Eek! I love this new arm knit ribbed blanket pattern. It turned out beautifully! Not to mention, I am head over heels with this color blue! It feels and looks so lush and luxurious. This blanket is so doable, too! And, trust me, anyone can learn how to arm knit.
The full pattern for this blanket is listed below. Learn how to arm knit with these free step-by-step instructions here. However, for a full PDF of the Chunky Arm Knit Ribbed Blanket pattern, which also comes with How to Arm Knit, How to Purl and How to Join Yarn, all in printable PDF format, you can find them together HERE. Or, purchase a KIT to make this gorgeous blanket!
Arm Knit Ribbed Blanket Pattern
Arm Knitting and Purling
10 skeins Wool & The Gang’s Crazy Sexy Wool in Sherpa Blue, 89 yards each, 100% wool. Hold the yarn four strands at a time for this project. Use the yarn out of both the middle and outside of the last two skeins.
This project can be done with less expensive yarn. If the specialty yarn is out of your budget, simply replace with a super-bulky wool that gets approximately 2 stitches to the inch in traditional knitting from your craft or local yarn store.
48″ x 62″
Cast on 22 sts
Row 1: (K2, P2) across the entire row until the last two stitches, Knit 2
Repeat row 1 until desired length or piece measures 62″.
Join new skeins of yarn to the old by making a sliding knot between each individual old and new strand of yarn as you get to each end. Spread out these knots in the four plied strands so they don’t bunch up in one spot.
Bind off. Weave all ends into blanket.
The blanket measures generously at 48″ x 62″. You can add to its width by about 13″-15.5″ if you add 6-8 sts to the cast on, but I don’t recommend adding more stitches than that. If you get above 30 stitches, the blanket gets pretty unwieldy on your arm, and you will start to lose your tension. If you want a Queen or King Sized arm knit blanket, I recommend seaming two pieces together. Alternatively, if a blanket large enough to cover your entire bed is what you want, I recommend trying your hand at my Hand Crochet Blanket. When hand crochet, you can make your blanket as wide as you want!
Transferring Arm Knit Pattern to Needles
My followers ask all the time how to transfer my patterns to traditional needles. This is doable! First, you need to be using needles that equate to your arm size. I suggest Mama Knows Luxury giant needles. When making this pattern with needles, you will need to reverse the directions of every other row. In traditional knitting, you turn the work around, in arm knitting you do not. This difference changes how you read the pattern.
I hope you like the new Chunky Arm Knit Ribbed Blanket pattern. This beauty is going to my sister Katy as a belated wedding present (I have a year, right?). I’m pretty sad to let it go because it looks darn good in my bedroom above! Still, I’m so excited to send it to her! Shhhh! but she’s also getting the adorable baby sweater I posted about here. I’m going to be an Aunt! Squee!
Kimberly Mills says
Love this blanket pattern and available kit. In trying to determine the colors, is the blue color called the Aporto or is it the next color shown on the site?
Hi Kimberly, Aporto is the closest to the color shown in the photos. It’s not exactly the same, but it’s pretty close. It is such a gorgeous blue!! I can send you little clipping of it, if you want to see it in person first. Email me at flaxandtwine at gmail.
Shellie Wilson says
Love the painting in the background
Thanks so much Shellie! It is probably my favorite thing in my house!
“When making this pattern with needles, you will need to reverse the directions of every other row. In traditional knitting, you turn the work around, in arm knitting you do not. This difference changes how you read the pattern.”
Apologies to all here for being dense but I can’t picture this in my head; would you, as an example, K1, P1 followed by P1, K1?
Hi Jo, no worries at all. So if the pattern was Row 1: k2, P2, K2, P2, K2. To get the same effect on needles, when you turn it around, you would need to P2, K2, P2, K2, P2. Basically if you knit on one side of the blanket (the “right side”), when you turn it around, if you want the same stitch to show on the “right side” you would need to purl. In arm knitting, the “right side” is always facing you, so you would always Knit. Does this make sense?
Yes, I can “see it” now. Thank you so much!
Hello…how many skeins do you need to add if you are going to increase the size of the blanket?
Hi Christina, That all depends how much larger you would like to make it. I’m happy to help you figure it out. Anne
Christina T Dinh says
Hi Anne… Love your website and projects! Thanks for the reply…I ordered 2 extra skeins just in case but I think I will stick to the original size and make a throw/small blanket…Thx for the great projects!!!
HI Christina, wonderful! have fun, and thank you for your kind words!
Marcia Curtis says
I want to learn how to make harm knitting .