New Craft: Knit a Winter Throw Blanket
If you are looking for ways to fill your time, in this article we look at how you can knit a winter throw blanket - if not for yourself then for charity.
With the lockdown being heavily enforced, staying at home is no longer a choice, so we might as well make the best of it. What better way to keep your hands and your mind busy than beginning a new craft. An ancient craft that is once again becoming popular, even with the younger generation, is that of knitting.
Knitting has always been a way to make clothing for winter, design colourful outfits for babies, and even come up with new ideas to use knitting. One idea that has become increasingly popular (again) over the last few years, particularly with the increased interest in Hygge - or comfortable living - is to make blankets and throws with basic knitting stitches. If you fancy giving this a try and have some wool at home, or perhaps know of someone who might be willing to loan you some for the time being, we compiled a selection of easy knitting patterns to knit your way to a winter throw blanket.
Easy 2-Row Repeat Throw Blanket
This warm and colourful throw blanket is easy to knit using 2 strands of coloured yarn. The repeated fisherman's rib knitting stitch is a basic stitch that is easy to do and the project is basic enough for a beginner knitter looking to make a throw blanket in custom colours to match a room decor.
Chevron Knitted Throw Blanket
This chevron design throw blanket lets you make a cosy blanket to keep you warm on chilly evenings. Double up on thickness by knitting with 2 strands of wool at the same time for a chunky throw. You will find all that you need in the pattern, so grab your knitting needles and get started.
Pretty Pink Gingham Throw Blanket
Perfect for a nursery or toddlers bedroom, this pretty gingham blanket can be knitted in any colour combination but looks so adorable in shades of pink. The perfect size for a cot or crib, it also makes a comfortable and warm throw blanket.
Cable Bed or Lap Throw Blanket
Knitted with 3 strands of yarn for a luxuriously thick blanket for a bed or as a throw blanket, it might not be as easy as the previous knitted throw blankets, but it's definitely a project well-worth it.
You will find plenty more free knitting patterns to download on the yarninspirations.com website.