DIY Giant Knitted Blanket

Wednesday, 24 May 2017



Pinterest has been full of giant knitted blankets lately and as soon as I found out most of them were handmade, I just had to make one myself! They're created by arm knitting, which is pretty much the same as regular knitting, just on a larger scale. I watched a few youtube tutorials to get an idea of how to make one, some people had even made their own giant knitting needles! 


To create a giant throw, all you need is wool. I got mine from Woolly Mahoosive, 'extreme chunky acrylic' in the shade 'Dove Grey'. I got 4kg of it for £55.50 which made two throws, one big enough for the end of a double bed and the other for a single. It was really easy to knit and was completed in under an hour. 

 

I love how it turned out! It looks amazing on my light grey/white sheets. There are so many things you could do with this wool, Woolly Mahoosive also have knit kits to make things like a lamp shade. There are also a lot of beautiful colours available, including an amazing pink colour which I'd love to get to make something else! The blanket overall is actually really soft, I was worried it would be quite itchy but it's not at all. This would be perfect for sitting out on in the sun and keeping warm on cooler summer nights.  



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  1. I had no idea that they were so easy to make! Now that I know I am definitely going to make myself one as well. They look so cozy and cute! Thank you for the inspiration!

    ~Alexandra
    www.mstigerlilly.com

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    1. They look really complicated but it doesn't take long to get the hang of! You're welcome, hope you have making it!

      Leah x

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