This blanket was made for my eldest daughter in a softer light ply wool so as to keep her warm but also so that it was lighter weight and softer to be wrapped around her when watching movies, chilling on a weekend or sitting in bed doing homework at night.


Material

  • 4x 350gram balls baby-soft wool 8ply
  • Set of 8mm knitting needles (preferably long or round knitting needles due to amount of stitches needed)

Method

  1. Cast on 300 stitches in rib and work up to 20 rows of rib.
    Continue in stocking stitch to required length.
    I did my blankets as a queen size bed blanket as 300 stitches gives that width.
  2. When desired length is reached, do the same amount of rows in rib stitch to finish as you did at the beginning.
    Cast off in rib.
    Gently hand wash in warm water with small amount of softener.
    While damp gently stretch blanket so cast off edge is an even width to the starting edge.
  3. Leave to dry flat in shade.

Notes... I used wool ordered from the Red Heart Wool website and also purchased from Big W stores for $10 for large 350gram balls.
However any 8ply wool would suit as this project was more about making a simple but warm and light weight blanket for my daughter to have something handmade with love by her mum.

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mum to 5 human kids (ages 15 to 24 years) and 3 animal kids (3 cats) living in country Victoria, australia. She is born and bred a country girl but also spent several years in Melbourne. She enjoys crafts reading and time with her family

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  • It looks like my colour! I love it. Your very clever indeed.

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  • Beautiful and a very thoughtful gift for someone

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  • That cat looks so comfy sitting there


    • It’s great to be able to keep your kids warm with a knitted blanket that you personally made

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  • Beautiful photo. Love your cat and thanks for the instructions for the blanket.

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  • This is lovely. My sister knitted blankets for both my kids, and they love them.

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  • Thanks for sharing; a blanket like this would be a lovely gift.

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  • Lovely blanket..really like the colour! I’ve just only recently started to learn how to knit..dying to knit a blanket or throw!

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  • Great idea, nothing better than snuggling under a blanket mum made you!

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  • Your cat looks very comfortable. Love the pink.

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  • I LOVEEE that shade of pink!! How beautiful thanks for sharing :)

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  • I love the photo. Your beautiful feline friend looks to be very content. How adorable. Thank you for sharing.

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  • Love the idea. I notice there are no rib stitches along the sides though. This means they would curl in. I would add side ribbing too. Just a suggestion to avoid the curling

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  • this looks wonderful i have done a few small simple items i dont think i would have the patience or ability to do something as cool and big as this just yet. 300 stitches, wow.

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  • lovely photo – your cat looks very contented.

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  • Looks great. Great pastime as well :)

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