Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Pinwheel Blanket - Completed

Round or Pinwheel Baby Blanket by Genia Planck


Yarn: ???
Needles: ???
Ravelry: Baby Girl's Pinwheel Blanket

When both my children were born, my friend knit them each a HUGE baby blanket that was so practical and well loved. The kids are 6 and 4 now, and still they use their knit blankets all the time.

But my daughter had pulled a few threads on hers, and it made these really large loops in the blanket. I got scared she'd get all tangled in them as she napped, so I frogged the whole thing with the intention to reuse the yarn to knit her a new blanket.


I thought the pinwheel blanket would be good, because I wouldn't have to do a whole lot of math - I could just start knitting and stop when I ran out of yarn. Which is basically what I did.

I actually ran out before the end of a round (near the end, my rounds were HUNDREDS of stitches long) so I had to use some white yarn from my stash, held together with a full strand of pink floss from my embroidery supplies. together they mimicked pretty well the original yarn, which is white with a silky strand of pink twisted in. I felt pretty chuffed at my resourceful and Mcgiver-like skills!


This blanket is now smaller than the original (it was knit in a much looser gauge) and sometimes I wish I had gone up two or three needle sizes to get more volume. As it stands it will really only be a lap blanket for my daughter for a few more years.

But for now she just loves it, and curls up in bed with it every night.


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