At the top of my wish list for this fall is a giant chunky knit wool blanket. I keep seeing them on Scandinavian design blogs, and every time I do I take a minute and imagine how wonderful it would feel to be snuggled up underneath a blanket that feels like a giant wool sweater for your entire body. So I've hunted down a few sources for these enormous lovelies, and also a few DIYs for those of you brave (and talented!) enough to make your own.
In a DIY mood? Try this easy and beautiful jar painting project:
Chunky Knit Throw, 60 x 60, $325 from Lily and Peabody on Etsy.
Chunky Knit Wool Blanket, $350.52 from Natural Wool Knits on Etsy.
This kit, available from Loopy Mango for $242, includes everything you need (needles, yarn, pattern) to make a big ol' blanket. The Loopy Mango folks also sell giant yarn, giant needles, and finished blankets in their Etsy shop.
This is a pattern, available from Ravelry for $4.99, for something called a 'giganto-blanket'. Pretty exciting stuff. The author explains that the pattern is 'more of a tutorial': it also includes information on where to find appropriately sized yarn, as well as how to knit with 1 1/2" PVC pipe (!).
This DIY, from Lynne Knowlton, is for a slightly less chunky blanket. But still pretty chunky.
Doesn't this blanket just look like a giant sweater for the bed? You can find the pattern in Paton's Family & Homewares, available at Yarn + Co.
This throw is just as big and cozy as all the others... but its secret is that it's crocheted, not knitted. So all you talented crocheters can head over to Midknits on Etsy and get this this pattern (for $4.67).
For a super chunky blanket, check out "arm knitting" videos on YouTube such as this one by Elise Berns who has written instructions and an accompanying video on her blog, Revert.
Re-edited from a post originally published 10.2.14-NT