Even if you’ve never done any DIY chunky knitting before, you’re definitely full of questions about the process. If you follow the advice we’ll provide you, you’ll become an expert in chunky knitting in no time.
How not to get lost in the wide offer of chunky knit wool?
There is a vast variety of chunky yarns available on the market, and you’re probably a little perplexed by it. In addition, a broad variety of colors and even color mixes are available.
Because we want to make things simple for you, you’ll want to pay attention to the quality of the yarn in your first DIY chunky knit project. It is a well-known fact that even the most talented artists can have their work ruined by subpar equipment. In order to make your first bulky knit project as enjoyable as possible, we recommend that you use a high-quality wool rather than a lower-quality one.
In our tests, we found that 18 microns pure Australian merino wool is the ideal material for socks. This material has a rich and vibrant color palette, and it also has a silky feel to it. As you move your arms, you’ll see how easily it flows through them.
Our blog post Why pick Wool Art products? has more information on the significance of high-quality wool.
If you’re interested in purchasing the Australian merino 18 micron chunky yarn we described in this blog, you can find it in the Yarn department of our store.
How much yarn do you need?
The amount of wool required to make a chunky knit blanket is determined on the size of the finished product and the type of wool used. This wasn’t the answer you were looking for, so we’ve come up with a simple formula to assist you figure out the amount of wool you’ll need. We use this type of wool, and you can get it here.
In addition to your knitting pattern and density, the amount of wool you’ll need to complete your project is determined by a formula that we’ll go over next. Each knitter has a unique style, just like each individual has a unique handwriting.
A little extra wool than what’s called for in our formula is recommended for people who prefer to knit intensively. For those who prefer to knit loosely, they may end up with a surplus of yarn after the blanket is completed.
In light of the preceding, the following is a succinct and straightforward formula: 1 foot2 = 0.5 pounds
To put it another way, you’ll need 0.5 lbs of wool for every square foot of blanket you want to make.
Because we understand that figuring out the exact amount of yarn you’ll need for a certain blanket size might be difficult, we’ve provided this cheat sheet.
Choosing the right size blanket
If you’re still undecided about the size of the blanket you desire, our blog entry on the subject of Which size blanket to choose? may provide some guidance.
It will take you through a wide variety of sizes, from modest throw blankets to the largest Queen and King size blankets.
How to knit a DIY chunky knit blanket?
Your first attempt at knitting a chunky blanket may have you wondering how to go about it.
We can tell you that it’s a lot easier than you might think. The rest of the process should go smoothly if you followed our suggestion about using high-quality materials.
For those who want to learn how to knit a thick blanket, we’ve put together a step-by-step tutorial. Make your first chunky blanket in no time at all by following along with this tutorial.
To chunk it up
With this knowledge in mind, we hope that it has inspired and empowered you to begin your own chunky-knit project.
Your first thick knit blanket will make you feel like you’ve accomplished something special.
You may also share your DIY projects on Instagram using the hashtag #woolartdesign if you’d like to show us what you’ve made.
How to Arm Knit a Chunky Blanket in Less Than 1 Hour
The price of a throw of this size might be as high as $300. These thick wool throws are simple to knit and don’t take much time at all.
How do I care for my yarn?
Because merino is a high-end product, it requires special care. There are two ways to clean it: spot cleaning and dry cleaning.
Merino and Mammoth are best suited for decorative or light-duty purposes.
It will also benefit from an occasional shake to keep it lively. Please keep in mind that the yarn will pill and shed to some extent if it is not properly felted. Remove any stray hairs.
Mammoth can be washed in a machine, cooled, then spun at a low speed. Pull to form after drying flat.
Also, give your blanket a good shake and trim to make it look new again.
“Get filled” can be washed. In addition to drying flat, it can be tumble dried on a low heat. Children and pets alike will enjoy this sturdy product.
Chenille This is a heavy-duty item that may be washed at 40 degrees and dried in the dryer. This is ideal for kids who enjoy dragging blankets around the house.
In addition to hand washing and air drying, ribbon yarn can be cleaned in a washing machine. Excellent for daily use.
How long is shipping?
UK. DPD Next Working Day Delivery is what we use. It will take two days for remote postcodes, including northern Island, to arrive. At the earliest opportunity, we will ship. Orders received by 1 p.m. are usually shipped the same day. It is possible that orders will be shipped a day later than usual during peak periods like the Christmas season. Consider that if we book and order with DPD, it will leave the following day if they collect that day. Once the package has been picked up, please update the tracking information. You’ll be able to see a one-hour window for delivery the morning of delivery, which is normally about 10 a.m. As a result, there’s no need to sit at home all day. Please check your tracking if you don’t receive a text or delivery on the predicted day. Smaller and lighter parcels will be dispatched by Royal Mail and take between one and two days to arrive at their destination.
The European Union (EU). Generally speaking, it takes two to three days. Greece and Malta may have as many as seven.
Europe outside of the European Union. a week to a month.
The United States and Canada are both included. Usually between two and seven days. More eastward you go, the faster your package arrives. So it would take about two days in New York and seven days in California.
Australia. 3 to 7 days is the typical time frame for delivery. The greater the delivery time, the further away you live from the delivery location.
IMPORTANT NOTE #1
UK Government website: You must use metric measurements if you are selling packed or loose items in England; Scotland; or Wales; and Northern Ireland. The following items can only be sold in imperial units:
- pints of draught beer or cider
- Pints of milk in reusable containers
- by the troy ounce of precious metal
Imperial measurements can be displayed alongside metric measurements, but they cannot take precedence over metric measurements.
You must use the metric system as the primary unit on your website, according to the legislation.