Best Yarn for a Blanket
To me, there are few things as peaceful and beautiful as a morning. Especially those quiet, cold mornings where the sun is reflecting off of the snow and I can calmly sip my tea under my coziest blanket while watching Good Morning America. For that hour or so, I don’t have a care in the world outside of my couch.
For a little weekend inspiration, Darn Good Yarn wants to share some of our favorite yarn to make a blanket! We have yarn for thick blankets, knit blankets, crocheted blankets and light-made blankets. Whatever you’re looking for- Darn Good Yarn has it.
Chunky & light:
If you’re lucky enough to live in a seasonally warm location, I have two things to say to you:
First, I had to clean 1 foot and a half of snow from my car of snow today so I am infinity jealous. Second, you should check out our Chiffon Ribbon for a light and airy feel blanket opposed to a heavy and warm material. I love our Chiffon Ribbon because each yarn is hand crafted and unique- so there aren't two skeins that are the same. Knitting with multiple skeins make for a beautifully unique design. For the best results, we recommend using our 15mm knitting needles. If you want a little heavier of a blanket, you can use multiple strands. Depending on your desired length and weight, we recommend using roughly 10 skeins.
If you're like me and live in a city where the air actually hurts your face half of the year, I feel your pain. Trust me, I feel it regardless of my numbingly cold body.
I also understand your love for a heavily knitted blanket that is soft, warm and cozy. To achieve that look, we recommend using our 100% cotton cestari yarn or our banana fiber yarn. Each will give you a soft and warm textured blanket.
While knitting, always use the needle size recommended for your yarn. Our banana fiber yarn should be used with 9mm needles. For a chunkier look with our chiffon ribbon put multiple strands on 15mm needles.
Let us know your favorite way to use your blanket! Whether its laying on the beach and watching the stars, snuggling a baby up in a car seat or draping it over your favorite furniture. We love hearing from you!
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