Make your own affordable DIY Knit Chunky Blanket using fleece blankets.
Many people are intrigued by extreme knitting, but can’t afford the really expensive yarn/roving or huge knitting needles that are for sale. This DIY shows how to make giant knitting needles and cut up fleece blankets to use as yarn.
DIY Giant Lightweight Knitting Needles made out of poster tubes and yarn cones (as well as a scarf pattern) from Wool and the Gang here.
DIY Giant Knitting Needles from inspiration & realisation. The DIY size 36 US circular needles’ tutorial is here, and the size 50 US needles’ tutorial is here. Both are each made for under $5 out of wooden dowels.
DIY $16 Knit Super Chunky Scarf free Pattern from Margo Knits here. Instead of using Loopy Mango, knit with 2 strands – held together, of Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick n’ Quick and a pair of $15 size US 50 knitting needles. This is an absolute beginner pattern: just knit and purl.
This enormous blanket is knit on 1 1/2” PVC pipe, using slightly-felted superwash (yes, you read that right) unspun wool roving.
If you’ve ever wanted to knit in a gigantic gauge, this pattern teaches you where to find the raw materials, how to create “yarn” and “needles” from unusual objects, and finally how to knit up your very own giganto blanket!