The bulky knit rug I shared last month has been so popular, I thought I’d share a variation on the pattern for using it as a blanket. The polyester yarn used is perfect for a knit throw project because it’s washable. As an owner of two dogs, an often-used throw is going to get dog hair (and maybe a little drool) on it no matter what, so washability is a must for a living room project like this! Maybe human parents out there can relate… ;)
Exhibit A. The original rug pattern, & my dog Woodrow.
Bulky Knit Throw Pattern
Constructed just like the bulky knit rug, this blanket is knit on huge (size 50 US) needles with doubled up yarn. Three panels are knit and then sewn together to form the larger blanket size.
CO – cast on
k – knit
p – purl
sts – stitches
BO – bind off
1 pair size 50 US knitting needles
4, 64 yd. skeins Bernat Blanket yarn in Pale Grey
tapestry needle for sewing panels & weaving in ends
Gauge: 1 stitch and 1.5 rows/inch in stockinette stitch
This whole pattern is knit holding two strands of yarn together to achieve a bulkier “yarn.”
Panel 1 & 3: Stockinette Panel
CO 20 sts
1. k across
2. p across
Repeat rows 1 & 2 until panel measures 5 feet. BO all sts and weave in ends.
Panel 2: Garter Panel
CO 20 sts
k all rows
Continue until panel measures 5 feet. BO all sts and weave in ends.
Using a tapestry needle, sew panels 1 & 3 to either side of panel 2. Weave in all ends to finish.