A knit blanket or Afghan blanket is actually a lightweight blanket that can be worn when sitting on the couch, watching a movie, or lying in bed on a lazy morning. Blankets can be made of cotton, wool or acrylic and can be used in spring or autumn when it gets a bit chilly with the air conditioning turned on. The appearance of a knit blanket depends on the choice of a double or triple strand used in knitting. The blanket is more airy and lighter with a double strand, but thicker and chunkier when knitted with a triple strand. Round knitting needles are lightweight and versatile, making them ideal for knitting blankets. They speed up the whole process of knitting because these lighter needles are easy to handle.
Knitted blankets in bright contrasting colors can add color to your room. You can choose from a variety of knitwear designs, from simple stocking patterns to lace patterns with intricate patterns. Striped blankets can look classic when using a combination of three or four colors. They are very easy to knit but due to the size they can take some time to knit. It happens that the yarn in combination with the stitch pattern produces a stretchy fabric and the blanket gets a bit bigger over time. It's also a fun project when you see your blanket grow right in front of your eyes.