How to knit a chunky wool blanket. GORGEOUSNESS.

Free pattern for chunky wool blanket

Knit A Chunky Wool Blanket.

It Will Keep You From Unravelling …

Would you lurve to knit a chunky wool blanket?  Good.  Me too.  I knew I liked you. This blanket can keep you from unravelling, one stitch at a time.


Whaaaa ?!


I have a new video for you !! This video will show you the details of the pattern, and how to knit the blanket pattern in general, but it is not intended to teach you how to knit.  Just sayin. xo


Stay tuned for the bloopers at the end.  Story of my life.  One big hot flash followed by one big blooper…. hahhahaaa…..



You got this!  If you are super duper duper duper new to knitting, then here is a wee video on how to do a basic knit and purl stitch directly on youtube right here too.  Easy sneazy.  You got this.


Knitting  Is  Cool.    

It’s called knitting because unwind in knitty paradise was taken.

Free pattern: chunky wool blanket


Why does knitting save your sanity, one stitch at a time?


To tell you the truth, I used to think that knitting was something s.t.u.p.i.d that old ladies did.   I was wrong.  No surprise there. I’m wrong  a lot sometimes.


Knitting is a sexy indoor sport.   Stamped it.   Want proof of how knitting rocks out loud?        Have you ever knit something for a man?


They adore it.  I did it.

I knit Michael a sweater and bam he married me.  Just like that.


It’s like I drugged him with my knitting prowess.

How to knit a chunky wool blanket  


Lately, I needed a knitting intervention, of sorts.  I didn’t know what to do.  I had some rough days.  I considered other ways to procrastinate ideas to take my mind off of things.   Like face planting a cupcake.  That usually solves problems.  Not this time.


It was going to take a while to Feng Shui the sadness outta me.


I  Cried  a  River …   I cried a heavy dose of shower crying.  You know its bad when you bawl in the shower.   When our family dog died  … well, it just tipped me over the Thelma and Louise cliff.


I made you cry too with that blog post, didn’t I?  Sorry ’bout that.


I feel better. You ?  

How’d I get outta my funk?


I watched six straight hours of Breaking Bad, followed by eight full on hours of Suits.  I topped it off with a movie, and had popcorn for dinner for three straight nights in a row.


I knit my way through it all.  


You know what they say when you are going through hell ?  Just keep going.  So I did.  I just happened to be holding knitting needles.



Free pattern: hand knit chunky wool blanket via @lynneknowlton



Do  you  know  how  to  knit ?   My Mom taught me how to knit when I was a kid, last week.  I’m 12 years old on the inside and 102 years old on the outside.  Really though, it’s no biggie.  The knitting pattern I’m going to share with you is basic.  Really super duper basic.  Don’t sweat bullets worrying that this might be rocket science.  It’s not.


Here’s what you need to know 


You need to know how to do two stitches to make this chunky wool blanket pattern.

Yup.  Two.

Totally manageable, right?


* Knit

* Purl 


You got this.

Lather, rinse, repeat. Told ya. EASY, breezy beautiful you.



Free pattern: hand knit chunky wool blanket via @lynneknowlton


Wool vs. Acrylic 


Now let’s chitty chatty and talk wacky about wool vs acrylic.  Whaaaaa?  How to decide?


Pick out whatever yarn tickles your fancy.  I looked for soft chunky yarns in soft soothing colours.  Some are knit blends of cotton, acrylics and wool.  The type of wool matters, peeps.  Wool is faboosh if it’s not the itchy wool, don’tcha think?  You never want to make a torture chamber blanket.



Want to buy a finished blanket instead?

If you really really really don’t want to knit one, you can also buy a finished knit blanket!   This one is super duper duper duper thick, hand knit and oh so lovely too…


Chunky wool blanket via @etsy

Smoosh blanket via Etsy


Soft Merino Wool 

After searching for f.o.r.e.v.e.r. I found the ultimate soft wool on Etsy.  Bobbie from Colorways gallery created this gorgeous merino wool just for this pattern and JUST FOR US <– I screamed that.



Merino wool for free chunky wool blanket knitting pattern



Pop over and see it here on Etsy.  Use the coupon code LYNNE at checkout and save 10% off the gorgy gorgeous merino wool.  You will need 8 skeins of wool for this pattern.

I am knitting with it {{ right now }} legit.. and LOVE the feel of it.



How to knit a chunky wool blanket



Even though this chunky wool blanket pattern calls for tripling the yarn, I only  doubled the strands rather than tripled strands when using the merino wool.   The merino wool was thick enough to get away with only having to double it.  Woot woot!


Yipppppieeeee skiipppppeeeeeee.


Note to self: The merino wool feels like butter.  Soft, heavenly butter.  Maybe whipped cream.  I dunno.  It feels dang good, I can tell you that!



Merino wool awesomeness for chunky wool blanket



  Yarns ~



I went for the softy-feely-kinda-yarn when I bought my yarn.   I have knit a few of these blankets now, and each style of yarn yields a different style of blanket.  There are so many options with wool, acrylic, cotton, blends. Gah.

The crappy part about wool is that it can eventually get little balls on it as it wears. Like any fabulous wool sweater, it happens.  The crappy part about acrylic is that it’s crappy.  Acrylic doesn’t look as good and it definitely isn’t as warm.

I promise to never say balls, ever again.  Girl Guides honour.

Except maybe here. <– funny blog post on making Grapevine balls *snicker*


Wool and wool blends are more expensive,but they are a heck of a lot warmer with longer life too.  I adore the feel of wool, if it is a super soft wool.  Wool wicks water, is super strong and just feels amazeballs when you have the right stuff.  A 50/50 blend of wool and acrylic seems to be a winner of blend for me too.

Saving $$$?   Save your moola and skip wool blends if you are saving up for a nice bottle of French wine pony.

Other options for yarn can be the ones listed below from Amazon.  You could definitely buy a pony with the money you save:


Yarn Calculations

These yarn calculations are only an estimate.  The finished look of your blanket will be determined by your choice of double strand or triple strand.  With a double strand, it will be more airy and light.  With a triple strand, it will be thicker and chunkier.

You will need to calculate how many skeins/balls of yarn to buy based on the size of your throw and how much yardage there is per ball.  You need to purchase up to 1500 yards of yarn.  Each yarn will have different weights/yardage, so you will need to do a bit of math.  EEkk.  Sip. Calculate. Sip.



1.  Wool-Ease Chunky Yarn, Silver Grey  (you would need approx 10 balls )

150 yds X 10 balls = 1500 yards


2.  Wool-Ease thick and quick yarn, Oatmeal (you would need 15 balls )

100 yds x 15 balls= 1500 yards

PS. One of my fave blog readers, Janet… made a blanket and sent me a photo.  She used 15 balls :) of the wool-ease thick and quick yarn in charcoal.  She cast on 60 stitches.. and look at the great creation that she made!




3.  Sirdar Big Softie Super Chunky ( you will need approx 30 balls )

50 yds/ball x 30 balls= 1500 yards


4.  Patons Shetland Chunky  Yarn (not sure how many balls, as it doesn’t list ball yardage)


5.  Merino Wool from Colorways on Etsy  (you would need 8 skeins)


6.  Lion Brand Yarn 822-223D Alpine Wool Yarn, Oatmeal (17 balls )

85 yds per ball x 17 = 1500 yards



If you are searching on Amazon, search the words ‘chunky yarn’ and you will see a whole range of gorgeous options at a great price.




Free pattern for chunky wool blanket

Chunky wool blanket pattern via @lynneknowlton

Chunky wool blanket pattern via @lynneknowlton

Triple strand Knitting 

I tripled the yarn as I knit.   Yup. Triple.

Basically, hold three strands of yarn together and knit your blanket just like you would if you were using one strand. That is what makes your blanket chunky.  The three strands combine to make one big thick strand.

Depending on the yarn that you use, you could go with one strand, double or triple.

If you are looking for a chunky look, doubling or tripling the yarn is a good bet.

I tripled mine when I used yarns from the Amazon links above.  I doubled mine when I used the merino wool from Etsy.


Supplies Needed:

Yarn :   You will need about 1500 yards of yarn, regardless of the type of yarn that you knit with.

Needles :   Size 50 US circular needles.


circular knitting needles for sale for chunky wool blanket

Knitting needles for free chunky wool blanket pattern

See  more  info  Here

Why circular needles?


Circular needles are compact, light and versatile. You can use them for anything from scarves to big throws, blankets or rugs.  It’s a fantastic compact alternative to straight knitting needles.   They make everything knit so much faster!  It also means that the weight of the blanket is resting on your lap in the circular section of the needles rather than you having to hold the weight in your hands with straight needles.

Can’t decide between circular or straight needles?  You will find that you can knit much faster on Size 50 circulars, compared to size 50 straight needles.  They are also much lighter, easier to manipulate and very compact.   Woot Woot !





I now sell the knitting needles via my blog. They are bundled up by me, and sent to you with lurve.   Why?  Because so many of my knitting pals couldn’t find the large knitting needles.  The perfect ones.  The perfect fit.  So I went knitty shopping for you.  I just love ya like that.


You're welcome.  You should kiss me now.


Seriously.  I’ll even send them to you with a wee special handy carrying bag and a handwritten note by me.  Legit. xx




How to knit a chunky wool blanket. Free pattern : 


Cast on 40 stitches (or more to make it wider)

Knit 4 * purl 4 * repeat until the end of the row.

Continue pattern until desired length is reached.

Cast off 40 stitches.

You are done.


Finished size of blanket is 40 inches wide by 65 inches long 



NOTE: if you finish a row in 4 purl stitches, then you must begin the next row with 4 knit stitches.   This creates a rib pattern.   Whatever stitch you end a row with, begin the next row with the opposite stitch.


Got it?  Got it. xx


You’re so special  :) Now, invite me over.   Let’s celebrate with some liquid fermented grapes antioxidants.


Finished size of blanket:


My blanket is 40 inches wide and 65 inches long.  I used 12-18 balls of yarn to make the 65 inch length. I lost count. LOL.  Oh boy.  That word.  Balls.


On my next blanket project, I think I will cast on more than 40 stitches and make it a bit wider.  For example, possibly 52 stitches (or more) instead of 40 stitches wide.


Whatever number you decide to cast on, just remember to make it divisible by 4.


4 knit, 4 purl… and keep calm and keep on knitting'


K4, P4, K4, P4


When you get to the end of the row, turn your project around and start the next row with the opposite 4 stitches.


and this whole thaaaang is a fast knit.  

I didn’t calculate how long it took me, because that would have added stress to my stress free knitting.






PS.  Let’s get this knitty party started.  Talk to me.  Tell me about your knitting prowess…

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771 Responses

  1. Vida says:

    Hi Lynne,

    Have you worked with Cascade Ecological Wool? I noticed that it comes in a 478 yard skein. Sounds like that might be easier to work with, you know, so I don’t have to “merge” the yarn? How do you feel about that brand?

  2. Lisa says:

    Hi Lynne

    What ply was the wool you used?
    I am currently making a throw (your pattern) with tripled 8 ply on size 8 needles. Your recommended needles are equivalent to 25 where I live. The throw is obviously taking longer but it’s looking good so far. I want to buy the chunkier wool but want to make sure I have the right ply. I have the 25 needles ready to go.
    Love this throw and love how quick and easy it is =)
    Apologies if you covered this question elsewhere.


  3. Donna says:

    Thanks Lynne, This day was unraveling at an alarming rate when I came across your wool blanket pattern (which I love and will definitely do). Thanks for helping me get my stitches together and carry on.

  4. Sarah says:

    What is the exact brand and type of yarn you are using in your video tutorial???

    • Hi Sarah,
      The yarn that I used in the tutorial is called Aria yarn, and it is discontinued. I found 2 other yarns this week, that are just like it! I will be updating the blog post in the next couple of days with the new yarn that I found.

      Basically, the best ones that I have found that work the best (if you don’t want to go 100% wool) are the yarns that have 50% wool and 50% acrylic.

      Hope that helps!

  5. Lauren says:

    First off I love this pattern! I was wondering the 1500 yards you used factored in tripling the yarn correct? So if you say only doubled it you would need ~1000 yards of yarn? Thanks!!

    • You got it Lauren! The 1500 yards is for triple the yarn for the chunky wool blanket.

      You are right, you would likely only need 1000 yards if you doubled the yarn!

      Happy knitting!
      Lynne xx

  6. Sonia Morrow says:

    Thanks for leaving in the outakes. Brilliant humour. Oooh, & I love the simplicity of the pattern. That works for me.

  7. Brittany says:

    Love your chunky blanket, personality, wit, and charm!!! I’m in love with the color of your blanket. Is it white, vanilla, or oatmeal? I wouldn’t ask if I knew! I love anything white! Simplicity is beautiful and so are you! XOXO

    • Ahhhhh shucks, thanks Brittany!

      First of all, I love all those colours… white, vanilla and oatmeal. LOL.

      The blanket is not bright white, but not as deep as vanilla. I’m guessing more of a creamy white. Winter white. Oh la la.

      Happy knitting!
      Lynne xx

  8. Jill says:

    I found Mary maxim quick yarn bulky. How do you think that would work and I double/triple it and if good how many. Please help.

  9. Yasmin Futtrup Sørensen says:

    It looks super easy and I really want to try it!
    Only one question, when I place my order, the total price is 24,95 dollars.
    What does the shipment cost?
    I live in Denmark.

  10. Esther says:

    Love these chunky blankets and would love to make one! I can purchase the needles from you but what about the yarn? I would like to do it just like on the video using 3 balls, so my question to you is where did you get your yarn from? Please be very specific as I will go directly from the source to purchase. I am not a wool fan really! I live in Southern CA be way too hot and also itchy. Thanks you so much….XO

    • Hello Esther,

      Thanks so much for writing in. The problem with the yarn that I originally knit with, is that it is now discontinued. Gah. I’m testing a bunch of yarns right now, to find the best one to work with.

      This one : is the Lion Brand Wool Ease brand that my friend Janet used. It is 80% acrylic, 20% wool and very affordable too at $6 a ball. I think that one would be your best bet. Hope that helps!

      Happy knitting of your chunky wool blanket!!

      Lynne xx

  11. Marcy Custer says:

    I purchased your circular knitting needles to make the chunky wool blanket. My card has been charged -But I have not received the needle. I ordered around the 1st week of November.. Can you please let me know when I will receive them?

    • Hi Marcy:
      Thanks so much for checking in about your knitting needles. They were shipped on November 10th and they’re taking 6-7 days to arrive so I am expecting they’ll arrive next week. Also, you should have received confirmation of the shipment via an email from us. Maybe it ended up in your junk mail folder?
      I can’t wait for you to receive them. Please let me know if you have any other questions.
      Lynne. xx

      • Marcy Custer says:

        Hi, Thanks for the info–I will check my e-mails again. Also-I started a chunky blanket using reg. needles. Making a small version for a lap blanket. I love it.

  12. Jill says:

    I can’t wait to start my chunky blanket but having problem finding yarn. What do you think of using lion brand wool ease or can you make a suggestion. Thanks Jill

    • Hi Jill,

      My friend Janet has knit quite a few blankets with the lion brand wool ease yarn and LOVED IT. It is 80% acrylic, 20% wool.

      Another option, if you would like more wool in it is this one as it is the same price with 80% wool and 20% acrylic.

      I hope that helps. The original yarn that I used in my blanket, is now discontinued. I’m knitting with other yarns right now, to test which one I luuuurve best.

      Hope that helps!
      Lynne xx

  13. Denise says:

    Hi! So happy to find your knitted blanket this morning. My question for you is…if I can not afford the beautiful wool yarn that you used, what brand could you recommend for me to use? I would like to make as Christmas gift. Something soft, not itchy and affordable. I live in Minnesota so many options for purchasing yarns just need to keep the price down (possibly under 10.00 per skein). Is this possible or will I just be wasting my money? Hope to order your needles this week. Thanks for the great pattern!

    • Hi Denise,

      This yarn and this one are both great options and are both $6 a ball. I’m testing a few yarns right now, to find a nice one too… as the one that I used in this blog post/video is now discontinued. I’m finding that when I use a yarn with a higher percentage of wool in it, it makes for a nicer knit. It looks softer and fluffier and not itchy at all.

      Happy knitting!
      Lynne xx

      • Denise says:

        Hi! Ordered the needles last week and got the beauties in the mail today! (happy dance). Still looking for yarn but just might have to play with some of the odd stash I have tonight. Just to get a feel! Thanks for the lovely note. Thanks for the joy you shared with me!

  14. Sue O'Brien says:

    Thank you for the funny read! If I need to be up at this ungodly hour then I might as well laugh, right? I just finished a blanket for my son using thick & thin Merino wool from spinspanspun and I couldn’t agree with you more about how unbelievably soft it is! I used circular needles but in 13’s!!

  15. Christine Driedger says:

    Hi Lynne,
    Question on the wool needed for the chunky blanket. I want to triple my yarn, so if I purchase 1500 yards will that be enough? Or is the 1500 for a single thread of yarn? Please clarify.

    • Hi Christine,

      The 1500 yards is the total amount, for when you triple your yarn. Thank you for asking, I should clarify that in the blog post.

      Triple it // use 1500 yards total.

      You got it !

      Happy knitting of your chunky wool blanket!!

      Lynne xx

  16. Debby says:

    I just got my size 50 needles and I was very impressed with your personal touches. The sweet way it was wrapped along with the personal note thanking me for my purchase was unusual and other merchants should understand that people do notice. Thank you!

    • Oh goodness Debby, thank you!

      Sending out beautiful packaging and a note with the knitting needles is super important to me. It’s like getting a present in the mail, right? (and a great little bag to keep the knitting needles in)

      I am so stinking happy that you loved it!!

      Thank you so much for mentioning it.

      Big love and happy knitting of your chunky wool blanket!!!!!

      Lynne xx

  17. Ruth says:

    always looking for easy patterns .. just cuz lol will be trying this one thats for sure. tks a bunch

  18. Leslea Gillum says:

    Hi! I’m excited to knit this blanket!! I think I am confused. I bought 17 balls of the Wool Ease – Thick & Quick. I only have size 13 needles on hand right now. Do you know how many stitches I need to cast on to begin with since I’m using a smaller needle? I meant to buy an even number of balls, but I messed up. I do plan on doing a double strand though and do a loose knit to help some. Or… Do you suggest I just get the size 50 needle? Thanks!!!!

    • Hi Leslea,

      I would recommend buying the size 50 knitting needles.

      They are here:

      The smaller needle will take much much longer to knit, and will be super tight. You may be knitting until next Christmas if you do that. LOL.

      You could use your extra ball(s) of yarn to make blanket tassels or pom poms. I’m doing that right now for a new pattern that I just created and they look adorable!!

      Happy knitting!
      Lynne xx

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  20. Adrian Demonia says:

    Hi! I loved your video and I was wanting to make some blankets for christmas! However I am the newest of newbies and have never knitted before. Is there a video or something I can watch that explains how to cast and knit and pearl? Thank you!

  21. Annie says:

    So if I knit with 3 strands of yarn…..and I have about 1700 yrd of yarn all together is that enough? I guess I’m confused if you calculate the 1500 needed by adding up all the yarn or if you add up all the yarn and then divide by how many strands you are knitting with at a time. Does that make sense?

  22. Melinda says:

    Just curious for the total amount of yarn needed if you are going to triple it – is it 12-18 balls total or 12-18 balls X 3 0r (1500 yards X 3)?
    Think I am going to go with Bernat Softee Chunky X 3 strands. Thoughts?

    Going to look at getting your needles too.

    • Hi Melinda!

      The total for amount that you will need for your blanket is 1500 yards. Let’s imagine that one ball of yarn has 100 yards, then you would need a total of 15 balls. Hope that helps!

      When you start knitting, gather the three strands of yarn and start your beautiful creation.

      Happy knitting of your chunky wool blanket!

      Lynne xx

  23. Juliana says:

    I’m new in the knitting club and I want to knit this blanket cause it seems to be super easy.
    I was looking for some help to choose a yarn at my local store and the ladies there said it’s important to know how many stiches per inch to calculate better how much yarn I’ll need for a twin size blanket. Could you help me with that information?

  24. Sam says:


    I love your chunky knit blanket! I was looking for the pdf version of how to make it ( I am a knitting newbie) but I couldn’t find it. Could you e-mail it to me??

