It’s winter and quite chilly outside. I’ve definitely felt that need to burrow under a warm blanket, how about you? Since we’ve moved into a new space and are getting to do so much fun decorating, Sarai and I decided to add a Pendelton wool throw to the mix. Now that we have a break area, a blanket is a must for our love seat. Maybe it’ll cover someone up as they take a little catnap, or just hang out looking pretty. Either way, a blanket is always handy to have around. We found this beautiful printed Melton wool and yarn at the local Pendelton outlet but you can easily use any type of wool you like. I thought it would fun to show you how to make a simple throw with only two materials and just a little time.
So many combinations of fabric and thread colors come to mind, but I settled on this pretty faded red yarn. What would you do?
- 2 yards wool
- embroidery thread or thin yarn
- embroidery needle
Knot the end of your thread and pull the needle through the fabric. Once you’ve pulled the thread through, push your needle in 1/4″ from the last insertion. Make sure the needle is on top of the thread. This will create a blanket stitch. Always insert your needle from the same side. This ensures a consistent blanket stitch.
Continue all the way around the blanket. When you’ve gotten to the end of the blanket, simply make a secure knot. Voila! A very easy throw to keep you warm!
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