How to knit a chunky wool blanket. GORGEOUSNESS.

Knit A Chunky Wool Blanket.

It Will Keep You From Unravelling …

How to knit a chunky wool blanket. Free pattern.

Quick note: If you would like the free instant download of this chunky wool blanket pattern, click here or on any of the photos in the blog post.

You will receive the free pattern directly in your email inbox.

BOOM. Awesome sauce.  Knit. Purl. Make magic.

I also just published another new chunky wool blanket pattern here.  The pattern is a bit more difficult (it even has tassels!!) and it is d’bomb diggity too!!

How to knit a chunky wool blanket | DESIGN THE LIFE YOU WANT TO LIVE | Lynne Knowlton    How to knit a chunky wool blanket | DESIGN THE LIFE YOU WANT TO LIVE | Lynne Knowlton

On with the show! Yay!!

Would you luuuurve 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 ?!



Note to beginner knitters:  If you are super duper duper duper new to knitting, I have an additional wee video on how to do a basic knit and purl stitch directly on youtube right here too.

Easy sneazy.


Knitting  Is  Cool.    

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



How to knit a chunky wool blanket | DESIGN THE LIFE YOU WANT TO LIVE | Lynne Knowlton

How to knit a chunky wool blanket | DESIGN THE LIFE YOU WANT TO LIVE | Lynne Knowlton

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?

MEN 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.



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’ve cried a lot of sad rivers.  You know its bad when you bawl in the shower.   We have been swinging at cancer like a Southern church lady swings her purse ever since I wrote this blog post about Michaels terminal cancer.

I made you cry too with that blog post too, didn’t I?  I’m sorry about that.

I feel better. You ? 

How do I get outta my funks?

I watch six straight hours of netflix and top it off with a movie, popcorn and liquid fermented grapes.

How to knit a chunky wool blanket.  Free pattern download ! DESIGN THE LIFE YOU WANT TO LIVE | Lynne Knowlton

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.

Birch knitting needles | Free Chunky Wool Blanket Pattern Download | Design The Life You Want To Live | Lynne Knowlton

Do  you  know  how  to  knit ?   My Mom taught me how to knit when I was a kid, last week.  I’m a 12 year old hiding inside a 102 year old.  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.


Want a short cut to the pattern?  Click on the photo below for a downloadable version:


How to knit a chunky wool blanket | DESIGN THE LIFE YOU WANT TO LIVE | Lynne Knowlton

Here’s what you need to know

You need to know how to do two kinds of stitches to make this chunky wool blanket pattern.  Yup.  Two.  Totally manageable, right?

* Knit

* Purl 


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

How to knit a chunky wool blanket.  Free pattern download ! DESIGN THE LIFE YOU WANT TO LIVE | Lynne Knowlton


Wool vs. Acrylic

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

Dudette.  Shop.

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.


After searching for forever and a day, I recently found the ultimate soft wool on Etsy. Pop over and see it here on Etsy.    Note:  You will need 8 skeins of wool for this pattern annnnnnnd it’s drop dead gorgeous.  Guaranteed.    You will need the 200 gram weight/size skein.  


 How to knit a chunky wool blanket.  Free pattern download ! DESIGN THE LIFE YOU WANT TO LIVE | Lynne Knowlton

Note: When you make this blanket with this merino wool, you only need to double the strands rather than triple strands. In the Youtube video, I used 3 strands, but that was because the wool was thinner.    When using this merino wool, it is thick enough to get away with only having to double it.  Woot woot!

Yipppppieeeee skiipppppeeeeeee.


  Yarns ~



How to knit a chunky wool blanket. Free pattern download. Great beginner knit pattern

I went for the softy-feely-kinda-yarn when I bought my yarn.

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.  It definitely gets ball-y too.

I promise to never say balls, ever again.  Except maybe here. <– funny blog post on making Grapevine balls *snicker*

How to knit a chunky wool blanket.  Free pattern download ! DESIGN THE LIFE YOU WANT TO LIVE | Lynne Knowlton

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, but remember that an acrylic blanket will not wear as long, or be as warm or durable.


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 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 will need 10 balls )

150 yds X 10 balls = 1500 yards

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

100 yds x 15 balls= 1500 yards

3.    Merino Wool on Etsy  <— and it’s flipping GORGEOUS !!!!  It’s my fave by a looooooooong shot.

4.    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.


How to knit a chunky wool blanket | DESIGN THE LIFE YOU WANT TO LIVE | Lynne Knowlton

How to knit a chunky wool blanket | DESIGN THE LIFE YOU WANT TO LIVE | Lynne Knowlton

Triple strand Knitting 

When using a thinner, acrylic yarn, 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.  You can see this method in the video at the top of the blog post.

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 your best bet.

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



Yarn :   You will need about 1500 yards of yarn.  I used the 200 gram size of ball.

Needles :   Size 50 US circular needles.


Birch knitting needles | Free Chunky Wool Blanket Pattern Download | Design The Life You Want To Live | Lynne Knowlton


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.   The big needles 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.

Birch knitting needles | Free Chunky Wool Blanket Pattern Download | Design The Life You Want To Live | Lynne Knowlton   Birch knitting needles | Free Chunky Wool Blanket Pattern Download | Design The Life You Want To Live | Lynne Knowlton

The only difference with making a blanket with circular needles is that you are NOT connecting the ends.  Normally, circular needles are made for making things like hats etc.   With a blanket, of course, you don’t need it to be a King Kong hat, you want a flat blanket.  No need to connect anything.  The excess cord is simply holding the blanket for you.

Guess whaaaa? I sell the knitting needles via my blog. They are bundled up by me, and sent to you with lurve.   I take a whole lotta care in wrapping up the knitting needles. Probably too much. Ha! I love gift wrapping them for you!


You're welcome.  You should kiss me now.


Click on any photos in the blog post for the blanket pattern.

The finished size of blanket is 40 inches wide by 65 inches long.

How to knit a chunky wool blanket.  Free pattern download ! DESIGN THE LIFE YOU WANT TO LIVE | Lynne Knowlton


Here’s the free downloadable pattern.

PATTERN TIPS : 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.

How to knit a chunky wool blanket | DESIGN THE LIFE YOU WANT TO LIVE | Lynne Knowlton

How to knit a chunky wool blanket | DESIGN THE LIFE YOU WANT TO LIVE | Lynne Knowlton

You’re so special  🙂 Now, invite me over.   Let’s celebrate with some liquid fermented grapes antioxidants aka WINE!