    Thanks!! Sam

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  26. Mallory says:

    Hello! I’m a novice knitter but I’ve found myself knitting what is quite possibly the longest scarf of my life (I recently moved to Bermuda with my husband and needed something other than cookies to occupy my time). Anyway, I need help with the basics, and a lot of these websites talk like I know what they’re saying…any suggestions??

    • Hi Mallory

      If you can knit a scarf, you can do this blanket. You got this! It’s a perfect project for a novice.

      There are a ton of youtube tutorials with knitting tips, how to cast on/off and how to knit /purl too.

      I just updated this blog post today, to make it even easier to understand too…

      I’m working on another beginner blanket pattern blog post with more detailed videos on how to knit.

      If you are subscribed to my blog, you’ll be notified when that post is published.

      woot woot!

      Happy knitting of your chunky wool blanket. xx


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  28. Emily says:

    Hi! I’m 12 twelve and I’ve recently begun learning how to knit, I have been searching for a simple yet impressive pattern and I think (well know) I have found it here. I am really excited to begin my first proper knitting project and can’t wait to get started! Thank you so much for this tutorial and pattern, wish me luck!

    • Wow Emily!!

      I wish you lots of luck. It’s so impressive that you are knitting when you are 12. It will be a fabulous skill to have throughout your entire life.

      I am posting another blanket pattern soon too, so be sure to come back and subscribe to the blog so you will get the next pattern.

      Big love and happy knitting!
      Lynne xx

  29. jen says:

    `So, I’ve been working on my chunky blanket. I’m about 2/3 in to it but now am considering taking it apart to start over. It bugs me that the ends are curling in. Should I do an opposite stitch at the beginning and end of each row or am I just being to critical of my work? Also, I purchased Blue Sky Alpaca and tripled it in the color silver mink but thinking of adding a stripe in at the end or close to it. It’s a fabulous choice, though a bit pricey and sheds quite a bit. Ah well, still love it.

    • Hi Jen!
      That’s a super interesting question. I didn’t have that problem of the edges rolling in on mine. Maybe it is the style of wool (?) I have an idea tho!!

      What if you crochet a border around it? It is quick and easy to do, and would mean that you wouldn’t have to take out all your lovely work.

      I hope that helps!
      Lynne xx

  30. Rita says:

    Okay I’m going to trust you. I’ll do it. I am going to knit this Chunky Blanket. Rita

  31. Eileen Pavan says:

    This is a lovely easy project would love to make this but I’m having a very difficult time finding wool (quantity especially) will keep searching as I can’t wait to make this. Thanks for idea enjoyed your video😀

    • Hi Eileen,

      Any luck with wool yet? THANK YOU for mentioning it. I am going to search out some wool and see if I can add some links into the post to help with that.

      Big love,

  32. Jonaye says:

    I came across your tutorial (you are too funny! you remind me of my sister and I)……..ANYWAY! this blanket will be my next project. On my way to order supplies!

  33. Almaz Mamo says:

    It looks. Amazing I would like to try it if I can order the yarn,needle and pattern. Thanks

  34. Alex Berge says:

    This is amazing. I have not started but I am so excited. I have only made scarves so this will be my first big project. I have a question, when you say triple the yarn…What exactly does that mean?

    • Hi Alex,

      Tripling the yarn means to use 3 balls of yarn at the same time. You can see that in the video above in the blog post.

      You will combine the three strands to make one thick chunky strand and then start knitting :)


  35. Caroline Bartrum says:

    My daughter and I have been shopping for chunky knit throws and couldn’t believe how expensive they were (and not always in the colours that we were looking for). So I thought to myself maybe I could knit one! Remembering that my mother had taught me only the basic stitches as a child, I knew I could not do anything too fancy.
    I searched for something using plain and pearl stitches. Luckily I came across your website. Brilliant!! I can’t wait to get going. I’m thinking of getting the wool for my daughter as a Christmas present too. Her fiance Michael has already asked for her hand in marriage so I don’t think she’ll be knitting any jumpers just yet!

  36. maureen says:

    Thank you for this pattern. My daughter saw one made on broom handles that she suggested would be a great Xmas present!! I like your blanket much better and I think I can handle a circular needle with a lot less frustration than broom sticks and I know she will love it just as much.
    Can’t wait to see your other ideas……maureen

  37. Felicia says:

    *correction – Once I’m done…

  38. Robin says:

    So how do you think this would look if I used 3 different colors of yarn? Someone has ask me to knit them a blanket with, red, gray and black. Love this pattern, its easy and u need to have it finished this weekend.

    • Catherine says:

      I think it would look great. Kind of tweedy. I’m going to make one with two black and one gray, by request.

      Note, some folks like when the different colors get twisted, some like to keep the strands in order. Either is fine (although letting the yarn do what it will is easiest!) so not be concerned if one happens and you weren’t expecting it.

  39. Felicia says:

    Newbie knitter here, one I’m done is there a process I need to follow to “set” the blanket or is it ready to use?

  40. Beth says:

    Great pattern. And the video is awesome. Thanks and look forward to seeing more

  41. Julee Perkins says:

    Fell in love with this pattern. I’ve already made two in a matter of days! Modified the heck out of yarn used, since first one was playing with yarn I had on hand. Second one is for my youngest daughter, so it has to be machine wash/dry. I would bawl like a baby if she melted it! Thanks for sharing, and if you want to share more awesomeness, my needles are ready at a moments notice….and I have a stash begging to be used up!

  42. Katie says:

    This is so inspiring, thank you, Lynne!! As a newbie in the knitting world, I’ve been looking for a blanket I can make to help build my confidence without the added stress of trying to mess with cabling needles, or knitting a bunch of squares together- just something pretty, cozy and easy! This is definitely the pattern I’m trying. However I have one question…when you’ve knitted through your first skeins of yarn, how to you add on the next three skeins of yarn to keep knitting? (I’m planning on knitting three strands together like you recommended here)

  43. Lindsey says:


    I am trying to knit a blanket to fit a King size bed and I love this tutorial for making one but i am not sure on how big to make it to get it to fit a king size bed, would you know? I cant seem to find any instructions for king size anywhere.

    • Hi Lindsey !

      That’s a good question! I’ve never knit a chunky wool blanket in a king size, just a lap blanket (so far). There are a ton of fab knitters here who leave really helpful comments, so I’m hopeful that someone will pop in and help you out!


  44. sandie says:

    Disided to knit using big kneedles and thick wool… im used to knitting with 12ply wool and 3mm kneedles.. love the chunky rug idea and am attempting to do it.

  45. Patricia Grabski says:


    I love the way the blanket looks. I have knitted about fifteen inches. It looks good. I am really happy with it. There is a problem., it weighs a ton. I don’t think I will be able to use it on my bed as planned because of the weight. I think I will feel like i am being crushed.

    I am using three strands of Bernat Mega Bulky yarn. The weave is tight and not as loose looking as your image.

    Is everyone’s heavy? I don’t want to knit anymore until I hear back with some advise.


    • Hi Patricia,

      So strange! I haven’t experienced that at all. My blanket actually feels quite lightweight and yet warm. What size are your knitting needles? I’m wondering if your needles are too small and it is making your weave tight.

      I hope that helps! Let me know if you have any other questions.

      Lynne xx

    • Janet Baker says:

      Hi Patricia, Amanda and Carherine! I am still working on the blanket to fit my queen sized bed and will let you know how it goes. I casted on 68 stitches and the 40″ circular needles I bought here on Lynne’s blog accommodate it just fine! To answer your question about weight, yes I do find the double-sized blanket to be heavy…but only to carry it or move it (and it was heavy to work with when I was knitting it). When it’s on the bed or thrown over me on the sofa I do not feel it’s heavy. Just oh-so-cosy 😃. I love love love it. And the pattern looks so cool and it knits up pretty fast. Happy knitting!

      • Catherine says:

        Last question for now – about how wide does it look like it’s going to be, with 68 stitches?

        Oh. And do you have an estimate how many yards of yarn you’re going to end up using in total? (That would be 3 x the length if you used just one strand.)

        Thank you so much! I will plan to order the needles after supper and can’t wait to get going on this!

        • Janet Baker says:

          Hi Catherine, I finished my queen sized blanket! I used 18 balls of the Lion Brand Thick and Quick, and knit about 90 rows. It does fit a queen bed but with a small overhang. I would have actually preferred it to be slightly wider and about 6″ longer. It got quite heavy near the end of knitting it and I only bought the 18 balls in the same dye lot otherwise I probably would have made it longer. But it stretches very easily! I did it in a charcoal colour as a gift and I totally love it. Think I will find a lighter yarn and try #3!!

  46. Celeste Flaherty says:

    Hi Lynne,
    I was getting frustrated with multiple strands of yarn tangling up as I knit, so my husband cut 6 inches of 2×4 wood, drilled a hole in the middles, and made spindles out of aluminum straight needles I already had. I am using 3 strands of Super Bulky at a time for the next project. Hope this helps anyone who doesn’t like twisted stitches.
    Happy knitting,

    • Hi Celeste!

      Such a cool idea!! I didn’t find that I minded if the yarn twisted around itself, since it sort of twisted into one big strand ( did I just make that sound complicated? LOL )

      Your hubby sounds pretty handy. Can you share him with all the rest of the knitters? teehee

      Lynne xx

  47. Rhonda says:


    Just love this blanket to bits and is exactly what my daughter would like.
    My issue is, every time I click on the link to purchase these needles, it takes me no where…sigh (:!

    Could you send me the link or explain to a non-techie old fart how to order them from your site????


    • Hi Rhonda,

      Here’s the link to the knitting needles :)

      It gives you a wee option to choose an option…and you can choose a 40″ length. After that, click ‘add to cart’.

      It will then direct you to a page with the needles again (dumb, but that is the way it works LOL) and you can click ‘view cart’… from that point.. you make your purchase and check out.

      Woot woot!!

      Let me know if I can help in any other way.

      Happy knitting !!
      Lynne xx

  48. Jane says:

    hi Lynne, I’m really keen to make this blanket for my niece. I haven’t used circular needles before and I’m a little confused. Most of the (Australian) chunky wool instructions I’ve seen recommend using 10mm needles and your needles look lovely but are much bigger, I think? Can you please clarify if you have a second?
    Thanks! Jane

    • Hi Jane!
      Sure thing! The knitting needles that I use are US size 50 ( 25 mm). The larger needles make for a quick knit. I love that! The smaller 10 mm needles would make a tighter weave, which would mean that it would take longer to knit and the ‘holes’ would be smaller.

      I hope that helps!

      Big love and happy knitting!
      Lynne xx

  49. Pat Greenhorn says:

    I started out by looking for a blanket scarf pattern……Google hasn’t quite caught on to blankets scarves yet so blanket patterns came up, yours included! I was laughing out loud by the time I got to the end! Keep up the blogginess! It’s started my day off with a smile x

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  51. Janet Baker says:

    Just finished my blanket and it’s beautiful! I used 18 skeins of Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick (170g 106 yd skeins so 1900 yds total), triple strand, and casted on 60 stitches. It’s big enough for a double bed. I had trouble figuring out how to upscale the pattern and thought I’d need a lot more yarn for that size of blanket. And I was skeptical it would all fit on the 40″ circular needles but it all worked out great. Thought I would share as others asked how much was needed for a full-sized blanket. BTW I bought those gorgeous circular needles from Lynne’s site here and I was so impressed with the packaging, delivery and personal touch. You rock Lynne!

    • Amanda says:

      thanks so much! I was just wondering about this yarn and whether it would be a good option (trying to find something soft and not scratchy). thanks!

    • Amanda says:

      thanks for posting this, I was just wondering about this yarn for this project. appreciate the comment :)

      • Janet Baker says:

        You’re welcome Amana, I burned a lot of brain cells trying to figure it out. I was waaaay off be a use I initially bought 26 skeins!! Anyway the blanket is very stretchy. I am now have started another blanket in a different colour but I would like it to fit a queen bed. I casted on 68 stitches and I am using 3 more skeins (21 total) so I will let you know how that works out!!

        • Janet Baker says:

          Whoops, sorry – typo…Amanda!

          • Amanda says:

            (sorry for the duplicate comments, I didn’t think it went through the first time!)
            I’d love to know how the bigger one works! I just ordered the yarn so we’ll see what happens :)

        • Catherine says:

          Janet, I am eager to hear how your queen size blanket goes. My daughter wants a blanket about 6×7 ft for her queen size bed and I’m not sure how much yarn to buy or what length cable I need for the circular needles. Any helpful suggestions will be welcomed!

    • You are sooooooo awesome Janet!! Thanks for the knitting needle LOVE and I’m so stinking happy that your blanket turned out so beautifully !! I wanted to attempt a larger one too, so now you’ve inspired me!

      Woot !!

      Lynne xxoo

  52. Celeste Flaherty says:

    Hi Lynne,
    Thank you for this pattern, it inspired me to use my size 19 circular needles and 3 strands of a chunky yarn for my afghan, and 2 strands of super chunky for baby blankets. They worked up fast and are warm and beautiful.

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  54. Auntiepatch says:

    Hi Lynne, it’s me again. I have a question. Being a quilter I was looking at this thinking could you knit and purl for the height of the K4, P4, and then coming back P4, K4 for the same height to make a checkerboard/blocks? Do you know what I’m saying? Please pass the champagne…..

  55. Janet Baker says:

    Just ordered the circular needles from you two days ago and can’t WAIT to get started on your fab looking blanklet. Haven’t knit anything since I was about 12 LOL but I want to make this for my son’s girlfriend for Christmas…her university apartment is freeeeezing in winter! Keep the awesomeness of ideas coming Lynne! 😆

  56. Eleanor Pepin says:

    Should I use a garter stitch border to stop any curling?

  57. Chloe says:

    I am soo in love with giant, chunky knits! Where did you buy this yarn? And how many yards did you use? I LOVE this blanket!!!

    • Hi Chloe !

      I used Aria yarn for my blanket, but it is currently discontinued :(.

      I’m trying new yarns this week to see what we can substitute and then I’ll post them in the blog.

      The yardage on the Aria yarn label photo is 75 meters which translates into about 82 yards. This means that if using 18 balls, you will need about 1500 yards of yarn, regardless of the type of yarn that you knit with.

      Hope that helps!!

      Happy knitting and I hope you create a gorgy gorgeous chunky wool blanket!

      Lynne xx

  58. Kathleen says:


    As soon as I have the money to buy the yarn, I will be making one for myself and for my husband! I’m also getting the idea to make a few as gifts! UGH I’M SO EXCITED!

    Thanks for the detailed instructions and findings through your experience!

    • Celeste Flaherty says:

      Do you like the color pink? I think I bought 10 skeins of Universal worsted acrylic in pink in June, should be enough to make this in some form, I will donate it to you if you like. I generally don’t work with acrylic yarn anymore,
      but that was good enough for me and my family when I started knitting.
      Happy knitting

  59. Eleanor Pepin says:

    My grand daughter wants it in 3 colors:blue, light blue, and white. Any suggestions?

    • I may have a wee bit of an idea Eleanor,

      What if you were to do it in 3 sections of blue, light blue and white?

      What if you decided on a particular width/number of stitches, then divided it by 3 and made your pattern in sections of 3? Hmmm.

      Let me know what you do!
      Lynne xx

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  61. Jenn says:

    Great inspiration for my latest project! I changed the pattern (by accident I lost the ribbed pattern) but I I’m happy with the end result!

  62. Denise says:

    love it

  63. maria says:

    Love bulky knits – so hard to find good patterns. Needed to knit blankets for two of my granddaughters – this is a perfect pattern = I’ll be using multiple colors – not sure how to arrange them, but will figure out something. I really enjoyed your writing style! m

  64. Etsylover says:

    Very emotional!

    Yarns and needles seen on etsy:

  65. Laverna Emerson says:

    Love your pattern ! Thank you

  66. Cindy Gunter says:

    Just started knitting again after 50 years. I learned when I was 6 years old. The blanket is just beautiful. Can’t wait to start it!

    • Whaaaa Cindy? After 50 years? That’s amazeballs. Pardon the French!

      Happy knitting!

      This chunky wool blanket is so easy to knit.. it will be like riding a bike.. one never forgets how to do that :) xx

  67. Susie Hartsell says:

    Love the blanket, can’t wait to start!

  68. Judy Ashbrook says:

    Love this!!! Can’t wait to get started!!

  69. Sandra Farrell says:

    I am so doing this!!!! Love it Love it!!!!!

  70. Kathy says:

    Quick question –

    Is there a border on this or do you just start with your K4 P4 and continue?


  71. Michael says:

    I do know that yarn is expensive but I go to Craftsy .com and they sell yarn really cheap

  72. Chrissie says:


    I was just wondering what cast on and cast off method you used? Last time I knit a blanket the cast on side was much tighter than the cast off side. In your images it doesn’t look like your blanket does that.

    Ps, sorry if it says the method somewhere on your blog post and I just can’t seem to find it. 😛

    • Hi Chrissie

      I don’t really have a method for it, I just cast on and cast off. One idea for you to do is to check YouTube for some videos/tutorials on casting on and casting off. That may help!

      Happy knitting aka casting on/off
      Lynne xx

  73. Megan B. says:

    I am unfamiliar with the circular needles. But it seems to me that as you knit, the wire/ string acts as a ‘flexible’ extension of the needle that your work would be attached to with regular needles? My question is, if you wanted to make something on a large scale, such as a blanket, how do all of the stitches fit on the wire? Are they just expected to be squished together, or does the wire become longer? Can you buy needles with a longer wire/ string

  74. Megan B. says:

    I am unfamiliar with the circular needles. But it seems to me that as you knit, the wire/ string acts as a ‘flexible’ extension of the needle that your work would be attached to with regular needles? My question is, if you wanted to make something on a large scale, such as a blanket, how do all of the stitches fit on the wire? Are they just expected to be squished together, or does the wire become longer? Can you buy needles with a longer wire/ string?

    • That’s exactly how it works Megan,

      The wire is basically an extension of the knitting needle, for your stitches to rest on. I used a wire that was 37 inches long with my size 50 circular needles, but you could even use one that is shorter. I usually only have about 4 or 5 stitches on the wooden part of the needle while I’m knitting, and the rest of the 35 stitches or so just rest (sort of squished up) all on the wire. It is really super easy to use.

      Lynne :)

  75. abby diaz says:

    hi! I love this pattern! I was just wondering how many stiches you casted on? sorry if you already said it above :)

    • Hi Abby,

      I casted on 40 stitches for my blanket.. but of course, you could cast on as many as you like for your chunky wool blanket.. as long as you use a number that is divisible by 4.


  76. Kim says:

    I finished a 20 ft scarf with knit 2 rows and purl 2 rows with 45 stitches. Omg it was hilarious so I dropped it at my friends door to surprise her with my horrible creation. She knew it was from me and posted it on facebook. It hangs from her backyard umbrella. Soooo funny
    You have inspired me so I am going to order it all and make it for my adorable man!

  77. joan says:

    How many strands do use on the chunky blanket

  78. DeannaMaria says:

    I really liked this post. I’ve been knitting for a couple years now. I had a beautiful Boston Terrier named Mandy. When I started my blanket, classic one knit on the biased but HUGE, she was fine. It took me 3.5 months to knit, by the time I was done she had passed away from Cancer. It was that quick. While I was knitting and she was sick I was so depressed. She had seizures constantly. I felt like knitting was my therapy.

    • Ahhhh that’s so sad :( I’m so happy that you were able to have some knitting therapy along the way,though. It really does make a difference, doesn’t it? It keeps our minds and hands busy.. to help quiet our sad thoughts … even if just for a little bit.

      Big love,
      Lynne xx

  79. Heather says:

    You made me laugh so much! And great info, thanks you haven’t wonderful style. keep it up!

  80. Hanna says:


    I really really love this. However, I have never knitted anything in my life! So with that said I’m not sure how many yards I will need if I triple it up like you did to make a queen size(ish) blanket. I want it to be roughly 80×60 but I’m struggling to convert that length into the yards I will need. I’m planning on buying a 50g yarn at 70m if that helps.

    Thanks so much!


    • Hmmmm, good question Hanna…

      Here is what you can do…
      Cast on about 8-12 stitches and do a test patch. Knit 4, purl 4 and follow the pattern for about 10 rows. It won’t take you long because it is quite a quick knit. That will give you a sense of how many stitches you will need to make the size of blanket that you want. Unravel your test patch and start knitting :)

      Let me know how it goes!
      Happy knitting and purling …
      Lynne xx

  81. Holly says:

    This looks lovely, I am going to try this one. Thanks for sharing. I do have a question, you said you used about 18 spools of yarn is that even when you tripled the yard you used?

