Any such things as a quick blanket?

Disney has this new promotion going on where if you volunteer for something you get a free day at the parks. There is an organization near me that is participating and to volunteer all you need to do is donate blankets. The problem is the "S" in blankets. You actually need to make 5 for it to count.
5 is a lot, at least the way I knit.

But, I'm thinking with some nice chunky yarn and huge needles there might actually be some way to do one quickly.

Anyone have any patterns?


MMario's picture

A) Use chunky yarn and big needles.

Cast on 4 stitches

Row 1: Knit 4

Row 2: Knit 2, yarn over, knit across the row.

Repeat Row 2 until you have approx 36 (40, 45, whatever) inches from the point along the free edge to the needle .

Row 3: Knit 1, knit 2 together, yarn over, knit 2 together, knit to the end of the row.

Repeat Row 3 until you have 4 stitches left on the needle.

Bind off and weave in ends.

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knit_knot_eat's picture

When you say "Big" needles. How big are we talking? 13, 15, 17 do they even go higher?

fuzzed's picture

Yup, they go higher. Lionbrand has a set they call "Speed Stix" that they've designated as 50... they're 25mm. They have several free patterns on their site specifically for them as well.

bkeith's picture

I've got a book called "Quick Knit Afghans". The patterns are all (I believe) based on size 17 needles and double strands of worsted weight. I made a couple not long after I started knitting, and they worked up relatively quickly, even for a beginner.

Those monster Speed Stix would crank out some fabric, I should think. Never used them, though.