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!
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.
Let’s make the Loom Knit In A Wink Baby Blanket…
(Links to materials are affiliate links. Clicking them cost you nothing, but the seller provides a small amount to GoodKnit Kisses to help fund the cost of making videos.)
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)
SKILL LEVEL Easy
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.
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.
Watch the video for this Garter Stitch Baby Blanket:
Select videos are available to GoodKnit Kisses YouTube members only. To get exclusive access to GKK VIP-only content, free PDF patterns, weekly Zoom meetup and more, sign in to YouTube and join as a VIP Member today! Find out more about GKK Membership HERE!
Annabel M Ovington
Sunday 7th of November 2021
How do I get a printable version of this pattern?
Sunday 15th of December 2019
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.
Thursday 25th of May 2023
@Aileen, Did you figure it out? I'm having the same problem.
Monday 4th of November 2019
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!
Tuesday 27th of August 2019
Are you able to make the blanket using a solid color no stripes.
Monday 26th of August 2019
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!
Tuesday 20th of October 2020
Mine is doing the same thing. I just used one side of the loom was I suppose to use both?
Tuesday 20th of October 2020
Mine is doing that too. I made a single row was I suppose to do both sides?