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.

Want the other knit blanket pattern blog post link?  Here it is here!  <– another free chunky wool blanket pattern.  An easy knit, with tassels too.  PS.  Here’s the free tassel DIY tutorial.  You got this!

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



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935 Responses

  1. Joyce says:

    Hi, where can I find your pattern for the chunky blanket without tassles. I came across the pattern on your blog a few months ago but now I can’t find it! It was knitted in Colorways BabySMOOSH chunky yarn. The yarn has been out of stock for a few months now but I have managed to order similar yarn from the UK so thought I’d best download the pattern! Thanks for your help and I LOVE reading your blog.

  2. sandie johnson says:

    I love your vido it really helped me

  3. Claire Claringbold says:

    Hi I’m completely new to knitting (ok not quite true my mam knitted lots and so did my nana, I even helped on a market stall when I was younger that sold all knitted items my mam’s knitting club made)! Anyway whenever I have tried in the past its always looked more like crochet! I love your blog posts and you have inspired me to try again in 2017 my aim is to eventually knit a big cosy blanket or even just a scarf 😊

  4. Maria says:

    This is a great post, I found it while trying to find a tutorial on knitting one of those mega huge chunky blankets. You know the ones I mean? Etsy is full of them, but like, I don’t have a money tree to get one. Would you ever consider knitting one and posting about it? 🙂

  5. Sarah says:

    Hello! I am so excited about this blanket, its beautiful! I’m using Lion Brand thick and quick yarn with the triple strand technique. My balls of yarn are about run out and I’m wondering how to join new rolls with this triple strand knit? Do i join the new yarn at the beginning of a row or mid row? Should I join all 3 strands at once or join them individually as they run out? I can’t seem to find anything on youtube showing how to join new yarn with a multiple strand knits. Any help (and possibly a video) would be much appreciated!

    Thank you!

  6. Sarah King says:

    Hello! I am so excited about this blanket, its beautiful! I’m using Lion Brand thick and quick yarn with the triple strand technique. My balls of yarn are about run out and I’m wondering how to join new rolls with this triple strand knit? Do i join the new yarn at the beginning of a row or mid row? Should I join all 3 strands at once or join them individually as they run out? I can’t seem to find anything on youtube showing how to join new yarn with a multiple strand knits. Any help (and possibly a video) would be much appreciated!

    Thank you!

    • Hi Sarah,

      That’s such a good question and one that I have been wondering for ages too! I usually just weave them in one at a time, so that when one ball ends, I join the new one right there (that way there isn’t a bulky spot by adding 3 at a time). Another thing that I have done to keep it really easy is to only join at the end of a row (then there is no need to weave mid row)

      I have to find some youtube videos myself. However they do it for one strand, I’d do the same for three strands, but one at a time.

      Did that just sound more confusing? LOL.

      When you figure it out, teach me. MWAH in advance,

      Lynne xx

  7. Christiane says:

    I have re-watch your video because I was too busy laughing! You are HILARIOUS!

  8. Carolyn Freedman says:

    I am a beginning knitter….i mean rank amateur…..and I made your blanket as a gift for my daughter who just started college. (so yeah, maybe I have taken up knitting to fluff my empty nest) I even bought the yarn from the etsy shop you recommended. It took me a bit longer than a weekend. Dont be judgey now, I already told you I was a beginner. But it did go very quickly. And it turned out great. Well except for the one stitch that I apparently screwed up and my husband couldn’t help himself but point it out to me, as I have the finished blanket all proudly laid out for him to admire. But again, I am a beginner and I didn’t even notice that stitch until I was all done. Live and learn. Next will be adding tassels, but now I’m going all hard-core and went to a knitting store to see how to make the tassels I wanted. Lo and behold, discovered that they are actually a rope tassel and so now I’ve bought a fringe twister from another Etsy store, so you see how, single-handedly (or single-postedly) your blanket pattern has led to a positive economic windfall for 2 Etsy shops and one local knitting store. Nice work.
    And did I mention that when I bought the yarn for the blanket, I also bought extra yarn for another blanket–because even a rank amateur knows that you always need more yarn.
    (and if I win the Etsy contest, I’ll buy even more yarn!)

  9. Val Baker says:

    Hi there, just stumbled across your website/blog! Happy days! have only just discovered this giant wool and fabulous blankets and my fingers are itching to get started, so…….. I start looking for wool and patterns etc., and get dizzy going to all the links! Then by pure chance on the way back from a very boring work meeting, I blocked out the chit chat by starting some more research and there it was! Your website! Deep joy………. it was fun to look at, very well thought out and I love how easy you made to spend a fortune on the needles (from you) and the wool from Etsy! Sympathise with hot flushes by the way……we don’t have the hot weather here in the UK, but I do have my own personal summers!!! Many thanks for the simple instructions……….

  10. Heather Bantz says:

    Hi there, just wanted you to know I love your website/blog. Just makes me smile to read it and it’s so visually appealing. Love the colors and pictures (I know I sound like I’m in kindergarten). I have a question for you, I recently bought a TON of Bernat Big (Jumbo) polyester yarn to arm knit a blanket. Unfortunately the holes are way too big. Ugh. My husband and kiddos dubbed it “the cargo net”. Do you have any suggestions for a knitting pattern for this type of yarn? Other than the arm knitting I’ve never knitted so a beginner pattern would be best. Thanks for all your help.
    (This is the stuff Michaels bernat-blanket-big-stitchn)

  11. Zara austin says:

    Hi lynne.. love your pattern as I’m new to knitting I followed your pattern in a very cheap wool. So I now know I can knit. I am going to start again with this etsy find as I’m in the uk. I would like my blanket a lot larger say 65″ x 65″. Would you recommend casting on 60 64 stitches & I’ll use double strand but not sure how many skeins I will need. Could you please advise I reckon maybe 10.
    Many thanks

    • I love wool couture company in the UK ! You are soooooo lucky to live in the UK! Trade you places :)… Canada is only a hop skip and jump from the UK anyway. LOL. I use double strands when using the merino wool too. It’s perfect. I also use 10 skeins when I want extra for tassels or for making a larger blanket. Casting on 60 stitches sounds lovely. Have you seen this blog post on my blog?

