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Arm Knit A Merino Wool Blanket

Merino wool blankets are all the rage right now, with small home based companies popping up left right and center creating this gentle giants.

There’s just one problem…. the cost!  Yes, it’s a very painful area especially for some, what makes it worse is that after many have bought these gorgeous luxurious blankets they’ve discovered they shed, pill and fuzz out.

Here’s a How To guide for Merino wool blankets that will prevent them from shedding and have you knitting them up in a jiffy for a fraction of the full retail price.

how to arm knit a blanket tutorial

Wool Roving Blanket Tutorial

First off you need to felt the wool roving (aka wool tops) which turns it into yarn and prevents it from shedding.  If you don’t have any wool roving you can use super chunky yarn or find roving here directly from the woollen mill.  Merino, Corriedale, Shetland and Blue Faced Leicester are all great wool to felt up for yarn.

Felting Up The Wool Roving

Arm Knit A Merino Wool Blanket

This merino wool blanket tutorial is a simple one with LOTS of stretch.  It works great on the sofa as a through and great on the bed.  Add it to any room of the house for a splash of colour and soft textured look.

Blanket Pattern

Cast on 25

Row 1: sl1, *p1, k1, repeat from * until you have 1 stitch left, ktbl last stitch

Continue repeating this row for the entire blanket until you have enough yarn for one more row.

Cast off

Weave in the tail

When this is finished you should have a gorgeous merino wool blanket roughly 54″ x 75″ (which stretches out to 102″)

AND that’s how to arm knit a merino wool blanket!


Please comment if you have any questions

Happy Arm Knitting,



Paige · May 22, 2017 at 4:37 pm

Your tutorial look awesome!
I’m thinking about doing one myself after watching your video but I’m wondering how much wool (in pounds) that you needed to make the blanket?

    Stacy · May 22, 2017 at 5:24 pm

    6.6 lbs will make a blanket approximately 50″ x 70″ but it does vary GREATLY on how loose or tight you knit the stitches. If you make them killer tight on your arms or use giant needles it might end up being 3/4 of that size! I hope that helped. Please don’t hesitate to comment if you have any more questions.

    Happy Arm Knitting,

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