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Super Chunky Blankets by Anna Mo

23. November 2015
The Interview with Anna Mo by Ohhio | Sarah Le Donne Blog


Anna Mo from Kiev, Ukraine, creates the most cozy and super chunky blankets and other home goods in a range of beautiful colors. Anna says she loved handcrafting since she was a little kid. One day her eye caught an exceptionally soft and luxurious merino wool yarn which excited her imagination so much that she decided to create a blanket with it. Because she didn’t had any knitting needles, Anna needed to improvise and simply started to knit with her hands and arms. Finally she decided to share her newest creation with other people and found out she’s not alone with her passion for chunky knits. This is how the story of her brand Ohhio began, 11 months ago.

The natural merino wool Anna uses for her Ohhio knits is produced in Australia and is perfect for warming you up on those chilly fall evenings. You can purchase her super chunky blankets and more in her Etsy-Shop or support her in her current Kickstarter campaign.

The Interview

1. What has motivated you to start your own business?
This was a desire to expand such beautiful technique as arm-knitting to all the world. Also I have discovered merino wool as material for great blankets and decided to share this with other people.

2. What does a typical day look like for you? Do you have a specific routine or process?
My day consists of two mixed parts: production itself and customer service. There are a lot of questions and custom requests.

3. What has been the greatest challenge in your career and how did you overcome it?
The greatest challenge, I think, was to start business from zero and to calculate all properly. I overcome this with careful planning.


Super Chunky Blankets & Knits | Handknitted by Ohhio

Super Chunky Blankets & Knits | Handknitted by Ohhio

Super Chunky Blankets & Knits | Handknitted by Ohhio
Super Chunky Blankets & Knits | Handknitted by Ohhio

Super Chunky Blankets & Knits | Handknitted by Ohhio

Super Chunky Blankets & Knits | Handknitted by Ohhio

4. What would be a dream project or collaboration?
Just last week I started a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for expanding production. I think it’s the greatest project of this year (yes, I am a bit nervous).

5. Who or what inspires your work the most?
I seek inspiration in nature forms and in modern architecture.

6. What would you really like to learn someday?
I would like to know how to get more than 24 hours in a day 🙂

7. What piece of clothing or accessory are you attached to the most and why?
I try not to stick to clothes. But I like comfort and stylish shoes.


Super Chunky Blankets & Knits | Handknitted by Ohhio

Super Chunky Blankets & Knits | Handknitted by Ohhio

Super Chunky Blankets & Knits | Handknitted by Ohhio

Super chunky knitted Pet Bed for cats and dogs | Handknitted by Ohhio
Super chunky knitted Pet Bed for cats and dogs | Handknitted by Ohhio

Super Chunky Blankets & Knits | Handknitted by Ohhio

Super Chunky Blankets & Knits | Handknitted by Ohhio

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20 Comments

  • Reply Corina Nika 23. November 2015 at 11:04

    Absolutely gorgeous! I always dreamt of owning i huge knit throw, her work is just stunning

    • Sarah Le Donne
      Reply Sarah Le Donne 25. November 2015 at 10:06

      Oh dear, me as well! I just started knitting a blanket myself (by Wool and the Gang), but hopefully I’ll be done soon as it is getting really cold here and I actually need it now 😉

  • Reply Gemma 23. November 2015 at 17:07

    I’ve had these bookmarked for a while! Definitely on my wishlist (for when I have a place to put it and extra cash on hand).

    • Sarah Le Donne
      Reply Sarah Le Donne 25. November 2015 at 10:08

      They are really gorgeous. Perhaps something to wish for as christmas gift?

  • Reply Meggie Mangione 24. November 2015 at 21:35

    Oh this is a great interview! Not only do I want one for our house but this would make a perfect gift for my sister’s birthday becasue she’s always cold!

    • Sarah Le Donne
      Reply Sarah Le Donne 25. November 2015 at 10:09

      This sounds perfect Meggie! And say hello to your sister, she’s not alone, I’m always cold as well 😉

  • Reply Celine 24. November 2015 at 21:58

    These are amazing!! I am adding this to my wish list!

  • Reply Cecile 25. November 2015 at 10:08

    These blankets are so beautiful! Such a nice work and the wool is stunning too.
    I think I will add one in my next post 🙂 Thank you for the inspiration.
    PS : I also wanted to congratulate you about your blog design: just perfect!

    • Sarah Le Donne
      Reply Sarah Le Donne 25. November 2015 at 10:18

      The wool is absolutely stunning, you’re right. I would looove to touch it, it must be super cozy! And yes, feel free to spread the word about Anna’s great work! 🙂

  • Reply Novax 4. December 2015 at 4:35

    how does she braid that, looks so amazing. is there a how to video?

    • Sarah Le Donne
      Reply Sarah Le Donne 7. December 2015 at 14:36

      I don’t know if there is a video about that, but I think that she has some DIY offers in her etsy-shop!

  • Reply Wilma Verheij 5. January 2016 at 8:19

    I love the chunky yarn. Would like to know to buy it to ad it to my shop for the customers.

    • Sarah Le Donne
      Reply Sarah Le Donne 14. January 2016 at 10:44

      Just ask Anna, I’m sure she’ll be happy to help you! And thank you for visiting Wilma 🙂

  • Reply Alicia 17. August 2016 at 3:01

    How many lbs of merino wool is in each blanket?

    • Sarah Le Donne
      Reply Sarah Le Donne 6. January 2017 at 15:54

      Hey Alicia, just contact the brand, I am sure they can help you!

  • Reply Adrie 30. October 2016 at 18:59

    Where do I buy these blankets?

    • Sarah Le Donne
      Reply Sarah Le Donne 6. January 2017 at 15:56

      Just click on the link I shared in my post! 🙂

  • Reply Dena holmes 8. January 2017 at 21:07

    Where do you find those super chunky yarns in such wonderful colors?

  • Reply Candace Pinkstaff 22. January 2017 at 5:20

    Beautiful blankets! I love the pink and gray ones!! I want to try to make one myself but I’m having trouble locating where to buy that huge bulk merino wool? I live in Oklahoma. You say this wool yarn is from Australia. Do I need to source it outside of the states? Help 🙂

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