Monday, April 20, 2009

Quite Possibly My Favorite Baby Blanket Yet

I finished the pinwheel blanket for my good friend's little baby boy. I really like the way it turned out. I love the colors, the stripes, and how light weight it turned out. I purposely used a thinner yarn with slightly larger needles to get a nice light weight blanket. The round shape was fun and the pattern was simple enough to make this a very relaxing knitting project.

Pattern: Pinwheel Blanket by Genia Planck (from Knitalong)
Yarn: Sirdar Click (double knitting with wool) (70% Acrylic/30%Wool)(50g/164yd)
1 skein brown, 1.1 skein blue, 1.2 skein white (The colors are actually a little lighter than they appear in the photographs.)
Needles: Size 8 (doublepoint, 24" circular)
Finished size: 30 inch diameter

Modifications: I totally ignored gauge and just did the yarn and needle size that I liked. I ended up adding a few extra rounds just to fit my stripe pattern. I had just enough brown yarn, but had to buy a second skein of both the blue and the white. I had to use the new skein for the last 2 rounds of blue and about 4 rounds of white.

Pepper jumped up on the bed during my photo shoot and I immediately thought of Jadielady and her cats who are always jumping into her finished project photo shoots.

Notice the paws in the top one and, of course, all of her sweet puppy self in the bottom one.


Jadielady said...

I really like knitting round things from the inside-out. shhh I'm knitting my veil and its like that too! *trying to knit something for your wedding while living with your fiance is QUITE an undertaking*

StansberryPhotography said...

okay... so I LOVE that blanket! Do you ever do any of these for pay? i would love to add something like that to my photog prop collection!

At Home Mommy Knits said...

I love your pinwheel blanket!