    • Hi Holly,

      Yes, I used 18 balls of yarn for my project and that was with tripling my yarn along the way. You basically hold three strands of yarn in one hand while knitting, as if it were one big chunky strand of yarn.

      Happy knitting!

  82. Mary Ellen Atzert says:

    I’m a beginner – again. I learned to knit as a kid, but have forgotten everything. I’m going to try to make your blanket for my son and his new wife. Cross your fingers. Do you have any thoughts on using a chunky cotton yarn as opposed to wool? Thanks for the help with this project.

    • Hi Mary Ellen,

      I think chunky cotton yarn would be beautiful for this project. Be sure to send me photos when you are done. I think the cotton would be soft and lovely. Now I want to knit one in cotton. LOL.

      Lynne xx

  83. Ange Scott says:

    I’m new to knitting but so want to try this! You mention that you should knit with three strands – how do I do that please!?

  84. Sandra Flowers says:

    Can’t wait to make the chunky knit throw! Thanks for sharing! Hope to get my supplies this week…will update you when I finish!

  85. Tiffany says:

    I’m learning how to knit, I keep gaining stitches! Each row. Lol help me :)

    • Oh boy Tiffany,

      Not sure if this will make you feel any better, but that happens with every new knitter. It means that you are grabbing and picking up extra stitches from underneath the spot that you should be knitting into. Be sure to knit and purl only the stitch that is on the needle. The great thing about this project is that you can take it apart and knit/purl again quite quickly. It is such a fast knit.

      Keep practicing. I promise it becomes really really easy after a while.

      You go girl !!
      Lynne xx

  86. Linda tarascio says:

    Love your style

  87. Kimberly DeMontigny says:

    This is a beginner’s question, in other words probably stupid, lol. You state that after you end the row with lets say a purl, the next row begins with knit. Is that the same for continental knitting.

    • Hi Kimberly,

      Oh lawwwd, not a stupid question.. I had to look up what continental knitting is. Now, I feel as dumb as a stick. LOL. I have never done continental knitting, but I would imagine that the rules are the same. When you end a row with a purl, you want to start the next stitch as a knit. The easiest way to look at it is… a knit is the backwards stitch to a purl. It keeps the stitch the same. Hope that helps. Or maybe I confused us both some more. LOL.

      Happy knitting,
      Lynne xx

  88. tamara Williams says:

    Finding circular needles hard to work with

    • You are, Tamara? Here’s a couple of tips…

      Be sure to stretch the needles out flat when you get them so they aren’t too twisty. Hold the needles just like you would hold regular needles and you are good to go. The benefit is that the weight of the blanket is sitting on your lap on the soft part of the needle, rather than you having to hold the weight on the straight part of the knitting needle.

      Hope that helps!
      Lynne xx

  89. Jane says:

    I also recently lost my dog and loyal friend this week. Coincidentally, I took up knitting for the first time and stumbled upon your post. Thank you, for putting a smile on my face.

  90. Millbrook Mama says:

    OMG, Lynne, instantly enamored with this blanket! It just went to the top of my queue! Thinking about what great Christmas gifts these would make! Hubby took one look at the large straight needles and said “I can make those from dowels!” Found the Super Chunky yarn by Cygnet on their site; the trick is finding it OUTSIDE of the UK! They also have a Super Chunky in mixed colors that is to die for. I’m going tomorrow to look at Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick with my 50% off coupons at JoAnn’s. I’ve just been knitting since March and already have a stash and enough projects to last a long, long time! Hope to do some knitting for charity for this winter. Love your blog and unique style! Best regards, M/M.

    • Sahhhhhweet M/M :)

      I am so impressed with you, thinking of Christmas already. I can’t even think of what I’m going to make for breakfast tomorrow morning. LOL.

      How do you find knitting with dowels? Are they a bit heavier than working with a bamboo set of circular needles?

      Keep up the awesomeness!
      Lynne xx

      • Millbrook Mama says:

        I’ll let you know when they’re actually made! He’s going to attempt circular; stay tuned! Read some bad reviews about Wool-Ease (knots) and bought Bernat Blanket.

      • Millbrook Mama says:

        Lynne, the homemade #50’s are a day away from being done (somehow I missed that they were only $9 on Amazon!), the yarn is waiting, and I’m itching to get started. Question, tho: do you recommend any particular cast on? I’m still a rookie. Would a rib stitch cast on, adapted to K4, P4, work? Thanks!

        • So sorry that I took so long to reply. I was busy getting ravelled :) There are so many different ways to cast on. I think a rib stitch cast on would work, since the entire pattern is basically a big ‘ol rib stitch pattern. I cast all my stitches on the same, as a basic knit stitch. I’m not too fancy. I’ve probably been doing it wrong for 20 years. haha.

          How are the homemade knitting needles looking? Spill. :) Lynne xx

  91. Claire Macey says:


    I am going to knit this blanket ready for winter. Would it look good in blanket stitch, instead of rib?

  92. dana says:

    I am making this throw as we speak. I ended up making my own needles from some very large wooden dowels…so cheap and you can make them the length you need. Using Bernal Roving yarn..wool /acrylic. Super soft..Two strands throughout. Love it, love it, love it. Thanks for the info…Cheers Dana

    • Hi Dana!

      You are my knitting hero. I think you should send me a blanket to celebrate. LOL! YUP.


      Happy knitting!
      Isn’t the chunky wool blanket the easiest pattern in the history of ever? LOVE.

      Lynne xx

  93. Carina M. says:

    Hi I’m a new knitter and I made this blanket and it really is fabulous! Just curious if it is necessary/in my best interest to block this kind of project or if it should just be left as is once completed? Thanks!

    • Hi Carina

      I’m so happy that you love the blanket too. You’ve inspired ME to knit another chunky wool blanket. LOL. For reals!

      As far as blocking it, I dunno. I haven’t done that, so I’m afraid I’m not much help in that department. Maybe other readers/knitters could pop in and let you know if they did that. Hmmm.

      I say.. wrap yourself up with that blanket.. enjoy… ahhhhh…

      Lynne xx

  94. Christa Nielsen says:

    Loving the way you give info. LOL
    Going to make the blanket today. Off to the shop to buy the balls.


  95. mark says:

    Hi ,

    I just have a few basic questions… im not sure if they have been answered before..

    1. Does the number of stitches you cast on count towards the width of the blanket ?

    2. when casting on /doing the first row – should you start the row and finish the row with the same stitch? ie. start and finish with a knit stitch?

    3. I just wanted to clarify that the instruction is to knit and purl on the same row rather than doing four complete rows of knit and four rows of purls?

    thanks for any advice and good work on the blog!

  96. Kayla says:

    I’d like to learn more! Hello. You’ve inspired me.

  97. susie kiley says:

    you’re my new best friend. i couldn’t stop reading……will make the blanket this summer…’re pretty funny

  98. Megan says:

    I love your chunky wool blanket and would absolutely love to learn how to make it!! I have never knitted in my life so the two simple stiches, knit and pearl means nothing to me. I was wondering if you could help me out a little more. Thank you!!

  99. jay says:

    Hello Lynne

    Just found your page, as I read through your comments my smile grew wider, as I connected to your comments. I refer to knitting as my yoga, after losing my son and brother in the same accident 1o years ago, it was thru knitting I found my sanity. I had a force rest of 6 months because of RSI from all the knitting. All good now, and ready to go and looking for inspiation and the on the first click I found your page. So bought the wool and can’t wait to get started, first I need to buy the needles.

    cheers Jay

    • jay says:

      Oops! spelt inspiration wrong, and, while I am saying hello, I am in two minds whether to add a twist to the pattern and add cables. But I love the simply design. I guess I will decide when I pick up the needles.


  100. Amber G. says:

    First off – I am a first time knitter (just finished my first scarf!) and this project is EXACTLY why I wanted to get into knitting. Simple and beautiful! Thank you for this post. This is definitely my next project!

    – Amber G.

    • Amber G. says:

      Would like to note – those yarns are 100% acrylic and not a wool or wool-blend as is recommended for this project, but will still suffice if you’re a knitter on a budget who wants to make a big chunky piece!

  101. Salisa Waheed says:

    Balls!! I am never going to be able to look at a ball of yarn the same ever again. I am going to be laughing every time I see one. That is a given. Funny thing I really don’t think I have guts to say it when anyone asks me why I am laughing. Lol!

  102. Debbie Marrow says:

    Hi Lynne
    I would love to make this blanket but in a queen size for my bed. I was wondering if I could by the circular need and wool from you. I would love it in a mixed beige colour.

    • Hi Debbie,

      I actually do have the knitting needles in stock now, but haven’t listed them in my blog store yet.

      Are you comfy with waiting 10 days or so, before they are listed? If not, we can email each other.

      You can reach me at Lynne{AT} :)

      Chat soon!
      Lynne xx

  103. Jackie Hogg says:

    your Blankets are lovely you say you need 18 Balls of wool, what size balls are they please.

    many thanks

  104. Kate F. says:

    i am trying to find a pattern for a chunky knit cotton blanket. Do you think if I held 4 strands of a soft cotton (“I love this cotton” or similar) I would get the same effect? Wondering if it is worth trying…

    • Hey Kate,

      I think it would totally work if you made this same blanket pattern with cotton yarn.

      You may even be able to get away with 3 strands of yarn, unless the yarn is super thin… then I would go with 4 strands. I used 3 strands of chunky yarn, and I imagine that the same amount in cotton would work just as well.

      I bet it will look beautiful !

      Lynne xx

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  106. Becky says:

    I don’t know if I’m way too late to ask this, but I just found this pattern and cannot WAIT to make it. Your blanket is gorgeous. My question is …….since you said you would make it bigger next time, how many stitches will you cast on ??

    • Becky says:

      Maybe anyone who’s made a bigger version of this could comment . I don’t want it to be a huge king sized blanket, just wider – a good size for cuddling on the couch. Thanks :)

    • Hey Becky,

      I cast on 40 stitches for my chunky wool blanket… and if you wanted it wider … it may be cool to give it a whirl with 60 stitches.

      Because it is such a fast knit, you may find that you will get a quick sense of the size after knitting for a short time. You can always undo it and give it a go again, if you need it narrower/wider.

      Good luck and let me know what you go with. I want to give a larger one a try this winter and I’ve been curious at how many stitches would be perfect too.

      Happy knitting!
      Lynne xx

  107. Janice says:

    Thankyou so much for the pattern- love it!. I have made one for my daughter and just about to start a new one for me but was wondering if you have any suggestions on how to “sew in” the joins of wool and how you actually joined the new balls. I found it quite difficult (and very tedious!) as each join had 6 ends. I just knotted the joins together but found it was a very large knot and hard to get it to blend in without it making a big bulge on the edge of the throw. Thanks again for sharing xxxx

    • Hi Janice!

      I just found a cool idea on YouTube to show you how to do a magic knot so you won’t see the connections. I wasn’t smart enough to watch this BEFORE I made my wool blanket LOL! I will be doing it for my next one tho! It’s brilliant!!

      Here’s the link for how to knot your wooly ends together:

      I hope that helps!
      Lynne xx

  108. Freda says:

    Love the pattern and info on circular needles just what I’m looking for. I don’t usually read all the banter.On this occasion I did it provided a smile at the right moment .Thanks look forward to more of the same.

    • Awwwh shucks! Thanks for reading all the banter in between, Freda!

      Like anything in life… it’s nice to spice it up and make the project a little more interesting :)

      Happy knitting!
      Lynne xx

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  110. Megan says:

    You, are like, if Junie B. Jones grew up and wrote a blog post on knitting and, I LOVE IT! Blanket looks phenom and I want to follow every link to buy everything to make this, even though that would leave me with a ton of yarn and a bunch of the same sized circular needles, which I don’t even like. Thank you a million for posting this so that I may read it and laugh shamelessly in the library during stop week whilst people try to study for finals. <3

    • Megan says:

      Also, I don’t know what a pingback .. or where that goes to so..

      • LOL Megan,

        A pingback is sometimes found in the comment section of a blog. What it means is that someone with another blog or website wrote about my knitted wool blanket pattern and shared it. My site gets pinged back.

        Boom :)

        Lynne xx

    • hahahaha Megan

      I’ve never been described as being like Junie B. Jones but I’ll take the compliment. LOL. My kids read Junie B for years. LOVE! Haha !

      I never liked circular needles for forever, either. Blah. For this pattern though.. they are d’bomb dot com. They work like a charm. You’ll luuuuuurve em.


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  112. Loves to knit says:

    Hello! Love this blanket. If you are going to double or triple the number of strands per stitch do you need to double or triple the 12-18 skeins of yarn as well?

    • Hello right back atcha ‘loves to knit’… I love your title :)

      When I knit my chunky wool blanket, the 12-18 skeins was the total that I used when I tripled my yarn.

      Hope that helps!

  113. Carol Szabo says:

    looks lovely but are the 12-18 skeins for doubling strands, tripling strands or just a single strand? Help, please.

    • Hi Carol,

      I used 12-18 skeins when I tripled my yarn. If you do a single strand, it would be too thin to be a chunky wool blanket. It will be a slim wool blanket :) ….like a blanket on a diet. haha.

      Happy knitting!
      Lynne xx

  114. Megsy says:

    Can’t wait to have a go at Knitting this. I’m definitely a beginner, and this looks like the perfect ‘big project’. Thanks for your easy to follow instruction!

  115. Louise Parkes says:

    This is so cool and all the info I need to get started thank-you

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  117. Tonya says:

    Hi Lynne! I cannot wait to knit this. It will be my first blanket. I bought a really soft Bernat super chunky blanket yarn. I bought two balls and they are 300 g each. I was just going to double it. Will that be thick enough? Also if you use two strands I’m assuming you cast on using two right from the beginning? Then treat them as one stitch? Thank you!

    • Hi Tonya,

      I can’t believe I missed your comment for so long, my bad… so sorry.

      How did it go, did you use the soft Bernat yarn? I haven’t tried that kind yet, so I’m not sure of total skeins that you will need.

      Yes, you are right, you would cast on two strands together ( I used three strands) all at the same time. Basically, you hold all the strands together, as if you were holding one strand… it’s just thicker.

      hope that helps, and so sorry for the delay!

      Lynne xx

  118. Virginia Wilcox says:

    this looks like warm blanket to make for my northern families.

    • Oh heck yeah Virginia,

      I live in the snow belt of Canada, and it is perfect!

      If you use a wool blend, it can be handy year round too. I find that the wool blends also breathe nicely, so I use them all year round.

      Cheers from the NORTH :)

      Lynne xx

  119. Lisa says:

    Oh guess what? First time knitter and it really looks like the picture…woohoo winner!! But now i’m all confused….does’nt take much….Lol….but how do I continue on when I get to the end of the 1st few BALLS.??

    • Hi Lisa,

      I’m about 59,000 days delayed in responding to you. Where do the days go? LOL.

      Did you figure it out? If you look it up on YouTube or google search it, you can find ways on how to continue on when you get to the end of your yarn.

      I’ve tried a few ways.. I have knotted it, but that is not a good thing, because then you see the knot.. then I learned how to weave them together and it worked.

      It is hard to explain with words (eeek) but hopefully you will find some easy videos for it.

      Happy knitting!

      • lisa whitten says:

        thanks Lynne, I patiently sat it down & waited for you……Lol……nuh I figured it out on you tube & weaved them together, I really wanted to knot it & get on with it but I thought it looked cheap & nasty & can’t have a cheap & nasty `1st time blanket…Lol

  120. Stephanie says:

    I don’t think I could have stumbled upon this lovely post at a better time. I’ve had a very difficult couple of weeks and I can feel myself slipping into a deep dark hole. I decided that I need a new knitting project and here I am. Thanks for sharing this awesome pattern.

    • Ohhhh you are most welcome Stephanie!

      How are you feeling now? Did you start a knitting project?

      Feeling overwhelmed and/or in a dark hole is tough spot. I have done it too. Knit your way out of it.

      I’m cheering you on.
      Lynne xx

      • Stephanie says:

        I’m feeling much better now! I did start knitting a super chunky blanket. Not quite finished yet but almost there :)

  121. Aidrienne Branagan says:

    Hi. Thanks for the great pattern. I am all ready to start knitting. I think you will like my idea about the needles. I went to a diy store bought 25mm dowling( I am in Ireland and 25mm is the same as your 50).Anyway it was long enough to cut 4 equal lengths of 24 inches and two 8 inch pieces. My brill husband then planned down an end on each piece of wood to a fine point. On the two short pieces he drilled a little hole in the other ends filled it with glue and stuck either end of a piece of wire into each hole. I now have two pairs of 50 needles and a circular pair of the same size. And all it cost was a few euros. I probably haven’t explained this great but if anyone has question ask away.
    Aidrienne (Dublin,Ireland)

  122. Debbie says:

    Hi Lynne,

    I just finished a K2P2 of this blanket for my niece using the big cozy yarn from knitpicks I didn’t need to double or triple the yarn this way. As a blanket it looks great in the “Bitter Heather” color (chocolate brown). I’ve saved the cream color for myself but I’m wondering (since I am selfish) should I double the yarn when knitting since it is a K4P4? Which will look the best?

    Thanks for your time,

  123. Amanda says:

    Hi Lynne,

    I’m not too sure what the conversion size would be for the needles you used for Australia? (I am a beginner at this) :)

  124. Sally Crowell says:

    Can I make the blanket not so chunky but soft is a must what type of yarn maybe not so many yarns together??

    • Hi Sally

      The Aria yarn that I used and showed in the blog post is really really really soft and although it is thick when you put the strands together, it is not tooooooo thick and chunky. I really like it, but is also more of a lightweight feel.

      I would experiment with different styles of yarn. Let me know which ones you go with. I’d love to see your blanket. Send photos :)


  125. sonia says:

    Is it knit 4 stitches then purl 4 stitches or is it 4 rows 4 rows

    • Hello Sonia

      It is knit 4, purl 4 and repeat the knit 4 purl 4 pattern to the end of the row. When you reach the end of the row, turn the blanket around and start the next row. If your row ended in purl 4, start your next row with knit 4. If your row ended with 4 purl, start your next row with 4 knit.

      Hope that helps!

  126. Diane Bohn says:

    Yes I was Wondering what size is your blanket. Also when you use 3 strands how do you keep the yarn getting twisted together

    • Hi Diane,

      I will double check the measurements of the blanket this week, but I may have already written them in the blog post. I forgot. LOL> Old age has a way of doing that. haha.

      Yes, my yarn did twist together as I was knitting, but I kind of liked that. The three strands sort of wrap around each other and twist into one strand. I actually found it easier to knit because they wound into one strand.

      Happy knitting!

  127. Helen says:

    I’m having problems with the size 50needles. They are clumsy .

    • Hi Helen,

      You are? I have never heard that problem before. I just love using them and find that the size of them actually makes it easier to knit. You look down, and BOOM your blanket is done. LOL.

      I wish I had some suggestions for you to make it easier. If I had the same experience, I’d be happy to send some tips.

      Maybe others will be able to give some suggestions in the comment section and reply to your comment too. I find that the circular needles are really great because the ‘weight’ of the blanket lands on your lap rather than having to hold all the stitches on a straight needle.

      I hope that helps!
      Lynne xx

  128. Cristie Worley says:

    Love this blanket!! I have never seen circular needles before, but I use looms for my knitting, I am going to do this pattern on my long straight loom, unless my large circle one has more pegs. Hopefully I will get results as beautiful as yours!!

    • I bet you will get fantastic results Cristie!

      It’s so cool that you use looms for your knitting! You have to share a photo with me when you are done. It sounds like it’s going to be beautiful!!

      Lynne xx

  129. Cindy Jones says:

    Love this blanket! Been wanting to knit one; just didn’t want it to take a year.
    Any tips on which yarn, so I wouldn’t have to triple it? I don’t think I would mind doubling it. But, also I would Luke it to wear a long time without too much expense
    I will check out the suggestions you have listed from Etsy; because I do need chunky needles. I have been looking for size 35. Do you think you could use 35 and increase your stitches by 8 or 12?
    I know; a lot if questions!
    ThNk you, Cindy Lu

  130. Kimberly says:

    Hi Lynn, I used Tjockt Fat and Fluffy Merino that I got at my local yarn shop (Cloverhill Yarn Shop) here in Maryland and my blanket is just beautiful! It is the envy of my household (my household consists of me, 3 boys ages 16, 13 and 9 and my husband). So you know it must be really outstanding if teenage boys are jealous!

