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Knitting Wool - DIY Easy Chunky Blanket

I think most people would agree that knitting is one of the most therapeutic forms of crafting there is. It's something you can do whilst watching the TV of an evening and can be as simple or as complicated as you would like it to be. Knitting Wool can be a little overwhelming to choose from but here at Calico Laine, we offer a wide variety for every project and taste. Stylecraft Life DK and Life Chunky are brilliant standard weight wools with a soft feel and easy knit. We are always updating our colour range with seasonal shades and vibrant tones. Our range of Stylecraft Baby wools are beautifully soft; perfect for cardigans, hats and booties.

Easy Chunky Blanket

Do you have a bag of leftover bits of wool you just can't use up? With the cold weather firmly here to stay, why not try this easy blanket using your remnants! Mix and match your favourite knitting wool in a variety of colours and textures for a fab cosy project. All you need is a pair of 10mm knitting needles and plenty of tea!

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Method:
  • Take 3 strands of wool (this works best with Double Knit weight wool but you can add one chunky strand in there for more texture) and cast on 25 stitches.
  • Use a simple stockinette stitch (knit a row, purl a row) until you create a square.
  • Cast off.
  • Repeat until you have 20 squares, this looks best if you do mix your colours to create a patchwork effect.
  • Sew or crochet the squares together to create your blanket, block gently for a professional finish.

This is a quick and easy knit for the winter months, it has quickly become my favourite project. If you are feeling more adventurous, why not try different stitches or cables to personalise your blanket and challenge your knitting skills.