Stormy Weather Blanket

Stormy Weather Blanket
Stormy Weather Blanket

Take a load off with a cozy little afghan you've made yourself. Knitting an entire blanket can seem a like an impossible task at first, but you don't have to be a veteran knitter to learn how to knit a blanket that will stand against the cooler temperatures sure to come. The Stormy Weather Blanket is the simple afghan you'll want to have right away. Knit entirely in garter stitch, this knit blanket pattern is perfect for beginner knitters ready to cast on their first long-term project.

Of course, that doesn't mean that the more advanced knitters out there can't try out this easy knit afghan pattern. Are you looking for a stress-free knitting pattern? The Stormy Weather Blanket is just what you need to unwind this weekend. Made with super bulky weight yarn and large needles, you'll be binding off and getting ready to curl up on the couch with your new knit in no time at all.



Knitting Needle Size19 or 15 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

Yarn Weight(6) Super Bulky/Super Chunky (4-11 stitches for 4 inches)

Gauge5 sts and 10 rows = 4" [10 cm] in garter st with 2 strands tog.

Finished SizeApprox 58" x 62" [147.5 x 157.5 cm].

Materials List

  • Bernat® Blanketâ„¢ (10.5 oz/300 g; 258 yds/234 m) Silver Steel (10001) - 6 balls
  • Size U.S. 19 (15 mm) circular knitting needle 36" [90 cm] long or size needed to obtain gauge.


With 2 strands of yarn tog, cast on 60 sts.
Do not join. Working back and forth across needle in rows, proceed as follows:
Knit in rows (garter st), noting 1st row is WS, until piece from beg measures 62" [157.5 cm] long, ending on a RS row.
Cast off knitwise (WS).


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Knitting Newbie. Can someone send me a sample of what needle I'm too get. I order one with the above size but I looks too short to fit all 60 stitches with this material on one needle.

You will need a circular needle to work this pattern, the stitch amount simply will not fit on a straight needle.

Newbie here. I can't find the suggested needle.

Newbie here. What brand needle can you suggest. Cant find this size.

These needles are popular here- https// == circular-knitting-needles/D507167S.html

The largest needles I have on hand are #15 or 10 mm circular. How many cast on stitches do you think I need to create roughly this size blanket? 70? 80?

To go down 5 needles sizes, you will need to go to one strand of yarn and double the cast on to create roughly the same blanket.

I am just starting this project - I've knit lots of sweaters and mittens, but never a blanket before. I have cast on the 60 double strand stitches and it seems too small. I'm using #19US needles (round) and Bernat Blanket yarn. I think maybe the yarn is not thick enough. Should I just keep casting on stitches until it's the desired length?

The cast on is the width, not the length. This is a small almost square blanket, if you look at the finished measurements, it is only 4" longer than the width, it will stretch both in width and length, so you wouldn't want it to be to big to begin with.

I love this giant bulky blanket! It seems fairly easy, which is great for a beginner knitter like me. I could see this blanket making a really awesome Christmas present! Plus, I love working with Bernat's blanket yarn.

A nice easy blanket pattern is always needed. Plus it is a good way to use the scrap yarn. You can make a ball out of it and use an additional ball of solid color yarn for the second strand needed. I do a lot of charity knitting and this blanket will knit up quickly. It will look anything but ordinary. Thank you.

I want to use the size 15 needles but what length would be best?

Hi, under Materials above it says to use 36" (90 cm) long circulars. For a blanket or throw you will need long circulars to hold all the stitches (they won't really fit on a short set of circulars, even if you squish the stitches together). Plus, the blanket gets heavy as you work and you need the long circulars to take the weight off your wrists.

Since I am always freezing this blanket throw is calling out to me to make it. I think that it would be beautiful and aptly named in a variegated blue and gray yarn. I do have a question though since the pattern is done on straight needles. Does it require a longer needle?

You could use circular needles and work back and forth, much easier

The blanket is knit on circular needles. It is knit back and forth like you would with straights.

"Stress free" is right! And what a great idea you don't have to count anything, you just have to knit. Would it be kind of heavy to move around after it gets so big? It would be so easy to make, though, that it would be worth dealing with that. I am putting it on my list to make later.

This blanket looks so simple and yet it's so stunning! I can't wait to make it.

I am new to knitting. If I put 2 skeins of yarn together and cast on 60 stitches, do I end up with 120 stitches? Do I proceed knitting using a single skein, 120 stitches per row? What do I do with the other skein? Cut off a 6 inch tail and weave it in?

No, you are using two strands held together as one, you cast on 60 stitches holding two together and follow the instructions, the last skein is still held double, easiest way to achieve that is to pull one strand from the middle of the ball and 1 strand from the outside of the ball. I know this is late, hope it helps someone. Happy knitting.

This is an easy to knit blanket that is sure to provide lots of warmth when the north winds blow. Made in simple garter stitch and on big needles with chunky yarn, the project should go quickly. The afghan is nearly a square, but could be made longer with 2 additional skeins of yarn.


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