    • Ha!!!

      That’s the best news ever Kimberly!! LOVE IT!!

      My kids are always jumping under the blanket too. It really is one of those wool blankets that is coveted by all. LOL.

      Who knew that something could be so simple to make and sooooooo beautiful?

      US xx we knew it!

      Lynne xx

  131. Ken says:

    The blanket is just my speed. I am also looking for an easy bulky womens vest pattern.

    • Fantastic! Glad you luuurve the chunky wool blanket! It is a sweet, easy speed of a knit, for sure!

      I have lots of knitters who read this blog post, so maybe one of my readers will leave a reply for you with a womens vest pattern.

      Crossing my fingers and toes for you!

      Lynne xx

  132. Alice says:

    I love your blog! I’m redecorating my room and I need some somewhat cheap, but great ways to spice it up and I really wanted to take up knitting so I’m just beginning! I love this post and te way you write :)

  133. Deborah says:

    Hi Lynne,
    I am wanting to knit this blanket but the biggest needle I have on hand is size US 11 circular needles. To make a full or queen size blanket what do I need to do? Oh and I am a beginner knitter..I also bought 4 skeins of yarn at 160 yards each. Will that be enough to do this blanket?
    Thank you so much

    • Hi Deborah

      Your needles will definitely be too small. The benefit of the big needles is that they make the blanket an easy fast knit. With the small needles, it will be a tighter knit and smaller blanket.

      I hope that helps!
      Lynne xx

  134. Sarah Tingey says:

    My roommate and I are planning on making this blanket but we have had problems with this knit, purl pattern bunching together on smaller needles, is there a way that we can prevent that or does it just bunch less on bigger needles?

    • Hello Sarah,

      If you are a tight knitter and you are using small needles, the knit 4, purl 4 will rib tighter. It is sort of like the rib pattern on a sweater (the part that is on your wrist)

      With this pattern, the needles are huge, so the stitches are larger and so you won’t find that it bunches up as much. Having said that, it still is a ribbing pattern so it will go narrower (sort of like an accordion)

      You will still see the pattern tho :)

      I hope that helps.

      Lynne xx

  135. Heather says:

    Thank you so much. Ths is the next blanket that I’ll be doing. I’m doing my first blanket. It’s kicking my freaking ass. I’m using a smaller yarn.

    So, there goes my stress free. We all know with 6 kids a husband of 11 years 11 cat’s (yes females gave birth, when we didn’t know they were preggers) 2 doggies and a grandpa.
    I need, energy and stress relief. Lol.

    Thank you so much. I appreciate you, and your awesomeness blog. That made me giggle. Also smile.

    My best friend. (Wifey) and I. Always talk about how we always love playing my “soft, squishy, round yarn BALLS ”


    I was wondering if you could email?

    I don’t know anyone else that knits. I also crochet.

    Nuts gather here

  136. Sian says:

    Hi Lynne
    Was just wondering if there is a knack to using the circular needles, I seam to spend as much time threading the stitches onto the thick part of the needles as much as i do knitting!
    Thanks, sian x

    • It gets easier to knit on circular needles, I promise Sian. I only found that for the first little while, and then I had the knack.

      Wait. I just saw the date of your comment was 12 days ago. You must be done the blanket now. LOL.


  137. diane deschenes says:

    Im going to try this I loved your pics! Im new green as new spring grass but Ill try anything I just made my first scarf and a second one that was a spiral net ruffle scarf and was looking for a new project and saw this and fell in love thanks for sharing!

  138. Sian says:

    Me again Lynne!
    I’m just trying to scale up your pattern to fit my King size bed. I know the one you made is 40×50″ but is it 40″ or 50″ wide?
    Many thanks, sian xx

    • Hello Sian :)

      I just double checked and it is 40″ wide by 50″ long. Because it is a ribbed pattern, it sort of stretches even longer and wider.

      When I stretched it out to measure it, it’s 50″ wide by 60″ long.

      The great thing about this pattern, is that it is such a fast knit. If you knit for about an hour LOL – very technical, I know..haha… you will get a sense of how wide it will be. At that point you can decide to continue on, or unravel it and make it wider or narrower.

      Hope that helps:)

      Lynne xx

  139. Tooba says:

    Can we knit this blanket with smaller sized needles like in mm or cm? And if we knit it on smaller needles then how many balls of yarn would we need?

    • Hi Tooba,

      I haven’t tried it on smaller needles, but some of my readers have. They went with size 35 needles instead of 50. It would make a smaller blanket, take a bit longer, and the ‘holes’ would be smaller… because the knit would be tighter on a smaller needle. I’m sure it would be beautiful too.

      I would imagine that you would need to cast on more stitches and add more yarn. Give it a go. I bet it’s fab!

      Lynne xx

  140. Sian says:

    Hi Lynne
    I’ve become a bit obsessed about your gorgeous pattern and I’m desperate to make it but really need to keep the cost down as doing a lot of home improvements at the moment!

    I found this yarn –
    Do you think I would still need 3 strands, I’m looking to buy 18 balls as I want to put it on my bed when finished!

    Many thanks, sian xx

    • Hi Sian!

      I love the look of that yarn! I searched it on and couldn’t find it.

      I WISH!

      That was the long way of saying YES, I think you should use it. It’s 100 g and the yarn that I used is 50g, so I think you would need less of it! You could probably easily get away with 2 strands.

      Hope that helps!
      Lynne xx

      • Sian says:

        Super! Do you know roughly what size blanket 18 balls of that yarn would make please? I want something to go on my king size bed!

  141. Jenny Flanagan says:

    Lynne…hi! Can you please explain the casting off process? What I mean is, because it’s k4,p4, do I cast of using that method, too? Not even sure if I’ve worded the question properly? …thanks, so much….Jenny

    • Hi Jenny

      I’m hoping that pro knitters will pop in here and answer your question for you…

      Here is how I do it.. the easy way..LOL!

      When my project is done, I cast off in a straight knit pattern. The same cast off stitch all the way.

      That’s probably not the proper way. haha.. but it works for me :)

      Happy knitting!
      Lynne xx

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  144. Rebecca says:

    Where is the pattern/instructions to make this throw . As I really want to make it

    • Hi Rebecca,

      The pattern is soooooo easy and short, you may have missed it.

      It is cast on 40 stitches, using size 50 circular needles. Knit 4, purl 4.

      More details are in the post, but that is the gist of it.


  145. susan says:

    Love your comments! You have talked me into knitting again. I had gotten so bored with the conventional way of knitiing ( also left handed ). This sounds like something I might be able to get into. Thanks.

    • Hi Susan,
      So happy that you might be hoping back into knitting again.

      This pattern. Oh. La. La. Wait until it is done. You will curl up in your chunky wool blanket and say ahhhhhhhh, I did it!!

      Lynne xx

  146. Gillian Campbell says:

    OK you win – I will try 50. I really don’t want to be working on this blanket for ever. BTW, 12 balls would do it with casting on 52 stitches?

  147. Gillian Campbell says:

    Love your web site and all your comments. Tee-Hee! Quick question, what would happen if I made that blanket with the same wool as you are suggesting, but used size 10 needles instead of 104!!??

    • Hi Gillian!

      Well, isn’t it awesome that the comments are more entertaining than I am? LOL! I love that about my bloggity readers :)

      I used size 50 needles, so I think if you used sized 10 needles, you may have to knit for the rest of your life. LOL.

      Go for the bigger needles, and it will be a quicker knit.

      Gawd, I hope that helps :)

      Lynne xx

  148. Deb says:

    I would like to make a blanket that is approximately 76×48. How many chunky yarn would you suggest. I bought 18 balls of Sirdar Big Softie 50*. I plan on using two strands.

    Thanks in Advance….Deb

    • Hi Deb,

      Not sure if I can help you out, but maybe some of my blog readers may. I haven’t used the Sirdar Big Softie, so I’m not sure how far it goes.

      I have always used 3 strands, and not two, but maybe your yarn is chunkier.

      The good news is that it is such a fast knit, you will be able to measure quite quickly.

      Maybe cast on 60-80 stitches instead of 40, to see how wide it will be for you.

      Cheers and happy knitting!

  149. Sheila Clowes says:

    I enjoy receiving you patterns, and have made some.
    I would like to see more patterns on straight needles, it always seems to be circular needle patters.

    • Hi Sheila

      I love knitting on circular needles, and straight needles are great too.. I agree.

      In my blog post – you’ll see a link to an etsy pattern & yarn for the chunky wool blanket with straight needles too. It’s gorgeous as well.

      Hope that helps!
      Lynne xx

  150. Penny Olsen says:

    Love the chunky throw. I cannot seem to find the Aria yarn that you used. Thank you. And how many skeins did you use for your throw?

    • Hi Penny

      I couldn’t find the Aria yarn online either. Drats, huh? I tried to find it online so I could put the link in the blog post and make it easy for others to find.

      I bought my Aria wool at a yarn shop in Toronto called Romni Wools.

      I hope that helps!
      Lynne xx

  151. Sheri Mehew says:

    I just started on size 50 needles with a lovely Teal colored yarn. Its Bernat Alpaca yarn, with a fiber content of 70 acrylic and 30 alpaca. I am using 3 strands, but it doesn’t look as full as yours. I love it and am going to complete, but the next one I shall use 4-5 strands. Super excited to finish this blanket

  152. Rita Faison says:

    Sorry! I re-read your post and saw you used Aria.

    • You got it Rita :)

      Truth is, there are so many fab yarns on Amazon and Etsy, lots of readers have found many chunky yarn options.

      (links in the blog post above)

      Happy knitting!
      Lynne xx

  153. Rita Faison says:

    Hi! Lovely blanket! Which yarn did you use? The Aria pictured on the chair or the Etsy yarn? Thank you.

  154. Dawn Sawyer says:

    I LOVE this blanket !!! Just made one for my daughter and she absolutely loves it. It’s so warm and cozy. I made mine a little bigger because she’s pretty tall so I did 60 cast on and 18 balls. It ended up being 60″ x 60″. I didn’t have 50 needles but had some 35 so I used those instead. I actually just started a new one. Thanks for the pattern. And I’m with you a oversized sweater like this would be GREAT!!

  155. Rebecca Kirt says:

    Thank you for this pattern. Now I need to find the size needle for this afghan. I am going to start following you. Currently I am knitting a boyfriend cardigan.

  156. Melissa Ashton says:

    This is going to be my first try at a blanket! My husband is tired of my crazy insanity with knitting scarves and hats – it’s time to branch out! Thank you for a quick and easy pattern I feel confident to try! I am curious – what is the size of your finished blanket?

  157. Tasha says:

    Hi, I ordered the needles you recomended from Etsy, and have found some super chunky wool, so i’m ready to start the project! and very excited!
    Just one question: The needles from etsy are connected by an acrylic (thing) lol. Do I use this to place the stiches on? The needles seem to small otherwise.
    Many thanks in advance
    P.S Your blog is amazing, im all the way in the UK and love it!!

  158. Stacie says:

    Hi Lynne, and thanks for posting this pattern! I started knitting about 10 months ago and am hooked. (Is there a 12-step program for knitters?!) I’m branching out from scarves and hats to bigger projects, and this looks like the perfect project to make for my best friend’s wedding!!

    I’m thinking about using Wool-Ease Thick and Quick (category 6 chunky), but I’m not sure about doubling- or tripling-up on the yarn. Did you use 18 balls with the triple-yarn method?

  159. Josie says:

    Hi Lynne,
    I love this pattern. Thank you for sharing. Very simple to follow.
    Thanks again,

  160. Michelle Staebler says:

    Just made the blanket today – it is light but so nice and cozy – we love it. I will definately be making another as it was. so simple – thank you

    • So happy that you love it too Michelle!

      Isn’t it dreamy? I find the same thing… it is light and yet soooooo very warm (mine has wool). LOVE to curl up in it.


  161. Melissa Franke says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog! My supplies are on the way and I’m anxious to knit up this beauty! QUESTION: when you say cast on 40, am I to alternate the knit and purl from the get go? For example, after I tie a simple slip knot do I do 4 knits, followed by 4 purls all the way up to 40? (or do I do a simple cast on first) Also if i want a wider blanket I just keep alternating as long as my number is divisibly by 4 right? (I will have to look up my divisibility rules..hehe). I have decided to do 12 months of DIY and this is my Feburary project. I’m excited to try something new! Thank you for this awesome tutorial and I’m excited to hear back from you :)
    Many thanks, Melissa!

    • Melissa Franke says:

      one more question: What do you mean to cast off 40? I’m a beginner; can you tell?!

      • Is that a trick question Melissa? LOL.

        When you start a project, you cast on your stitches, meaning that you are putting your 40 stitches on to begin.

        When you are finishing a project, you cast off your stitches, meaning that you are taking the 40 stitches off the needles and finishing it off.

        I probably made that sound more difficult than what it is.

        Cast on 40 to begin, cast off 40 to end.

        Done :) xx

        • Melissa Franke says:

          I wish I could say it were a trick question..hehe! Just a very beginner, beginner. Thank you for the reply!

  162. Melissa says:

    Oh dear, I’m quite happy I’ve found this blog. I think I have all the yarn I need because I’ve become quite the hoarder since learning how to knit last month. Now I just need my needles to get here!!!

  163. Barbara says:

    You never said how large the blanket in the pic is.

    Also do you have any patterns for an oversized sweater made with the same look as the blanket.


    • Hi Barbara,

      The blanket that I knit finished at 40 inches wide by 50 inches long.

      I WISH I had a pattern for an oversized sweater with the same look. That sounds gorgeous!! If you find one, let me know. I’d love to knit it!!

      Happy knitting!
      Lynne xx

  164. Donna Blend says:

    I do not have the supplies I need for this project. HOWEVER, I think I will be buying everything I need to make at least one of these blankets. It is beautiful…Extremely…perfect for gift giving….ideal for that family that burned out during the winter…or friend in a hospital or nursing home….I LOVE IT. thanks……Donna Blend

  165. mary-ann brum says:

    Looks like an awesome blanket.. can,t wait to start..thanks

  166. Joyce schneider says:

    Love this!!!!!

  167. Talisha says:

    Hello Lynne!

    Love your post! Amazing pattern and giggles :)

    I’m quite a beginner knitter, so I’d just like to ask though, how do you use triple the yarn? I know you explained it, but I guess I just need more detailed explanation (being a beginner and all) xD. And how big is a strand of yarn? I’d rather get it from my local store than have amazon ship it all the way through the pacific ocean.

    Happy New Year!



    P.s. my Dad is from Montreal and we live in Indonesia haha! Great to read your blog from the other side of the world :) (and I’m a 15 y.o. knitter YAY)

    • Hello Talisha,

      You are adorbs. Okay, in order to knit with 3 strands, you just put the three balls of yarn on your lap.

      When you knit ‘normally’ you are just holding one strand of yarn. With this pattern, you are knitting with 3 strands of yarn. You are literally holding the 3 strands in one, so instead of having one piece of yarn in your hand, you have 3 pieces of yarn. That way, the yarn is super thick rather than just one thin piece.

      Erhmergerd, I might have made that sound more difficult than what it is.


      You live in Indonesia?!! That’s FANTASTIC. I love love love love it there. Have you searched the word BALI on my blog yet?

      Here’s a link to all my Bali blog posts…

      Big love!
      Lynne xx

  168. Amal says:

    I’m kinda going thru it right now and this post cracked me up as I can relate because I’ve been knitting up a storm not really sure why then I saw this and it clicked its better than therapy because it is I guess. I’m a newbie and all my friends and fam will be rocking fingerless gloves they got for gifts this holiday. I think I can brave it to the next level which is this blanket. Thanks for the giggle and the inspiration.

    • Amal says:

      P.S. Happy New Year!!!

    • Happy New Year to you too… and oh la la, if you can knit fingerless gloves, you can DEFINITELY make this blanket. It is sooooooo easy, compared to gloves. I made a set of gloves ONCE. The left hand could fit a baby and the right hand could fit the jolly green giant. You are my hero :)

      Lynne xx

  169. Carol says:

    I need help. My Grandaughter wants me to make one of these. But, she wants it to be like a bedspread. How many more balls of yarn would I need? Would just double what you need. And how many more stiches.

    • Hey Carol,

      I’m not sure, but a wild guess would be to double it all. Double the amount of stitches and double the amount of yarn.

      You could always do a test run with double the stitches on your needle and knit a few rows to see how it goes. It is such a fast knit, it would take no time to figure out what size you will get.


  170. Joy says:

    Okay, this newbie is gonna for it, wish me luck! :) Quick question though, does it make a difference whether I use bulky or super bulky? Which did you use?

    • Hi Joy,

      I think the bulkier the better. Wait. Did that just sound gross? LOL.

      The thicker the yarn, the thicker the blanket and the faster the knit. Fast. Thick. OMG, my mind is in the gutter today.

      What a floozy I am. haha.

      Have an epic time knitting it. It is soooooo relaxing to knit and it truly looks beautiful when it’s done.

      Lynne xo

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  172. lizzy says:

    You rocked this project. I am anxious to get my yarn and needles so that I can knit my way through a separation. Happy me, lucky me finding your blog. Thanks for all the information on where to purchase items.

    • Ahhhhh Lizzy !

      You go girl. You will knit your way across the world and back again.. and suddenly .. the separation won’t seem so bad.

      Glad you found the links helpful. It saves about 49 hours of searching LOL, and you can use that time to knit. haha.


  173. Linda says:

    I Just stumbled upon your blog…. Googled
    Blanket Pattern for super bulky yarn.
    Found your pattern… love it!
    but I also found much more……I love your blog I found it very uplifting and nice to know that other people go through the same things I do thank you

    • Hi Linda!

      It’s nice to meet you and THANK YOU for coming to my bloggity. Thanks Google for chunky wool blanket pattern searches too. LOL!

      Without the blanket, we wouldn’t have met :)

      Big love and talk to you again sometime!

      Lynne xx

  174. Apoorva says:

    Hello Lynne,
    It was so wonderful to read your blog, it’s so entertaining and helpful, I laughed so much reading it. I’m actually knitting a blanket for a 3-month-old baby and I need it to be warm, so do you think it would still be warm enough if I don’t triple or double the yarn allowance or do you recommend i do, cause I have limited wool. Also, how many balls( oops I said it) do you think I’d need for a baby blanket if I use chunky yarn?

    Thanks a lot
    Lots of love

    • Good questions! Not sure I have all the answers for you tho xo.

      Yes, I think it would be warm, even if you only use one strand of chunky wool yarn. I would definitely use smaller needles tho, because you don’t want the blanket to have big holes from the big needles (for a baby).

      I hope that helps. I bet some other knitters could chime in and give some great answers too.

      Lynne xx

  175. Tace Sofia says:

    Love your creamy colors and great gung-ho attitude! Thanks for sharing!

  176. Michelle says:

    Can this blanket be made using the “arm knitting” method? Or do I need to used the size 50 circular needles?

    Thanks :)

    • That’s a great question Michelle, and I don’t know the answer to it. LOL.

      Maybe a fellow blog reader may be able to answer it. The arm knitting technique looks super cool ! I haven’t tried it yet tho.

      I have knit it with the size 50 circular needles and it was sooooooo easy that way, that it may be the easier answer.

      If you get one knit, send me a photo! I’d love love love to see it.


      • Michelle says:

        I’m a newbie at knitting anything. I am getting together with a friend this month to hopefully arm knit a few scarves for Christmas gifts. I would like to make this blanket for my husband… We’ll see how it all goes! :) Wish me luck :)

    • Alysha Fletcher says:

      I’ve done arm knitting, and I have skinny arms. If you don’t want holes you can fit your hand through, I suggest the circular needles!

  177. yan hart says:

    oops sorry. I see that I posted it twice. Couldn’t see my letter so I tried a different e-mail.

  178. yan says:

    Dear Lynne,
    Hello, I’m a fellow Canuck!! Originally from Montreal Canada. I married an american & have lived in the States for 36 years now. But still say, once a Canadian always a Canadian. I some how found your blog about 2 months ago & found the article on your chunky blanket. I actually wrote you to ask questions. I’ve done my first blanket for my husband who is constantly cold & he absolutely loves it. Will be making more for my children. Love your articles & just saw your video after reading one of the letters from one of your fellow followers. Your very inspiring!

