As a long-time knitter who by now has turned dozens of otherwise normal people into yarn-guzzling, needle-wielding knit-jas (which is kind of like a ninja, but with mad knit-and-purl skills), I have long wanted to design a learn-to-knit kit for the beginning knitter.
I wanted to create a DIY knitting kit that includes the knitting pattern, needles, and yarn—everything the new knitter needs to get started on a beautiful, exciting, and easy-going project, without having to dig through the craft stores for the supplies and the know-how. And, I didn’t want the project to be a scarf. I wanted the project to be BIG. But, I wanted it to offer instant gratification (or, as instant as possible, at least.)
And, I wanted to deliver it all in a cute-as-can-be cotton canvas duffel bag that knitters can wear as a backpack. After all, we knitters are always on the move, and we love a transportable knitting project.
This chunky-knit blanket, which also answers to "oversized throw," is that perfect first project. And this beginner-friendly knitting kit delivers everything needed to create it, from start to finish.
This blanket is what we call a blanket’s blanket. It will keep you and your family warm, rosy-cheeked, and, importantly, Instagram-worthy for years to come.
Each kit comes with over 1,800 yards of yarn, one set of wooden US 50 circular knitting needles, the pattern with easy-to-follow instructions, and videos to guide you every step of the way. The blanket is a fun, quick project for experienced knitters, and it’s a relaxing way to explore knitting for the novice—even if you have never pick up a set of knitting needles before (and it’s so much more fun to end up with a blanket rather than a scarf you will probably never wear).
The blanket knits up to measure 60 inches long by 52 inches wide. That’s more than 3,000 square inches of snuggles.
Caring for the blanket is easy. Simply dab spills. You can wash your blanket in your washing machine if it has a delicates/gentle cycle, or you can hand wash your blanket in cold water. Lay your blanket flat to dry. Wool resists odors, but this blanket doesn't mind the occasional spritz of Febreeze.