      I used double strand and made it a larger blanket too. Hope that helps!
      Lynne xx

  12. Meg says:

    Hello, my fellow quirky 50-something friend! Just found you and simply love you. Truly. Quick question: do you suggest knitting Continental or . . . I forgot. Or English style (I googled it). Is one faster than the other?? Forget I asked – it doesn’t matter! But, do remember that I am thoroughly enjoying your blog and your beautiful family. Simply lovely!

  13. Claire says:

    Bought my needles today and am going to knit BOTH of your blankets, Lynne – can’t wait! Would love a chunky cable knit pattern next to fuel my obsession…!!

  14. Julie says:

    Ok, I tried commenting earlier, and it wouldn’t let me. so hopefully it doesn’t duplicate! But my friend wants me to make this for a baby blanket. I haven’t knitted since I was a little girl (I crochet mainly) so I was curious how you would change this for a baby? Such as, how many would you cast on? And would you only use 2 strands of bulky yarn? Or still use 3? And would you shrink down your needles any?

  15. Julie says:

    I just found your blog and man your video cracked me up! A friend of mine wants me to make her a baby blanket and she sent me to you. She LOVES this blanket. But I haven’t knitted since I was a little girl so I am re-learning this. I crochet all the time though so i’m not a newbie to yarn. What would you do different if you wanted to turn this into a baby blanket? Would you use 2 skeins of super bulky yarn? And how many would you cast on?? Thank you in advance!!

  16. Jamie says:

    I love love love this!! I want to learn how to knit blankets so so badly! One question for you: is the blanket washable or dry clean only? I have 4 small children and so I need a super soft super washable blanket. What yarn would you recommend for washing?? thank you so much!!!😘

  17. Jan Bruck says:

    I love this pattern! I haven’t knitted in 30 years, more or less, and in retirement have decided to take it up again. I am coming to the end of my first section and need to join three new strands of yarn. I have spent so long trying to find some appropriate instructions on YouTube without success. Please, please help!

    • Hi Jan,

      I remember seeing a bunch of ideas on YouTube for weaving the ends in, but I don’t have the links handy.

      One easy solution that I have found, is to end your wool ends at the end of a row, rather than in the middle. It seems easier to weave the ends in that way, and you can even hide a wee knot on the end too (if you are desperate).

      I hope that helps!
      Happy Knitting!

      Lynne xx

  18. alli says:

    When you say 1500 yards and do the yarn calculations, is that for a single strand of yarn or does that include consideration for triple strand?

  19. Karen says:

    I need info on the great tassels. how big and how many did you use.

  20. Karen says:

    I made this and it was beautiful but the long edges curled. Anyway to prevent this? Thank you!

    • Hi Karen,

      I didn’t experience that, but there are a ton of fab knitters who follow my blog, so hopefully they will see your comment, and pop in a comment with a suggestion. Cheers! Lynne xx

  21. Judy Thomas says:

    Thank you so much for sharing with us! I’m super new to knitting and our other video helped me a lot. I’m gonna try this one later today, I’m so excited! I’m loving the blog!

  22. Marissa says:

    This is probably one of the most awesome posts I’ve read. You write the same way my sister and I talk with each other and we always have a great time! Also, I LOVE knitting and I have a yarn fetish. I love it all. Chunky, not chunky, colour, and anything soft. I can’t believe I haven’t found your blog before. I’ll definitely be reading more!

  23. suzanne says:

    Regarding joining new yarn ~
    Do I always join new yarn at the BEGINNING of a row ? Or if you are mid row, do you just join then ???
    also, is it best to join all 3 new yarns at the same time even if they are not all done at the same time ??

  24. Mary Kay says:

    Omg Lynne, I just watched your video and you are cracking me up!! You are totally hilarious!! What fun! Thank you for this giggle to start my day!

    You video rates an A++++! Wish everyone had your fun outlook and sense of goofy humor!

    Anyway, THANK YOU. I’m going to make me one of these babies (With or without champagne!) 🙂

  25. MK says:

    Hi – I’m very distractible. If I cast on 44 stitches instead of 40, would that mean I could start every row with 4 knits and still have the pattern? (I’m a beginner and not good at calculating…)

  26. Jeannie says:

    This was Sooo helpful. I already have 2 requests for these blankets

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  28. Georgina Clarke says:

    I’m confused. For my yarn I need 28 balls and am going to double thread. So do I need just 28 or 28 x 2?

  29. Maureen Anderson says:

    Hi Lynne,

    I just ordered the circular needles but wish to know if you sell the yarn you used for this blanket?

    Or Could you tell me the ply and name of the wool as we are limited here in Western Australia for some yarns.

    Many thanks


    • Hi Maureen,

      The yarn that I love to use for this blanket is from Colorways on Etsy. Hopefully the link works properly in the blog post… crossing my fingers and toes. It is a chunky merino wool. If you write to Bobbie at Colorways, she can give you a ton of great info on the ply and all that good stuff. Here is her email addy bobbiedee45 {at}

      Big love and happy knitting,
      Lynne xx

  30. Joanne says:

    Hi Lynne thank you for this great pattern! Do you think this wool will be thick enough, need to make sure its nice and cosy but its difficult to tell online!

    Thank you!

    • Hi Joanne,

      I’ve never knit with that brand of yarn, but it looks beautiful! It may be worth knitting it in a double strand to be sure that it is nice and thick. Let me know how it goes… the colours look so beautiful!

      Lynne xx

  31. Allison says:

    That video was Hilarious! hahahaha 🙂

  32. Eileen says:

    Thank you so much! I love your blog Lynne. Pre full time work I used to knit! I am retired due to medical injury, so I was needing something to calm me down! Anger, frustration, depression any more ? No that’s enough for now or I’ll lose your attention.. So I’m away to have a go at your chunky blanket. Autumn in Queensland so becoming cooler.
    All the best

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  34. Karyn says:

    I was just wondering if there’s a reason you’re using the circular needles vs just regular needles? Would I be able to use my regular needles I have?

    • Hello Karyn, the 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. The big needles 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.

