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Stormy Weather Blanket

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Updated March 21, 2017
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Stormy Weather Blanket
Stormy Weather Blanket
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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.

Beginner

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® Blanket™ (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.

Instructions

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).

Abbreviations

Approx
Approximate(ly)
Beg
Begin(ing)
RS
Right Side
St(s)
Stitch(es)
Tog
Together
WS
Wrong Side

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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

"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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