Eek! I love this new arm knit ribbed blanket pattern. It turned out beautifully! Not to mention, I am head over heels with this color blue! It feels and looks so lush and luxurious. This blanket is so doable, too! And, trust me, anyone can learn how to arm knit.
The full pattern for this blanket is listed below. Learn how to arm knit with these free step-by-step instructions here. However, for a full PDF of the Chunky Arm Knit Ribbed Blanket pattern, which also comes with How to Arm Knit, How to Purl and How to Join Yarn, all in printable PDF format, you can find them together HERE. Or, purchase a KIT to make this gorgeous blanket!
Arm Knitting and Purling
10 skeins Wool & The Gang’s Crazy Sexy Wool in Sherpa Blue, 89 yards each, 100% wool. Hold the yarn four strands at a time for this project. Use the yarn out of both the middle and outside of the last two skeins.
This project can be done with less expensive yarn. If the specialty yarn is out of your budget, simply replace with a super-bulky wool that gets approximately 2 stitches to the inch in traditional knitting from your craft or local yarn store.
48" x 62"
Cast on 22 sts
Row 1: (K2, P2) across the entire row until the last two stitches, Knit 2
Repeat row 1 until desired length or piece measures 62".
Join new skeins of yarn to the old by making a sliding knot between each individual old and new strand of yarn as you get to each end. Spread out these knots in the four plied strands so they don’t bunch up in one spot.
Bind off. Weave all ends into blanket.
The blanket measures generously at 48" x 62". You can add to its width by about 13"-15.5" if you add 6-8 sts to the cast on, but I don’t recommend adding more stitches than that. If you get above 30 stitches, the blanket gets pretty unwieldy on your arm, and you will start to lose your tension. If you want a Queen or King Sized arm knit blanket, I recommend seaming two pieces together. Alternatively, if a blanket large enough to cover your entire bed is what you want, I recommend trying your hand at my Hand Crochet Blanket. When hand crochet, you can make your blanket as wide as you want!
My followers ask all the time how to transfer my patterns to traditional needles. This is doable! First, you need to be using needles that equate to your arm size. I suggest Mama Knows Luxury giant needles. When making this pattern with needles, you will need to reverse the directions of every other row. In traditional knitting, you turn the work around, in arm knitting you do not. This difference changes how you read the pattern.
I hope you like the new Chunky Arm Knit Ribbed Blanket pattern. This beauty is going to my sister Katy as a belated wedding present (I have a year, right?). I’m pretty sad to let it go because it looks darn good in my bedroom above! Still, I’m so excited to send it to her! Shhhh! but she’s also getting the adorable baby sweater I posted about here. I’m going to be an Aunt! Squee!