      I hope that helps! Lynne x

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  36. IM says:

    Hi! Great tutorial. I have no experience in knitting (I’m more into sewing with a machine) and your tutorial has inspired me to join the knitting club! I was wondering if it was possible for me to use your method to create a single sized duvet cover? I’ve been on the hunt for a good cable knit duvet cover but have been unable to find one that I like hence I would like to create my own version. Many thanks 🙂

  37. Hannah says:

    Has anyone used Cascade Magnum super bulky 6 yarn? I am trying to decide if I need 2 strands or 3 strands as it is a bulky yarn. I am waiting for my needles to arrive to I can test which works best. I can’t wait. I am planning on making this blanket for a queen size bed. Using Janets instructions.

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  39. Lyn says:

    I’m a very, very new loom knitter (new as in all I’ve made is a scarf!) and am wondering if I would need to modify this pattern to do it on the loom?

    • Oh my Lyn,

      Good question, and yet I have no answers for you. LOL. I’ve never used a loom. Maybe some of my avid readers/big time knitters who read my blog will be able to chime in and answer your question for you.

      If you had a question like… can you drink champagne and knit at the same time… my answer would be YES :)))

      Lynne xx

    • Cat says:

      Lyn, to do this on a loom (Maybe a Zippy loom would have a similar gauge but you’d need a bunch of them. Maybe knit over several pegs on a Martha Stewart loom?), you’d follow the pattern as written EXCEPT that every other row, you’d knit where it says purl and purl where it says knit. When you loom knit, the same side of the flat panel is always on the outside of the loom as opposed to needle knitting, where a different side of the piece faces you as you go from one row to another.

  40. Wendy says:

    I just stumbled upon this post in a Google search. I love how simple it seems. Thank you for providing the “yarn conversions”. I’m just getting into knitting. I started with arm knitting then bought a set of 50 needles. I’ve sold a few arm knitted infinity scarves at festivals and to friends. One friend has requested a blanket. I haven’t quite worked up to blankets yet. My question is, how do you join on new yarn? Do you just connect it with a knot and move on? I know that may be a silly question, but I’m really not sure. I believe I’ve read that it’s just a knot, but wouldn’t it be visible? Thanks for your help. P.S. I’m sorry for the loss of Oliver. There’s nothing quite like the love of a dog.

    • Hi Wendy,

      I don’t actually connect my yarn with a knot, because I’m so dang afraid to see that knot later. Sooooo, I kind of weave them together as I knit. It’s super tricky to explain but super easy to do.

      I would go on to YouTube and check out different tutorials on connecting yarn. That may help.

      Big love and happy knitting!
      Lynne xx

    • SUZANNE says:

      Hi !
      I am planning on using WOOL EASE THICK AND QUICK ~ is this what you used and were you happy with the results ? I was also planning on just doubling the yarn instead of triple.

      * If I make the larger throw, using Wool ease, DO i JUST NEED 10 BALLS IF I ONLY DOUBLE ??
      SUZANNE ~

      • Alison says:

        Hey Suzanne,
        Did you ever end up making the blanket with wool ease thick and quick? If so, did you double the yarn instead of triple? And how did it work? I had all the same questions you did so I would love to know how it turned out.

  41. SooyoungJeong says:

    Hello, I just wanted to ask, how many wool that are 400g each would i need to knit a chunky blanket?


    • Hi there…

      Well.. I’m not 100% sure how many balls of yarn that you would need with 400g yarn. I haven’t worked with that before.

      so sorry that I couldn’t be more helpful.


  42. Bonita Mahan says:

    Does the 1500 yards of yarn account for triple-strand or double strand?


    • Hi Bonita,

      The 1500 yards of yarn accounts for triple strand of knitting the blanket.

      Hope you create a gorgeous chunky wool blanket !

      Lynne xx

      • Cindy says:

        Just going on from this query, it”s recommended as 10 balls of the wool-ease chunky, so if knitting with 3 strands at a time, wouldn’t I need say 9 or 12 balls to always keep the 3 strands going? Sorry if that’s a silly question. I’m relatively new to knitting so common sense perhaps has gone out my window!
        Love your tutorial btw! 🙂

  43. Christina says:

    AS a beginner knitter and a money conscious teenager this pattern excites me. It seems rather affordable and knitting a blanket is always something ive wanted to do, especially know that its within my limited knitting skill set. I do have a question though, once ive used up the first three balls of yarn that ive tied together to form the extra chunky yarn, do I simply tie three more onto the ends? Also, for a double sized bed how many stiches would you recommend casting on? I plan on ordering the quick and thick yarn that your friend Janet used for her blanket.
    Any help is appreciated!

    • Hi Christina,

      You’re right! This is a great pattern for a beginner and it is also a super fast knit, so you see the rewards quickly. LOL.

      I’m not sure how many stitches you would need for a double blanket. So many people have made 3-10 of these blankets !!!! in many sizes, so maybe they will see your comment and give you a sense of how many stitches they did.

      Yes, you could tie your yarn together, but for a nice clean look, I would go on youtube and find some videos on how to nicely attach yarn. The same technique would work whether you used 3 balls or one.

      Hope that helps!
      Lynne xx

    • Hazel says:

      I don’t know exactly. But my thinking is if 40 stitches cast on makes the blanket 40 inches wide, measure how wide you want your blanket and cast on that many stitches (making sure it is devisable by 4). Just a thought 🙂 it’s what I’m gonna do anyway.

  44. Joanne says:

    Hello, i love this project and so excited to start mine, i have one quick question though…when casting on do ignore the knit 4 perl 4 and just do the casting on stitch for the first row and then on the 2nd row begin the knit 4 perl 4?

  45. Andrea says:

    I’ve just started my blanket using the same size needles as you, I’ve tripled my yarn but the holes in the blanket are still very large, do you have any tips to avoid this? Thank you!

    • Hi Andrea,

      Is there a chance that you are not using a chunky wool? The holes would be larger if the yarn was thinner. The thicker the yarn, the smaller the holes.

      Hope that helps!

  46. Karen says:

    LOVE Your blog. I am inspired to use the beautiful wool for my next project (a shower gift) Quick question, Do the sides of the afghan curl using the K4P4 pattern? I am a new knitter and am well into my first afghan (using stockinette stitch) and found that my edges curl.
    Thank you!

    • Hi Karen

      I haven’t found that my edges curl in with this pattern, but that may be because this pattern is a rib stitch, rather than a stockinette stitch. I think I wasn’t much help, was I? LOL.

      Lynne xx

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  47. Betty Schultz says:

    I don’t know how to knitt. I hoping your instructions will show me how. I know how to crochet. Can’t wait. Thank you!

