October 12, 2018

Garter Stitch Baby Blanket | Loom Knit

Garter Stitch Baby Blanket

Do you remember last fall I made a tutorial for the In a Wink Baby Blanket pattern from Yarnspirations?  It’s a cozy garter stitch baby blanket with wide stripes.  I know my needle knitters loved that pattern.  Since then I’ve had dozens of requests to, “Please make a loom knitting tutorial for this pattern!!”

I want you to know that I heard you and am thrilled to tell you it’s done!

Garter Stitch Baby Blanket In a Wink Blanket Pattern pic

If you’re not familiar with the original pattern it’s a squishy soft baby blanket knit with Bernat Baby Blanket yarn.  Using a bulky yarn means it knits up quickly so it’s perfect for a last minute baby shower gift.

The blanket is knit all in garter stitch so you never have to worry about the edges curling.  What makes this blanket unique is the stripes gradually get wider as you knit so the bottom of the blanket has narrow stripes and the top has wide stripes.  It gives the blanket a unique look that any new mom is sure to love.


Garter Stitch baby Blanket PIN

Let’s make the Loom Knit In A Wink Baby Blanket…

A downloadable PDF of this pattern is available in my Etsy store and from Ravelry at the links below:

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Bernat Baby Blanket (10.5 oz/300 g; 258 yds/234 m) or (3.5 oz/100 g; 86 yds/78 m)
Contrast A Vanilla (03008) 177 yds/160 m
Contrast B Lemon Lime (03010) 177 yds/160 m

Large Gauge (11/16”) loom with at least 62 pegs. Knifty Knitter blue Long Loom was used in sample.
Tapestry needle to weave in ends

Approx = Approximately
EK = Ewrap knit
P = Purl
Rep = Repeat

8 sts x 19 rows in 4” in Garter stitch (one row purl, 1 row knit)


MEASUREMENTS 30” x 35” (76 cm x 89 cm) approx.


Pattern instructions list the Longtail cast on, but you may use the Double Ewrap cast on if you prefer.

Item is knit in a flat panel back and forth.  For right handed knitters start working first row from right to left; so your slip knot will start on the left.  Work in the opposite direction for left handed knitters.

All knit stitches are EK to achieve gauge and measurements given.  If you use the Uwrap knit but the gauge will change and final measurements will be smaller.

The stripes gradually widen with each repeat for bolder color bands.

Always twist contrasting yarn color up side of knitting, every other row, to avoid yarn tails.

garter stitch baby blanket edge with yarn carried up side


With A, Longtail Cast on 62 pegs. Do not join. Working back and forth across the loom in rows proceed as follows.

Row 1: Purl.
Row 2: Knit (EK see Notes).
Row 3: Purl.

Stripe Pattern I
Row 4: With B, knit.
Row 5: With B, purl.
Rep last 2 rows once more for a total of 4 rows worked with B.

Row 6: With A, knit.
Row 7: With A, purl.
Rep last 2 rows once more for a total of 4 rows worked with A.

Rep Stripe Pattern I until work from beginning measures approx 10” (25.5 cm), ending with 4 rows of A.  Sample had 7 stripes of A and 6 stripes of B.

Stripe Pattern II
Next 6 rows: With B, rep Rows 4-5 three (3) times.
Next 6 rows: With A, rep Rows 6-7 three (3) times.
Rep last 12 rows for Stripe Pattern II until work from beginning measures approx 22” (25.5 cm), ending with 6 rows of A.  Sample had 5 stripes of A and 5 stripes of B.

Stripe Pattern III
Next 8 rows: With B, rep Rows 4-5 four (4) times.
Next 8 rows: With A, rep Rows 6-7 four (4) times.
Rep last 16 rows for Stripe Pattern III until work from beginning measures approx 35” (89 cm), ending with 7 rows of A.  Sample had 4 stripes of A and 4 stripes of B.

Purl Bind off in A.

garter stitch baby blanket on loom

Watch the video for this Garter Stitch Baby Blanket:

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Kristen Mangus
About Kristen Mangus
Kristen is a multi-talented entrepreneur with a heart as big as Texas. She is the Owner, Host and Creative Director of GoodKnit Kisses. GoodKnit Kisses is a company positioned to inspire, encourage and empower people through education and design. She’s built a large and loyal on-line community of followers by sharing her personal passion for knitting and all things creative through YouTube video tutorials, Facebook live broadcasts, blogs and patterns. Her vision is to leave an inspired crafting world for future generations that continues to teach and reach others. She and her husband, John, have three amazing kids.
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    Hi – great video, your instructions were easy to follow. I just have one question – when I casted off, that end of the blanket seemed tighter and bunched instead of sitting flat like the cast on end. I’ve tried it twice now with the same result – any advice? I was using all the pegs and only one colour yarn.

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    Just finished my first one and pretty happy with it. I wanted to thank-you for all the videos you do. They are easy to understand for me. I had a stroke a few years ago and have trouble understanding at times. With the video I can go back and go back and go back again until I get it!

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    Are you able to make the blanket using a solid color no stripes.

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    HELP PLEASE!!!!! Why are the ends of my rows look like they are going inwards instead of straight??? I’m following pattern, but don’t know why this is happening. Please help!

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    Please help! I’m new to loom knitting and don’t understand the amount of tail it takes to knit and make the turn to go up other side of loom for full pattern.

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    Please give more detailed instructions on casting on and how much yarn for tail. I’m confused on how to go up opposite side of loom. By now I’m sure you guessed I’m NEW at loom knitting. HELP PLEASE!!! Tyvm

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    Your videos & instructions are perfect! Thank you for sharing your talent!

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    Lorelei Gilmore July 8, 2019 at 9:29 am Reply

    How lovely

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    The video is only showing a sample about 10″ wide, right? If you wanted to make it the full 30″ wide… you’d go all the way around the loom and not join? Correct?

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    Kristen…thanks for the great video. Love the “fast” garter stitch and the long tail cast on which I’d never done before. You truly are an excellent teacher and I have learned so much from you.

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    Kristin thanks so much for this baby blanket pattern. We have a new baby in the family and I got the baby yarn awaiting for me to finish a hat I’m working on!

    Question: Do you know of online looming classes besides the Etsy. I couldn’t find anything for beginners.

    I’m a raw beginner!

    Thank you!

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