Knitting a weighted blanket

So I was looking at weighted blankets online and I saw this bearaby one that was knitted. It’s pretty cool because there’s no beads or pellets like other weighted blankets and you can wash it in a washing machine.

I was thinking of trying to diy it but it’s been hard finding the right yarn. It’s like a jumbo size yarn that’s a cotton tube with stuffing on the inside. I could maybe use Bernat blanket big yarn which is pretty easy to find, but I read online that it was a lighter yarn and won’t be as heavy.
I found a bernat brand tube yarn that has been discontinued but it’s sold on eBay from the uk (I’m in america). It’s from a brand that I trust and not super expensive, but I may have to pay shipping/customs so I’m not sure if it’s worth it.

I was wondering if anyone has any experience with hand knitting jumbo yarn blankets (with either type of yarn). Any feedback or ideas would be great!


I did not want to delete it! Grrrr!

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I know there is a company called ohhio that does the stuffing wrapped in fabric style yarn, they might be an option for you… It is you do any sewing, it might be cheaper to sew it yourself…
If you do make one, I’d be interested in knowing what you end up using and seeing your blanket