    • A fellow Canuck? For reals, Yan?

      So cool that you are a Canadian living in the States.

      I hope I answered your blanket questions. LOL. If not, I am going to be mad at myself.

      Thanks for checking out my video. Did you see it here on my about me page?

      I’m such a video chicken but hope to really give it a bigger try in the new year. Video is such a coolio media channel.

      Thanks for writing to me!!

      Big love to my fellow Canadian xoxoxox


  179. Betsy Burch says:

    If I get a chunky yarn, do I still have to use 3 strands?

  180. I am very confused about WHY we need circular needles? Normally I see those in a hat pattern or a sweater that is to be knit all in one piece. Why do we need circular for a square item?

    • Hi Wendy,

      The easy thing about the circular needles is that it holds the weight and length of the blanket on the circular part on your lap.

      If you are using straight needles, they have be very big needles and that is a lot of blanket to keep on a straight needle.

      The circular needle helps for the blanket to rest on your lap instead of holding it in the air on your straight needle.

      Did I make that more confusing? LOL I hope not. Have a fab time knitting.

      Big cheers!
      Lynne xx

  181. Mary says:

    If folks followed your pattern they would get a garter stitch and not the rib stitch, and it would look nothing like your photos. For anyone new to this, you have to alternate the stitches… k4 p4 turn… then p4 kn4, turn… k4 p4. Your welcome!

    • Hi Mary,

      Great point, and thank you for highlighting it, it’s very important.

      I did mention it here in the blog post:

      Remember … if you finish in 4 purl stitches, then you must begin the next row with 4 knit stitches to continue the pattern.

      But it is easy to miss. I should maybe do it in bold letters so it isn’t confusing.

      Thanks so much !!
      Lynne xx

      • Katie says:

        You two seem to be saying the opposite to eachother?

        • We may have made it sound confusing, when it’s not Katie.

          Sorry ’bout that.

          We are both saying the same thing tho.

          Whatever 4 stitches you end with, you do the opposite on the next row.

          If you end the row with 4 knit stitches, start the next row with 4 purl stitches.

          If you end a row with 4 purl stitches, you begin the next row with 4 knit stitches.

          Hope that helps!

  182. barb drover says:

    what was the weight of each BALL?
    I have no problem with that world, lol

  183. Samantha says:


    I am obsessed! I’m not sure how I found your blog, but this post inspired me to buy the Loopy Mango Needles and some super- fluffy alpaca yarn that is $20/skeen. The crazy thing about that, and the reason I mentioned the price, is that I have only knitted once in my life and I was probably 8 years old!!!! Thank the heavens for YouTube because this girl needed to find out how to ‘cast on”, “knit”, and “purl”. Maybe I should have started with cheaper yarn, but your blanket looked soooooo gorgeous! Anyway, I haven’t started yet… needles and pricey yarn are ready. So, I poured myself a glass of wine and wished that you had a video. You are sooooo funny that a video would be worth the price of an exclusive membership! (personally, I bonded with you when you continued to say “balls”. Balls is also one of my favorite words!

    Thank you for inspiring me to try something I have NEVER tried before and to go balls to the wall!


  184. Jamie Ward says:

    I have purchased the Mondail Aria (cream color) from Passion Knit in Canada. I am expecting the order any day. I purchased 2 bags—–10 balls in each bag for a total of 20 balls. I would like to make your blanket pattern for my daughter for Christmas. If I cast on 44 stitches on size 50 needles and knit all 20 balls, what size blanket can I expect? I am just an advanced beginner knitter. Thank you in advance for any suggestions. Jamie ward

    • Jamie

      Soooooo sorry that I am just answering your comment now. It somehow slipped through the cracks. I blame the ‘holidays’ LOL and my homemade baileys :)

      How did it go? What size of blanket did it make?

      So great to hear that Passion Knit sells the wool. I have never heard of them before.

      Cheers and happy new year!
      Lynne xx

  185. Emma says:

    Hello! I am so in love with your blog like wow I just feel like I’m at home or something. I guess it makes sense then that I wouldn’t be able to locate the pattern. Please send help asap thank youuu!

    • Hey Emma!

      Did you find the pattern in the blog post? Hope so :)

      My site went down for a short time from a big traffic spike and the pattern disappeared for a while.

      Clearly I disappeared for a while too because I am just seeing your comment now… one month later. My bad.

      If I had a third leg, I’d kick myself with it :)

      Happy knitting
      Lynne xx

  186. Vicky Petry says:

    Will try this pattern a.s.a.p.

  187. Josie Adams says:

    I was just wondering about how much yardage I would need for this project, I am very new to knitting and cannot wait to get started! I know you said 12-18 balls, but all the yarn I have seen varies so much in yardage ( I’ve seen all from 50yds to 150yds).
    Thanks so much!

  188. Janine Pelchat says:

    love your patterns

  189. Alexandra says:

    Hi there,
    I’m new to knitting and I was just wondering about this pattern… How do you make a flat blanket with circular needles? In my experience, the circular ones are for hats and such. If anyone could help me, I’d greatly appreciate it! :)

    Thanks so much!

    • You still work this back and forth in rows, just like on regular needles. The reason to use circular needles for a blanket is because of the large number of stitches. You usually cannot stack that large of a number of stitches on regular needles, but they will sit nicely on the acrylic part of the circulars.

      • Well said Tonya!! I couldn’t have said it better myself. Oh wait. I didn’t. LOL. I need you to write my next knitting blog post. haha. THANKS a bunch for explaining it so clearly. You rock!

        Lynne xx

  190. Ruby says:

    Hi, just double checking the size of the needles since the ones on etsy don’t show a choice in 37 inches. There is a 40″ option. Also,, there is a 24″ option available locally. Would either or those be ok?

  191. Terry L. Hills says:

    looking for an throw to make with 3 strands.

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  193. Lucy Rivera says:

    Thank you for your easy instructions on making this blanket. One question:
    Can I use any yarn. Wool is too hot. I live in Puerto Rico and it is warm all year round. Can you recommend a different yarn.. Thanks.

  194. Hannah Walter says:

    Hi Lynne!
    Seriously one of the greatest and most helpful blog posts I’ve ever read!
    Just out of curiosity, what are the dimensions of the blanket you made? My boyfriend has been obsessed with the idea of me knitting him a blanket, but he’s 6ft tall and I didn’t want it to look TOO similar to a baby blanket on the poor guy.

  195. Terri Morris says:

    Thank you for the easy instructions and pattern. Even I can do it.

  196. Caroline Lockridge says:

    Would love to have the EASY chunky blanket pattern.
    I knit so I don’t come apart.

    Looking forward to reading your blog.

  197. Laurie says:

    Can’t seem to find the free chunky knit blanket pattern on your blog anymore! Made one last year for my son and want to make another for my daughter but cannot remember the number of stitches to cast on!!! Can anyone help?

  198. Laura Poulter says:

    Love to knit and love your site.
    Would like to get the free pattern for your chunky blanket.
    Thank Laura

  199. Edie Stickler says:

    Read through some of the comments, and I haven’t laughed so much in years. Love your pattern, love your instructions and LOVE your attitude!

  200. Valda Grimes says:

    I am looking forward to making the blanket. Don’t have to drag a pattern with me.
    Do I have to use circular needles? I am a beginner and still having trouble with circular needles. Also can this be made on a loom?

  201. Kait Holland says:

    Hi there!
    I have three relatively dumb questions, so sorry in advance.
    1. What wool weight do you recommend? If I use 100g yarn will I need to double/triple it to get the chunky look?
    2. How many yards will I need?
    Thanks for the info! Can’t wait to start.

  202. Heather says:

    I used to knit, and I think this chunky blanket would be a great way to get back into it.
    I’ve been looking online for yarn, and I can’t find anything machine washable. How do you wash/clean your blanket? With a toddler, a dog, and a baby on the way, machine washability is important!!!
    Thanks for your time,

  203. April says:

    Finished my blanket! I love it! I used 18 skeins of super bulky (size 6), and my dimensions were something like 56″ x 68″, just to give a frame of reference to people who have been asking. I love your white one so much, but I am the messiest person alive, so I found a color called merlot and figured that at least I can spill wine on it without it being too noticeable. Thanks for this wonderful idea!!!!

  204. Sahna says:

    This is so wonderful. I’m not entirely a noob at knitting but I’m curious why do you use circular needles for a blanket? And how is it worked without making it in the round? Or is it used because you don’t have straight needles long enough?

    • Lucinda says:

      Hi Sahna,

      Circular knitting needles work very well with the larger chunkier projects. Just don’t knit in the round and carry on like you are using straight needles. It can carry way more stitches and is much more comfortable to knit with. This also seems like a heavy item and will make knitting harder on straight needles.

      Hope this helps!!

      Have a nice dayxx

  205. Sue says:

    Love the look of this blanket. Going to start on it this weekend. Also love your humor. :)

  206. Teddy says:

    Hey Lynne,

    I recently decided to give knitting a try and I have to say that finding your blog is one of the best things that have happened to me!! I love your advise and the way you put it – funny and cheerful with a glinch of seriousness…
    I’m just about to buy my first pair of needles (wish me luck) and I’ll give the blanket a try………..hopefully it will look presentable :)
    Thank you for sharing it with us :)

  207. JaBrittny Harrison says:

    I loved this blanket, in the process of making it now!

  208. Mary Van Deuson says:

    I love your ideas & the way you express things. I would definitely like to get your blog delivered to me. It’s fun to read.

    • Hi Mary!
      Nice to meet you! I signed you up to have the blog delivered to you.

      You are now subscribed. You just missed one today. Here it is :

      It is a $1000 giveaway and you are already entered to win because you are a subscriber. Just read the blog post, pick what you’d like to win and leave a comment in the blog post of what you would like to win!

      The choices are a toilet, bathroom faucet, wooden wheels or milk paint!

      So fun!

      Lynne xx

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  210. Maria says:

    That has to be the most refreshing fun blog I have read in quite a while. I have been knitting and crocheting for quite a while, my grandma taught me :)….. This helped me feel revived as I was starting to get bored with the many projects I have on the go….must finish them now so I can make this beautiful blanket for myself. Thank you and I look forward to reading more :)

    • Awhhhh schmanks Maria!

      You just made my day yesterday. I was having an ERRRHmergerd what am I thinking ??!! kind of day …. and you just sparked my blogging flame again.

      I o U.

      Here it is –> mwah xoxoxoxo

  211. Nicole says:

    I love your girly sense of humor. Makes me feel great about going back to knitting when I’m not working. Thank you

  212. Alex says:

    I have no idea who you are, but you’re quite possibly the funniest blogger ever, and I totally want some liquid fermented grapes to toast you!

    Can’t wait to knit!!! Gotta get me some balls now.
    Chin chin!

    :) alex

    • I have no idea who you are ALEX, but you are my new best friend.

      I think I’m going to frame your comment and hang it on my wall.

      I’ll share it with my family when they visit and say ” what’s a blogger anyway?!”


      Loves ya!

  213. Nancy says:

    Love your site – love the pattern! I have yarn from many years ago (and a lot of it). I’m going to knit an afghan for my daughter.

  214. April says:

    Oooooh, this is SO gorgeous!! After a few days of deliberation and yarn-searching, I finally chose one last night. (Michael’s is having a sale on their own brand of super bulky yarn, Loops and Threads Cozy Wool, right now; it’s $4 a skein and free shipping over $50–incase anyone else out there is like me and dying to make this blanket but too broke to buy 12+ skeins of most of the yarn out there.) I was so happy to find a blogger who is so funny and likable–then I found out you’re Canadian so, of course, that’s why! I’m American (boo) but hopefully moving up to the best country in the world pretty soon! Thank you for this great project!!!

    • Hi April !

      Great hot tip on Michaels! Did the yarn arrive? How is it? I love hearing about deals!!

      You are moving to Canada? Sahhhweet. What part are you moving to? Maybe we will be neighbours. LOL. xx

      • April says:

        The yarn is here and it’s wonderful! My blanket is about half-way done after one day–it’s so quick!! I keep trying to curl up under it while I’m knitting because it’s so cozy already.

        I’ll live anywhere in Canada that I can find a job, but my first choice is the Ottawa area. Which province are you in? Want to trade lives?? I can’t wait to be in Canada!!

        • LOL! It is crazy cozy!

          Ottawa is a beautiful city, but it is cooooold in the winter. Okay, all of Canada is cold in the winter months, but Ottawa feels particularly cold. LOL. It’s also particularly pretty :)

          I live in Ontario. I’m about 2 hrs North West of Toronto. I’ve lived in the States and love that too. I think I could live in a cardboard box and be happy. LOL. xx

  215. tammy says:

    such a beautiful blanket. I never thought to double or triple up on the strands, what a great idea! I think I am going to see if I can do this in a pillow case for the sofa :)

  216. Yolanda says:

    Great blog. I laughed…..a lot. Never thought a knitting blog could be so funny.

    Great job! Keep em coming.

    • Thanks Yolanda,

      Here’s the kicker. I’m not a knitting blog. LOL. I’m a home projects, knitting, design ideas, DIY projects, cancer craziness, treehouse loving, design blogger. LOL.

      I hope you still love me. :)

  217. Carolyn Ramos says:

    Dear Lynne
    Apart from enjoying your very wicked sense of humour, I have been truly inspired by this pattern. My Grandma taught me how to knit when I was little but I never had the patience for it. This however looks very do-able so thankyou x

  218. Sydne Brimmer says:

    I love this blog and Im going to make my mom a new cuddle-blanket for Christmas but I want it to be a little larger than this. Im wondering if it would work to cast on 50 stitches and knit 5, purl 5, repeat… Would this effect the pattern?
    I was also wondering if you used the chain-ply method to triple the yarn or if you used 3 separate balls of yarn. Thank you for the help!

    • Hi Sydne,

      Well, since I don’t know how to do the chain-ply method, I would definitely say that the triple yarn in 3 separate balls will definitely work. LOL.

      I think it would totally work to do fifty stitches and knit 5 purl 5.

      Let me know how it turns out!

      Lynne xx

  219. Ashley D says:

    I am a super beginner and have a quick question. After the 40 stitches are cast on, and you repeat the knit/purl sequence, what do you do when you run out of the three strands of yarn you are using? Do you cast off and start a new row and connect all when finished? I am just a little confused.

    • April says:

      Just tie a knot with the end of the old ball of yarn and the beginning of the new ball of yarn! You technically don’t have to even tie a knot, you can just begin working with a new ball of yarn, but it makes it feel more secure if there’s a knot, especially in a project like this that is pretty loose knit. I’m sure if you google this, you could find plenty of results with the best type of knots to tie–I just do a super basic one because I’m lazy, but if you want to make it look neater and minimize the appearance, I’m sure there are some techniques out there for the best type of knots.

  220. Tammy McCoy says:

    I love this chunky blanket and am looking forward to making one…happy it’s so easy since I’m a fairly new knitter!

  221. Phyllis Cooper says:

    Beautiful blanket! Blankets have been last on my list because i get bored really quickly; a bit of ADD going on in this house. Love your blog with a hell, damn and shit along the way, a comfortable read for me because it’s my personality as well. Happy Knitting to all…..

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  223. Karissa says:

    I’m doing this as a baby blanket for my soon to be born niece. Nearly done, and it was SUCH a quick knit. I only found US 50 straight needles so I have been doing it that way, as well I only doubled my yarn allowance, which is good because I don’t think I could have fit it all on my needles if it was tripled. LOVING IT, can’t wait to see the finished product.

  224. Cheyanne says:

    Great pattern! When I get to my second row do I switch needles back to the right hand, or should every other row be knitted on the wrong side? Sorry, new knitter here. :)

    • Sorry to take so long to reply Cheyanne,

      Basically, as you knit 4, purl 4 you continue along to the end of the row.

      When you reach the end of the row, you will likely end with purl 4. On the next row, start with knit 4. This will create your pattern.

      If you end your row with knit 4, then start your new row with purl 4, knit 4, purl 4 etc.

      Hope that helps!

  225. Ashley M says:

    Hello!!! Where am I able to buy the yarn you used in this project?

    • Hi Ashley

      I bought my yarn from a local yarn shop in Toronto Ontario Canada called Romni Wool. I looked online to find the same wool, but haven’t found it yet. Drats, huh? If you see it online, please send me the link.

      Lynne xx

  226. JWo says:

    My US 50 needles came yesterday and they are AWESOME!!! I purchased them from, however, I am in the U.S. Now to decide on which yarn to use. Lynne, I did check out your link to Etsy’s MissKnitYarns. What I am unsure of is how much of this yarn I would need as well as if you work 3 strands of that together? I think I may have a good cry at the price once you tell me how much I’ll need. But then again, no one ever said this passion for knitting would be inexpensive. I drool over Loopy Mango on Etsy as well but still very pricey. Any recommendations on a more economical yarn would be greatly appreciated:) Thanks for your help in advance.

    • Ohhh I wish I could help you with more economical yarn online. I haven’t found any yet either.

      The etsy links were the best price that I could find for the needles, and I couldn’t find any yarn on Amazon that looked ahhhhmazing.

      If you find some, please let me know. I can share the amazon links with the other readers so they can buy it too.

      Big love,
      Lynne xx

  227. Jennifer Diaz says:

    What size yarn are you using. 5 or 6? And are u knitting that blanket tight or loose.? I have started mine and love it already by the way

    • Oh boy Jennifer,

      That may be a trick question. I don’t know that answer about the 5/6 part.

      I generally knit quite loose, but that could be because I usually sip wine while knitting. LOL. I mean, TEA.

      Lynne xx

  228. Emily says:


    Lovely website you’ve got! Im thinking of knitting a blanket similar to yours, however I was wondering whether you think it’s too small? I’ve got wool enough to make one the same sizes as yours, but not sure if it will be too small? I’d like to have a blanket I can snuggle up in, but not too small so that Im still freezing!

    Emily xxx

    • Jennifer says:

      her blanket is 40 x 50” i am using this pattern to make a blanket as well but when i measured out 40 x 50 i felt like it was too small so i am making a 58” x 70” size blanket for my sister.

  229. Jennifer says:

    So i am new to knitting so forgive me if i post frequently, its just yours has been the most helpful and easiest site i have found so far, I want to surprise my sister with a blanket for the holidays as she just had a baby and doesn’t have a snuggle blanket. I wanted to make this in a 56” x 70” and i was wondering how many more spools of yarn i would need.

    • Oh boy Jennifer, is that a trick question? LOL. First of all, I think the size you are talking about knitting is BRILLIANT. If I made this blanket again, I would do it that size too. Maybe some of my knitting pals who are reading this blog post can pop in and answer your question too. My GUESS would be about 20-25 balls of yarn. Of course, I could be wrong, I’ve been wrong before. LOL. It truly is determined by how big the balls are (snicker) and the yarn weight. You could buy a bit and see how far it takes you… and then determine how much you need from there. Remember to buy the same dye lot though! You don’t want the blanket to be different colours.


  230. Jennifer says:

    i cannot find us 50 25mm 37” circular needles anywhere would a 40” circular needle be okay?

    • It sure would be Jennifer. If you click on the knitting needle photos in my blog post, it will take you to different knitting needle suppliers on etsy and you can pick which size you like. Yippeeeee.

      Lynne xx

  231. minisha says:

    just a quick question… this is my first knitting project!! do you knit and then purl 4 stitches or knit and then purl 4 rows??

    • Hi Minisha,

      You knit 4 stitches, purl 4 stitches, knit 4 stitches, purl 4 stitches … to the end of the row.

      Then, when you start the next row you do it again. Just keep repeating the pattern.

      Here’s the thing tho… if your last 4 stitches are 4 knit stitches, when you start the next row.. you start with 4 purl stitches.

      Hope that helps!
      Lynne xx

  232. Betsy Burch says:

    I love this pattern.

  233. Betsy Burch says:

    I love this chunky blanket that uses size 50 circular needles. I’ve never heard of that size. I doubt that they carry them here. Have you any suggestions? Thank you. Betsy Burch

  234. Julie flores says:

    I love your blog and knitty Poweress! I am making chunky blankets or hats for Christmas gifts this year. No more retail hell!! (Except of course for delicious and cheap yarn!)
    Thanks for sharing your lovely ideas and life!

    • You are most welcome Julie!

      Oh my gosh, you are soooooooo on the mark with avoiding the malls at Christmas. Erhhhmergerd.

