Giganto Knit Blanket

I’m sort of creepy and obsessive when it comes to internet searches.  I have always hunted for the next best deal on the internet (you know if something is on sale in a store, it’s cheaper online … and there’s a coupon), but ever since the inception of websites chock full of pretty (a.k.a., Pinterest) my compulsion has increased dramatically.  I want THE source … not just the Tumblr/We Heart It/Reblogged source.

And then came the giganto blanket.  It’s this huge and wonderful blanket (It’s so fluffy, I could die!) that the whole world re-posts, but without an origin.  I’m decorating an aspirational home, people – this blanket is vital.  But today, I hit gold.  Seriously, you’d think I’d won the lottery (or a costly blanket).

And because I am the butt of every joke, the blanket is a DIY.  A not so simple DIY.  A not so simple at all DIY.  This DIY requires knitting prowess.  And two pieces of PVC pipe.  Actually, the ever-so-talented DIYer started knitting with two broomsticks, but quickly realized those super-sized knitting needs wouldn’t cut it, and switched to PVC PIPE!  Yeah, go nuts, knit away talented crafters.

I quit.

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17 comments


  1. MelRod

    Lol, you are too funny! Love this post!! Great content doll! This blanket seems tough to do. More like a pain in the butt to do. It’s really interesting though. Thanks for sharing with us 🙂

    xoxo,
    Mel

  2. pauline

    your blog is ultra pretty i love it i am your new follower!!! i’m following you by facebook please follow back 🙂

    http://www.ohmydior.org/

  3. Natalie

    Wow, that looks like luxury in a blanket.

    I’m the same way with sourcing. I want to know just where it came from – not who repinned or retumbled it! It gives proper credit to the artist too.

  4. haha i like the phrase, “knitting prowess”. and oh my word, i’ve seen that thing on pinterest. it’s amazing!! <3 EverRubyGirl.blogspot.com

  5. Haha, that blanket does seem awesome! I would certainly never be able to pull it off!

  6. yes… that blanket is so up my alley 🙂

    OMG I love the look of your blog! beyond adorable. Enjoying reading through lots of your posts 🙂

  7. Oh my goodness… that is crazy! I can’t imagine who thought of that idea – how would you even begin to knit with broomsticks, let alone PVC pipes! Impressive!

    PS I love the reference “it’s so fluffy I’m gonna die!” – one of my all time favorite quotes!!

    ~Star
    Star Hughes Living

  8. Tang

    That’s amazing. I want one! But I don’t wanna make one haha.

  9. Leslie

    You might be my hero! I have been looking for this for the past 2 weeks! I know that my mother could do it she is a brilliant knitter and I couldn’t find the instructions… THANK YOU THANK YOU for taking the time to find it! Want to look for the SOURCE of the dress that I’ve been hinting on Pinterest hahahaha—doesn’t it just irk you so bad that it is always some tumblr homepage…DUMB
    Thanks!!!

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  11. Ctonon

    I found the creator but at 450 a blanket I can’t afford it. Nor can I knit it I tried a tea cozzy one time and failed well have to stare at it and dream

    • I’m exactly the same….I’ve tried knitting, crochet, I’m just awful at it!

  12. Ella Slater

    Is there any written instructions any where I have been searching every where for them but could not find them. I am 13 I knit, crochet, and sew. I want to do this for a school project, I need to have written instructions in order to do it.

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