Having finished the bunnies, I found myself with lots of spare wool – and some cool ideas for colour combinations.
Recently I’ve found this idea for knitting a blanket on a set of circular needles.
This idea was from: purlbee.com
If you want to try this blanket pattern and have no wool – check out their website. She recommends so wool she describes as washable 🙂 Personally, I’m attempting to keep costs down and buying all my wool from charity shops. Providing I’m sticking to the same colours as I’ve planned, I am varying the type of wool.
The original pattern is for a child size blanket. But this comment discussion got me thinking.
Having now had some experience with knitting on larger needles I invested in some 7mm circular needles with 120cm length. However, this is my first project of circular needles. It’s a different experience to knitting on normal needles.
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The chunky knit blanket lengthens a lot faster. Ideal if you are looking for a relatively shortish term project.
I’m creating an adult size blanket for the lounge. I cast on between 170-185 stitches (I didn’t count and just kept casting on until it looked long enough…..). I’m hoping when I finish it will be a couple of meters wide.
The pattern is inspired by British Army Camouflage – my husband is a huge airsoft fan. I’m worked out the bands of colour for each type and I’m just doing them all on repeat – until I get the length.
My husband and are planning to move out in the next year, so the plan is to get it finished before we move. I know once the move happens my crafting talents will turn to decorating.
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Where it is currently:
Spending my Sunday evening getting on with some knitting 🙂