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Easy Beginner Blanket Knitting Pattern: Mountain View Throw


Feb 21, 2024

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Today’s free knitting pattern is a beautiful, timeless throw blanket that will make any room in your home seem cozy.

The Mountain View throw blanket is a simple beginner blanket made up of knit stitches with a few details added for interest. This blanket is full of beautiful texture, making a easy modern addition to any decor. (The full free pattern is below. A printable version is available for purchase in my Etsy shop here: Mountain View Throw Blanket Knitting Pattern

Easy Beginner Blanket Knitting Pattern

Quick and Simple Knit

I decided very late in the season, that I wanted to knit my mom a blanket for Christmas. I’m a slow knitter therefore, speed and simplicity were my top criteria. However, I still wanted their to be some defining details, to give the blanket a nice stylish look. I chose to create a ribbed edge all the way around the blanket. Additionally, every row begins with a slipped stitch of to give the edges a nice finished look.

A super bulky yarn knit with large needles make this a swift fun knit, while the easy stitches make it a great movie night project. I chose a wool acrylic blend yarn, for it’s perfect blend of warmth and softness to make an “oh so cozy” blanket.

A reason to knit

I was able to complete the project on time. The color matched my mom’s couch pillows just as I hoped it would! She was thrilled! Thereafter, she displayed the blanket proudly on the back of the couch, so everyone saw it as they entered her apartment.

Giving treasured handmade gifts is hands down my favorite reason to knit! I had to coerce my son into letting me knit him a blanket when he was in college. It’s been a few years, and he still tells me on a regular basis how warm and cozy his blanket is!

Whether your loved ones are sleeping down the hall or across the country, it’s such a special feeling to know that you’ve created something that is helping to keep them cozy warm. Now, let’s get to the pattern so you can make your own blanket!

Mountain View Throw Blanket: A Cuddly Winter Throw Easy Beginner Blanket Knitting Pattern

Cuddly Winter Throw

Materials needed for this project:

  • Size US15 (10mm ) 48” circular needles
  • 12 skeins super bulky wool acrylic blend yarn ( I used Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick Petrol Blue)
  • Tapestry needle to weave in ends
  • Scissors

Gauge : Not important for this project

Size:  44”w  x  56”l

Abbreviations (US) & Skills

  • k -knit
  • p – purl
  • st – stitch
  • sts – stitches
  • Sl1p- slip one purlwise

You can find tutorials for these stitches by doing a basic search on YouTube or Google. 

Pattern Notes:   This pattern uses the basic knit stitch with a few details added for interest.  A rib stitch edge is knit on each end.  Each row starts with slipping a stitch purlwise to create a  beautiful side edge finish. 

The length can easily be altered by knitting more or less rows.  To change the width, use increments of 2 +1 to accommodate for the slip one purlwise finished edge.  Keep yarn needs in mind when adjusting the size of the blanket.    

Cuddly Winter Throw

CO:  105 Stitches 

Beginning 1×1 Rib Edge

Row 1 :  s1p, *k1, p1*, k1

Repeat Row 1 for approximately 3.5 inches

Garter Section

Easy Beginner Blanket Knitting Pattern

Row 10:  s1p, knit across the row

Row 11:  s1p, knit across the row

Repeat rows 10 and 11 until the blanket reaches approximately 52” in length.  

Final 1×1 Rib Edge

s1p, *k1, p1*, k1  

Repeat Row for approximately 3.5 inches

Cast off and weave in ends

Easy Beginner Blanket Knitting Pattern

If you would like a printable PDF version of this blanket you can purchase it in my Etsy shop here: Mountain View Throw Blanket Pattern

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