Don’t you love those jumbo knit roving blankets? The over-sized stitches and fluffy softness invite you to snuggle up. All you need is a good book and a steaming cup of coffee. When Red Heart contacted me about creating a video tutorial for them I knew the Wonderful Big Stitch Throw would be a great pattern to convert for the loom.
You all know how much I love taking a needle knit pattern and figuring out how to work it on a knitting loom, right? We loom knitters have so many incredible patterns available to us with just a little extra work. To get the right gauge the Zippy Loom from KB Looms is the obvious choice for this giant throw using the jumbo Irresistible yarn. Irresistible is a #7 weight yarn that is mostly acrylic with 10% wool to make it extra squishy.
Let’s have some BIG fun with the Big Stitch Throw!
NOTE: This is a needle knit pattern that was converted to the loom. Be sure to watch video for more details.
Red Heart Irresistible – 9-10 balls
NOTE: You can also use 2 Zippy Loom Master Sets (aff. link)
2 rubber bands (as stitch markers)
T (30 mm) crochet hook (optional)
Finished blanket is 40” [101 cm] wide x 50” [127 cm] long
Skills taught in this tutorial
Chain cast on
Ewrap knit stitch
Attach a new ball of yarn
Chain bind off
This pattern can be worked using either the u-knit stitch or ewrap stitch for all the knits. You can see in the picture above the ewrap on the left compared to the u-knit on the right. If you decide to use the uwrap your stitches will be a little tighter, but more uniform and look like the needle knit version of the pattern. Using the ewrap knit stitch will keep your stitches loose and will need fewer rows to complete your blanket. The choice is yours. It is important to choose only one of these stitches for the entire blanket.
Cast on 34 stitches using the chain cast on.
Row 1: Purl all.
Row 2: Knit all. (Use either the u-knit or ewrap knit stitch.)
Row 3: Purl all.
Row 4: Knit all.
Use a rubber band to mark 3 pegs on either side of the row as border stitches.
Row 5: Purl 3, Knit 28, Purl 3
Row 6: Knit all.
Repeat Rows 5 and 6 until your blanket is 48″ (122 cm) long.
Repeat Rows 1-4 once more for the top border.
Chain bind off all stitches with a crochet hook or your fingers. Weave in ends.