For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, winter is knocking at our doorsteps. That means warm drinks, warm clothing, and cozy blankets to keep us warm at night! If you’re like me and enjoy wrapping yourself up in your favorite blanket, this project might be right up your alley.
This giant-knit blanket is something everyone can create, even if you have zero knitting experience. While you typically would need knitting needles to start this project, Laura Birek has shown us a great way to fashion large knitting ‘needles’ out of plastic PVC pipes.
Here’s what you’ll need to get started:
- Rolls of your favorite color of ‘chunky’ yarn (which you can findon Amazon)
- Two large, one and a half inch PVC tubes
- A roll of duct tape
Wrap your duct tape around the ends of the PVC tubes to ‘sharpen’ them.
Use your large knitting ‘needles’ in the same fashion as you would your normal knitting needles (knit one, purl two). A good-sized blanket will be about 24 loops wide.
Find the end of your cord and “seal” the edges of your blanket by weaving the end of the cord in and out of every loop that makes up the edge of your blanket.
Once you’ve weaved the end of the cord through and have no more edging to seal, tie a relatively loose knot. This fortifies the blanket, giving it a bit of extra durability.
You can watch the entire tutorial here: