Big I-cord Blanket by Dieuwke Schack-Mulligen

Big I-cord Blanket

October 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
2187 yards (2000 m)
Approximate size: 70 cm / 27.5 inches (width) x 50 cm / 20 inches (length).
This pattern is available for free.

This is a step-by-step instruction for how to make your own over-sized blanket using very thick yarn - including instructions for creating that yarn yourself from a thinner, commercial yarn, and creating your own knitting needles.
It includes guidance for how to use up every scrap of that precious thick yarn, while also making sure you won’t run out!

You will need:

Around 140 m / 155 yards of i-cord yarn.
To make your own:
– approximately 2000 m of DK weight yarn
– an i-cord machine (or 4mm / US 6 DPNs, if you’re crazy enough to knit the i-cord by hand!)

22 mm giant knitting needles
To make your own:
– a rod of a diameter of 22mm / 7/8 inches, a length of 2m / 6.5 feet.
– a saw, a sharp knife, and some sanding paper.