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TiffanieJean
11-05-2012, 01:57 PM
I would really like to knit a blanket like the one in the picture. Chunky wool, the design and all. I just need a little direction… I have only knit a baby blanket and a few dish rags, but that was almost 2 years ago. I learned from the internet. This site in particular was very helpful.


Anybody have a suggestion on where to start?

*This is my 1st post, so the picture or link will be in replies*

GrumpyGramma
11-05-2012, 02:00 PM
Hi, welcome. Why don't you try posting the link again?

TiffanieJean
11-05-2012, 02:01 PM
http://pinterest.com/pin/23855072997731330/

TiffanieJean
11-05-2012, 02:02 PM
Hi, welcome. Why don't you try posting the link again?

Thank you. I just posted the link. Phoobucket is not cooperating right now.. Is that the only way to post pictures here?

suzeeq
11-05-2012, 02:09 PM
No you can post pictures directly from your computer. You have to use the 'Reply to this Thread' button instead of the quick reply button, then there's a paperclip that lets you download a picture. (or upload).

So the blanket is very chunky yarn, or several strands held together knit on huge needles in a cable pattern. You can try searching for a similar cable pattern - here's a link (http://www.knittingfool.com/pages/ThumbsCat.guest.cfm?Gallery=cable) for a cable stitch gallery - then figure out how many sts per inch (or inches per stitch..) and multiply it time the size you want. You would have to adjust the stitches to match the repeats in the cable pattern, plus edge stitches.

GrumpyGramma
11-05-2012, 02:11 PM
That's a nice blanket, you might try searching at ravelry.com (free to join) and find something similar. You might have to find a pattern for a smaller yarn and adjust it for the yarn and large needles that would take.

TiffanieJean
11-05-2012, 02:17 PM
No you can post pictures directly from your computer. You have to use the 'Reply to this Thread' button insteas of the quick reply button, then there's a paperclip that lets you download a picture. (or upload).

So the blanket is very chunky yarn, or several strands held together knit on huge needles in a cable pattern. You can try searching for a similar cable pattern - here's a link (http://www.knittingfool.com/pages/ThumbsCat.guest.cfm?Gallery=cable) for a cabke stitch gallery - then figure out how many sts per inch (or inches per stitch..) and multiply it time the size you want. You would have to adjust the stitches to match the repeats in the cable pattern, plus edge stitches.

That's a nice blanket, you might try searching at ravelry.com (free to join) and find something similar. You might have to find a pattern for a smaller yarn and adjust it for the yarn and large needles that would take.

I will look at both sites. Hopefully I can figure something out.

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salmonmac
11-05-2012, 07:33 PM
It's a good lookng blanket. There are some patterns around that come close.
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/snuggly-winter-throw-a-mega-blanket-for-cold-days
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cables-blanket-and-pillow
but you may have to play around with strands of yarn and needle size to get exactly the pattern you like.

usamacka
11-06-2012, 01:29 AM
I think I saw that pattern in a Vogue magazine a few years back....

Mirl56
11-09-2012, 03:05 PM
That blanket is knit with unspun roving - very, super bulky.

Here's another pattern for similar.
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/giganto-blanket

GrumpyGramma
11-09-2012, 03:42 PM
That blanket is knit with unspun roving - very, super bulky.

Here's another pattern for similar.
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/giganto-blanket

OMG 1 1/2" PVC pipe! That's extreme knitting! Nice effect from it.

Jan in CA
11-10-2012, 09:01 PM
OMG 1 1/2" PVC pipe! That's extreme knitting! Nice effect from it.

No kidding! And I thought knitting with anything over a 10 was like knitting with bats! :zombie: :teehee:

GrumpyGramma
11-10-2012, 09:28 PM
No kidding! And I thought knitting with anything over a 10 was like knitting with bats! :zombie: :teehee:


Two teams of four each, two to a needle, and whichever team manages to knit and purl drops down exhausted. :roflhard: I guess one person can do it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5voV033GJXY The video looks like it belongs in a comedy farce on knitting but the end result is pretty cool. I admire the creativity and ingenuity. I'm not that dedicated to extreme knitting I guess.

Jan in CA
11-10-2012, 10:18 PM
:roflhard:

salmonmac
11-11-2012, 08:11 AM
Thanks and wow! I'm just glad she doesn't take her knitting with her on the subway.

Antares
11-11-2012, 02:07 PM
That blanket is lovely, but talk about a toe-breaker! You and your spouse, all the kids, and the next door neighbors would have to help you move it from one place to another--cause there's no way you could sleep under it without having your toes smashed!

Good luck with the extreme knitting challenge. Would love to see your finished project!