The Couch Cuddler Beginner Blanket Knit Kit Colour Options:
Pattern Level: Beginner – Learn to Knit
Estimated Knit Time: 10+ hours
Wool: Sumptuous; blend of NZ Alpaca and NZ Polwarth Wool
Needles: 5.5mm, can be knit on straights or circulars with 80cm to 100cm cable
Skills: Knit, cast on, cast off, change colour
Pattern by: Michelle Joy (Stewart), written in a less traditional style to be less technical and give the crafter room to adjust the fit and style
This blanket is based on our two simple and wildly popular blankets, it’s stunningly simple and knitable squishy blanket, that is super warm.
The blanket is worked in 4 big panels (2 x 2 colours) with some break borders in a contrast colour (1 x colour) = 3 colours in total. There is likely enough wool to add tassels in your contrast colour too.
Why Learn to Knit?
We know that what is going on in our world and in our communities is not easy at the moment – especially for those who are facing long stretches of isolation and uncertainty. But we also know that there is a simple and comforting way to turn the unexpected time at home into a wonderful opportunity to knit, become creatively active and bring some focus and calm to your day. So we encourage you to pick-up sticks again, to teach your family, and to learn yourself if you haven’t yet had the chance.
We encourage you to stay home, stay calm and stay healthy. We hope where possible you can use your time for good, perhaps less digital and more mindful. Focus on healthy, engaging activities and learnings … and we wish you all the best during this stressful time.