I love blankets! I am so excited to share this Arm Knit throw. I have seen similar throws at Pottery Barn and knew I could recreate one myself for a lot less!
Blankets make the house feel cozy and they are highly sought after around the house. I have been knitting for years and it just seemed a like a fun project to take on. I’m no knitting expert but I can do the basics which is all you need to know to make this blanket along with a bunch of yarn.
So I put together three quick videos which are very basic but give you the idea of how it works. If you knit this should come pretty easy!
I used the Biggie Yarn by Loops & Threads I found at Michael’s. I used.
If you knit this should be an easy project! If not, I still think it’s pretty simple! I purchased 6 six skeins of the yarn in white. It’s a super bulky yarn acrylic yarn.
I cast on 18 stitches which about all I had room for. I used the entire six skeins. My finished blanket measures about 40″ x 50″. It’s a good size. I was surprised at how warm the blanket is. I wasn’t sure with the large loops if it would be warm but it’s already a favorite!
From start to finish this project took me 1 1/2 hours. I have seen these thick knitted chunky throws for upward of $120 think Pottery Barn. I spent $40 on materials. Yarn is on sale at Michaels right now so the cost would be $30 if you make it the size and use the yarn I used. I think I’m actually going to make a second one for our bed in gray!
Next time I would probably squeeze 2-4 more stitches on my arm to make it a bit wider. And if you’re tall you can always just add another skein or two of yarn to make it longer.
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*** SO many great yarns for arm knitting available since I wrote this post. Check any of your local craft store and buy the chunkiest yarn you can find! Be sure to check back I’ll be posting my new arm knit throw soon*** Updated Fall 2017
Looking for another great knitting project? Try the easy Granny’s knitted cloths. You can read that post here.