Knit Kit - Knit your own Blanket
Knit Kit - Knit your own Blanket
If you've ever wanted to knit your own Super Chunky Blanket then this Knit kit is perfect for you.
DIY giant knit kit
If you've ever wanted to give Giant knitting a go then this knit kit is for you. It included everything you need to get started and learn how to knit on giant needles, creating your own Super Chunky Blanket in the colour and stitch of your choice!
Once you've chosen how much wool you'd like use this kit to help you knit and finish the blanket of your dreams! As well as the Wool, included in the kit are the needles and the all-important instructions on how to process the blanket once it's been knitted up. It's ideal for someone who knows the basics of knitting - can you cast on and off? Can you do a Knit and a Purl stitch? Great! That's all you need to know!
If you're not sure whether Giant knitting is your bag, I've written a few blog posts about it - one called 'Is Giant Knitting Really That Great?' and the Other is '7 Reasons Merino wool is amazing!' which might help you decide.
How Much Wool:
The quantity of wool you order will determine the finished size of your blanket. There's a graphic in the main images with some examples but here's a breakdown:
1kg wool knits up to approximately 1m x 0.5m
2kg wool knits up to approximately 1m x 1m (as shown in images)
3kg wool Knits up to approximately 1.5m x 1m
4kg wool knits up to approximately 1.5m x 1.3m
5kg wool knits up to approximately 1.55m x 1.55m
These measurements are approximate and it is easy to change the dimensions i.e. 4kg could also make a blanket 2m x 1m. If you'd like more wool to make a bigger blanket please feel free to get in touch, the wool is £50 per kg and 1kg knits up to about 0.5 metres squared.
The Kit Includes:
- Your selected amount of wool (in the colour of your choice)
- Wooden knitting needles, just under 1 meter long and approximately 4cm diameter
- The vital instructions & pattern to help you make your blanket (with a selection of stitches.)
- Sewing needle & thread.
What you need (not included):
- Bathtub or big container (and access to water)
- Sharp scissors
- A comfy seat
Please Bear in Mind -
Working with unspun Merino wool is a complete joy when you do it right, it is so delightfully soft and once it has been knitted up and processed it becomes an amazingly tactile and malleable soft furnishing, however it isn't without it's quirks....
Talk About Tension
Tension is vital when it comes to all knitting, as I'm sure you know. As mentioned above, unspun wool is wonderful to work with but it's important to remember that it is literally just a lot of loose fibres clinging on together. If you put too much pressure on it, it will pull apart. When you are knitting with it, please keep your tension loose! It will make the process much easier and really reduce the risks of pulling the wool apart - if this does happen, overlap the two ends like you normally would and roll them together a bit to help bond the fibres slightly then continue knitting carefully.
Each is Unique!
Everyone will naturally knit differently and therefore create different finished pieces. If you are after exactly the same blanket you have seen in a picture, it's probably best to just buy that blanket. But if you are up for creating something of your own and enjoying the process then you will have a ball! Don't worry that it's not like the knitting you are used to, enjoy that this is something totally different and totally yours.
First Time Lucky
We all pick things up at different speeds so don't panic if you need a few practice goes before you get it. The only thing to consider is that the more you use the yarn the more it felts - this will normally not show through in the finished product once it's been processes but I can't guarantee that as I don't know how much you may felt it!
This is Your Baby
When you purchase the knit kit it becomes your baby instead of mine. The instructions within it are guidelines and of course you can change them as much or as little as you like. Whether or not you follow the instructions, if something goes wrong/doesn't turn out how you expected that is not my responsibility. All measurements and calculations are approximate but I can assure you that these kits have been tried and tested on a number of people without any extra help from me, and each time were a success, therefore I am unable to accept any responsibility for the outcome of your blanket.
Same Rules Apply
Please refer to my Care page to see how to take care of your blanket once it's been knitted. Most importantly, please remember that these are natural products made from un-spun wool which means pilling may occur. Pilling is a natural result of friction so the more you use the blanket, the more it will wear - just like if you have a nice woollen jumper you would avoid wearing it all day every day so that it can have a longer lifespan. When cared for properly, unspun wool blankets can have long lifetimes and keep you cosy for years. Spot clean any spills and dry clean when necessary.
Just for you
Just one final point to mention and that is that I'm a small business trying to spread the joy of Giant knitting and I really hope you love it but please do remember that the patterns and instructions included in this Kit are made for personal use only, and should not be used or replicated for resale in any capacity as that would be an infringement of copyright.
(If you can take any more!)
Lead times vary depending on the stock of wool, generally the colours available for delivery straight away are - natural white, mink/blush, bright pink, mid grey, light grey & mustard. I hope to get all orders out within 2 weeks max but if you're in a rush please do contact me first to discuss what's in stock.
Merino wool is amazing to work with, it dyes really well so is available in a huge range of colours, it's a luxuriously soft wool that is beautiful on the skin. It's a warm, natural fibre that retains heat whilst still remaining breathable (hence I can still knit in Summer without overheating!) it's hypoallergenic so it's great for sensitive skin. It comes with a higher price tag than some other wools but is worth it.
Possibly the most important part of the kit is the instructions for how to process the wool after its been knitted up (to give you an idea - the instructions have 10 steps and only 2 of those are actually knitting!) The way I process the blankets I sell is my secret ingredient but I've developed a more basic 'at home' version in the bathtub so you can do it yourself! (woo hoo) The knitting itself is much easier than you think, don't let the huge scale put you off - it's so much fun! If you drop a stitch you certainly know about it. The main thing to be aware of is your tension. As with all knitting, tension is vital - try to keep your tension quite loose and don't pull the wool too hard when you're knitting as it may pull apart. (more info below)
If you're after a bigger or smaller blanket or another colour just let me know and I can set up a bespoke listing just for you, so that you can knit the blanket of your dreams!
Postage is free if you live in the UK and charged at cost for international delivery.