"Warm Hug" Super Chunky Easy Knit Blanket : Free Pattern
Now that it's REALLY cold, I was finding myself sitting in our cosy living room, happily sitting on my lovely velvet sofa, but slightly chilly and most definitely requiring a blanket all of my own (i.e. the dog is allowed NOWHERE near this one! haha! :-)
This blanket is most definitely a "warm hug" and is big enough to either sit around my shoulders of just over my entire upper body with just my head peaking out for essential viewing ;-) It's extremely soft and warm and feels really luxurious as it's knitted in the Malabrigo Rasta Super Chunky which is spun from superfine Merino and is über soft and squidgy. PERFECT! :-) xx
It's really quick and easy to knit. Finished size is approx 100cm long x 75cm wide.
Here's what you'll need :
2 x 150g skeins Malabrigo Rasta in Lettuce
2 x 150g skeins Malabrigo Rasta in Frank Ochre
1 x pair 12mm x 80cm or 100cm circular knitting needles (although you knit with them as per straight needles - they're just great at holding all the stitches! :-)
1) Start with the Frank Ochre and cast on 56 stitches using long tail cast on method (or regular cast on if you prefer)
2) Knit Rib:
Rows 1-6 : K1 P1 to create a rib
3) Change to colour : Lettuce
Stocking stitch for 6 rows.
4) Repeat stripes for every six rows until blanket measures approx 95-100cm long, ending on a Frank ochre row rib to match the beginning.
5) Cast off & block flat.