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Old 10-07-2006, 11:42 AM   #1
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One of my good friends is due to have her baby in January so I'm on a knitting rampage... but starting this 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!

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Old 10-07-2006, 11:53 AM   #2
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Hope you can make it work! That is a beautiful blanket. What a thoughtful gift!!

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Old 10-07-2006, 12:48 PM   #3
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The first few rows on such a small diameter is a pain. Hang in there--it'll get better and your friend will do when she sees it.
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Old 10-07-2006, 01:19 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 10-07-2006, 02:17 PM   #5
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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:
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Old 10-07-2006, 03:42 PM   #6
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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.

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