Cuddly Winter Blanket

This project is SUCH an easy knit!  Although at the moment, the amounts of yarn required are a little transient!

 

I haven’t completely finished this blanket yet, but I’m half way through and pretty pleased with it!

The width is 85 cm, and the finished length will be about 120 cm, which will make it a perfect snuggle on the sofa in front of the TV size.

Although I’ve tagged this as a free pattern it’s more of a “this is what I did” blog post, but, in case you feel the need to make one, here is what I used and what I did!

What I have used:

1 x ball of Rico Design Pom Pom (in Turquoise)

8 x balls of Sirdar Big Softee (in Jazzy)

1 x pair of 8mm needles (for the Sirdar Big Softee)

1 x pair of 4mm needles (for the Rico Design Pom Pom)

I used Knit Pro needles with REALLY long cables

What I have done:

Cast on 80 stitches using 8mm needles and Sirdar Big Softee.

Using stockinette stitch knit one ball of yarn.

Change to 4mm needles and knit (garter stitch) 4 rows of Pom Pom.

Change to 8mm needles knit (stockinette stitch) 1 ball of Big Softee.

Change to 4mm needles and knit (garter stitch) 12 rows of Pom Pom.

Change to 8mm needles and knit (stockinette stitch) 2 balls of Big Softee.

Change to 4mm needles and knit (garter stitch) 20 rows of Pom Pom.

Change to 8mm needles and knit (stockinette stitch) 2 balls of Big Softee.

Change to 4mm needles and knit (garter stitch) 12 rows of Pom Pom.

Change to 8mm needles and knit (stockinette stitch) 1 ball of Big Softee.

Change to 4mm needles and knit (garter stitch) 4 rows of Pom Pom.

Change to 8mm needles and knit (stockinette stitch) and knit 1 ball of Big Softee, leaving enough yarn to cast off.

Cast off and weave in loose ends.

Mine is half way through and looks a little like this:

Some blocking will be required to hold the Big Softee out, but at the end of the day I only want a blanket to wrap around my legs when I curl up on the sofa, so it’s not that important if the edges stay straight or not!

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