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In A Wink Baby Blanket
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This adorable baby blanket pattern would make the perfect hand-stitched gift for any baby shower. Complete this In A Wink Baby Blanket as quick as a wink! Knit this snuggly blanket for your own newborn or as a thoughtful gift for a mom-to-be. This easy knitted blanket pattern will look beautiful in the nursery. Wrap a wee one in soft, luxurious yarns that will be perfect for nap time. This relaxing pattern is perfect for the sofa--just sit down and knit away. This lovely blanket is sure to become a warm, cuddly keepsake.
Knitting Needle Size11 or 8 mm, Circular Knitting Needles
Yarn Weight(6) Super Bulky/Super Chunky (4-11 stitches for 4 inches)
Gauge7 sts and 14 rows = 4" [10 cm] in garter st (knit every row)
Finished SizeApprox 33" x 35" [84 x 89 cm]
- Bernat® Baby Blanket™ (10.5 oz/300 g; 258 yds/234 m) or Bernat® Baby Blanket™ (100 g/3.5 oz; 78 m/86 yds) - Contrast A Vanilla (03008) 177 yds/160 m, Contrast B Sand Baby (03010) 177 yds/160 m
- Size U.S. 11 (8 mm) circular knitting needle 36" [90 cm] long or size needed to obtain gauge
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With A, cast on 57 sts. Do not join. Working back and forth across needle in rows, proceed as follows:
1st row: (WS). Knit.
2nd and 3rd rows: With A, knit.
Next 4 rows: With B, knit.
Next 4 rows: With A, knit. Rep last 8 rows for Stripe Pat I until work from beg measures approx 10" [25.5 cm], ending with 4 rows of A.
Next 6 rows: With B, knit.
Next 6 rows: With A, knit. Rep last 12 rows for Stripe Pat II until work from beg measures approx 22" [56 cm], ending with 6 rows of A.
Next 8 rows: With B, knit.
Next 8 rows: With A, knit. Rep last 16 rows for Stripe Pat III until work from beg measures approx 35" [89 cm], ending with 7 rows of A. Cast off knitwise (WS).
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May 02, 2018
to correct a previous my previous comment it should say you can't knot the ends of this yarn, they must be sewn over because of the chenille texture of the yarn.
May 02, 2018
For the people having difficulty with this blanket you can knot this yarn to join it, its chenille it the ends are sewn together with a needle and matching thread, a lot less yarn wasted on joins. for the people who can't get the size, its a gauge issue, you can't arbitrarily decide to go up 23 needle sizes and expect the pattern to work out. For the new knitter's this is a very basic pattern and is good to improve your skills, but you will need to know how to change colours in order to work the pattern. I've made 6 of these and I did have to go up to a size 15 needle to obtain the gauge. Hope this helps someone.
Jan 09, 2018
I made a video on this pattern for Yarnspirations if it could help anyone here! https//youtu.be/SnOBW3uuHX0 -Kristen Mangus
Jan 28, 2017
I love this pattern! But, I think the needle size is incorrect. I used size 11 knitting needles and with 57 stitches cast on it would have only been about 18 inches or so wide (I am using the same yarn as in the pattern). I did a few rows with 115 stitches. It wasn't looking anything like the picture. I have ordered size 36 needles and will see if that works better. I love the yarn recommendation! It is so soft and cuddly! I can't wait to make this. Thank you for posting the pattern!
Jan 08, 2018
did you make this blanket? if so, what did you end up using? i'm new to knitting and bought the yarn and needles before i read your comment.
Feb 05, 2021
If you are having a size issue, the problem is your gauge, not the pattern. The gauge is 7 stitches to 4", with a 57 stitch cast on in gauge makes a 32-33" wide blanket, 57 divided by 7 = 8.14 x 4 = 32.57. This yarn blooms slightly when knit, so it will relax a bit after it is knit and be slightly bigger than the pattern specifies, if you obtain gauge. You cannot arbitrarily decide to go up 23 needle sizes and expect the pattern to work out, that's just not how knitting works. Happy knitting
The Designing Peng uin
Jan 04, 2017
cuddly and fun to knit - except I did not knit it for a baby, but for my almost grown-up pup
Nov 01, 2016
What does (WS) mean in Row 1 and last Row? Wrong Side?? Just beginning so difficult to rate. Probably 5 as seems simple otherwise.
