A free, downloadable Super Chunky Knit Blanket Pattern that can be knit in a day…with flagpoles. And scroll down for some suggested yarns for big, chunky knit blankets.
Hello friends, I hope you are enjoying your day.
I am so glad to be done with the Unclutter Your Nest and Lighten Your Load Boot Camp! And I am beyond thrilled to say that my home is 1,330 pounds lighter than it was one month ago. Happiness! Now that I’ve uncluttered my nest, it’s time to feather it a bit…in a totally uncluttered way of course.I guess it’s possible that you haven’t seen all the delicious, chunky blankets and throws that are sprinkled all over Pinterest and the internet. But if you have, and you’re kinda craving one this winter, I have a treat for you.
I made this thick, cozy, chunky knit blanket in one day, while binge-watching ‘Nurse Jackie’ during Winter Storm ‘Jonas’. It was a great reason to stay inside and in front of a fire.
Even though I really like natural fibers, I used acrylic in this case because of 1) it’s washability and 2) its cost. I saw this yarn at Michael’s and liked the feel of it, so bought 17 skeins (because it’s what they had).
I figured I would knit a chunky yarn blanket as big as 17 skeins would make. The yarn recommends a US 15 knitting needle, but I wanted a looser knit, so I tried it on US 19 (15mm), which I found knitted a way too tight fabric.
So then, I cut a PVC pipe (19mm) in half and tried it. I also found that knit way to tight as well. But…since I had just cleaned out my attic and garage, I knew I had 2 flag poles. And, since I had just cleaned out my attic and garage, I knew exactly where they were. The flagpoles have a diameter of 32mm, so they were a good bit larger and ended up just being perfect.
While I just happened to have 2 flagpoles lying around, you might have something different. I looked into broomsticks and was going to use them until I remembered my flagpoles. The broomsticks were a little smaller diameter, so your weave will be tighter, but think it’s completely doable given manufacturer’s needle size.
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Look For Super Bulky or Super Chunky Yarns to Knit a Big, Chunky Blanket or Throw. These yarns typically have a gauge of 2-3 stitches per inch. Jumbo yarns, which have a gauge of 1-2 stitches per inch are another great alternative.
If you want to resize your blanket, I have explained that process on this post: How to Resize a Blanket, Washcloth or Towel.
I haven’t decided where I will use my new chunky knit blanket.
I’ll either keep it in the den or put it on the foot of my bed.
Those mathematically inclined will have noted that I only used 14 of the 17 skeins that I purchased. I’m thinking that Puddles, the somewhat ornery cat, would love a bed made from the rest. Stay tuned!
Now, if you’d rather just have a lovely chunky knit blanket or chunky knit throw show up at your door and skip the knitting, here is an alternative:
Pin it for your future reference.
If you like working with bulky yarns, check out this pattern for a chunky knit Christmas stocking for the holidays.
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