Giant Knitted Blanket

Monday, November 14, 2016

Well this post is very different. Mainly because I never write about knitting, or lets face it anything other than sewing!
My partner and I wanted a really snuggly blanket for the house, in the camper and on the sofa. Especially during this time of year. We've always loved giant knitted blankets, but to get one for a decent size you're looking at £300 plus! So we bought 6 kilos of giant merino roving and made one ourselves!

I have never done arm knitting before, my knitting status normally is a never ending scarf that turns into a triangle as I lose stitches! But arm knitting was so easy and fun. And having giant wool makes it so much easier to keep track of. Granted my arms did get incredibly tired due to the weight of it after a while, but I loved it. Plus when it got big, I was essentially knitting my own blanket on top of me.

We bought our giant wool from Wool Couture on Etsy. They had the best colour choices and we decided on this ombre blue effect. We bought 6 kilos which made a 240x105cm blanket. I would have liked it wider, but that was as much as I could fit on my tiny arms! It took me two evenings in front of the telly to finish it, so not long at all.

I'd recommend you give it a go. Claire at Wool Couture will give you instructions when you order it too if you like. Let me know if you've done arm knitting before or if you're planning on giving it a go. I'm so happy with it and can't wait to snuggle up in it on road trips in the camper!

Happy Handmade!

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