      It is time to slow it down and ahhhhh it out with knitting. It makes for a much more enjoyable Christmas. Handmade with love is where it’s at.

      Lynne xx

  235. Kristen says:

    You made me laugh and this pattern may keep me knitting! Just learned and love it but tried a pattern that was too hard and I’ve started it and trashed it ten times in ten yarns ugh

  236. Emma says:

    Hi Lynne!
    Sending you lots of love from across the pond in a not so sunny England :)
    I found your blog while I was looking for an easy pattern to get me started after my lovely Nan taught me to knit again recently.
    I’m so excited to try your blanket pattern. I’m going to make it for my little boy’s room which we will be decorating soon as we’ll be moving him out of the nursery.
    Just one quick question, what method did you use for changing yarn with three strands? Ithe rest I’ve figured out but my Nan is a bit old school so hasn’t knitted with multiple strands before and I wondered which way was best!!
    Thanks for any advice you can give me, and thanks for the wonderful blog entry. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
    Emma xx

    • Hi Emma,

      I don’t really have a method. LOL. I’m a pretty simple knitter.

      I just lay my three balls of yarn out on my lap or chair and hold all three strands together and KNIT :)

      I try to keep the balls of yarn a bit away from each other so they don’t become a tangled hot mess, but other than that.. it is oh so simple.

      Happy knitting!
      Lynne xx

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  239. Sheetal Jayara says:


    Chunky blanket has been on my to do list for aggggggggeeeessssss… was never sure about how much yarn I would need so your blog definitely helped. Just wanted to check you used 12 balls ( Oh ma did I say that word too ..hehe) but actually it is 12×3 = 36 balls ( Oh no I said it again ;)) that you use coz of 3 strands?

    Thanks in advance and thanks for the blog with photos


    • Hi Sheetal,

      I used 12 balls teehee … actually I think I ended up using 18 balls because I wanted to make it a bit longer too.

      Because the balls were quite large LOL… chunky wool, large ball.. it went a long way.

      Oh, I hope that helps.

      Lynne xx

  240. Anna says:

    I love the blanket you made, but as I started making my own, I found that there isn’t as profound of a difference between my knitted sections and purled sections as there are in your pictures. I used the exact same needles, and tripled my yarn like you suggested, and you can tell there is a little difference if you’re looking for it, but it isn’t nearly as profound as yours is. Do you have any suggestions as to why that is? Also, it’d be awesome if you could put up some videos of you actually working on the project next time. That could help :)

    • Donna Walden says:

      I think I know what your problem is because I just experienced the same. If you end the row with 4knit stitches you must begin the next row with 4 purl stitches to continue the pattern. this gives the defined rows as in the photo… hope this helps!

    • Hi Anna,

      Sorry that I didn’t answer earlier, I just saw your comment today. Yes, Donna is right… if you end the row in 4 knit stitches, you begin the next row with 4 purl stitches.

      Thank you for pointing out the problem. I just updated the blog post so others aren’t confused too.

      Happy knitting! Let me know how it goes!

      Lynne xx

  241. Jeanette says:

    Gorgeous blanket. Looks super easy too! I can’t wait to get started on it for a friend. However, I’ve been to several different stores and I cannot find those needles anywhere! What brand are yours?

  242. Susie says:

    Love your blog! Love the blanket! Like you, I just knit through it all. So much cheaper than therapy and the sessions lasts so much longer. LOL!! Keep doing what you’re doing. Off to see more of your blog.

    P.S. So sorry to read of your pet. It did make me teary.


    • Hi Susie,

      Isn’t it just the best?! Knitting just seems to make everything better. Ahhhhhh.

      Thanks for the pet love. Oh, that was a tough one to get through. It’s still sad thinking about Oliver. I think I might have to knit another blanket :)

      Big love,
      Lynne xx

  243. yan says:

    Found your website thru knitting. Saw your chunky knitted blanket & would love to make it. I’ve been looking for the 37″ circular needles & the biggest I can get is 29″. Will that be ok?
    Thanking you in advance.


  244. kelly says:

    hey um… i tried researching, but what did you mean by the 3-4 strands of yarn?
    do you knit with all of them on?
    i’m going for something really chunky, so i suppose that would make sense, but just wanted to make sure.

    • Hi Kelly,

      Sorry for the late reply. I had a quick look at this chunky wool blanket blog post today and realized that I missed a bunch of comments without reply.

      Rude of me. LOL. Sorry ’bout that.

      Yes, I knit with 3 strands at a time. I updated the blog post to be more clear and added links for the knitting needles and yarn. Phew.

      Basically, you work with 3 balls of yarn. Pick up all three strands, and knit/purl just like you would if you had one strand. It just makes it extra chunky.

      Hope that helps!

  245. Gena Paul says:

    Hi Lynne…I’m a beginner and really eager to start this blanket!

    Just one quick question…I’m in Northern Ireland, and I can get the size 50 circular needle, but the only length I can get is 31″ (as opposed to the 37″ length that you suggest we need). Can you tell me what problems I might run into with a shorter cable?

    Sorry if it’s a silly question…blame it on my inexperience. Thanks Lynne!

    • yan says:

      Found your website thru knitting. Saw your chunky knitted blanket & would love to make it. I’ve been looking for the 37″ circular needles & the biggest I can get is 29″. Will that be ok?
      Thanking you in advance.


    • Hi Gena

      You are in Northern Ireland?!! OH my goodness, can I come live with you? Wool heaven.

      Yes I think you will be okay with that length. I found I had lots of room left on my circulars. Maybe even a bit too much room.. so your size should be just fine.

      If you double check back at my blog post, you can see that I have updated it with links in Etsy for the circular needles too.

      If you need a knitting buddy, just give me a ring. I’ll hop a plane :)

      Lynne xx

  246. Charisse Wollbrinck says:

    Lynn I’m wondering if you used 3 strands of a bulky yarn for this blanket or 3 strands of something else to create a bulky yarn?

  247. Angela says:

    Knitting blanket is quite hard, but it’s adorable.

  248. Sarah says:

    Beautiful blanket! I’m very new to knitting and would like to make this! So forgive my ignorance but what was the length of each of your balls (hehe). Seriously though, I’m shopping around and different types come in different lengths so I need to know how much to buy! Thanks!!

    • Ohhh Sarah, I’m not sure what the length of my balls are. LOL. The good news is that sooooo many stores will accept a refund for the wool/yarn if you buy too much. I generally buy extra because I want the yarn all in the same die lot. I just return what I don’t use. I hope that helps :)

      Lynne xx

  249. Dana Ruprecht says:

    The photos in this post are absolutely beautiful! And I can’t wait to make this blanket! I love knitting, but am not proficient yet, so a nice, easy pattern like this is perfect for me. This is my first time visiting your blog… can’t wait to read more. I’m inspired!

  250. Nancy says:

    Hi Lynne,
    You are so funny! Had a good laugh reading your blog. Love the look of your chunky blanket. Have been looking for a pattern to make a camouflage blanket for my grandson who is planning on joining Marines next year after he graduates h.s. Wonder if anyone has a pattern that would work with camouflage yarn. Thanks.

    • Hi Nancy

      That sounds like a beautiful idea!! I wonder if you could use the exact same pattern that I have in my blog post, and then use multicoloured yarns to create it? You could knit it in browns and greens etc. That could be ohhhh so gorgeous!

      Lynne xx

    • Ann Gay says:



  251. Victoria says:

    Hi I am struggling with the knit 4 purl 4 – every row I seem to create new stitches – what am I doing wrong? It goes wrong on the purl stitch

    • Keith says:

      The only thing I can think of is to make sure that you bring the yarn over to the front before you start the purl stitch. I haven’t been knitting for very long, but I remember when I first started I kept adding new stitches because I wasn’t keeping track of the knit/purls and moving to yarn to the right position. Hope that helps!


      PS – Going to get the size 50 today and making this blanket for my sister for her new apartment! Thanks for the quick and easy pattern!

    • Jordana says:

      I’ve just started this project and I’m having this same problem. This is my first knitting project so a bit daunting. I can’t seem to find anything online that can explain where I’m going wrong here. I think it’s the fact that I’m double knitting it’s just harder to see where the stitch is to pick up. I don’t know how to resolve this. Victoria did you work out where you were going wrong? Someone please help! I’m stuck!

  252. Dawn Snyder says:


    • Oh gosh Dawn,

      I’m not sure exactly how many you would need. I’m not much of a knitter either. LOL. That’s why this pattern is so easy.

      Maybe some of my other blog readers will be able to give you a hand with some ideas.


  253. Anne daniels says:

    I bought all the supplies and I’ve started but it’s super loose and not tight like your picture. What am I doing wrong?

    • Hi Anne

      Good question! I’m not sure. Maybe some of my other pro knitters out there that follow my blog … can help answer your question.

      My two guesses would be :

      * Your yarn may not be chunky enough or you are only using 1-2 strands of yarn instead of 3-4 strands.

      * You are a very loose knitter and you may need to use smaller sized needles.

      Hmmm. That is my guess.

      I hope that helps (or maybe it may depress you) LOL.

      Lynne xx

      • Anne daniels says:

        It still looks super cute I think I’ll just keep going with it.

      • Patricia Grabski says:


        I love the way the blanket looks. I have knitted about fifteen inches. It looks good. I am really happy with it. There is a problem., it weighs a ton. I don’t think I will be able to use it on my bed as planned because of the weight.

        I am using three strands of Bernat Mega Bulky yarn. The weave is tight and not as loose looking as your image.

        Is everyone’s heavy? I don’t want to knit anymore until I hear back with some advise.



  254. Casey Mahoney says:

    My dear young lady
    You are a very positive force and I wish you lived next door.
    I have 3 grown daughters about your age and I know you would fit right in with the family.
    My oldest daughter went thru the cancer thing last year and she is strong and healthy today. As I hope you are as well.
    So enjoy the web.

    • Hi Casey

      You have 3 grown daughters? Are they 12 years old? Ha! That would be me :)

      Okay, I’m 12 years old in my head.

      CONGRATS to your daughter for her cancer journey !!!! Fantastic !! Yes, my hubby is doing well too.. always on a journey to giving cancer a good run for the money. Kicking cancer in the butt is quite a challenge. xx

      Big love,
      Lynne xx

  255. Marisa Lentz says:

    Thanks for the pattern can hardly wait to start it. Great project when watching TV no counting. Thanks again.

  256. Janelle says:

    Hi Lynne,

    I loved your website/blog. I am wanting to knit a large blanket for a queen size bed and I thought I would make a loom using nails and wood – what do you think. I’m not a great knitter – in fact, not a knitter at all (hard to say) but good on a loom.

    What do you think – do you think it would work. I love what you have done and sorry about the dog. I would cry in the shower as well.

    • Hi Janelle,

      If you have a look on the blog, a few comments down from your comment, you will see that someone else asked a similar question and a fellow knitter helped answer it.

      So very cool !! I love it when that happens.

      I have never used a loom, so I’m afraid I’m no so helpful in that department. I think anything goes though, and it would be worth a try!

      happy looming :)

      Lynne xx

  257. cindy james says:

    I knit and crochet and 3 years age my mom passed and I was knitting a scarf still cant finish it and july 12 my dad passed and I did finish the blanket I was working on for my friends son hope he does not see tear stains as it took my dad a week to say good bye to us and three days before that my dog died so I know where you are coming from but my bucket of tears has not tipped yet and my friend said when it does she hopes I have knit needles in hands with cotton wash cloth on them lol but I love the thick blanket pattern and will pass to my sister who is a beginner and looking for easy stuff to learn stitches in hospital I hated to here opps help I think I dropped a stitch lol everyone says how do you do all er waiting ? I say send me whats six hours of knitting or chrocheting with out kids saying mom I need that’s how I get all my stuff done thanks for listening

    • Awwwh Cindy,

      Your bucket of tears has not tipped yet? … you just grabbed a hold of my heart when you said that.

      You can knit your way through anything. You are right, knitting in a hospital, knit knit knit… it really does make the time pass quickly and fills your heart a bit too.

      Big love to you!
      Lynne xx

  258. Mary says:

    Just looked at the chunky afghan you posted. Love it’s simplicity! Looking foward to reading more on your blog.

  259. Leslie Fehr says:

    If you do a search on for size 50 circular knitting needles, you will find several kinds available. Pricing is good — from $12.99 US to $31.99 US – and they will ship to Canada. And, there is a mail order for the bulky yarn also — – they sell the bulky yarn at a great price in the “ready to dye” section. Both places have great customer service. I’ve ordered from them for years.

  260. sally says:

    beautiful blanket do you think this could be done on a knitting loom

    • Hey Sally,

      That’s a good question AND I have no idea. LOL.

      I have never owned a knitting loom. Maybe one of my bloggy readers will see your question and do a better job of answering it.

      So sorry I couldn’t help.

      Lynne x

      • Sharon Gail Tillman says:

        Hey Sally, You can knit chunky yarn on a loom . It is called a Bulky Knitting Machine. There are several brands.. Try searching for “knitting machines” on the web. I haven’t used one for several years since I retired and closed my shop. I sold knitting machines, yarns, books, etc and also taught how to use them. Any ?’s Sharon

  261. Boo says:

    Hi Lynne,
    I’ve just found your Blog and am loving all the great reads and resources. The sign up gift is awesome. Thanks so much for that.

    I love the blanket knit too. I haven’t knitted in years, the old eyes aren’t what they used to be but this looks chunky enough for even my poor eyesight to manage.

    Re your question. I am especially interested in a great blog series. Although I’ve had my own blog for a good number of years I feel the need to ‘refresh’ it and breath some new life into it.

    Also, even though I’ve been blogging for my business for a long time, I really feel like I still know nothing about blogging since I just churn out the same stuff week after week so I’m hopeful your awesome fresh approach to things will help me move it along.
    Fingers crossed.

    • Fantastic questions and beautiful comment… and somehow I missed it until this month. My bad.

      It’s summer, where do the days go? LOL.

      Great point about churning out content. It is soooooo important to not just churn it out, isn’t it? Wait until you see what I have coming for bloggers. It’s EPIC !!!

      PS. If you search through the “how to have a kickass blog” in the upper right hand section of my bloggy, you will be able to find some faboosh stuff in there too that could really help you !

      Big blog love to you !
      Lynne xx

  262. Rona says:

    I am new to blogs and knitting :) just 1 question (n sorry for being a bit thick here) but how do you know when you finish a row when using circular needles?

    • Hi Rona,

      Circular needles are great for creating circular things LOL, but you can also use them to create straight things like a blanket.

      With the blanket, you don’t join your stitches at the ends. You will know that you are at the end of your row, because the stitches aren’t joined.

      Essentially, it is just like knitting on straight needles…and the circular needle is just holding all your stitches in a row.

      Hope that helps!

  263. Lovely soft wool blanket!
    congratulaions for your work

  264. Jennifer says:

    Where in the world does one find a 50″ circular needle?

    • Hello Jennifer,

      I bought mine for $12 at Romni Wools, Toronto, Ontario Canada.

      Here is the info that they sent me:

      Those are the Knitters Pride Basix needles. They are the best deal I have
      ever seen. We have some in stock now and I will be ordering more in the
      near future. Thank you.

      Hope that helps !

  265. Angela Lupo says:


    I want to make this gorgeous throw for my daughter.. I would like to buy the yarn that you used for the sample pattern. Also Is it possible to knit this on straight needles?

    • Hello Angela,

      I bought the yarn at a local store in Toronto, Ontario and was very happy with it. You can pretty much use any style of chunky yarn with or without wool in it. I bet you will LOVE it.

      Yes, it is possible to knit this on straight needles, but could be a bit more difficult to handle. The circular needles make it quite easy to hold.


  266. Gloria Rodriguez says:

    I love the simple instructions. Most try to stretch them out I want them straight forward not crazy junk in it just go.

  267. Sue Heggie says:

    Came for the knitting pattern and got so much more! Love some help. with blog. New to it and struggling with making photos look cool. Just gave up the day job, on the basis that work is overrated and needed more time to knit, read, make tiles, write poetry, and sit in the winter sun.

    • Hello Sue,
      So happy to meet you too !

      Did you subscribe to the blog and get the free ebook? It is a photo app ebook, and the ideas in the book will help you to create gorgeous photos.

      If you don’t have a smart phone, there are great ways online too.

      I love love love ! It is super easy to use and there’s lots of coolio fonts, ideas, layouts etc. There is no program to download and it all feels very easy to navigate.

      Hope that helps !
      Lynne xx

  268. I wanted to sign up for your newsletter and it wouldn’t let me telling me that I need a valid address. this is the same address that I have been using for years.

  269. Laura says:

    Love this!!!

  270. Ann says:

    Loved this. Great reading & very easy to follow

  271. Nancy says:

    I love the chunky wool blanket, but it is impossible to find size circular needles without paying a fortune, I am on low income and a 78 years old. I have stright size 50 needles but cannot afford the circular ones. I think I could knit this pattern on my needles I have , I did a beautiful queen size blanket for my daughter on 35 size needles and it turned out beautiful, yes it was a bit of a struggle but we made it, My daughter never got to use it because my granddaughter was in college in Oswego, New York and took it to college with her, It sure was warm and she needed it. I made it the summer and had to have part of it on my lap so I know it was warm. Thanks for your site, its a great one.

    • Hello Nancy

      I agree, they seem expensive online ( I started searching them AFTER I published the blog post LOL, because I bought mine in Toronto Ont. at a retail store called Romni Wool )

      I contacted the retail store and they sell them for $12 Cdn.

      I bet you could do the blanket on your straight needles tho. They wouldn’t be as easy to handle, but I’m sure they’d do the trick :)

      Happy knitting :) xx


  272. Tanya smith says:

    ummm- for me I am looking forward to the first two. How to blog like a rock star and DIY projects to keep me sane (sort of like knitting is for you!!) BTW- we have the same ikea couch with the same slipcover (I alternate with dark grey) AND I have the same old fashioned chair (which I painted a bright blue)- so there!

  273. This is such a chic look for the home – I love it!

  274. Nancy says:


    I love this blanket, but think it might be too “holey” for a child. I don’t want them sticking fingers,then hands through it! I want it to take them up to college. Could I use a smaller needle, maybe around 20 or 25? Then, how many balls (your word, not mine) would I need? I want to use Cascade Superwash 128. Would I still triple it? I hate changing a pattern, but this one may be too loose for kids…

    Thanks for any advice you can offer…

    p.s. I had an Oliver too (:

    • Good point Nancy, young children would probably poke their fingers through it. Yes,you could probably use a smaller needle, it would just take longer and you would need to cast on more stitches etc. Haha about the balls :)I haven’t used cascade superwash, so I’m afraid I won’t be much help to you on that one.

      You had an Oliver too?! Sad face. Big sad face :( but happy that we had an Oliver in our lives :) <- Happy face LOL.

  275. Maureen Crane-Luff says:

    I have another question i forgot. why is the yarn size NOT mentioned anymore on wool. Sometimes you cannot get the same wool so have to substitute other wool. Is there any way of measuring thickness of wool like with needles.
    It used to be 8ply 12 ply 3ply etc. Some are too expensive. Is there a system based on needle size.?

    • Silly me, I called you Maureen instead of Moz !

      I luuuuurve the name Moz. Where’d that name come from? Do tell.

      Oh la la, I wish I knew the answer to your question. There are so many lovely knitting peeps on this blog, maybe they can answer for you.

      Have a beauty day !

      Lynne xx

  276. Maureen Crane-Luff says:

    Love reading your blog (mistakes and all) I also cry in the shower. That way you get it all out at once don’t you. I love Suits. one of my favourite shows of all time. I am going to knit your blanket for my friend who has Parkinsons and lost everything in the floods we had a few years back. wish me luck!

    • Helloooo Maureen,

      Thanks for the bloggy love !

      SUITS is d’bomb dot com! LOVE that show too !!

      The blanket as a gift for your friend… well, that sounds just simply beautiful !


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  278. Melanie Periard says:

    Hi Lynne,

    My question is when I start my first row I’ll knit four purl four until the end. (Finished by knit four) The second row would start by knitting or purling ?

    Thank you !


  279. Michelle McPherson says:

    Look forward to reading this some more! I’m a new knitter and so am slightly obsessed at the min,:0)

    • A knitting obsession is a good one to have. You can knit your way across the country :) xx

      Happy knitting !

      Lynne xx

    • Michelle McPherson says:

      Hello again,

      I have a wee question?

