If you can knit a scarf, you can make a blanket. (You don't even need to add or reduce stitches!) This coverlet is made from 12 individually knit rectangles of natural-colored wool, sewn together with a contrasting yarn, so the seams show.
Photography: Christopher Baker
Source: Martha Stewart
The process used to make this blanket is easy to adapt to make a throw for a sofa -- or even a baby blanket.
Size 11 needles
38 skeins bulky yarn, in oatmeal
3 skeins merino yarn, in marigold
View and print the diagram and measurements for the 12 pieces. For the 10-inch-wide pieces, cast on 30 stitches; for 15-inch pieces, cast on 45 stitches; and for 20-inch pieces, cast on 60 stitches. Knit all pieces in garter stitch.
Cast off when you reach the lengths indicated on diagram. Weave in ends.
Following the diagram, sew the pieces together with the marigold yarn, using a loose mattress stitch. Crochet all the way around the edge of the finished blanket with a single crochet. (Get the crochet instructions.)