All kinds of companies—from major brands (like and ) to independent Etsy vendors—began selling their versions of the larger-than-life throw. Their fluff and supersized scale gave them a Honey-I-Shrunk-The-Kids kind of dreaminess: The sense that you could get lost under layers of blankets and hide away from even the dreariest days.
But it wasn't until of one of its sellers, Teresa Carter of , actually making one of the blankets that my jaw dropped: You knit this thing using your arms, not needles?!
It makes sense—you'd need needles the size of tree limbs to create such a fantastically oversized knit. Still, I wasn't prepared for it. And apparently, I wasn't alone. The video had more than 8,000 shares and topped 700,000 views. There was something totally empowering—and mesmerizing—about the thought that in just a few hours, using your own two hands, you, too, could get in on this trend.
DeBrosse sells both a for $5 and (including the hard-to-find, oh-so-soft unspun merino wool and aforementioned tutorials), though the latter comes at a steeper cost, starting at $275 for a 30"x50" blanket. A 40"x60" throw kit will set you back $335.
Cost aside, there's a certain satisfaction in DIY-ing such a statement piece. And as you can see from the video above, the process is surprisingly simple: You're basically just creating a bunch of loops up one arm, then transferring them to the other arm as you create each stitch. The process alone of watching it being made is almost like a massage for an overworked mind; just imagine what it must be like to actually make it. Then curl up with a cup of coffee and truly enjoy it. You can't put a price on that.
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