HOW TO MAKE… A CHUNKY-KNIT BLANKET
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
Approx. 1 stitches and two rows to 10cm (4")
knit purl stitch(es)
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
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