Have you seen Umaro by Jared Flood? it’s beautiful. Dramatic. Gorgeous. Just look at it:
Photo © Jared Flood/Brooklyn Tweed
I made one as a baby gift a couple years ago and always knew that I would eventually make another as a sofa blanket sorta thing. As an early birthday present, my husband financed the yarn and, in a fit of conformity, I chose the exact same yarn and color as the sample, which is Cascade Yarns Lana Grande in color 6010 (Cream). This yarn is nuts. It’s a super bulky weight that yields 2 sts/in! For someone who typically knits with DK weight (plus or minus a yarn weight), this is like knitting with climbing rope. For scale, here are a couple bits of my daughter shown with the yarn. Huge, right? The yarn, not my daughter.
The pattern calls for 1100-1150 yds or about 13 skeins for a 4′ x 5′ blanket. I have 20 skeins and 60″ US 15 circs. This will truly be a monstrous blanket.