The only kind of baby blanket I make

I must be addicted to Pinwheel Blankets. Aside from making the occasional square for a group effort blanket for kiddos all of the blankets I’ve made on my own are pinwheels. This one is my fifth, if I’m remembering correctly.

The formula is so simple. It includes ten sections that you increase with a yarn over on every other round and knit your heart out. Variagated yarns have a chance to sing, and I get to knit my heart out with rhythmic and soothing stockinette. pinwheelI’m sure there are scads of amazing baby blanket patterns out there, but I’m really hooked on this one. I’m also making this as close to Z’s baby blanket without using the exact same color of yarn. I used a Dream in Color yarn for Z’s as well and I’m really pleased with the way the yarn has held up with almost daily use in bed at night. It’s soft and doesn’t pill that much.

This is Dream in Color Smooshy in Callous Pink. Sometimes the darker color looks grey, sometimes it looks purple. It seems to change a lot depending on the light, but I feel that this picture is pretty accurate. I’m 34 weeks pregnant now and Z was born at 35 weeks and 6 days. I’d better knit faster just in case!

15 thoughts on “The only kind of baby blanket I make

  1. So exciting! I think circular blankets are a great idea for tiny people. They’re big enough to be cuddly, but still fit in a stroller. Can’t wait to see pics of your new knitwear model! 😛

  2. Gorgeous! I’ve tried PurlBee’s “OpArt” blanket – very similar. I love how it shows the yarn! But towards the end of the project, I was totally jammed up – too many stitches on even my longest circulars! What length do you use to keep the knitting fun towards the end of the project? I felt like I was constantly fighting bulk!! 🙂

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