    • I hope they help you too Betty! If not, there are a TON of great how-to knitting videos on YouTube. Once you learn the basics of a knit stitch and a purl stitch, it is smooth sailing from there. xx

  48. Kat says:

    Absolutely cannot wait to make this for me and my fiance! Woo woo! And I love your bubbly-ness! (if thats a word haha) So glad I found this!

  49. Andrea says:

    Hi Lynne! Just started on this blanket — I’m using Size 13 needles (biggest I have at the moment), and I cast on 100 stitches (what can I say, I have a big queen-sized bed!) for a big one! I’m using double strands of yarn — both of them Caron’s Simply Soft, one strand of Off White, and another of Soft Pink. I just started it last night, and it’s already working up pretty darn fast! Thanks so much for the pattern — I think I’m going to use this for Christmas gifts this year, since it works up so quickly!

  50. Toni Rappa says:

    How do I print the directions? I can get it via pdf.

    • Hi Toni,
      I updated the blog post, so now, as soon as you click on the links/photos in the blog for the pattern .. you will have the automatic PDF to download.

      Lynne xx

  51. Claire Greenfield says:

    Hi I have just completed my 1st project on chunky wool with 6mm needles. I casted on 56 stiches and it looks more like a extra wide scarf. It measures 90 cms. I followed the patern but just went in garter stich as am new to knitting. Any advice would be great.

    • LisawithGary Shaw says:

      You did not follow the pattern, what you have knit is a scarf. Always, always read and re-read the pattern instructions, this is what I tell my new knitters, also its not enough to just know all the abbreviations, you kind of need to visualize what the item will look like both in progress and when its done,. This pattern is knit holding 3 strands together on size 50 (25mm) needles, admittedly its like knitting with lincoln logs but it is well worth it. For an experienced knitter this pattern takes less than a day, I’ve been busting my stash knitting these to donate to the local shelter, I’ve made about 10 in less than 2 weeks and have enough yarn to make 5-8 more. Big yarn and big needles are the way to go! Happy knitting.

      • Suzanne says:

        Can I ask what kind of yarn you use ??? Has anyone tried this with WOOL EASE THICK AND QUICK ????
        I am stressing out over what kind of yarn to buy !

        • Lisa says:

          Yes, you could use wool ease, I have used wool ease and it worked out just fine triple stranding it as the pattern directs you to. Wool ease thick and quick has 106 yards per skein so you’ll need 15-I’m sure you’ll be happy with the result. Happy knitting.

  52. Karen says:

    Hi Lynn, what a beautiful blanket! I would love to make it and order the needles and yarn, but apparently colorways no longer sells the yarn? Please advise as soon as you can. Thank you so much.

    • Hi Karen

      Colorways is selling the yarn again! Yay!!! The ran out for a bit, and they are up and running again. Be sure to use the coupon code too, to save some moola.

      I’m posting another pattern on the blog soon, (it’s so pretty and has tassels LOL).. and I used colorways yarn for it.

      Best.Decision.Ever. It feels like d’bomb diggity of beautifulness !

      Big love, and I hope my answer isn’t too late for you. xx

      Lynne 🙂

      • Karen says:

        Lynne, I contacted them & my yarn arrived last week. It’s amazing! And so was their customer service. I’ll be starting my blanket soon! Again, thank you so much!

        • Hi Karen!
          That’s great. I love Bobbie at Colorways. She’s great, isn’t she? She normally sends her wool in a beautiful box, wrapped in ribbon and beautiful tissue. Ohhhh so pretty!

          So happy that you are happy!
          Lynne xx

  53. Jodi says:

    Hi Lynne!
    I purchased the 50 circular needles and love them. I also appreciated and loved how you took the time and effort to make my package so lovely. It even smelled amazing when I opened it up! So thank you, much. I have lots of Wool Ease I’m using up for my first chunky blanket and my husband, who rarely comments on my projects, said it was beautiful.☺️. I tripled the strands so it is really a hunk of chunky warmth. I’d like to try my next with the 50/50 wool/ acrylic. Where can I purchase this yarn?
    Thanks again.
    Jodi Wells @gingerbread farm💗

    • Hi Jodi!!

      I’m so happy that you loved the packaging for the knitting needles and you are already on your way to chunky wool blanket AWESOMENESS!! Waaahhoooooooo!!!

      I have the yarn available on my blog now. Here it is:

      It has quickly become my all time fave for knitting the chunky wool blanket. It is warm, yet lightweight and it feels so good!

      Hope that helps!

      Big love and happy knitting !

      Lynne xx

  54. Vivian says:

    Thank you for sharing this easy pattern with pictures. I made a baby blanket using Bernat Baby Blanket yarn and size eleven? circular neeedles that were 36 inches in length.. I was very happy with it. In the future I plan to do more projects using the chunky yarn.

    • So cool Vivian! Size eleven needles are considerably smaller. Did it take a long time? Isn’t it great knitting with circular needles? I love how you can sit the blanket on your lap, rather than carrying the weight of it on the needles.

      So sweet!
      Lynne xx

  55. Hi Lynn!
    Love your blog..I just recently found it when I happened about your cottage country blanket on one of those lovely knitting sites. 🙂
    I have watched your video and I would like to know exactly what yarn and colour you are using on that video because I love it! It seems to look like it has a heavy feel to it.
    I am in the midst of making it with Trishs’ smoosh yarn, but I also really love the one youre using there. I have a white Ikea couch so Im sure it’ll go lovely with it.
    Thanks so much Lynn….so glad I found you. And oh by the way, I love that little cabin you have on here…so cute. My hubby made me a little one for in my backyard a few years ago and I adore it! He made it all out of old pallet boards and old windows. So beautiful.
    Have a lovely day and thank you so much!

    Deborah xo

    • Hi Deborah!

      I sure can tell you a bit more about the yarn. I have been using this yarn for my the last 3 blankets that I knit. I have a problem. LOL. Blankets everywhere. LOL.

      I like it because it is lightweight and yet warm. The colour is really pretty with the white ikea sofa too. Ha! It is more of a creamy colour, rather than white white white.

