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…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)
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.