How to Knit a Throw Blanket (The Easy Way)

This step-by-step tutorial will show you how to knit a throw blanket using the easy way. With just a few supplies and some simple instructions, you’ll be on your way to creating a cozy blanket that you can enjoy for years to come.

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Introduction

Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced knitter, a throw blanket is a great project. Not only are they quick and easy to make, but you can also customize them to your taste. In this guide, we’ll show you how to knit a throw blanket using the “easy way” method. This method is perfect for beginners because it uses simple stitches and only requires two pieces of yarn. For experienced knitters, this method is a great way to create a cozy blanket in a short amount of time. Let’s get started!

Materials needed

If you’re looking for a project that will keep you cozy all winter, look no further than this chunky knit throw blanket. You only need two materials to make it: super bulky yarn and large knitting needles. We used Wool-Ease Thick & Quick® yarn, which comes in a range of beautiful colors, and size 15 (10 mm) knitting needles.

Knitting the blanket

If you want to knit a throw blanket the easy way, then you can definitely use a loom. You can find a loom at any craft store, or even online. Once you have your loom, you’ll need to gather some yarn. Choose a chunky yarn for your blanket, as it will knit up quickly and be super cozy. You’ll also need a crochet hook and some yarn needles.

To start knitting your blanket, you’ll need to set up your loom according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Once your loom is set up, you’ll cast on your stitches using the long tail method. To do this, simply make a slip knot in your yarn and place it on one of the pegs at the end of the loom. Then, wrap the yarn around the peg next to it and pull it through the loop on the first peg. Continue until all of the pegs are filled with loops of yarn.

Once you’ve cast on your stitches, it’s time to start knitting! To do this, simply take the bottom loop of yarn on each peg and lift it over the top loop and off of the peg. Then, put the top loop back on the peg so that there are two loops on each peg again. Repeat this process until you reach the end of your row.

When you reach the end of your row, it’s time to turn your work so that you can knit back in the other direction. To do this, simply grab your work from one side and turn it around so that the empty pegs are now at the other end. Then, start knitting again! Repeat this process until your blanket is as wide as you want it to be.

Once you’ve reached the desired width for your blanket, it’s time to bind off your stitches. To do this, simply knit two stitches as normal and then lift the first stitch over the second and off of the peg. Continue until there is only one stitch left on each peg and then cut your yarn and pull it through all of the remaining loops to secure them.

Now all that’s left to do is weave in your ends and enjoy your cozy new blanket!

Adding fringe

Adding fringe to your throw blanket is a quick and easy way to give it a finished look. Here’s how to do it:

1. Measure the length of the blanket. Cut lengths of yarn that are twice the length of the blanket, plus 12 inches.

2. Fold the yarn in half and thread it through the eye of a tapestry needle. Insert the needle through one of the blanket’s corner loops, then pull the yarn through until the loop is snug against the end of the yarn.

3. Repeat step 2 for each of the remaining corner loops.

4. Trim the fringe to your desired length and enjoy your new blanket!

Blocking the blanket

After you’ve finished knitting your blanket, it’s important to block it before you use it or gift it. Blocking helps even out the tension in your stitches and ensures that your blanket lays flat and looks its best. You can block your blanket on a blocking board or on a clean,flat surface like a bed or the floor.

To block, simply wet your blanket lightly with a spray bottle filled with water. (You don’t want it too wet- just damp.) Then, using blocking wires or straight pins, pin the wet blanket to the blocking board or surface in the shape that you want it to dry in. Allow the blanket to dry completely before removing the pins.

Finishing touches

Once you’ve woven in all your loose ends, your blanket is finished! But there are a few optional finishing touches you can add to give it a little extra love.

First, you can wash and block your blanket. This will help even out the stitches and give your blanket a nice finished look. Blocking is especially important if your blanket is made with natural fibers like wool – the blocking will help the fibers relax and lay flat.

To wash your blanket, put it in a mesh laundry bag and machine wash on gentle cycle with cool water and mild detergent. Once it’s done washing, lay it out flat to dry. If you want to speed up the drying process, you can put it in the dryer on low heat for about 10 minutes.

Once your blanket is dry, it’s time to block it! Blocking is basically just stretching and shaping your knitting so that it dries in the right shape. To block a rectangular blanket, simply wet it lightly with cool water (you can use a spray bottle) and then stretch it out to the desired size – don’t be afraid to really pull on it! Pin the corners and edges down so that they hold their shape, then leave the blanket to dry completely. Once it’s dry, take out the pins and voila – you’ve got a beautiful, professional-looking blanket!

Tips and tricks

Assuming you already know the basics of knitting (if not, please check out one of our beginner guides), you’re ready to tackle a larger project like a throw blanket. This guide will walk you through everything you need to know, step by step, to knit a beautiful throw blanket that will keep you cozy all winter long.

First, you’ll need to gather your supplies. For this project, you’ll need:

-Yarn (we recommend using a bulky weight yarn for this project)
-Knitting needles (size 10 or 12 US needles should work well)
-A tapestry needle
-Scissors

Now that you have your supplies, it’s time to get started!

FAQs

Q: What size needle do I need?

A: You will need a size 9, 24-inch circular needle.

Q: What type of yarn should I use?

A: You can use any type of worsted weight yarn. We recommend using a medium weight yarn so that your blanket will be nice and cozy.

Q: How many stitches do I need to cast on?

A: You will need to cast on 92 stitches.

Check out some of our other knitting projects while you’re here!
-How to Knit a Baby Blanket
-How to Knit a Scarf
-How to Knit a Hat

Further reading

These are some really good articles on learning how to knit a throw blanket:
– “How to Knit a Throw Blanket” by Melanie Falick
– “How to Knit a Throw Blanket (The Easy Way)” by Daisy Ray
– “How to Knit a Throw Blanket in No Time” by Donna Druchunas

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