In this post, you will see 10 knitted throw patterns.
Fall is finally here and winter is close, so it’s the perfect time to take our squishy and cozy blankets out of the closet, grab our furry best friends, and put on our favorite Netflix shows.
Blankets and throws are your winter best friend, they keep you warm and comfortable against the cold weather, nothing beats cuddling up on your couch in the winter.
Throws For Home Decor
Moreover, they are a great home decor idea.
A beautiful blanket in your most loved colors can instantly make your house more cozy and welcoming.
And along with a couple of pillows can transform simple sofas into an Instagram-worthy ones.
Knit Your Own Blankets
Plus if you are a knitter, this time of the year is ideal for taking out your coziest thickest yarn, your favorite knitting needles, and making your own handmade knitted throw.
Knitted blankets are a perfect project for all knitters, from beginner knitters to pros.
If you are a new maker there are a lot of blanket knitting patterns that require basic knitting knowledge and use easy knitting stitches like the garter stitch and the stockinette stitch.
Find many free knitting patterns online
You can find a lot of easy-knit blanket patterns online, often free patterns with tutorials.
The repetitive action of making a blanket will make you a pro of the stitch in no time.
You can add tassels too for a little something extra!
Advice for new knitters…
Plus for complete newbies, I would suggest starting out with a small blanket, like a baby blanket or a pet blanket because a large one could be quite overwhelming.
Tip – Choose a pattern with blanket squares so you can work on smaller pieces and learn different stitch patterns at the same time.
Gift A Knitted Throw
Knitted blankets are also an excellent gift idea.
If you love knitting gifts for your friends and family, a one-of-a-kind blanket can be a great holiday or birthday present.
And it is definitely a perfect baby shower present.
An expecting mama will love a beautiful baby blanket.
Choose The Perfect Yarn
When choosing the right yarn for your throw, you need to ask yourself how warm do I want this blanket to be.
The thicker the strands of yarn, the tighter your stitches will be and the larger your blanket.
So a bulky or super bulky yarn will be an excellent choice rather than a DK weight yarn or Aran weight yarn.
What fiber should I choose?
When it comes to fiber, wool is your best option for fall and winter blankets.
A wool and acrylic blend yarn is an excellent choice as the acrylic yarn provides better wear and tear.
The Lion Brand Yarn – Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick And Quick is a perfect choice for blankets.
How do I find yarn substitutes?
There are many yarn substitutes also, like Stylecraft Swift Knit, Grundl Alaska, Big twist Yarns Natural Blend, Yarn Bee Effortless Super Bulky, and Hobbii Umami.