How Much Wool Do I Need to Make an Ohhio Blanket?

So you want to make a super chunky knit blanket, but you don’t know how much yarn to get. Perhaps you don’t know what yarn is right for you. And how much would you need to cast on once it arrives? No worries, we have you covered. Let’s talk about your Ohhio DIY options.

This post includes all Ohhio chunky yarns and was formatted to range from our widest to our slimmest option. The slimmer the yarn, the less of it you will need to knit a blanket.

ARM KNITTING WOOL

Our original unspun chunky wool is soft, airy, and delicate. Don’t let the size of the skein fool you — you might need more wool that you expect to make a blanket:

Small Size (30” x 50” / 76 cm x 127 cm) — 4.4 lb / 2 kg
Medium Size (40” x 60” / 101 cm x 152 cm) — 6.6 lb / 3 kg
Large Size (50” x 70” / 127 cm x 177 cm) — 8.8 lb / 4 kg
Extra Large Size (60” x 80” / 152 cm x 203 cm) — 15.4 lb / 7 kg

Here’s how many stitches you need to cast on:

Small Size (30” x 50” / 76 cm x 127 cm) — 12 stitches
Medium Size (40” x 60” / 101 cm x 152 cm) — 17 stitches
Large Size (50” x 70” / 127 cm x 177 cm) — 20 stitches
Extra Large Size (60” x 80” / 152 cm x 203 cm) — 24 stitches

Check out our arm knitting tutorial below! It’s the same technique we use for arm knitting with wool and Ohhio Braid:

HELIX YARN

Helix is spun by hand out of 23-micron merino wool. It’s a durable and soft, perfect for knitting home decor of all kinds. We recommend using this yarn with our 40 mm needles. Here’s how much you’ll need to make a blanket:

Baby Size (25” x 35” / 63 x 89 cm ) — 2 balls
Small Size (30” x 50” / 76 x 127 cm ) — 3.5 balls
Medium Size (40” x 60” / 102 x 152 cm ) — 5 balls
Large Size (50” x 70” / 127 x 178 cm ) — 7 balls
Extra Large Size (60” x 80” / 152 x 203 cm ) — 10 balls

Here’s how much you’ll need to cast on when using 40 mm needles:

Baby Size (25” x 35” / 63 x 89 cm ) — 16 stitches
Small Size (30” x 50” / 76 x 127 cm ) — 20 stitches
Medium Size (40” x 60” / 102 x 152 cm ) — 26 stitches
Large Size (50” x 70” / 127 x 178 cm ) — 32 stitches
Extra Large Size (60” x 80” / 152 x 203 cm ) — 38 stitches

Check out our needle knitting tutorial below:

CONTOUR YARN

Contour — our softest, finest yarn to date — is an excellent choice for knitting a chunky blanket. It’s the slimmest out of our entire lineup, so stitches made with this yarn will be about 0.5”/ 2.5 cm. We recommend using this yarn with our 30 mm needles. If you’d like to make a supersoft blanket with it, here’s how much yarn you’ll need:

Baby Size (25” x 35” / 63 cm x 89 cm) — 1.7 balls
Small Size (30” x 50” / 76 cm x 127 cm) — 3 balls
Medium Size (40” x 60” / 102 cm x 152 cm) — 4 balls
Large Size (50” x 70” / 127 cm x 178 cm) — 6 balls
Extra Large Size (60” x 80” / 152 cm x 203 cm) — 8 balls

Here’s how much you’ll need to cast on when using with 30 mm needles:

Baby Size (25” x 35” / 63 cm x 89 cm) — 16 stitches
Small Size (30” x 50” / 76 cm x 127 cm) — 20 stitches
Medium Size (40” x 60” / 102 cm x 152 cm) — 26 stitches
Large Size (50” x 70” / 127 cm x 178 cm) — 34 stitches
Extra Large Size (60” x 80” / 152 cm x 203 cm) — 40 stitches

 

And that’s it! Please note that suggestions in this post are based on our own experience in working with these yarns, but your results may vary depending on knitting style and the tension you apply to the yarn when working with it. Another important point is that the size of the blanket you knit may vary about 10% from the sizes given in this post depending on how you lay it out. Our yarns — and wool in general — is a pretty elastic material and it can get stretched out with use.

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