      But first, sorry to hear about your pooch. The reason I was looking for a blanket pattern is for my furry chum so I was sad to read you had lost yours, :(.

      My question, the etsy needles come in 32″ or40″ length. You said that you used 37″ but you could get away with shorter but also that you wished you had made it wider. Which length do you think would work best? Thanks, like I said I’m a newbie!,xx

      • Hi Michelle,

        I think the 32″ circular would be big enough, because with the 37″ there was extra space on the needles (a lot) and it just sort of made it loopy. It twirled around all the time, with all kinds of extra space.

        That may have been the long way of saying that shorter needles are coolio too. LOL.

        Big love to your poochie, and thanks for sending the love too. xxo

      • Hi,

        Have you seen the fabulous youtube vids of lovely ladies make woolen yarn from old blankets? They are really brill and are aimed at the novice which is always nice.

        You could use this to start yourself off with larger needles (25mm) or even try the make your own loom with a cardboard box (sounds hard, but it’s anything but) makes a great rug, blanket or even wall hanging.

        Get you the links if you need them.


        in Scotland

  280. Janie Schisler says:

    You are too funny and I just bumped into this blog by accident … But it will be a habit now. I like knitting too! Socks are on my bucket list this year and this beautiful throw. Ty for your info– and very sorry about your four footed friend. Animal lova here too!

  281. Susan Daly says:

    Hi Lynne,
    I found your site through all free knitting. Thank you, you are an inspiration. I retired my knitting needles about 7 years ago when I got sick and diagnosed with Lyme disease. My brain now has a difficult time figuring things out. (Heavy sigh…..). This blanket should be easy for me to pick them up again! I do have a question regarding the yarn, you mentioned 12-18 balls, how many ounces or yards or grams are each ball? If I add more stitches to make it wider how much more yarn would I need to buy?
    Thank you so much, completely enjoy your blog, and sense of humor.
    Blessings, Sue

    • Hello Susan

      Great idea… this pattern/knitting is super easy and so very enjoyable to knit.

      I’m not sure what the weight of the wool is (there is a photo of it in the blog post with the yarn details). You would be pretty safe with any chunky yarn.

      If you had 18 balls, and added extra stitches, I think that would be more than enough.

      Blessings right back atcha,

      Lynne xx

  282. Sal says:

    Lynne……..I think you’re obsessed with balls!!! :)
    I definitely love hearing about your eazy peazy projects. One just needs to keep the hands busy you know otherwise you’re either constantly eating CRAP or alternatively indulging in liquid fermented grapes. My one arm is much more developed than the other arm and I could say its from darts….but then I’d be lying!

  283. Kim says:

    Do you know where to find size 50 US needles in the round? I went to hobby lobby and Joanne fabrics in my town and they do not have it and the pics on amazon look deceiving. Thanks kim

  284. P J Hatmaker says:

    Hi Lynne, I don’t read any blog but yours. I’m a born and raised Southern Belle (caps are appropriate). I’ve loved Canadians since I went up north the 1st time at 17 (I still mourn John Candy.) I was sad to see that you are so sad. I wish that I could be sad with you. I love your home and photos. I’ve been knitting since I was a kid too and I love your afghan pattern. I’m afraid its a bit warm here already to begin an afghan so I’ll file this pattern away for October. I enjoy reading anything you feel like writing about so I don’t have anything productive for you. Just sending positive thoughts your ways.

    • Awwwwh, thanks so very much !

      I just adored your comment. I already feel better !!

      THANK YOU for reading the blog, and I’m with ya… I miss John Candy too. What a great guy !!

      We have a friend who knew him, and said he was AWESOME in real life too. So sweet to hear !

      Big Canuck love from me to you !


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  286. Sue Firestone says:

    Lynne, anxious to get my needles (from Amazon) and start my blanket, know it will be yummy for the cool evenings in Northern Arizona. Thanks so much. Sue

  287. Jackie Nelson says:

    Thank you for sharing. This I can do! Can’t wait to get to the yarn store and get started. Have a blessed day.

  288. Karly Drake-Lusby says:

    I saw your gorgeous throw on and fell in love right away. I found birch needles in a 50 w/ a 40 in loop on
    Etsy, the shop is Loopy Mango! A little more spendy than plastic needles but I have a hard time if I’m not using wood!

    I really liked what I saw and signed up; you’re only my 2nd blog subscription!

    If you lived in my town we’d be friends! I guess the ether will have to do.

    Looking forward to more of your wonderful, creative and oft times irreverent writing.

    Cheers from Sisters, Oregon!

    Shalomaste (Jewish Buddhist 😉

  289. Laura says:

    I have 4 kids, ages ranging from 22 yrs old to 16 yrs old… I’m learning to knit and they all want a blanket made by their mom (scarves are done already)…. This is the PERFECT pattern!!!!!! I know they are going to love it. Thanks so much for sharing!!!!!

    More beginners and easy patterns will be GRRRREAT!!! :)

  290. Mickey says:

    Hi Lynne,

    I love your blanket pattern and it looks super easy. Here it comes…BUT ~ where in the world can I get size 50 circular needles?!


    BTW this is the first time I’ve read your blog and I have to say I found you to be very funny! My kind of person…a wino with a potty mouth! 😀

    • Mickey says:

      Big thump on the head with a “Duh!” I just read through many of the comments and found I wasn’t the lone ranger when it came to asking where to find such large needles. I’ll check out Etsy and Romni Wool in Toronto ~ wonder if they’d ship to Colorado?

    • Laura says:

      After looking for a while, I found mines in a Hobby Lobby store. They are very hard to find. You may have to order them online… It’s not a very popular size so not too many stores have them.

      • Hi Laura,

        That’s cool ! I checked out the hobby lobby store online and the price seems great, but I only saw the straight needles. Do they sell them in circular too?

        Thanks for letting me know !


  291. Barbara says:

    I love the chunky blanket and plan to make it as a housewarming gift to myself for my new apartment in Canada. Love your blog. Thanks for such inspiration. Very special.

    • Hi Barbara !

      You have a new apartment in Canada? Wooohoooo !! Where in Canada do you live? I rarely meet fellow Canucks :) We are a rare breed, you know. LOL.


    • Barbara says:

      Hey Lynne, I make my main home in a cozy apartment on the 7th floor overlooking parts of Vancouver and Granville Island. I was born in Vancouver (also a rarity I think). I moved to my 7th floor suite in January and other than new flooring and paint, have yet to decorate. That chunky blanket will make my day in two ways (1) give me a sense of feel good about myself when I have made it (I am new to knitting ) and (2) give me joy to see something beautiful every time I open my door and see it on a chair or over the sofa. I could go on and on. I am happy to have found you. Barb

  292. Sue Firestone says:

    Love the pattern for the Chunky Blanket, anxious to make the blanket for my granddaughters wedding, just need to know where I can get the needles for the project, can find the circ. needles, just not in the right size. Help!!!!! Thanks, Sue

  293. Peggy says:

    Thank you for the Chunky Blanket pattern, and the story of Oliver, I buried my beloved dog Ivy last week, and I so needed to hear your story. I am also trying to knit my way through it, so thank you, really.

  294. linda says:

    I lost my job about 2 years ago. I defined myself as a mother and teacher. I will always be a mother. But to loose a job after 39 years without a word in advance was a hard blow. I started to knit. Scarves are all around my house. I wanted to knit a blanket for a while and this is easy. Thanks

    • Hey Linda,

      Wow, that must have been a HUGE blow. I can’t even imagine the adjustment to get through a time like that!!

      Remember this …

      When one door closes another one opens :)

      You rock out loud !!

      Big love !!
      Lynne xx

  295. Debbie says:

    I was wondering if when you put the needle size if you could also include the size it would be in Canada it would make it easer to find the needles. Thank you
    Have a great day

    • Hi Debbie,

      Wanna know something crazy? I’m CANADIAN too :)

      I bought the needles in a Canadian store LOL but they are in US size. Where in Canada are you?

      I bought my needles from Romni Wool in Toronto.

      Lynne xx

  296. Sallie says:

    I happened upon your blog from a pattern on all free knitting and I just wanted to say hello and that you are SO refreshing! the last few minutes spent here reading have been the most enjoyable of my day! thank you! peace and love!

  297. ELAINE says:

    My husband and I are dog lovers, too. We know how you feel. !I love your pattern and I will be making a blanket starting tomorrow,I am new to this stuff and this is the first comment I have ever written, Keep up the good work,Lynne.

  298. carol says:

    I LOVEEEEEEEEEEEE your pattern for your chunky triple strand knit afghan. It is SO VERY SIMPLE and sounds like a joy to knit. However, before I can start it, I have a question for ya. Where did you find your gorgeous bamboo circular needles for it? They look so comforwtable to use and easy to handle. Once I find those I can get started. BTW, I LOVEEE your crazy attitude and sense of humor. Keep it up, it really makes your articles POP.

    • Awwwh Thanks soooo much Carol !!

      You have me inspired ! Woot woot !

      I bought my knitting needles at a retail store in Toronto called Romni Wool.

      I have seen them for sale through artists on etsy too.

      Good luck and have a blast knitting. It is super easy and super gorgy gorgeous when it’s done :)

      Lynne xx

  299. Margo says:

    Love this pattern. So easy and great for a beginner.
    Many thanks, Margo

    • You are most welcome Margo. xx

      • Janis says:

        Hi Lynne

        I have been try into figure out how to get the pattern for your chunky wool blanket. Can’t seem to get it. How do I go about that?


        • Hi Janis,

          The pattern is right inside the blog. It is probably so easy, it is difficult to find it. It’s like finding Waldo. LOL. The pattern is literally to knit 4 stitches and purl 4 stitches and repeat across the row. If you end in 4 knit stitches, start your next row with 4 purl stitches. If you end a row in 4 purl stitches, start the next row with 4 knit stitches.

          Done :)

          Lynne xx

  300. Linda Woolverton says:

    I recently started knitting lessons. I am almost 60 and figured it was time to start on my bucket list. At same time I started a new stressful job. Knitting has helped me leave my work at work and relax at home. I am going to try your blanket as soon as I finish my current project. I plan on ordering the needles today. Thanks!

    • Great Linda !!

      Are you ordering your needles online?

      I bought mine at a retail store in Toronto, but a few people have asked me where to buy the needles online.

      If you know a good spot, will you write back and let them know with a link?

      Thanks a bunch !!

      Lynne xx

  301. Annette McKane says:

    I love this blanklet going to make one today for a wedding shower for my niece this Saturday – I got a week! I really enjoyed your blog!

  302. ansa mocke says:

    I would like more bkanket patterns easy once do not want to tress with knitting enjoy it to much

  303. val says:

    you had me at the wine in bed prt..i am there with a cab/merlot..then stress free knitting is so good..just write..i love your humor AND GE0RGE CLOONEY…..RICHARD GERE also too’

  304. Michelle says:

    Love the blanket. Might just be next on my list to create! Such an easy pattern I cannot wait to find a great deal on some lovely yarn

  305. Leslie says:

    Hi Lynne: love this blanket, started today. I am using 3 strands put together. Any tricks for how to roll them into one skein? It seems to get pretty twisted! Please help! Love all your ideas! Thanks, Leslie

    • Hey Leslie,

      Once you get rolling <- ha, excuse the pun … it really isn’t so bad at all. I just tried to keep the balls separate from each other as they unwound and it was all good. Wooohoooo ! Happy knitting ! Lynne xx

    • Cindy says:


      Put each ball – I said it – in a separate ziplock bag and almost zip it shut. That should do it.

      OR if knitting at home, you could use three bowls, vases, you get the idea,, to keep them separate yet together. Have fun!

  306. Antoinette says:

    You are a hoot! Thanks for making me laugh. My mother-in-law just called and you just lifted my spirits.

  307. laura says:

    I like the fun way you explain how to do… I like it.

  308. Vivian says:

    I like the simplicity of the blanket. I purchased a wooden pair of size 50 straight needles. Sorry about your dog.

    • Hi Vivian

      Oh la la, size 50 straight needles. They sound super cool. Do you feel like you are holding two broomsticks? :)

      I can’t wait to hear how it turns out. Come back and let me know !

      Big hug,

  309. Kathy says:

    Just found your site. Beautiful blanket! I lost my “Baby” a year ago and I feel your pain to my core….. The lost was too much for me to bear for about 3 months…. There was not enough liquor or pills for a long, long time…. Let the love of friends and family carry you to your next breath; somehow, I don’t know how, things will get better. I’ll keep you in my prayers..

    • You are so sweet Kathy,

      Thank you. I feel much better already. You are so right tho, my pals really carried me through it all.

      PS. I consider my bloggy peeps my pals. :) THANK YOU.


  310. Sheila says:

    Love everything here! Lynn you are awesomely inspireing! Going to the knit shop now, then the market for “grape” juice.

  311. Mary Haver says:

    Loved your chunky wool blanket pattern — i’m still a beginner and I can do that one! Thank you for sharing! :)

  312. Peggy Ward says:

    Whoa!!! Did I write this post while I was sleeping? I didn’t? I could have, recent events in my life have been “unsettling” to say the least. I drank wine. Made my favorite “Everyday Chocolate Cake” from Smitten Kitchen (great food blog) watched all the seasons of Chuck, Warehouse 13, Downton Abbey, anything removed from real life, then turned to my knitting needles. 5 cowls, 1 set mittens, slippers, and several Christmas tree ornaments later. . . I started feeling better and better. Creating something is often a cure. . .

    • Ohhhh Geesh Peggy,

      We might be knitty sista’s :) Woot woot !!

      I read your comment, and thought.. I wanna do all that too ! Ha !

      Drank wine – Check
      Smitten Kitchen – Check
      Downton Abbey – Check
      Knitting needles – Check

      We might be cured :)


  313. Maryanne Winder says:

    I have 4 file cabinets full of knitting patterns. I have 2 HUGE closets full of yarn. You know how it gets when you have the perfect yarn, or the perfect pattern and they just don’t go together? So, for the past 2 days I have been trying to find the perfect patterns to match these perfect yarns and then I saw your blog. I’m going to knit this cozy blanket and forget all about the stress I’ve been going through these past 2 days. Thanks, I needed that!!! Seriously, I mean it!!!! Oh, my blanket will be yellow and 50/50 wool/acrylic. I have 30 balls of this yarn and it’s taking up too much space anyway. Don’t even ask why I bought 30 balls of this yarn. Sometimes, Ebay calls out my name!

  314. roxanne esler says:

    I love your style! You remind me of a friend I could hang out with to knit and chug an adult beverage with if the mood struck.

  315. karen says:

    Lynne, this is great and will work w straight needles. I dislike circular, so look for ways to do on straight,too.BUT I think the pattern has to be multiple of 8.. not 4. if I used 44, for ex, I,would start and end w 4 knitted stitches.,to,stay in pattern, next,row would need to start,w purl set. .I’m a math and knitting geeky grandma! Kayjay

    • Hmmm, good point Karen. I made mine with 40 stitches and it worked out evenly at 4 knit, 4 purl.

      I like starting my rows in knit all the time.

      Super cool that you are a math and knitting geeky. Lurve it !

      Lynne xx

  316. Helen Coker says:

    Just found your site. Love that bulky white blanket . Being a grandma and having to slow down abit (which I hate) but I do love to knit and create projects that people love to receive. Thanks. Keep the patterns coming.

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  318. Molly says:

    Love your style! I’m a dogma, too…and yes, you made me cry.
    Where do you get size 50 circular needles??? The largest I’ve been able to find is size 15.

    • Hi Molly,

      Oh the loss of a pooch is so sad :(. Sorry I made ‘ya cry.

      Size 50 needles : I bought mine at Romni Wool in Toronto, Ontario. I would contact them and see if they ship. The needles were super duper to knit with. They had such a nice feel to them, and they weren’t loud and metal sounding (if that makes any sense) Ha.

      I think they are made from bamboo.


    • Leslie says:

      I ordered mine on Ebay!

  319. Karen says:

    Seriously one of the funniest/most entertaining posts I’ve read in a long time..
    I’m a quarter way through a throw to go on my daughter’s bed.. but you know what?
    It’s all your fault too….
    But I’m putting my needles down.. yep I am..
    And I going to use 4 strands of the same wool I have been using with BIG needles and I’m gonna knit her a chunky blanket instead.. Lol..


  320. Deanna says:

    I find you easy to read and I love your blanket pattern.
    I may start blogging again…

  321. Alison says:

    What a fun, informative and truly uplifting blog!! Thank you for sharing your way with words and pictures. So pleased to have discovered this :)

  322. Diana says:

    I love your blog, I am going to make this blanket but not in wool for two reasons. 1) I.m allergic to wool 2) I live in South Florida.. It hasn’t snowed here since 197? as a mater of fact it only ever snowed here in 197? (looked like chicken feathers falling from the sky). Sorry I know it’s been a rough winter for everyone up north from us. The truth is I miss the seasons, and there are so many wonderful looking yarns that I can’t even touch. i did make a felted purse as a gift one time. i wound knit till I couldn’t stand it any longer and them stop for a week or more and then knit again and stop. I’m not going through that again. Count me as another new fan

    • Hi Diana !

      I remember that time that the weather was cray-cray in Florida and all the oranges froze on the trees. Errrmergerd.

      I hear ‘ya about the wool. I do love it (when it’s soft) and super durable .. and it’s GREAT for felting :)

      Have you seen the felted purse patterns out there? GORGEOUS.

      PS. you had me laughing with the chicken feathers from the sky. Ha!

      Lynne xx

  323. Barb Butler says:

    I just found this site and oh my goodness! I laughed hard enough to get shushed by my children I am enjoying everything I read here.

    • Ohhhhh Barb

      I think your kids could totally hang out with mine. Ha!

      I laugh out loud at some of the fun COMMENTS and the convo’s that happen after a blog post… and my kids shush me. Hahahahaaa.

      Lynne xx

  324. Jennifer says:

    Can this blanket be knitted with straight needles, I don’t like circular

    • That’s a good question Jennifer,

      I haven’t knitted it on straight needles yet, but I see that someone else left a comment in this thread and said YES, you can.

      Woot woot !!

      Lynne xx

  325. Kim T says:

    I just happened upon your site and boy am I happy I did! It made my day with all of its happiness. Thanks for sharing your gift, Lynne!

    • It’s an absolute pleasure Kim !

      Knitting the blanket was a real chill pill to do :) and I lurve sharing with other gals on the bloggy!

      Thanks for leaving a beautiful comment.

      Lynne xx

  326. candace says:

    This is my first time reading your blog. You are a HOOT!!! Love your sense of humor. Your easy breezy way of getting your point across. Keep it coming, Lynne…love it!!

  327. Joanne says:

    Great Site.
    Beautiful Pattern.

  328. Reba mcdonald says:

    I like to knit and I an looking for an easy blanket pattern to knit for an adult using to colors.

  329. Sheila says:

    Thank you for such a fun pattern and easy to follow instructions my mom is after me to get back to knitting so I can teach my girls since they are parents now themselves. I was looking for an easy pattern and yours was the first one that popped up! Thank you so much for making it a fun project again! I’d also be interested in your series on setting up your own blog, and I’ve signed up for your newsletter!

  330. Michele says:

    As I sit here with. A glass of three buck chuck from TJ’s, I was perusing the new patterns on the allfreeknitting email link. I saw the blanket, and though am a knitter who can read a pattern (for the most part)…and usually follow it, I love easy patterns that are mindless and can be done while watching movies or chatting with hubby. This one will be my next three easy ones (for us and our kids…the grands will have to wait and fight over the one I make for the parents!). I just wanted to say that you made me laugh out loud (I refuse to use “lol”, as it drives me crazy) and I signed up for the blog before I even got to the pattern. I’m looking forward to following you. Thanks for sharing!
    ….a new fan

    • Michele !

      You had me at three buck chuck. I dunno what that is, but I think we could be besties.

      I luuuurve Tar-jay. I’m Canadian, and it is new to us to even have Target stores here. Yup. Gospel truth. Imagine that? We had to wait for it.

      Wait for it. Waaaaait for it. Got it.

