The first time I saw a chunky knit blanket on Pinterest, it was love at first sight! Since then, I have been seeing many of them and have noticed many people asking where they can buy a blanket like that. It quickly dawned in on me why these blankets are not everywhere, they are quite pricey!! Prices start from around $100 and up!
After doing some research, I found that they, in fact, were not just over-priced blankets, they, in fact, are usually made from very expensive yarn (and lots of it for the bigger blankets) and most are hand-crafted. This, of course, takes a lot of work and thus, the price of the blankets becomes quite high.
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If you do want to save money on the blanket, I would recommend giving DIY a try. Although even then it can be quite expensive because of the cost of materials, it can save you a few dollars. At least in shipping costs, since the blankets are considerably heavy. You can buy the yarn on places like Amazon. Generally, Merino Wool Yarn is used for these blankets which cost approximately $20/half a pound, or 27 yards of yarn. Usually, about 10 skeins (or packs) are needed for 1 bigger sized blanket. Simply Maggie has a very good tutorial on her blog and very helpful video to go along with it on her website. The tutorial teaches you to make a blanket with your arms so no needles or other material required except for yarn!
Surprisingly, Amazon has many of these blankets and prices are average, some lower than average. Although make sure to pay attention to the shipping prices. The blanket below is only $100, but shipping is $20.
Etsy has some amazing options! And a very wide variety of them too! Also, there are options where you can choose the size of blanket you would like, and the smaller options can be quite affordable (around $40-$60!)
Ebay offers some really good prices on the chunky knit blankets. Many of them even offer free shipping! Of course, just like with many other Ebay buys, be careful and make sure the seller is trustworthy. There are many very good options to choose from, though.
To conclude, there are many options online where you can buy these blankets. Since they are all handmade, the best places to look for them are the places where handmade items are sold. I also know that Anthropologie used to have them, but they have discontinued the item since.
Listed here are only 3 of the bigger places where you can buy them, but there are much more, including personal shops on personal websites. Feel free to leave a comment if I am missing something, or if you would like to add your shop to the list!