If you are a knitter or a crocheter, a friend has likely sent you a link to a video in recent months, that shows someone arm knitting a GIANT fluffy blanket, with the message “Can you make this for me?”

If you have found that video continues to lurk in the back of your mind, or if you are gunning to win “Pal of the Year” award, then you may just be interested in the free pattern we have to share with you today!

Allow us to introduce to you Grosso by Borgo de Pazzi, and a pattern called Grosso Plaid by Chiara Chiavacci.

While this yarn is not a new one to the Borgo family, it certainly is a good one to keep around. Massively thick, and scrumptiously soft, this yarn is exactly what one would want to cuddle up under on cooler nights at the cottage.

Recently relaunched with a new range of beautiful shades, Grosso is now new and improved! The original version of this yarn had a white thread throughout, but the white thread has now been over-dyed, so it is no longer as visible.

Having that thread run throughout the yarn not only adds some texture and interest to the finished product, but it also helps keep the yarn from pilling too quickly, a common complaint among many who have managed to source some of the thick, merino roving for those chunky arm knit blankets.

Using ten skeins of the gorgeous Grosso yarn, this blanket knits up in record breaking time, on 35mm needles.

To get your hands on the pattern, and to view a video on how to successfully manage such large needles, and splice the yarn together as you change from one skein to the next click here! The designer utilizes a splicing technique using lemon juice that we had never seen before, so be sure to have a look. We are learning something new everyday!

Happy knitting everyone!