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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

My take on "A Blanket for Seriously Cold People``

Thanks and a hat tip to the designer of "A Blanket for Seriously Cold People` that`s on Ravelry. It's from and the designer is 'Silvia bo Bilvia'. I thank her for her genius and her generosity!
I made this in just a few days. The yarn is a very economical and very machine-washable Bernat Softee-Chunky in Natural, which is listed as a 5 in yarn weight. I used three strands to knit this up. (Hint: to make that manageable,wind three skeins together into balls, then knit from those.)

As in the Blanket for Seriously Cold People, I used a rib pattern of k2, p2, and a size 15US 90mm circular needle.

Gauge: about 9 rows and 7 sts = 4 inch square

Materials: for every foot length you plan on making the blanket, use three skeins of Bernat Softee Chunky or the yarn of your choice that is a 5 weight. For a blanket of five feet long, you will need 15 skeins (100g - 3.5 oz)
size 15 US circular needle, 90mm in length

Note: for the long-tail cast on method, I simply use another ball of yarn for the long-tail. You can cast on without the anxiety of wondering if you have enough of a tail for your stitches!

Directions: Cast on 80 stitches using the long-tail method.
Proceed in k2, p2 ribbing until blanket is the desired length.
Bind-off in Elizabeth Zimmerman`s sewn bind-off, or the stretchy bind-off of your choice. (You Tube is an excellent resource!)

Beware of comfort-seeking pets while making this. They may impose a halt on production.


  1. With the cold front we are experiencing right now, I could use that blankie! Love Penny