Update: This class is sold out but Cara has added one more Giant Knit Blanket class on Wednesday, November 28.
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.
In this class you will also learn:
– How to source additional wool roving
– How to graft ends together by needle felting
– How to care for the wool, and use felting to prevent it from fuzzing too much
– Where to buy giant knitting needles (if you decide you want them) and how to make your own giant needles out of PVC pipe
The yarn we provide is enough wool roving to make a blanket approximately 30 x 50 inches in size with a lot of stretch. The undyed yarn is a light cream color. If you choose the dyed yarn option, please choose a color from the swatch (click through images to see swatches).
Cara Corey is a knit and crochet pattern designer and owner of Cara Corey Designs. She specializes in simple, modern designs using oversized yarns and unorthodox materials. You can find her handmade home goods and cool-weather accessories at stores in San Francisco and Sausalito.