A 36” length circular needle can be used to knit an 8” wide winter scarf or a 45” wide blanket. For my Making Plans blanket (in yellow above) I used US size 8 knitting needles Knitter’s Pride Nova Platina circular knitting needles. A circular needle that is about 32” – 36” long is a great length for many projects.
What size knitting needles do I need to make a blanket?
The most common lengths used are 16”, 24”, 32”, and 40”. These needles work well for knitting blankets. However, unless you always knit the same blanket with the same yarn, you’ll need to buy a different needle for each blanket you make. This can get expensive and create storage issues for all the needles you buy.
How long should my knitting needles be?
For length, a 10-inch needle is usually a good starter size because they’ll be small enough to handle easily. As you begin to work on larger projects, longer needles may be needed to hold all the stitches. Of course, there’s one simple way to ensure you buy only the best knitting yarn for beginners.
What size needles for chunky blanket?
A pattern using chunky wool will generally need large needles. Around 7 – 8 mm is average, while 5.5 – 6 mm will give you a tighter fabric. Super chunky wool, which is ideal for making a very thick blanket, will need even bigger needles.
How many stitches do I cast on for a blanket?
If you want a medium sized blanket, then try casting on 120 stitches. For a large lap blanket, cast on 160 stitches. For an extra-large lap blanket, cast on 200 stitches.
How much yarn do I need for a blanket?
For a full-size blanket, you will need quite a bit of yarn, probably around 13-18 balls or skeins of yarn. Usually, afghans are very colorful, so you may have one skein of each and, if it’s it’s really colorful, that can add up. If the blanket only has one or a few colors, it may only be 10 skeins.
Are longer or shorter knitting needles better?
Length is one of the biggest comfort factors with needles. Often longer needles are cumbersome and can be challenging to use for beginners! If you’re new to knitting, try out different lengths to see what suits your hands best. As a rule of thumb: shorter is probably better for beginners.
Can I knit a blanket with circular needles?
NEEDLES: I recommend ALWAYS using circular needles when knitting a blanket. You will still knit back-and-forth in rows, but the weight of the numerous stitches and growing fabric will rest on your lap as you work, rather than your wrists having to bear the strain.
What can I knit with size 15 needles?
Size 15 Knitting Needle Patterns (10.0 mm)
- Classic Knit Jacket.
- Simple Seamless Cushion Cover.
- Easy “Blues” Beginner Chunky Knit Hat.
- Foggy Day Seed Stitch Cowl.
- Aspen Mountain Knit Tote.
- Eggnog Knit Scarf Pattern.
How long should a blanket be?
|Blanket Type||Dimensions (inches)||Dimensions (cm)|
|Twin||65 inches by 90 inches||165 cm by 229 cm|
|Double||85 inches by 90 inches||216 cm by 229 cm|
|Queen||90 inches by 90-100 inches||229 cm by 229-254 cm|
|King||108 inches by 90-100 inches||274 cm by 229-254 cm|
How many balls of wool do I need for a blanket?
It will take a lot of yarn to make a full-size blanket, not less than 13-18 balls or skeins of yarn.