There were six merino wool bumps around the house. Now there are no bumps around the house! The bumps are from Bag Smith & are 94% merino wool with 6% nylon (mainly to provide structure for the wool) & each have 125 yards of yarn (it feels like the softest rope). My sister gave me these as an exchange & I love how soft the yarn is to knit with.
I taught myself to knit about five years ago & have enjoyed it ever since. Knitting on size 50 needles made my hands feel a bit like jellyfish. The needles tap each other & a nice rhythm develops. It was a great reminder to me about making sure I don’t knit too tightly in general. This winter weather has everyone inside & I was kept cozy under the wool being knit!
To make your own blanket you will need:
- Two Merino Wool Bumps ( or around 350 yards)
- Size US 50 (25 mm) needles
- Finished size: 45″ x 45″
- Gauge: 1 stitch/inch
- Cast on 34 stitches
- Purl next row (WS)
- Knit next row (RS)
- Repeat steps 2&3 by purling all WS stitches and knitting all WS stitches.
- After purling the 39th row, cast off.
***Of note: While knitting three throws in a row I noticed that the length of yarn in each bump was not the same. All of the bumps had enough yarn to make 39 rows + cast off & bind off. If you have more yarn & would like your blanket to be longer keep knitting, but make sure to leave enough yarn for casting off.