Few things offer that feeling of comfort and warmth than a chunky knitted blanket. You could buy one of these beautiful, extra-snug blankets for your home for hundreds of dollars – or, even better, you could make one yourself.
Is there anything cozier than this? We know those of you living in places with very chilly winters would LOVE to have this amazing blanket. ;)
Ah, imagine curling up under a large, soft, and warm cover like this! We already feel sleepy just by looking at our album below…
Now there are many sellers of beautiful chunky blankets online if you want one, but they can be pricey. The way to spend less, of course, would be to DIY! Whether you are a first-timer or an experienced knitter, you can make your own chunky knitted blanket as there are also tutorials and patterns available for you on the web.
What are the 4 best tips on making a chunky knitted blanket?
Yes, it can be challenging especially if you are new to knitting but just imagine the great reward – a comfortable warm blanket to rest under – that you get at the end of your DIY project!
1. Don’t wear long sleeves shirt
We recommend you to wear sleeveless or short sleeves. Long sleeves will only interfere with the knitting procedure.
2. Take your time
You might not want to rush this piece of a project. Otherwise, you might end up having a poor-quality blanket. Except if you’re already an expert on this knitting task, but for beginners, we expect you to have more patience. In time, you will get faster doing this task.
You can do this with a friend or with a family member so that even if you do it slowly, it will not bore you. This task can even be a bonding opportunity with friends at home.
3. Pull on the blanket with your hands
Make sure the blanket does not bunch up during knitting by tugging on it occasionally. To make sure the final product is as smooth as possible, you will also have to tug and stretch it
4. Pause from time to time
Whenever you feel tired or have a stiffed body, try to do some stretching, eat some snacks or walk around. You can have a coffee break or tea time. Afterwards, you can feel better and awake again. Then, you can continue with your knitted blanket.
What are the materials needed to make a chunky knitted blanket?
Do you want to have your own chunky knitted blanket?
You can watch a video demonstration of how it’s made by heading over to the link provided below our album!
- Wool Roving
- Duct Tape
- 2 Broomsticks or 1-1/2″ PVC Pipe
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What are other options to hand knitting?
There’s more than hand knitting.
Hand knitting is not the only way to make a chunky blanket. Here are other methods you can employ. Below are some of the other techniques you can perform knitting.
1. Giant needle knitting
In this method, giant knitting needles are used to knit. Typically, wood is used to make these needles. Giant needles come in two types. An example is a type with two needles that are long and separated from each other. Smaller items such as scarves, hats, sweaters, and pet rugs are suitable for knitting with these needles. It is possible to find some cute jumbo giant knitting needles at Mia Beach, which can be used for this purpose.
On the other hand, the second type of needle is a lot shorter. These needles are joined using a long wire. These types of needles are typically used for your knitted blankets. The long wire will be holding the blanket together and stitches to stay in the right position.
2. Arm knitting
In this method, we use our own arms as the holder of the knitted blanket. Instead of using the needles to stitch, you will be using your bare hands to insert and pull the stitches one by one.
In this method, we will be using large crochet hooks to make the chunky blanket. Have you noticed that knitting is not the only way we can make a chunky, but we can use the crocheting method? Although crocheting consumes more yarn, several claim that this method is faster than knitting with similar results. Two different methods with the same result. It is now up to you, which method you will prefer.
Whatever method you choose, make sure you are comfortable with it and enjoying what you do.