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Patterns + Knitting from Laura Birek of Nocturnal Knits

California, United States · 986 Sales

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Patterns + Knitting from Laura Birek of Nocturnal Knits

California, United States 986 Sales On Etsy since 2006

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Announcement   Home of the ORIGINAL Giganto-Blanket!

Etsy shop for Laura Birek, author of the knitting book “Picture Perfect Knits" and the blog Nocturnal Knits. Giganto-blanket sold here!

From the same artist who made the Big Sky Cableknit wool blanket exclusive for Free People. Ask about custom orders!

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Last updated on Mar 2, 2016

Home of the ORIGINAL Giganto-Blanket!

Etsy shop for Laura Birek, author of the knitting book “Picture Perfect Knits" and the blog Nocturnal Knits. Giganto-blanket sold here!

From the same artist who made the Big Sky Cableknit wool blanket exclusive for Free People. Ask about custom orders!

Laura Birek

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Laura Birek

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Giganto-Knitting (and more!)

In 2011, I decided to knit something giant. But I didn’t really know where to start. There were no tutorials available, so I was flying blind.

First, I bought six pounds of unspun wool roving, then I went to the hardware store and bought broomsticks to act as knitting needles. When the broomsticks were too small, I went back and bought 1.5″ diameter PVC pipe. I turned each five-foot length of pipe into “knitting needles” by adding duct-tape tips, and just started knitting. A few hours later, I had my Giganto-Blanket.

When I posted a video of myself knitting the blanket, I was suddenly getting a lot of requests for the pattern. So I wrote up the Giganto-Blanket pattern and put it up online, and now I even sell the finished blankets here on Etsy.

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    I'm the author of Picture Perfect Knits, a book all about intarsia, and I blog about knitting at Nocturnal Knits. I have lots of patterns available for purchase online, including my hugely popular giant throw, the original Giganto-Blanket.

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