Knit a giant blanket, source wool and make your own huge needles

Cara Corey, Knitter and overall do-it-yourselfer

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9 Lessons (42m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:54
    • 2. Sourcing materials

      5:41
    • 3. PVC pipe needles

      5:42
    • 4. Splitting roving

      4:46
    • 5. Felting for strength

      4:44
    • 6. First row chain

      6:21
    • 7. Knitting the blanket

      5:40
    • 8. Felting ends together

      4:15
    • 9. Binding off and finishing

      3:26

About This Class

Learn how to make a dreamy super thick and cozy knit blanket out of wool roving, plus tips and techniques for caring for these blankets. No knitting experience required! Knit and crochet designer Cara Corey will show you how to use a "table knitting" technique, forming the stitches with your hands rather than using knitting needles. 

You will learn everything Cara teaches to students all over the Bay Area (in a class that normally costs about $200!), including how to save money by ordering from a site with bulk discounts. You can also substitute other jumbo yarns you find at craft stores. 

In this class you will also learn:

• How to source additional wool roving
• Where to buy giant knitting needles (if you decide you want them) and how to make your own giant needles out of PVC pipe
• How to graft ends together by needle felting
• How to care for the wool, and use felting to prevent it from fuzzing too much

Materials needed:

• 4 pounds or 2 kg of pure wool roving (I like to order from worldofwool.co.uk)
• Needle felting needle and square of foam for felting ends together (optional)
• Scissors

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