      You have a lovely day too!!
      Lynne xx

  56. Sheri Kelly says:

    I he we will be talking again soon…and I hope this whole message went thru or I will appear to be a knitting crazy woman. Cause I can’t see see all of the message!
    I’m going to try the weird looking needles because u said to. …and you made it sound much easier. Peace, Sheri Kelly

  57. Candace says:

    I just came across your blog from Ravelry and I friggin love you. This blog just made my night! I’ve been struggling to find a quick super chunky blanket to make for my mother as a birthday/housewarming gift and this is it! You should also look into Navajo 3 stranding.! It’s a super easy way to turn one strand of yarn into 3! It’s awesome and you get to avoid the tangled mess of three balls 😝 I’m off for a sexy night of knitting, cheers! 🍷

    • Hi Candace,

      So sorry it took me forever and a day to answer your comment in the blog.

      *kicking myself with my third leg right now*

      Just wanted you to know that I freaking loved your comment.

      You rock out loud.

      Lynne xx

  58. johanna says:


    I have been searching for a super chunky ivory cable knit area rug and have had no success. Is this something you would be willing to make for purchase? If so, Ballpark a price? Looking for an 8×10.

    Thanks in advance,

    Johanna Regali

  59. Jen says:

    I love this blanket!, Gorgeous! I’m going to attempt this as a gift for my son for Valentines Day. Would it be too crazy to somehow attempt to incorporate a small heart into one corner of the blanket? Do you have any suggestions to accomplish this? I’d love a little gray heart on the bottom! Thank you so much! 🙂

  60. Trina says:

    Do you stay in pattern when you bind off?

  61. Laurel says:

    Hi Lynne,
    My daughter just asked me to make her a full size bed blanket very much like you bloggers charcoal grey full bed blanket. You mentioned that she used 15 balls of the Lion’s Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick. This is the wool I am thinking of using and I am wondering if she used 2 or 3 strands. Also, do you think that the 60 stitches made it wide enough?

  62. Judy says:

    The end of the blanket look funny. Is there something to do to make it look better?

  63. Jennifer says:

    When you run out of yarn and move on to the set of 3, do you knit with all 6?

    • Debbie Miller says:

      Nope! You have to join the yarn to the balls that are ending. I wasn’t sure of the best way to do that, so I looked it up on you tube and proceeded to practise it and then do it.
      I was pretty new when I starting this project so I understand your confusion!
      You are only ever knitting with 3 balls at a time. Some will run out a bit before the others and you just attach a new one and carry on !

  64. Mary Ann Chambers says:

    U r a great read even 4 non knitters!!!!!! Just retired(forced) & back into knitting after 65 years of LIFE w/o needles. Started slow, at 80 the brain is sooooo crowded it’s hard to bring some things forward. Made an afghan 4 a friend & working on cowls numbers 9 & 10. Think this blanket should b my next project. How do I order the needles from u?

  65. Jan Gremillion says:

    Love this blanket, can’t wait to start on it, Please send me needles


  66. Shyann says:

    Hi Lynne! I have never knit before, but I am jumping into this in high hopes of knitting my husband a blanket for his first deployment! I absolutely loved your blog and I wanted to follow your exact instructions so I wouldn’t mess this up. I just ordered your needles, which I am SUUPPEERRR excited about! But the yarn you recommended from Etsy isn’t available anymore 🙁 do you have any other suggestions for 100% merino wool that is super soft and isn’t itchy? Also, I’m not sure how much I should buy; I want it to be really chunky, like yours.
    Thank you!

    • Sue pascoe says:

      Hello Lyn I would love to knit your pattern. I need needles and yarn. Ty for your blog. Great Sue

    • Jean says:

      Pure baby alpaca is MUCH warmer, lighter and hypoallergenic…no itching!!! I use it all the time:) Enjoy your project.

      • Sadie says:

        Er… I’m allergic to baby alpaca. I react to all animal fibers, in fact. Where did you learn that baby alpaca was hypo? I don’t think this is wholly accurate, unfortunately 😦

  67. Kate says:

    LoL! You’re funny. Thanks for this pretty pattern, I’ma gonna make it and send you a picture!

  68. Rachael says:

    Is there any way to download and print out the pattern for this? THANKS!

    • Great idea Rachael, why didn’t I think of that? *forehead slap* LOL.

      I’ll see what I can do. Thanks for the inspiration!

      Happy knitting of your chunky wool blanket!

      Lynne xx

  69. Dawn says:

    Just discovered your blog! Your voice comes through and I love it.
    I would like to make this blanet for my daughter’s full sized bed. A couple of questions s.
    1. How many stitches would I need to cast on?
    2. Could I use Patons wool roving yarn? And if so how much?

  70. Kathryn says:

    I love this blog. And I will knit a blanket.

    • Woot woot! The chunky wool blanket is super easy to knit Kathryn! You’ll love it. I just created a new pattern, and with tassels! I can’t wait to post that one.


      Happy knitting!

      • Anna says:

        Love the pattern, would love to know how to make the tassles though! Can you please add this to your blog. Your tassles are great. Thanks @}—{{——-

  71. Terry says:

    My Grand-Mother thought me how to knit, when I was young I did not knit much only when I was having a baby I would knit little things for the little one. But now that I am a Grand-Mother myself I knit constantly and I agree with you it is a tranquilizer, and I think that by concentrating on an intricate pattern is good for delaying Alzheimer.
    I am so happy I found the Allfree Knitting Pattern web site it gives me great ideas for knitting all sort of things, and I did love your blanket it came out beautiful it is warm and it was so easy.
    Thank you

  72. Camille says:

    Hi! I just got my knitting needles and I am OBSESSED! But I am still having a little trouble calculating how much I need to get to start on my main huge blanket ( I have made a few scarves and such and LOVE LOVE LOVE). I would like to make a king size but cant seem to figure out the sizing ( I know I am most likely over thinking it but ah!) Help please!

    • Debbie Miller says:

      I just finished knitting my first blanket and I caster on 60 stitches, used 15 balls of Wool Ease Thick and Quick ( Lion Brand) and knit it with three strands. It’s lovely !
      It’s heavy and warm for one person. It wouldn’t be big enough for a king size at all.
      I’m going to knit another and just use 2 strands of yarn at a time because I think that will work well too. It gets expensive when you have to buy 10-15 balls of yarn. I think I’ll try less stitches too, maybe 52 because it got awkward with the wider and triple stranded blanket,( trying to manipulate it while knitting).