Nov 02, 2016
Hello quilterggma! Yes, "WS" stands for "wrong side." Hope this helps! -Editors of AllFreeKnitting
Sep 07, 2016
To more experienced knitters, would it work to crochet a Slip Stitch around edges of blanket to finish it off? Or will that stiffen it?
Aug 31, 2016
I'm loving this baby blanket pattern! There are a few babies in my life and I don't know who to make a blanket for first!
Aug 16, 2016
I love this blanket but I don't knit, I crochet. Anyone have any idea how to convert this to a crochet pattern? Thanks in advance!!
Jun 16, 2016
By chance, has anyone found a youtube video for this blanket? I'm trying to learn how to knit (this is my first project) and I don't full understand what some of the steps mean or how to do them.
May 27, 2016
Hello pranden, have you tried the Russian join or another spliced yarn technique. I saw that Knitca on youtube has a tutorial for working with chunky yarn via a split yarn method. Look for "How to join a new ball of chunky yarn" or there are some other suggestions and instructions to be found there such as the braided join.
May 25, 2016
This is so cute. Sadly I can't join the yarn adequately. The magic knot method slips completely out when I pull it tight. I tried knitting the ends in but that made it too thick and there was white stripes in the tan where I did that in the first 3 stitches. Any advice?
Mar 25, 2016
This baby blanket is just so adorable! I need to make one for my nephew!
Mar 09, 2016
Using needle size suggested and the bernat baby blanket yarn super bulky as in pattern 57 cast ons just doesnt seem to be wide enough to match pattern. What might I be doing wrong.
Mar 09, 2016
This is an adorable little blanket. The simple garter stitch pattern might remind knitters of their first efforts at knitting a scarf. The bulky yarn will make the knitting go fast and you should be able to finish this blanket in no time. Bernat Baby Blanket yarn comes in a nice selection of prints and solids so you should be able to match it to baby's nursery.
Aug 03, 2015
I can only find it in 100 gram balls. How many do I need?
Oct 14, 2015
100g balls are 86 yards and you need 177 yards of each colour for the blanket, so you will need 3 in each colour.
Aug 03, 2015
Does it have to be knitted on circular needles?
Oct 14, 2015
it could be knit on straight needles because it is only a 57 stitch cast on, but it will be easier to knit it on circs using them like straight needles because of the bulky weight of the yarn.
janicesmith204 095 4227
Jun 08, 2015
I am new to knitting...What does WS mean in the pattern?
Jun 08, 2015
Hey there, janicesmith! In knitting, "WS" means "wrong side;" in other words, the side of your fabric that wouldn't be visible, such as the inside of a cowl or sweater. I hope that helps! Happy knitting! -Editors of AllFreeKnitting
sherrymerry1957 16 50332
May 25, 2015
Where can I buy this yarn?
Aug 16, 2015
Both Joann's and Walmart carry this yarn.
bellecheese 916494 5
Sep 30, 2014
How many balls do you need to buy? I can knit but haven't done it in awhile
Oct 01, 2014
Hi bellecheese 9164945, Bernat Baby Blanket Yarn comes in skeins of 258 yards. You'll need 177 yard each of the Vanilla and Sand Baby colors. Hope this helps! -Editors of AllFreeKnitting
Jul 05, 2014
I'm confused. The yarn weight says (2) 23 to 26 stitches per 4 inches, but the pattern says the gauge is 7 stitches or 14 rows per 4 inches. The picture looks like a bulky yarn instead of fine? Is there an error?
Jul 06, 2014
I went to the yarnspirations website and found the pattern and the yarn. It is NOT a 2 it is in fact a 6-I wondered when I read this, because I've used this yarn before and remembered it being very heavy. I will just ignore the reference to it being a 2-this appears to be an error. hope this helps, happy knitting.
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