All posts tagged: how to knit a hudson bay inspired blanket

Hudson Bay Inspired Blanket: Home knitted not the woven original

If, like me, you decide in a fit of pious indignation NOT to buy into the whole commercial side of Christmas and decide instead to make presents for your nearest and dearest then do NOT like me, start at the end of November. You’ll just end up totally stressed and not enjoy the build up to Christmas one little bit. Inspired by a good friend of mine who was knitting a Hudson Bay throw I thought that this would make a great gift for K.M. The idea of knitting a blanket for Christmas has been floating around my head since May at least. It was not until mid November, however, that I got my act together to find a pattern, choose colours, choose what wool to use and measure up the bed. I was ambitious. Forget a throw. I wanted a blanket to cover K.M.’s bed in its entirety so the blanket had to measure 2m by 1.6 m. When I bought the wool at our local shop and mentioned it was going to be …