May 4, 2018

Loom Knit Big Stitch Throw | Red Heart

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.

Big Stitch Throw with Zippy Loom

I’ve created videos for both right and left-handers so you can see the project from the correct perspective to make it easier.  Be sure to scroll all the way to the end to see the videos and don’t forget to Pin the project to your favorite loom knitting board so you can find it again.

Let’s have some BIG fun with the Big Stitch Throw!


Wonderful 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

Big Stitch Throw Supplies


Zippy Loom: 8 straight Zippy looms4 Zippy corners (with peg) and 4 straight connectors (aff. links)

NOTE: You can also use 2 Zippy Loom Master Sets (aff. link)


Loom tool
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
U-knit stitch
Purl stitch
Attach a new ball of yarn
Chain bind off

Which Stitch?

Big Stitch Throw uwrap ewrap comparison

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.


Big Stitch Throw Cast On

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.

Big Stitch Throw progress



Big Stitch Throw Pin Image

Created with GIMP

Loom along with me as I make the Wonderful Big Stitch Throw!

And for you Lefties….

If you make this blanket be sure to tag me and my sponsor, Red Heart, with #goodknitkisses and #redheartyarn!

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Kristen Mangus
About Kristen Mangus
Kristen is a multi-talented entrepreneur with a heart as big as Texas. She is the Owner, Host and Creative Director of GoodKnit Kisses. GoodKnit Kisses is a company positioned to inspire, encourage and empower people through education and design. She’s built a large and loyal on-line community of followers by sharing her personal passion for knitting and all things creative through YouTube video tutorials, Facebook live broadcasts, blogs and patterns. Her vision is to leave an inspired crafting world for future generations that continues to teach and reach others. She and her husband, John, have three amazing kids.
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    I have Bernat blanket yarn. Could I use this yarn if I doubled it? Thanks.

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    Hi. Im a beginner loomer. I received a 28in kb loom for my birthday. I’m using a size 4medium red heart yarn. I love the blanket u have posted. My question is will the 4 medium wrk for this type of blanket. Also having trouble trying to get started. Please help. Any advice would help. Thank you

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    My daughter wants me to knit her a blanket using the Zippy looms. If I use the red heart 7 yarn about how many rows will I knit to get to 48 inches? Also his heavy will this blanket be? Great video. Thanks.

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