      • Connie Inglis says:

        Hi Debbie
        This would be my first blanket and I am doing the same as you, but I have a question, please excuse the dumb question…. but with your 60 stitches did you knit 6 pearl 6? rather than 4?

        • Debbie Miller says:

          No, I still did knit 4, purl 4. With the 60 stitches cast on it was still divisible by 4. But because it was 15 groupings of 4 then when I finished the row and turned it over, I would have to start with the opposite stitch to keep the pattern. ( if this sounds confusing, it really makes sense once you visualize it)
          The blanket was quite big and very warm.. It fits on my daughters queen bed. & is good for 2 ppl snuggling under it.
          Whatever amount of stitches you cast on, make it evenly divisible by 4 and you’re good. If it’s divisible by an even number, ie 56 stitches= 14 X 4 then you will always begin each new row the same. Knit, purl, knit, purl.
          But if it’s 60 stitches =15 X 4, then the start of one row will be knit, purl and the next new row will be Purl, knit and so on. I hope this helps!

    • Jackie says:

      Hi I am looking to make a king too, so if you find out can you please let me know

      • Debbie Miller says:

        Based on the the 2 blankets I’ve knit, one was more of a throw ( rectangular shape) it had 48 stitches.
        The other one I knit was more of a square shape, better for the bed. ( 60 stitches)
        For a king size, I’d try at least 68 stitches. That would make it wider than mine. To make it long enough, you’ll have to buy more yarn than 15 balls if you are doing it triple yarn.. To save $ you could just do double yarn and instead of doing 10 balls do 15 or more.
        I knit one double thread and my other daughter loves it. She’s away at university and she wraps it around herself when studying.

        • SUZANNE says:

          Hi !
          I am planning on using WOOL EASE THICK AND QUICK ~ is this what you used and were you happy with the results ? I was also planning on just doubling the yarn instead of triple.

          * If I make the larger throw, using Wool ease, DO i JUST NEED 10 BALLS IF I ONLY DOUBLE ??
          SUZANNE ~

          • Debbie Miller says:

            I liked the Wool Ease yarn. It washes well too.
            I used double strands for my second blanket and I believe I used 10 balls. (It was awhile ago)
            It just depends on how wide or long you want to make it. If you use Lynne’s instructions then 10 balls will work. It is a long rectangular shaped blanket. Cast on more stitches and it becomes more of a square.
            Good luck!

  73. Penny says:

    Hi Lynne,
    I was wondering if anyone had made this using a Chenille yarn or if you think that this type wouldn’t be work as well as wool.

  74. paula odell says:

    I knit with my yarn on my right needle it is awkward for me to have my yarn on the left needle what is the difference?

  75. Danielle says:

    Wow, I do not read blogs but your writing is awesome! I have fallen in love with your blog, and am the latest victim of “one more row” having only been knitting for a month. ( my hand swelled up from knitting a hat) slightly obsessed and dieing to try big chunky wool knitting, one day I will have the funds to make it happen! Thank you so much for your wittiness..? And your effort in making this blog. Cheers!

  76. Christy Hanlin says:

    Just wondering about a comment you made. I am very new to knitting so I am sorry if this sounds dumb. When using the Merino wool you use 2 strands, to knit and the 40×65 blanket uses 8 skeins with the strands doubled. The reason I ask is because I want to make it bigger and trying to figure how much wool I need..
    Thank you,

  77. Debbie Miller says:

    Hi Lynne,
    I’ve started my chunky blanket with the Wool Ease Thick and Quick in Grey Marble. So far, loving it!
    Probably a stupid question but…… What’s the best way to attach the new three strands of yarn, when you finish with the first three balls?
    Help! I’m a bit inexperienced !!!

  78. Carmie says:

    Ok, so I was wondering how it works knitting a blanket on circular needles…I was envisioning a tube for a blanket! Haha but then you answered my question, rather than knitting in the round, you simply turn your knitting as if you were knitting on straight needles, correct?

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  80. Luke says:

    Hi Lynne, great post! I love the look of the blanket that Janetade, do you know if she doubled or tripled her yarn? Thanks!

  81. Georges says:

    Hi Lynne;
    I just discovered your website when looking for an easy to knit blanket (for my grand-kids). What a wonderful site. I just love your humour, your mannerisms and your je ne sais quoi! I will regularly visit your site just for the lift it gives me to read what you’ve written. You are spreading joy and making the world a better place to live. Keep it up.

    • Thanks Georges! Are you in France? I adored living in France (we only lived there for 2 years) and JE NE SAIS QUOI! xoxo Thanks for noticing and THANK YOU for your beautifully kind words.

      Lynne xx

  82. 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?

    • Hi Vida,

      I haven’t personally tried the Cascade wool yet, but I did have a reader by the name of Melinda write to me recently about it. She bought the super wash Cascade and it was defective. The colours ran. Cascade didn’t help her at all with any customer service. Just thought I’d give you the heads up of her experience.

      Hope that helps..
      Lynne xx

  83. 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.


    • Hi Lisa,

      Gosh, I’m not sure what ply of wool I used. Unfortunately, the original wool that I used for the blanket was discontinued, so I don’t have the info on it anymore.

      I understand what you are saying though. If you buy a super duper duper thick yarn, you may be able to avoid knitting with three strands and only knit with one. I recently knit another blanket with the merino wool (listed in the blog post) and only used two strands because it was nice and thick. It turned out BEAUTIFULLY!

      Hope that helps!
      Lynne xx

  84. 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.

  85. 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!

  86. 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

  87. Sonia Morrow says:

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

  88. 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

  89. 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.

  90. 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.

  91. 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

  92. 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.

  93. 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

  94. 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!

  95. 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!!

  96. 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

  97. 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

  98. Ruth says:

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

  99. 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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  101. 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!

  102. 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?

  103. 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

  104. 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?

  105. 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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  107. 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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  109. 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

  110. 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

  111. Rita says:

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

  112. 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,

  113. 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!

  114. Almaz Mamo says:

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

  115. 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 🙂


  116. 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!

  117. 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

  118. Felicia says:

    *correction – Once I’m done…

  119. 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.

  120. 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?

  121. Beth says:

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

  122. 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!

  123. 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)

  124. 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!


  125. 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.

