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As promised, here is part 2 of this Giant Knit Blanket making tutorial 🙂 Hope you guys like it! I can’t wait to see all of your lovely blankets!
Here is the link to part one in case you missed it.
- Any arm knit chunky yarn – The purple blanket was made on the course using merino wool, and the mustard yarn is from WoollyMahoosive, a fantastic, cheap, and vegan option! I suggest getting at least 2kg of yarn, as this will result in a great sized blanket for sofa snuggling, 3kg will create a decent double bed runner, with 4kg for a King.
- Felting needle, optional, for hiding away ends.
If you’re reading this, then you should be at the stage of casting off! You should have a blanket with approximately 15ft of yarn left. With this, you will do another row of loops, but you will need to make them slightly longer than all your previous loops; mine are approximately 8 cm tall.
Once you have all the loops ready to go, we are ready to do the casting off.
Working back towards the trailing yarn strand (left from creating the loops from this row), with the beginning two loops (a), pull the second loop (purple) through the first loop on the row (pink; b). With the purple loop in hand, pull the next loop (blue) through the purple (c), and continue this until the end of the row.
Once you meet the end of the row, you will be left with a loop (black), and a yarn strand (green). Pull the green strand through the black loop. Once this is done, we can move on to the felting!
As I was working with acrylic yarn I didn’t need to felt in my yarn and instead just chose to weave in the ends through the blanket. As such, I didn’t get to make a tutorial for felting and so I have found a great little video from Peony and Thyme that explains how to felt and weave in ends of a giant yarn knit blanket; please do go and give it a watch!
After either weaving or felting in the ends, you should finally have a gorgeous blanket ready for snuggling in! I hope you guys like them!
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