View Full Version : pinwheel baby blanket vent

10-07-2006, 11:42 AM
One of my good friends is due to have her baby in January so I'm on a knitting rampage... but starting this (http://www.knitlist.com/00gift/round-baby-blanket.htm) pinwheel baby blanket is kicking my ***! The 5 stitch working in the round just feels so fiddly! I've started it at least 4 times now, and still haven't done it successfully! :wall:

Thank you for letting me vent! I just had to get that out of my system. :teehee:

10-07-2006, 11:53 AM
Hope you can make it work! That is a beautiful blanket. What a thoughtful gift!!

10-07-2006, 12:48 PM
The first few rows on such a small diameter is a pain. Hang in there--it'll get better and your friend will do :thud: when she sees it.

10-07-2006, 01:19 PM
If you are having a lot of trouble, Oat Couture has a pinwheel blanket that is worked in sections using short rows. Here is a link...


I just finished one for my second baby due in 6 weeks! My LYS had the pattern.

10-07-2006, 02:17 PM
You wouldn't HAVE to do five, would you? Couldn't you start with six stitches and just have an extra "swirl" in it? :thinking:

10-07-2006, 03:42 PM
Elann has a pinwheel sweater that's pretty much the same only with sleeves. It starts out with 8 stitches, so you could do 6 or 8, then join. Or you could knit the 5 stitches flat and join after the first row after you've got 10 stitches to put on the dpns. It leaves a very small hole which can easily be sewn up with the tail.