  126. 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

      • Patricia Grabski says:

        Hello, I am using 50 and three strands of Bernat Mega Bulky yarn. I put it down for a few months and just started up again. I am going to keep going with it, despite the weight. I think once its on the bed it will beak. I live in San Diego and will not use it that much. I just want to put it on the end of the bed, folded as an accent in my bedroom. Also my Mother, who was a big knitter, she died two years ago and it a tribute to her too.

    • 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!!

      • Patricia Grabski says:

        I put it down for a few months and decided to keep on with it. Thank you for your feedback.

      • Patricia Grabski says:

        Hello, How did it work out. I haven’t been working on mine, but am getting inspired to get going again.

        Happy New Year!!

  127. 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

  128. 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

  129. 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

  130. 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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  132. 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

  133. 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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  135. 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…..

  136. 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! 😆

  137. Eleanor Pepin says:

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

  138. 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

  139. 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

  140. 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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  142. 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!

  143. Denise says:

    love it

  144. 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

  145. Etsylover says:

    Very emotional!

    Yarns and needles seen on etsy:

  146. Laverna Emerson says:

    Love your pattern ! Thank you

  147. 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

  148. Susie Hartsell says:

    Love the blanket, can’t wait to start!

  149. Judy Ashbrook says:

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

  150. Sandra Farrell says:

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

  151. Kathy says:

    Quick question –

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


  152. Michael says:

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

  153. 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

  154. 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

  155. 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 🙂

  156. 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.


  157. 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!

  158. joan says:

    How many strands do use on the chunky blanket

  159. 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

  160. Heather says:

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

  161. 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

  162. 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!

  163. 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

  164. 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!?

  165. 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!

  166. 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

  167. Linda tarascio says:

    Love your style

  168. 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

  169. 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

  170. 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.

  171. 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

  172. Claire Macey says:


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

  173. 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

  174. 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

  175. Christa Nielsen says:

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


  176. 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!

  177. Kayla says:

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

  178. susie kiley says:

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

  179. 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!!

  180. 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.


  181. 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!

  182. 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!

  183. 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

  184. Jackie Hogg says:

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

    many thanks

  185. 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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  187. 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

  188. 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

  189. 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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  191. 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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  193. 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!

  194. 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

  195. 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!

  196. Louise Parkes says:

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

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  198. 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

  199. 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

  200. 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

  201. 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 🙂

  202. 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)

  203. 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,

  204. 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) 🙂

  205. 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 🙂


  206. 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!

  207. 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!

  208. 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

  209. 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

  210. 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

  211. 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

  212. 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

  213. 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 🙂

  214. 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

  215. 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

  216. 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

  217. 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.


  218. 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!

  219. 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

  220. 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

  221. 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!

  222. 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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  225. 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.


  226. 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

  227. 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?

  228. 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

  229. 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!

  230. 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

  231. 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

  232. 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

  233. 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

  234. Rita Faison says:

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

  235. 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!!

  236. 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.

  237. 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?

  238. 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!!

  239. 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?

  240. Josie says:

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

  241. 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.


  242. 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!

  243. 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!!!

  244. 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

  245. 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

  246. mary-ann brum says:

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

  247. Joyce schneider says:

    Love this!!!!!

  248. 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

  249. 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

  250. 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.


  251. 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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  253. 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.


  254. 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

  255. 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

  256. Tace Sofia says:

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

  257. 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!

  258. yan hart says:

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

  259. 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


  260. Betsy Burch says:

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

  261. 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

  262. 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!

  263. barb drover says:

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

  264. 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!


  265. 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

  266. 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

  267. Vicky Petry says:

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

  268. 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!

  269. Janine Pelchat says:

    love your patterns

  270. 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

  271. 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?

  272. Terry L. Hills says:

    looking for an throw to make with 3 strands.

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  274. 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.

  275. 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.

  276. Terri Morris says:

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

  277. 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.

  278. 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?

  279. Laura Poulter says:

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

  280. 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!

  281. 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?

  282. 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.

  283. 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,

  284. 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!!!!

  285. 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

  286. Sue says:

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

  287. 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 🙂

  288. JaBrittny Harrison says:

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

  289. 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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  291. 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

  292. 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

  293. 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!

  294. 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.

  295. 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

  296. 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 🙂

  297. 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. 🙂

  298. 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

  299. 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

  300. 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.

  301. 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!

  302. 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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  304. 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.

  305. 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!

  306. 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

  307. 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

  308. 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

  309. 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.

  310. 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.


  311. 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

  312. 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

  313. Betsy Burch says:

    I love this pattern.

  314. 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

  315. 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

  316. 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

  317. 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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  320. 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

  321. 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

  322. 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?

  323. 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

  324. 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.


  325. 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!

  326. 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

  327. 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?

  328. Angela says:

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

  329. 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

  330. 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!

  331. 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:



  332. 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!

  333. 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.


  334. 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.



  335. 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

  336. Marisa Lentz says:

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

  337. 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

  338. 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

  339. Mary says:

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

  340. 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.

  341. 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

  342. 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

  343. 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!

  344. Lovely soft wool blanket!
    congratulaions for your work

  345. 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 !

  346. 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.


  347. 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.

  348. 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

  349. 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.

  350. Laura says:

    Love this!!!

  351. Ann says:

    Loved this. Great reading & very easy to follow

  352. 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


  353. 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!

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

  355. 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.

  356. 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

  357. 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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  359. 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 !


  360. 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

  361. 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!

  362. 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

  363. 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!

  364. 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

  365. 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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  367. 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

  368. 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.

  369. 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 😉

  370. 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!!! 🙂

  371. 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 !


  372. 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

  373. 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

  374. 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.

  375. 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

  376. 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

  377. 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!

  378. 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.

  379. 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

  380. 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

  381. 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

  382. 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!

  383. ansa mocke says:

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

  384. 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’

  385. 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

  386. 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!

  387. Antoinette says:

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

  388. laura says:

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

  389. 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,

  390. 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.


  391. Sheila says:

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

  392. Mary Haver says:

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

  393. 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 🙂


  394. 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!

  395. 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.

  396. 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

  397. 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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  399. 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!

  400. 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..


  401. Deanna says:

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

  402. 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 🙂

  403. 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

  404. 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

  405. 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

  406. 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

  407. 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!!

  408. Joanne says:

    Great Site.
    Beautiful Pattern.

  409. Reba mcdonald says:

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

  410. 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!

  411. 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