If you love our Good Wool, you’ll really love it bigger! Our new Big Good Wool amps up the cozy, and our Big Good Blanket doubles down on that by using two strands held together… super big, extra toasty!
Using two strands also means that the beautiful, undyed colors of Big Good Wool flow from one to the next. Transitioning with one strand of the previous color and one of the next, you really get to enjoy the subtleties and surprises of each and every shade.
And in simple seed stitch, the palette takes on the texture of nature herself, like pebbles at a beach, soil and snow up a hillside, or bark on a tree. And in the end you’ll find that the feeling of a field of big, soft nubbles is just as satisfying as the sight!
Like Good Wool, Big Good Wool is 100% undyed Andean highland wool, as rugged as a work horse and as beautiful as the mountains it comes from. A chunky weight, it’s perfect for quick gift knitting and down-to-earth classic garments, blankets, and accessories.
It comes in five undyed colors, each as the sheep grew it, and every skein is a generous 200 grams and 274 yards. One skein of each color knits up a small size throw (shown here) or two of each for an even bigger Big Good Blanket… Very sheepy, very beautiful, and very big!
Designed for Purl Soho by Adam Aronowitz
To knit your own Big Good Blanket, you will need…
- 5 (10) skeins of Purl Soho’s Big Good Wool, 100% Andean Highland wool, undyed. Each skein is approximately 274 yards/200 grams; approximately 1240 (2570) total yards required. Each bundle includes the following colors…
Color A: 1 (2) skein(s) of Heirloom White, approximately 260 (541) yards required
Color B: 1 (2) skein(s) of Winter Grass, approximately 240 (496) yards required
Color C: 1 (2) skein(s) of Driftwood Gray, approximately 240 (496) yards required
Color D: 1 (2) skein(s) of Walking Stick, approximately 240 (496) yards required
Color E: 1 (2) skein(s) of Hickory Nut, approximately 260 (541) yards required
You will also need…
- US 17, 40- or 47-inch circular needles (depending on size you are making)
- Removable marker or scrap yarn
9 stitches and 14 rows = 4 inches in seed stitch
Small Throw (Large Throw)
Finished Dimensions: 34¼ inches wide x 40½ inches long (48½ inches wide x 56¼ inches long)
DOUBLE THE YARN
Throughout this pattern, you will pull two strands together. If you’re making the Small Throw, when you’re knitting two strands of the same color, pull from the inside and outside of the ball.
Holding two strands of Color A (see Note), cast on 77 (109) stitches.
Row 1 (wrong side): *K1, p1, repeat from * to last stitch, k1.
Row 2 (right side): *K1, p1, repeat from * to last stitch, k1.
Mark the right side with a removable marker or piece of scrap yarn.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until piece measures approximately 6¼ (8) inches from cast-on edge, ending with Row 1.
Cut one strand of Color A, and join one strand of Color B.
*Starting with Row 2, repeat Rows 1 and 2 for approximately 4 (5¾) inches, ending with Row 1.
Repeat from * working through all the colors as follows…
Two strands of Color B
One strand of Color B + one strand of Color C
Two strands of Color C
One strand of Color C + one strand of Color D
Two strands of Color D
One strand of Color D + one strand of Color E
Cut strand of Color D, hold 2 strands of Color E together. Starting with Row 2, repeat Rows 1 and 2 for approximately 6¼ (8) inches, ending with Row 1.
With right side facing you, bind off loosely in pattern.
Weave in ends and block your finished blanket!