A while back I bought these large knitting needles and a large crochet hook, my husband asked me what I might do with them. I told him, I really didn’t know but as a yarn fanatic, I needed them. Well then on, every time we went into a craft store, my husband insisted I should make him a blanket with the very chunky yarn that was being displayed so front and center. I knew a single skein of that yarn wouldn’t go far and at about $7 a skein, it was going to be expensive. He finally talked me into buying it, however, saying that I could buy what I needed over time. Thankfully, this yarn is generally on sale and most of the skeins I bought, I got on a really good sale. So overall, this blanket didn’t run me too expensive.
I’m much more experienced in crochet, but in my early adult years, I taught myself how to knit. I still can’t do any fancy knitting. Anything besides flat blankets, scarfs, or dishcloths intimidates me. I do think, though, that I may venture into attempting to knit things with actual shape soon. I decided, though, despite my vast experience with crochet that this blanket would look amazing with a ribbed knit look so thus I decided to knit the blanket. I originally tried using my straight 25mm needles that I had bought awhile back, but it was hard to fit all the stitches on the needles with the yarn so thick. My husband was insistent on making it as large as I could. So through some trial and error, I played with some different sizes and bought some circular needles to better hold all the stitches. I finally found a number that worked well to achieve the traditional throw size. And to be honest, I found it actually easier to knit, as a some what beginner, with this thick yarn and large needles.
I must admit, despite my worry of spending too much money or my ability to create this throw at all, it is so cozy and warm. It was definitely worth my efforts to create it. Maybe my husband will have a blanket if I don’t just keep it for myself. 🙂
– 12 skeins of Loops & Threads Chunky Grande (24 yds / 7.9 oz • 22m / 226 g per skein) 100% Acrylic
– Size US50 (25mm) Knitting Needles (preferably circular)
52″ wide x 60″ long
3 stitches x 4 rows = 4″ x 4″
K – Knit
P – Purl
Double Ribbed Knit Throw:
Cast on 40 stitches.
Row 1: *K2, P2* repeat 10 times across all stitches.
Row 2-57: Repeat Row 1 until blanket measures 60″ long.
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