With winter right around the corner, everyone is preparing their warm clothes and getting ready to hunker down for the short days and chilly temperatures. Fortunately, as long as you are prepared, winter can be a wonderful season for settling in and getting cozy—especially when you have a favorite blanket to curl up under. And what better blanket than the one you made yourself?
Tips for Making Your Own DIY Knitted Blanket
1. You Don’t Have to Know How to Knit to Make a Blanket
Your first thought might be, “I don’t know how to knit!”, but don’t worry. You can use the basics of knitting, learned from the video of your choice, to knit without having any knitting experience at all. Of course, if you do know how to knit, that just makes things easier!
Don’t be afraid to try your hand at knitting—it is not complicated and can be learned by just about anyone.
2. Use PVC Pipes to Knit a Chunky Blanket
Chunky yarn blankets are all the rage right now, which is a good thing if you are new to knitting. The large size of the yarn makes it much simpler to knit together than smaller, finer yarn.
One popular method of knitting thick yarn into a chunky blanket uses PVC pipes to substitute for knitting needles. Laura Birek shows you how to knit together a blanket in a surprisingly short amount of time using PVC. Try it out for yourself!
3. Use Your Arms to Make Your Own Blanket
Maybe you don’t want to use PVC pipes. Maybe you don’t even know what a PVC pipe is. Whatever your reasons, rest easy. You have other options—namely, your arms. Yes! You can knit a blanket with just your arms, used like you would use knitting needles.
SimplyMaggie shows you how to knit a chunky yarn blanket using your arms. Apparently, you can finish a blanket in 45 minutes if you get it down quickly. Even if it takes you longer, in one evening you can make your own blanket.
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