Here’s a must-have accessory for anyone’s wardrobe. You can wear this blanket scarf as a thick cowl wrapped around your neck on a windy winter day, as a poncho during a stroll in the city or as a shawl on a quiet summer evening.
It also works as a lap blanket, a wrap and a baby blanket, and is absolutely indispensable during travels. It’s such a joy to snuggle into this cloud of wool when you are on a plane. And if you sprinkle a few drops of your favourite essential oil or perfume on this wrap, you will feel right at home anywhere.
The best part is – this blanket scarf is very easy to make. It’s almost mindless knitting with a few interesting techniques to keep you from getting bored. It is a perfect project for road trips and relaxed knitting in front of the TV.
You’ll be able to make it regardless of the level of your knitting skills, and the pattern will guide you with detailed step by step instructions as well as the colour chart.
There are also links to the video tutorials that show techniques used in this project.
The size of the blanket scarf is 84 cm / 33” x 155 cm / 61”.
See “Variations” section on page 4 of the pattern for the instructions on how to change the size and the look of this project from a skinny stole to a full-scale square blanket.
As to the materials, here’s what you need to make a blanket scarf like the one shown in the photos below:
Any sock yarn (wool or wool blend) that has the equivalent of 200 m / 210 yds in 50 g / 1.7 oz (it is consistent with Sport weight that is marked by digit 2 on the yarn label).
You will need 800 m / 875 yds of yarn in colour A, 400 m / 437 yds of yarn in colour B and 160 m / 175 yds of yarn in colour C
To make the blanket scarf shown in the photos, I used Knitca Socks yarn (75% superwash merino wool and 25% nylon) in Monaco Blue as colour A, Lilac as colour B and Sky Blue as colour C.
Feel free to use any colour combination you like.
6mm (US size 10) circular needles that are at least 60 cm / 24” long.
While making this blanket scarf we’ll deal with almost 300 stitches (or even more if you decide to make it wider), so it’s important to choose needles long enough to fit all those stitches.
1 locking stitch marker or a safety pin, 1 sewing needle.
The pattern is supported by three video tutorials that demonstrate the techniques used to make this project.
Happy knitting 🙂