15mm Circular (100cm cord)
Beginners Blanket Knit Kit
Our ‘Snug as a Bug’ Beginners Blanket Knit Kit is crammed full of as much yarn as you like, to make a blanket as big or as small as you fancy.
The perfect knit kit for brand new beginners – Walking you through a few easy steps to make the blanket of your choice. It sounds simple – because it is! Using our beautiful Lauren Aston Designs Super Chunky Yarn in either one or two colours. (If you want to make it in more than two colours, we’d recommend buying the PDF pattern separately and grabbing our Yarn Bundles to stock up on as many colours as you fancy!)
Our handy table (in the images) shows you how much yarn you will need for your beginners blanket. Please remember that all measurements are approximate.
Knit on lovely big 15mm knitting needles the stitches have a beautiful drape and stretch and work up quickly. Even if you’re a slow knitter, just doing a few rows a day you’ll see it grow! The kit includes circular knitting needles but you use them like ‘normal’ needles.
The advantage of circular needles is that they have a cord connecting them, so instead of all your stitches piling onto straight needles they just sit on the cord of your circular needles and you don’t have to manoeuvre long (& heavy) needles about!
We’ve knit the beginners blanket as a long runner in Emerald, and a square lap blanket in emerald and mustard stripes.
Emerald runner: 100cm wide by 225cm long (Cast on 60)
Striped blanket: 140cm wide x 100cm long (Cast on 94)
Go from 1m square right up to 2.5m square, or any variations inbetween. The graph pictured shows you how much yarn you will need.
Aquamarine, Black, Bright Pink, Bubble, Candy Floss, Cinnamon, Damson, Duck Egg, Emerald, Forest, Granite, Heather, Light Grey, Lilac, Mid Grey, Mink Blush, Mint, Mulberry, Mustard, Natural White, Navy, Pewter Brown, Ruby Red, Scarlet and Soft Peach
For knitting tips, how to’s and tutorials, please visit my Knitting Knowledge page.
I now have a Facebook group for those of you who have bought a kit or pattern from me, so please do come and join the community! We’re always happy to talk knitting and offer any advice if you have questions.
All kits come in a 100% natural cotton, ethically sourced LAD bag stuffed to the brim with;
- Super Chunky Yarn in your choice of colour/s – choose your amount of yarn according to blanket size – available in hanks or balls*
- How To Knit instructions
- Knitting pattern
- (optional) Tapestry needle
- (optional) 15mm circular knitting needles
We source our Merino yarn from happy sheep.
Merino sheep are not native to this country so the wool itself is provided from farms around the world, however, we are very careful where we do source our fibre from. Our Merino is from South America and the South African Cape and we don’t buy from farms that mules their sheep.
The best quality of wool comes from happy sheep. If a sheep has a poor diet and general poor health its fleece will suffer. Both the quality of life for the sheep and the quality of wool it produces are hugely important to us. We have strong relationships with our suppliers to ensure that we can trust them and their practices. Merino shearers are all trained well to do it as efficiently and kindly as possible and the sheep are a lot happier once their 5kg fleeces are off!
You can now choose to have your yarn in a hank or a ball!
Our Great Balls of Yarn are beautifully wound so you can start knitting straight away. Instead of spending your valuable time winding them yourself when you could be starting on your latest project, or having the worry of tangling up while you’re knitting, these balls are expertly and beautifully wound by us, for you.
Each hank/ball is around 200g (and 130m) and is best knit on 10mm-15mm needles.
If you choose to stick with hanks of yarn, most of our customers find it easier to wind them before knitting. Snip the ties holding the hank together and you’ll find the end of the yarn. Pop it over the back of a chair, a door handle or your knees and wind into a ball, before starting your knitting.
In the unlikely event that there is a fault with the product, it needs to be returned for inspection in its original condition, unused and unwashed with all the original labels, packaging and proof of purchase within 14 days of receipt. If the goods do not reach us in this condition then the customers right to a full refund may be affected. Postage will only be refunded if the item is found to be faulty, otherwise the cost of returning the goods will be at the customers own expense. This does not affect the customer’s statutory rights.
If required, please contact us for the return address stating the issue and when and where the product was purchased. The customer is to notify us within 7 days of receipt if unsatisfied with the product for any reason.
When returning an item, it is recommend that the customer use a recorded service as we are not responsible for items that are lost or damaged in the post. Items remain the customer’s responsibility until they reach us.
Delivery within the UK is free for all orders over £60 and costs £3.95 for orders under £60.
Large items/orders are sent by courier. Everything else will be sent via Royal Mail.
Please double check your delivery address is correct to ensure your parcel is delivered to the right address.
Subject to wool stock availability, we aim to despatch DIY goods within 1-7 working days from receipt of your order and Made to Order goods within 2 weeks.
Every effort is made to keep stock levels updated, however, levels can be subject to some fluctuation. Should an item sell out before levels are updated, you will be contacted as soon as possible to advise of the delay.
If you have an urgent request, please get in touch and we may be able to offer an express service.