The weather finally cooled off here! Despite being more comfortable at 34 weeks pregnant (can you believe it?!) this also means getting back into knitting everything under the sun. Now I know I’m a quick knitter but even if you are still learning and need to go at a slower pace, this chunky knit seed stitch blanket is a really speedy project in general thanks to the fluffier yarn and bigger needles. The colors just scream fall (and if you need a more boyish palette just swap the two pinks for an olive shade and a dark green green!). A perfect chunky knit blanket project to make a new throw for your couch or to gift to any babies you know being born in the cooler months! The final product is a super cozy and beautiful (not to mention WARM) blanket perfect for fall and winter.
If you need a knitting refresher or just want to learn from the beginning you can find my knitting 101 video here.
6 skeins Homtown USA yarn (super bulky 6, 4oz weight, 64 yds)
- Carson City Tweed
- Providence Pink
- Fort Lauderdale Coral
- Las Vegas Gold
- Houston Cream
- San Francisco Tweed
Size US 13 9.0mm 32” or 36” circular knitting needles
Cast on 59 stitches (or any odd number of stitches to achieve your desired width) + 1 extra stitch that will always be your turning chain.
R1: K1, P1, K1, P1 – repeat pattern all the way across. You’ll always be knitting your purls and purling your knits.
R2 and all other rows: repeat row 1.
When 6th skein is almost completely used up, cast off in seed stitch pattern.
Weave in all ends.
*Try to always change colors on the same side of your work.
*I am able to get about 23 rows of each color from 1 skein of yarn. This might vary depending on how tight or loose your knitting style is. Just do as many full rows of seed stitch as you can without having to stop in the middle of a row from running out of yarn!
Approx. finished dimensions: 38” x 26”