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Easy Chunky Knit Blanket

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Knit yourself this fabulously easy chunky knit blanket from Bernat Yarns. A size 10 knitting needle and chunky weight yarn is needed to create this great blanket. It'll keep you nice and warm as the chunky yarn is a bit heavier.

You can find this beginner knit pattern, along with several other easy knitting patterns, in our free eBook, Learn How to Knit for Beginners:  27 Easy Knitting Patterns.

Materials:

  • Bernat® Chunky (Ombres: 300 g / 10.5 oz) 4 balls
  • Size 6 mm (U.S. 10) circular knitting needle 36 ins [90 cm] long or size needed to obtain gauge.

GAUGE: 15 sts and 20 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in stocking st.

 

Instructions:

  1. Cast on 192 sts. Do not join.
     
  2. Working back and forth across needle, proceed as follows:
     
  3. Knit 7 rows (garter st), noting 1st row is WS and inc 10 sts evenly across last row. 202 sts.
     
  4. 1st row: (RS). K5. *K5. P11. Rep from * to last 5 sts. K5.
     
  5. 2nd row: K5. *K11. P5. Rep from * to last 5 sts. K5.
     
  6. 3rd row: As 1st row.
     
  7. 4th row: K5. Purl to last 5 sts. K5.
     
  8. 5th row: Knit.
     
  9. 6th row: As 4th row.
     
  10. 7th row: K5. P4. *K5. P11. Rep from * to last 17 sts. K5. P7. K5.
     
  11. 8th row: K12. *P5. K11. Rep from * to last 14 sts. P5. K9.
     
  12. 9th row: As 7th row.
     
  13. 10th row: As 4th row.
     
  14. 11th row: Knit.
     
  15. 12th row: As 4th row.
     
  16. 13th row: K5. P8. *K5. P11. Rep from * to last 13 sts. K5. P3. K5.
     
  17. 14th row: K8. *P5. K11. Rep from * to last 18 sts. P5. K13.
     
  18. 15th row: As 13th row.
     
  19. 16th row: As 4th row.
     
  20. 17th row: Knit.
     
  21. 18th row: As 4th row.
     
  22. 19th row: K6. P11. *K5. P11. Rep from * to last 9 sts. K9.
     
  23. 20th row: K5. P4. *K11. P5. Rep from * to last 17 sts. K11. P1. K5.
     
  24. 21st row: As 19th row.
     
  25. 22nd row: As 4th row.
     
  26. 23rd row: Knit.
     
  27. 24th row: As 4th row.
     
  28. Rep last 24 rows for pat until work from beg measures approx 52 ins [132 cm], dec 10 sts evenly across last row and ending with WS facing for next row. 192 sts.
     
  29. Knit 6 rows. Cast off.

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Please contact me as to the following: Size of width and length of afghan CORRECT NUMBER of skeins for project-one reviewer said 4 skeins(10.5 oz) was insufficient. PLEASE email correct no. so I can purchase correct amount BEFORE beginning this project. Thank you. Shirley Krause cmu67@cs.com

I have started on this afghan and I love it - it's beautiful! I measured for gauge after I worked about 8" because size wasn't important as it isn't a garment. Well, let me tell you that 4 skeins of this year will not get you far. I originally ordered 5, and I am going to order about 10 more skeins. Two skeins barely got me to 8 inches. I'm on the third skein of yarn and have maybe 8 1/2" and am going to order 10 more skeins. The person who said this afghan can be made with 4 skeins must have been making a scarf! Has anyone else found this to be true?

Really? I've made this blanket many times and always have a little left over. 4 of the 10.5 oz. balls are always more than enough for me, I've wondering if you bought the smaller balls

A stated size of the finished product would be appreciated.

I have been looking for something like this pattern. I will strat it as soon as I get the yarn. I have made jackets, shaws, and other things. I really like knitting it relaxes me. I use to quilt and still love to, but can't cause of my back. However, I want to strat doing one that I can do a block at a time. If I can find a pattern for one to do I will. I keep these emails so I can go back to them. Thank you so very much for having this crafts for people like me. I am a shutin handicaped person in a wheelchair and I enjoy doing crafts. God Bless you.

Can't wait to start this project. Have been waiting sooooo long for a project to help me "jumpstart" my knitting again after a 10-year hiatis. Thanks for the easy pattern.

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