      Thanks for signing up to the bloggy! It’s puurty fun around here :)

      Lynne xx

  331. Ooooooooo yea, I never get tired of talking about or looking at George Clooney. Years ago I thought Clint Eastwood was a hunk, but, sorry to say Clint, but George really has you beat as far as hunKiness goes. Yea George, you can eat cookies in my bed any time, day or night. But I guess you wouldn’t be interested cause you have a new girlfriend now…… DARN!!!!!! N

  332. Norma Hunt says:

    Awesome Blog sweetie! I am going to join, cant wait to make this blankie for me, mind you I will havta share cause my girls just insist spoilt brats Maggie dog and Zadie gal are so sweet and soft, I cant bear to let their hair go long and shaggie or I would save get it spun and knit!!!

    now I could make them one super durable in supersave or something .inorder to be durable and I can mend and not freak out when they chew holes.
    Looking forward to more great stuff!!!

    • Oy Norma,

      Don’t be spinning any dog hair into blankets. That wet dog smell will hang around like stink. Teehee.

      Happy to have you here !!!

      Lynne xx

      • Anne Sanderlin says:

        I have two dogs and wish there was something I could do with their hair. Mine spend as little time outside as they have to. WHy not they have their own chair and do as they please. I always told my mother and mother-in-law if I came back I wanted to be their dog.

  333. barbara says:

    When you say you have used 12 balls of yarn you are using 3 at a time correct? Can you use three different colors together or do you recommend all one color?

    • Hi Barbara,

      That’s correct. I ended up using 15 balls in total, and I used three balls at a time.

      I used one colour, and held the three strings of yarn together, just like you would hold one string when knitting.

      You could use more than one colour at a time if you were looking for a variegated pattern. I was trying to keep it simple. LOL.

      Happy knitting !
      Lynne xx

      • Leslie says:

        Hi Lynne: I absolutely love your ideas, your blog and all your creativity. I have tons of yarn, but not necessarily chunky. My question is: in order to get the blanket to look as thick as your’s do the individual yarns have to be chunky? If I put 5 different thinner yarns together, would that work. Thanks, can’t wait to make this!! All the best, Leslie

  334. Hey Lynne, thanks for this. I foresee some major knitting required in my near future, think I’ll go shopping and be prepared. So I’m following you by rss feed ‘cuz I don’t read my email but I want your phone appy thingy so I signed up by email too. :)

  335. candocanda says:

    tip – when planning your adult size afghan/blanket you generally need between 1800 and 2000 yards of yarn……to get the best bang for your buck (yep expressions are the salt of life) …. calculating yardage is closer to reality than the size/weight of the yarn…..

  336. Tammy M says:

    Hey Lynne!!

    I’m soooo excited about trying to knit that Gorgeous throw!! I’ve never knitted a day in my life, but I’ve been wanting to learn how to for some time now!! Thanks for the push!! 😉

    I’d LOVE to see more of your Fandantabulous DIY ideas on your blog! They’re always fab & so much fun to do!!

    Thanks so much for All you do! You’re absolutely beYOUtiful!!

    • Ahhhhh Tammy,

      That is so flipping sweet for you to say all that beYOUtiful stuff.


      I hope you pick up the knitting needles and go for it. It’s über relaxing and the rewards are HUGE.

      {{excuse the pun}}

      Big love,
      Lynne xx

  337. cynthia says:

    You know, I see photos of these warm, chunky beauties on Pinterest and around, and I always think: I could do that. But I don’t. But this fall, I swear I will. And I’ll post the photos to prove it. Why next fall? Because I am over – over, done, through, finished – with winter in every way imaginable. Here’s the tale of my longing for some discomfort:

    P.S. thanks for the inspiration!

    • Cynthia !

      Your post NAILED IT. Ohhh my, if we have to wear one more turtleneck… Yikes !!!!

      I now have a wicked craving for pasta and broccoli and all that awesome gorgeousness in your recipe. Thanks for sharing it !! DROOL.

      May winter just be o.v.e.r.


  338. Barbie says:

    Breaking Bad “de-stressed” you! LOLOL No kidding? I watched the whole series with my teeth clenched! True story! …..while I exercised!!! I was glad when it was over because I kept having nightmares of a scary guy with silver teeth chasing me down! I loved/hated it. No more blood for me though! ha!
    I’d love to try your chunky blanket and I was very very tempted to start a new project but I have to finish my MILLION other started ones first! I’m braiding a rug at the moment and hooking another! Then I have to finish upholstering another chair, and then painting a bedroom over, then finishing curtains, then sewing up the bottom of the two pillows I made for the couch, then make cushions for the mudroom cubbies…..and …..and…..and……it just goes on.

    • Soooooo true Barbie !

      Well… I had to take breaks from BREAKING BAD too.

      We recently installed apple TV and started using netflix.. so I might have just been overjoyed with the fact that I could watch back to back episodes of anything LOL !

      Are you doing a braided rug with sheets torn in strips? That is a fun one !

      I had to re-read what kind of hooking you were doing. Ha !

      After I read your ‘to do’ list, I came to conclusion that you shouldn’t do any of it.. and just relax with netflix :)


  339. Sally A. says:

    Hi Lynne!

    Love all your ideas. I myself am partial to the DIY’s befores and afters. AND I LOVE that you posted the knitting tutorial! I am a beginner and I think I can manage it. Just have to brush up on how to purl.

    Thank you!

    P.S. Your blanket is amazeballs. tee hee.

  340. I don’t know how to knit…my mom was a fabulous knitter…somehow it didn’t wear off…which is weird because all of her other traits (sewing, telling it as it is, being honest, fending for yourself, cooking) did…guess you can’t have it all…and I guess I can’t have George Clooney (but a girl can dream…would rather dream about George Clooney than knitting…sorry…)
    I like the DIY stuff – mostly because I get a kick out of what inspires others…how to do cool things with your blog too… basically anything else you want to write about…I would probably read it…ok – gotta go…out of wine… :)

    • That’s great to know Amy !! … I like mixing things up on the blog, so maybe variety is the spice of life after all :)

      Whaaaaaa? The knitting gene didn’t rub off? No worries, you can cook … hellooooooo, come to my house and cook dinner for me.

      I’ll knit you a blanket while you’re cooking :)

      deal? deal. xx

  341. Linda says:

    Nice blankie, i need to get the needles that big that are circular…
    I love your DIY stuff, house stuff and travel!!! I love it all…and if you do a post filled with pics of George, I’m gonna love that too…
    Xo Linda

    • Good point Linda,

      I hear good ‘ol George is in Italy. I think I better do a girls road trip to Italy to really find out for sure (and snap some shots for the bloggy).

      Ha !! xx

  342. Rachel says:

    Love everything about your blog..DIY, travel are so interesting to me. Now you got me thinking about knitting–I used to know how to knit, have to dig, deep into the mind to remember–I once knit a pair of gloves–the thumb was on the wrong side and further down the glove–they were a real piece of art…this blanket looks soooo comfy so maybe I will give it a try–doesn’t seem that I could mess it up as badly as the gloves :)

    • Hi Rachel !

      Ohhh it is soooo relaxing ! Funny enough, I did some knitting a couple of years ago for a friend at PMH. She had breast cancer, and so I knit her some itty bitty titties.

      I found the pattern via the Toronto Star. It was epic !!

      A blanket is waaaaaay easy compared to gloves & titties (LOL).

      PS I mailed your phone cases today !!!!!

  343. Sandra Brooks says:

    love love love your all white rooms…do you freak when someone (probably you lol) sits on that beautiful white sofa with a big glass of red wine…especially after that 3rd…or 4th (you again??!!) glass??

    • Want to know something funny Sandra? I don’t freak (although it would make sense that I would LOL).

      My sofa cover is washable. Whew.

      I also have matching stools in the kitchen with WHITE covers. I bought extra slip covers (they were $10 bucks !!) for emergencies… It would be tragic enough to spill the wine, why wreck stuff too? LOL.

      Here’s the blog post about that one :

      Oh la la !!


  344. 2doghouse says:

    I LOVE the way you write! It’s so “free”. I also love all your DIY projects. I fell in love with the barn door and had the furnace thermostat moved for that reason. One of these days…

    • Wooohoooo !

      Now that’s ambitious. You moved the furnace thermostat?! I need to learn how to do that.

      Don’t you just wish you had a magic wand and the prep work for DIY’s would just HAPPEN with the wave of your wand? Ahhhh.

      That would be EPIC. Someone needs to invent that wand :)

      • 2doghouse says:

        I didn’t move the thermostat – my furnace guy did that. The first time I asked “no, can’t be done, it’s in the perfect place”. Asked again because I reallllly want a barn door (small version) for the bathroom. It got moved to opposite wall and now I had a big hole to fill which wasn’t too bad… BUT scraped a bit of the wall paint and it came off in page size pieces. Did the whole hallway. Previous owner had painted latex over oil with no primer. So the barn door will wait for a while. My brother suggested a sliding closet door painted to look like a barn door. (Home Depot has a pocket door assembly which could be added to the wall but there wouldn’t be a “barn door”) I have a lot of Erika Oller greeting cards from years ago (love them!) in cheap Dollarama clip frames which will be added to the door, with mirror clips maybe, haven’t thought it through yet. Lots of ideas and sometimes they even WORK! hahaha

  345. Hi lynne, I’m not sure I can knit but it would be fun to try so thanks for that inspiration!

    As for your bloggy to be honest, I kind of like the element of surprise I get here. Ya never know what we’ll find here at Design the Life… but travel stuff, blog stuff and design stuff is all fantastic! Thank you :)

    • Thanks Love !

      I like that too. It’s fun to mix it up :).. because it all relates to designing the life we want to live…

      Hopefully, that will mean that none of us will get bored.

      PS. I mailed out your new phone case today !!!!!!!

  346. Suzann says:

    Lynne – I love it all! DIY, Travel, photo tricks – all of it!! You inspire me – I’m turning 50 next week and want to recreate my life….midlife crisis? Maybe. But it’s time to Design the Life I Want to Live!! Suzann

    • You go girl !!! Keep designing the life you want to live !

      I’ll be turning 50 this year too, so I hear ya sista :)))) xx

      Now.. if we can only do the DIY’s while travelling and sipping mojito’s with umbrella flopping on the sides of our glasses :)

  347. Hi Lynne,

    I want you to come to Florida and be my new best friend because I love you!!! No, you’re busy. Ok then. I like diy stuff. Not that I have a whole lot of time to do any because I’m always playing with seashells…..but I might someday.

    It’s funny you say George Clooney because I used to tell my husband George is the only man I would leave him for. Are you a Scorpio?

    I love everything you do on your blog and you always make me laugh so I will keep following you….so don’t stop!



    • Laugh out loud Denise !

      I think our husbands might have heard the same GEORGE comments from each of us. Hahaha!

      Nah, I’m not a scorpio, but I’m on the cusp ( I think) with my bday on Oct 21. I’m a Libra… so well balanced. Teehee. xx

  348. Nanci Robison says:

    I am so sorry for your loss…Oliver is a family member and it is oh so hard. You deserve to cry.. And my heart breaks for you!
    I must say you are such an inspiration to me on how you handle it all and keep on going.
    Thanks for the blanket pattern…my next project for sure… Must find size 50 needles and will check in the area. (Columbus Oh), or on line.
    I really enjoy every aspect of your blog! You are so creative…photos..LOVE….
    DyI projects ..Love….. Sharing of your!
    Thank you for all that you do….and keep know you have my support in all that you do! I going to go knit now! It does mend the soul.

    • Hi Nanci,

      So true, isn’t it? Knitting mends the soul. I think I could have knit my way to China by now. Ha!

      There is something that is just ooooooh so soothing about knitting AND we can watch Netflix at the same time. Talk about multi-taskers :) xx

  349. Vicki Ross says:

    Lynne, this post is PERFECT for what stands for…any creative activity that makes you feel better. Painting, stitching, reading, etc. I firmly believe that doing SOMETHING just for you is healing. Just wanted you to know that I’ll be sharing this post on the blog

    Hope you’ll share!

    • Ahhhhh thanks Vicki,

      I’m going to wrap myself in my blankie and celebrate AND you think I joke. LOL.

      The blanket is fantastic for creativity and relaxing … all at once.

      Thanks for sharing the bloggy post :) Lynne

    • Vicki Ross says:

      It’s live! Hope I referenced you enough…don’t want to take ANY credit for your work! Anytime you want to write a guest post for, let me know :) wicki

  350. Lisa says:

    I forgot how zen-like knitting is and now I have the handkering to go down to the cobwebbed filled basement and find my supplies again! Rough patch? Apply knitting and wait. And when do we get to check out your new downright freaking awesome sauce unique book? *excited*

  351. Wendi miller says:

    DIY! DIY! DIY! <—- See, I'm so excited about your DIY posts that you inspired me to CHANT!

  352. Liberty says:

    I lovelovelove your blog in general, but the DIY stuff is how I landed here. (The humor keeps me coming back.) I wanna know how to make my house pretty and *intentional* like your house seems to be.

    • Hey, that’s a good point Liberty !

      I’d love to do more DIY posts and how to make a home feel pretty but not stuffy. I love a comfy cozy home that feels like a perfectly worn gorgeous sweater. Still fashionable, but understated.

      Wait. I just made it sound more complicated than it is. LOL.

      I could write posts with quick little things that I do to really make a house a home. I have TONS and it would be a hoot to share them.

      I’m inspired ! Thanks xx

  353. Lin N says:

    My favourite stuff is the DYI and Travel stuff. I have picked up some good tips from yer blog-ee stuff. I only blog my travels. I truly appreciate how much of your authentic self you put into your blog…it’s as you would say, ‘Epic’. So we should go now and have a glass of wine with George. Pick me up will ya….I live on Protection Island, Nanaimo, BC where our weather is waaaaaay nicer. LOL

    • Oh, you can say that again, Lin. I bet you have green grass right now. I can see snowbanks, muck, dirty snowmen (wait, that sounded weird), and squirrels running around our treehouse. They have been banging on the windows to get in.

      Canadian winter entertainment at its finest.


  354. Lisa says:

    listen, this whole speaking straight to my wee little grinch-like heart needs to stop. Barely have the tears wrung out of my sweater from last week and now I find myself compelled to begin knitting?! I must hazard out in -21 degrees and get circular knitting needles.
    Definitely appreciate the batookuss out of this post, no way will my knitting be all sweet like yours. I experienced epic failure with all things string related (other than cats cradle) at an impressionable age.
    I’ll check back, on a very regular rotation, to be certain you not all girlfriend sweet n sassy. 😉

    • You have a way with words Lisa,

      I want to play cats cradle with you. Couldn’t you just do that for hours and hours? Awesome sauce, right there !

      It is flipping cold out, isn’t it? I’d go out and shop for more wool, but it goes against my strict hibernation policy this time of year.


  355. Becca says:

    Love your blog even though you made me cry. Maybe more because you did. More DIY, home, decor, humour, travel, bloggy inspiration, please. As long as your personality is part of it, it’ll be da bomb.

    Love the blanket, too. Get out the time machine! We need to start it 3 months ago so this winter can be cozy warm. I wonder if George Clooney knits. Maybe he’d like lessons. I could totally offer myself up to teach some private knitting lessons.

    • Great idea Becca,

      Oh, and I think you might need a teaching assistant when you pop over to Georgie Porgie Puddin and Pies house.

      Right ? Right.

      * Yes, my hand is waving frantically in the air *

      I volunteer, I volunteer.

  356. SusanR says:

    Knitting rocks! I always feel like “Little House on the Prarie” girl when I knit. Love crochet too! Just bought lovely, soft, 100% cotton yarn to make a baby blanket. Jeez, I can’t believe I still have friends young enough to have babies! I spend a lot of time these days working with an eraser on my address book…(get it???? Eraser, address book….)

    • Hahahaaa Yes, I totally get it Susan,

      It gets awkward after a while, with all that eraser residue all over your book:) Been there. Done that. LOL.

      OhhhEmmmGeeeeh, thanks for the Little House in the Prairie reminder. Gawd, I loved that show. Except Michael Landon cried too many times. He could cry at the drop of a hat, couldn’t he?

      …. Much like me, last week ….

      Big love, my friend xx

  357. Laurie says:

    The KickAss Blogger stuff would float my boat…

    p.s. Sorry about Oliver.

    • Ahhhh it would Laurie?

      It’ll float your boat? AND butter your bread? Yeaaaaaah !!!

      It’ll be faboosh. I hope to make it on to the 6 o’clock news. haha. Jokes.

      I’m famous ~ In my own head.

      Lynne xx
      PS. thanks for the kind words about Ollie. We miss that beautiful furry boy.

  358. Pete Walker says:

    Brilliant. Splendiferous. Galactic. Universal. Wait, “universal”??? WTF?

    Well, “Galactic” is good, and universes are bigger than galaxies, so,,,universal should be better, right? Oh wait, Americans do that “bigger is better” thing, not Canadians. Sorry. Plus it sounds like “amalgamated”. Something you’d call a plumbing supply house if you had one.

    Anyway, all those cool adjectives apply. As usual. That is all.

    Except I’m going to start a blog called Adjective Consultants now. There’ll be e-books and everything. Just as soon as I find someone to teach me how.

    • I think you are on to something Pete :)

      Adjective Consultants has a nice ring. Hahaha.

      Ebooks : Erhmergerd. I had no idea that they were so flipping easy to do ~once you have the right tools. <–emphasis on the right tools. Like anything. Hammer meets nail. Bam. It’s built. You better be signing up for my blogging series this year Mister. Yeah. Yeah. I know you will. PS. I’ll be in LA in late March/ Early April. You around?

  359. Sandra Brooks says:

    I am awaiting your HOW TO BLOG paid 6 part series with bated breath! b/g – I’ll be 60 later this year, just moved out to the country (CGIT – City Girl In Training), renovated a workshop over the garage, and am about to follow my creative passions full-time (Twisted Twig Design Studio). Can’t think of a better guide than YOU! Bring it on girlfriend!!

    • Dang Sandra,

      I still wish we were neighbours. You do all my favourite things and you how to do cool things with twigs. Marry me, marry me now. Ha !

      I’m pretty excited about the blogging series. It would be sooooo coolio to help others grow their sites ~ so they have some fun along the way too. Life is too short for anything else :)

      It’ll be amazeballs. xx

      Now if only we could blog and play with twigs at the same time. #DreamLife

  360. Craig says:

    Knit…. I’ll put it on my bucket list, behind tap…. Gotta go…

  361. Tigersmom says:

    I adore the chunky knit blanket. I’ve been wanting one since I pinned one on Pinterest and now you tell me I can make my own! Of course, I’ll have to learn how to knit first, but that’s a minor obstacle.

    I’m partial to DIY, like to vacation vicariously, and am uber-grateful for the info I got from you on free photo editing apps.

    • Awwwwh that is all good stuff,

      Except the ‘you don’t know how to knit part’ LOL. I think you should come to my treehouse this summer and I could teach you :)

      That would cover EVERYTHING. You could see my house DIY’s, vacation in the tree fort, learn to knit and take photos with your new photo app skills :)

      Deal? Deal. xx

  362. AwesomelyOZ says:

    How about you knit a blanket FOR ME and Ill give you hugs? loL. I have no idea what knit 4 purl 4 means lol I’m not a knitter or seamstress.. nothing. Beautiful blankets Lynne! Have a great weekend and hope your family is doing well! -Iva

    • Thanks Iva !

      Aren’t you glad I didn’t make you cry on this blog post? LOL.

      PS. I never turn down {{ hugs }} seems like a fair trade to me :)

      • Dominique says:

        First I hated y ou last week, and I barely finished your post. I hated you because your post made me realize that my dog Laima will someday go and j oin Oliver and I don’t want to ever think of THAT.

        Now I’m gonna make you hate ME lol. I live with George Clooney!

        he doesn’t really. He is better, way better than George.

        I love everything you do and the variety is what makes your blog so great. So i vote for a bit of everything – sprinkles each week…kinda like a never ending party.

        Thanks (and I didn’t really hate you, just the thought of loose my dog…or anyone I love…)

      • AwesomelyOZ says:

        Thank you for not making me cry lol :) Ha hugs are always available and always free :) <3 -Iva

    • Dominique says:

      AwesomelyOz- You can knit 4 purl 4 – I know, ’cause I can knit 4 purl 4…At least I now can, since chirstmas I now can LOL. I got a “learn to knit” book and needles and I learned. It’s so easiosh-easy it’s sikening- Not saying all knitting is easiosh..but knit 4 purl 4 is easiost. i’m gonna do the blanket next fall (if we get a summer) and if winter doesn’t end then I’ll knit the blanket after I finish the hat that will match the leg warmers I made for my dd after chrismas.
      You tube knitting an dget needles!
      But you should still give Lynn hugs.

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