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How To Make a Giant Knit Blanket

Hello Friends

I’m a little nervous this week as I’m sharing my first frolic into the world of video tutorials. *nervously glances around* As my on-screen debut (apart from that time I was on Play Days as a child) I’ll ask you to go gently on me. Luckily, thanks to the digital prowess of the team at Ben and Harvey the video itself is wonderful … just ignore that rambling fool in pink and it’s great. Now that I have that admission out the way let’s crack on and pretend i’m totally confident and completely at ease. 

What is this video?

I wanted to make a short How To so you can see just how simple and fun giant knitting really is. You can grab your knit kit’s (shameless plug there) and knit along; I promise it’s easy. 

Still not sold?

Here’s a few reasons I think Giant Knitting is magnificent and why I’d recommend it to almost anyone … 

  • Knitting in general has so many benefits for both keeping you warm and mental health/mindfulness.

  • Giant knitting is amazing for seeing quick results. It grows really quickly compared to normal knitting which is so satisfying and great for beginners.

  • Merino wool is a total dream to work with, even if like me, you’re allergic to most wools!

  • It’s wonderful for both experienced knitters who want to have a go at something different and for beginners as it’s really easy to see your stitches and figure out what you’re doing.

If you’re still unsure I’d definitely recommend checking out the post – ‘Is Giant Knitting Really That Great’ to help you decide if it’s for you or not.

Huge thanks to the wonderful humans at Ben and Harvey for their patience and wonderful creative vision, we had a really fun day shooting back in May and they couldn’t have been more encouraging. 

Hope you like it!

Let me know in the comments below or on social media if you like it! (I’d like to say ‘let me know even if you didn’t like it’ but I’m going to stick with the old adage – If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all haha …Shameless I know but I’m too delicate for criticism right now, my role as On-Screen-Presenter has taken it out of me, how do Tess and Claudia do it every week?! 😉 )

Speak soon lovers!

L x

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14 thoughts on “How To Make a Giant Knit Blanket”

  1. Blooming brilliant! I have a blanket in every size and cushions on my Christmas wishlist already. Well done on the debut 🙂 xx

  2. Lauren, you were seriously great! I thought you looked very natural.
    I am so keen to give this a go, just terrified I’ll mess up and ruin the wool 😬🙄😬

    1. Thank you SO much Shelley, that’s really kind of you to say! I’ll come out of hiding now! haha
      It’s so much fun you definitely should! if you’ve not done much knitting before maybe practice with smaller/regular knitting to get the techniques down and then go for it with the giant knitting as it’s all the same just bigger. The only difference is to keep your tension really loose on the giant knitting 🙂
      L x

    1. Thank you Ru, I hope you enjoy it! It’s the PERFECT winter hobby – bring on the Christmas knits! A chunky knit scarf is a brilliant and thoughtful Christmas present too plus it’s a straight line so easy to knit and the chunkier it is the faster it will be to make :p
      L x

  3. Loved it!
    You made it look so easy too and very calmly saying what to do. I’m left handed so a perfect way to learn. Thank you 😊 Just require the needles now to get started. xxxx 💃🏼

    1. Thank you so much Michele, so pleased you enjoyed it and found it useful! Good luck with it, let me know if you have any questions 😀
      L x

  4. Fab video – thank you! As soon as payday arrives I’ll be buying your knit kit! My house is crying out for one of your throws!!

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