The process used to make this blanket is easy to adapt to make a throw for a sofa -- or even a baby blanket. Also, get our instructions for our purse-knit scarf and the knitted stools.
Tools and Materials
- Size 11 needles
- 38 skeins bulky yarn, in Oatmeal
- 3 skeins merino yarn, in Marigold
- Yarn needle
- Crochet hook
Knit Blanket How-To
- 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.)
Merino bulky yarn, in Natural Color Oatmeal, morehousefarm.com. Merino yarn, in Marigold, by Manos del Uruguay, from purlsoho.com.
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.
Malm bed, full size, in White Stained Oak, and Rens sheepskin rugs; ikea.com. Reclaimed wood seat, shop.canvashomestore.com. Tat cotton pillow shams, Tat linen duvet cover, and flat and fitted vintage linen sheets, by Matteo; abchome.com. Tourne teacup and coffee cup,brookfarmgeneralstore.com.