exact same yarn as I did for the last pattern (even the same color…I’m going to have to branch out a little next time I think). And – like last time – this was finished pretty quickly. You can definitely have one done in a weekend.
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I’m going to include some advice I gave for my last chunky blanket pattern as well – general advice to govern the knitting of chunky blankets now and forevermore. It can get a bit pricey using all that yarn. I went with a pretty inexpensive Red Heart yarn because I knew I was going to use so much. You can find it online, or at craft stores like Michael’s and JoAnn’s (be sure to look for coupons to bring the cost down). Also, because this is such a ginormous, thick yarn, make sure you have room to block it and allow plenty of drying time.
So there you have it. With these caveats, provisos, and warnings in place, you can nab your blanket pattern and get knitting!
…and if you’re looking for a warm, tasty drink to sip while knitting, my new ebook “Drinks for All Seasons: Fun and Festive Drinks for Any Occasion” has more than 40 recipes for a variety of beverages.
The book includes warm drinks like hot chocolates, coffees, and lattes; cocktails (warm and chilled); smoothies and so much more! You can find the ebook here – it’s full of fun, delicious drinks for parties, or just for making up while you hang out at home with the family.