Pinwheel baby blanket


This is Oat Couture’s “PInwheel Afghan,” a baby-sized blanket available for download on Patternfish.  Oat Couture has been designing wonderful knitting pattern booklets for decades. With the patterns now available on the web, that should mean that gobs of us knitters will find them more easily.

This is knit in an easy-care Plymouth Encore Worsted Tweed. I was aiming for a sophisticated look. Hopefully, the intended new mom will not just think the colors are drab.

The pattern calls for 1000 yards of yarn, and I needed just about every yard. I’ve knit this before and knew that the yardage was close, so I bought an extra just-in-case skein. Here  is the same pattern worked up in Encore Colorspun.


Pinwheel Baby Afghan

This is the garter stitch version of Oat Couture’s Pinwheel Afghan. A very sweet project that I finished several months back and forgot to post here. Joey is enjoying it these days.

It is an easy pattern, with short row shaping and a knitted-on border. It is worked up here in 1000 yards (less two feet) of Plymouth Encore Colorspun #7009. This is one of the more delicate and subtle shades in the series. Encore is an easy-care, 75% acrylic, 25% wool blend. Perfect for blankets. Perfect for babies.