Snuggle up in a big, cozy blanket made by hand—literally. This blanket's pattern, designed by Teresa Carter of DeBrosse, involves arm-knitting, a technique which uses the knitter's arms instead of needles. When arm-knitting, choose yarn in a size of 6 or "super bulky." Knitters can decide the number of skeins they want to use based on desired thickness and length.
We also have a few tips for those attempting this pattern for the first time: First and foremost, depending on the size blanket you want to make, you will need to purchase varying pounds of yarn. For a small 30 x 50-inch blanket, use 6 pounds of yarn; for a large 40 x 60-inch blanket, you'll need 8 pounds. To achieve your desired final size, keep a loose tension. When you start the project, do not turn or flip your work. And if you're a beginner? Use our basic knitting how-to as a guide.