HOW TO MAKE… A CHUNKY-KNIT BLAN­KET

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MA­TE­RI­ALS

Lau­ren As­ton De­signs Gi­ant Yarn, 100% merino wool, 100g/5m, 1.3kg in Baby Blue 40mm (US 70) knit­ting nee­dles Sewing nee­dle Match­ing sewing thread

TEN­SION

Ap­prox. 1 stitches and two rows to 10cm (4")

AB­BRE­VI­A­TIONS

knit purl stitch(es)

FIN­ISHED SIZE

Ap­prox. 80 x 80cm (31 x 31 ") When it’s dark and chilly out­side, there’s noth­ing bet­ter than declar­ing it a du­vet day and stay­ing warm un­der the cov­ers with but­tery toast and big mugs of tea.

This su­per-sized knit­ted lap blan­ket in marsh­mal­lowy merino wool will make that snug­gling all the more cosy. Drape it on the bed, or keep it within easy grab­bing dis­tance on the sofa or arm­chair.

Us­ing ba­sic knit and purl stitches, it’s an easy op­tion for a lazy day of craft­ing. The gi­ant yarn adds amaz­ing tex­ture, and the un­der­ly­ing Nordic vibe is upped by the soft, pow­der blue hue.

If you want to scale it up, fol­low the same pat­tern, but cast on ei­ther 24 or 30 stitches, de­pend­ing on how big you’d like to make it, and just keep knit­ting the pat­tern un­til you reach the de­sired length. Mak­ing the blan­ket Cast on 12 sts Rows 1 and 3 (k3, p3) to end of row Rows 2 and 4 (p3, k3) to end of row Rows 5 and 7 (p3, k3) to end of row Rows 6 and 8 (k3, p3) to end of row Rows 9-16 Rep rows 1-8 Cast off loosely

Fin­ish­ing

Sew in all ends. Use your fin­gers to weave the yarn tail in and out of a few stitches along the edge, as shown above. To pre­vent it from com­ing loose, sew the re­main­ing tip of the yarn tail se­curely in place, us­ing the sewing nee­dle and thread that matches the yarn shade.

sewing in ends

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