Chunky Blanket with I-cord Edging
I'm a pretty new knitter and am really wanting to make a chunky blanket. I've gone and gotten 7 balls of Wool-Ease Thick and Quick and found two patterns I really really like. But I'm kind of confused!
I really like how this Lacy Chunky Throw because I feel like it won't cost as much to make since it doesn't seem to use much yarn (?). It sounds like it's only knit with one strand. It still looks really thick so is that just the nature of the stitch or will it actually not be very thick? ww.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lacy-chunky-throw (sorry, they won't let me post any links since I'm new)
I want it to be a thick blanket on affordable needles I already have, which is why this one looks good. I can't afford a US 36 circular needle, which brings me to my next pattern...
I LOVE this pattern:
Mainly because I LOVE the icord edging. Like I said, I can't afford the needles this one asks for and I'm not sure if it would be very thick and chunky if I did one strand instead of two.
So, I'm wondering if I can combine the two patterns. Would it be possible to put the icord edging on the chunky lacy blanket if I didn't do the garter stitch edge on it? I don't yet know how to do icord edging so I don't know if it works on lace stitch.
OR could I do the eleventh hour blanket holding only one strand together and knit it using only one strand of yarn? Would it be really thin that way?