Giant Heart Blanket (or Rug)

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Introduction: Giant Heart Blanket (or Rug)

About: I love things that are beautiful and useful. Colours and nature inspire me, and I'm on a mission to make beautiful creations that inspire others and bring my own family endless joy. Be Inspired! Stacy

This super simple blanket is made from pure merino wool roving, and is HEAVENLY to sink your toes into.

Time Required: 45 minutes to 1 hour depending on your skill level

Skill level: Beginner to Intermediate

Materials: 2 kilo's (2.2 lbs) of wool roving (it doesn't have to be Merino wool, but Merino wool is super soft and not itchy) or 100 metres (about 109 yards).

Alternative Materials.... you can also knit this up with several strands of regular knitting yarn or t-shirt yarn.

(It makes a GREAT STASH BUSTER!)

Step 1: Watch the Video!

Step 2: Written Instructions

(See bottom for abbreviation key)

Heart Bump (you'll need to knit 2 of these)

Cast on 3 stitches

Row 1: sl1, k2

Row 2: sl1, m1, p1, m1, k1

Row 3: sl1, k 4Row 4: sl1, m1, p3, m1, k1

Row 5: sl1, k6

Row 6: sl1, p5, k1

Row 7: sl1, k6

One Heart Bump Finished, .... now repeat the whole process to make a second heart bump.

Heart Body

Place both heart bumps on your arm taking care that the working yarn (the loose yarn you're knitting with) is nearest your hand.

Row 1: sl1, p12, k1

Row 2: sl1, k2tog, k8, k2tog, k1

Row 3: sl1, p10, k1

Row 4: sl1, k2tog, k6, k2tog, k1

Row 5: sl1, p8, k1

Row 6: sl1, k2tog, k4, k2tog, k1

Row 7: sl1, p6, k1

Row 8: sl1, k2tog, k2, k2tog, k1

Row 9: sl1, p4, k1

Row 10: sl1, k2tog, k2tog, k1

Row 11: s1, p2, k1

Row 12: sl1, k2tog, k1

Row 13: k3tog

Cut the yarn after the last loop and pull the tail through the loop.Weave the tail back into your heart rug to hide it and VOILA!

You should have a gorgeous billowy heart rug.If you have any questions just comment!

Happy Knitting!

Stacy

Abbreviation Key

sl1 = Slip 1

k1 = Knit 1

p1 = Purl 1

k2tog = Knit 2 Stitches Together

k3tog = Knit 3 Stitches Together

Step 3: More Gorgeous Arm Knitting Projects

If you enjoyed this tutorial there are lots more just waiting to be explored

on my Arm Knitting Channel here.

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    WOW, thanks everyone for the views comments and hearts... You're an awesome crowd and I'm quite overwhelmed by love here! :)

    Thanks, I appreciate all the positive comments I'm getting here... it's almost zero on Youtube itself! Thanks for the votes :D

    You can buy the wool from here http://cloudlights.org/t/merino-wool