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« on: May 27, 2007 12:08:44 AM »

When my yarn arrives on Tuesday, I'm going to start a pinwheel blanket from Oat Couture.  I'd never heard of Oat Couture before, but the pattern looks great. (pic from their site attached)



it is similar to the free pattern one listed at knitlist.

http://www.knitlist.com/00gift/round-baby-blanket.htm

Anyone else want to knit a pinwheel?  I'm using bamboo #8's, and blue alpaca organic cotton: nut, sage, and vanilla.

my bff is due in August, but I'd like to get this done by the end of June.
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Mienna
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2007 05:06:45 AM »

oh man, this is really pretty. I will have to dig through my stash and see if there's anything I'd like to make this out of. I never seem to have too many blankets (I'm a cold person by nature) and so I might have to join this.
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« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2007 06:58:10 AM »

I had just printed out this pattern from the Knitlist and was thinking of making it for my stepdaughter's baby. I just may join you.

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« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2007 05:39:22 PM »

My yarn and the Oat Couture round pattern are both here. . . Finally.  I'm not sure about the pattern.  it is a strait pattern, and I'd rather knit it in the round.  I think I'll use the KnitList pattern too.  It looks simpler than the straight pattern, and i won't need to count rows the entire time.  counting gets in the way of my TV watching.

I love the Blue Alpaca organic cotton.  it might be the softest yarn ever.
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« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2007 07:43:54 AM »

I'm about 1/3 of the way done with my blanket. is anyone else knitting?

I started with the nut yarn, and did a center panel about 14 inches across. The second color is the vanilla, and it is now about 4 of the 7 inch strip.

Ive decided to use the edging found on the pinwheel sweater. It is icord loops, and I can use all three colors.
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« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2007 07:51:19 PM »

i'm joining! Smiley i just bought some bernat softee baby in 'candy baby'... not as soft as the alpaca, i'm sure of it, but it'll be my first project with dpns! i just love the colors and i think the self-striping would look great.
i'll check back in a few days from now. i have a penchant for not finishing blankets but being on a knit-a-long will keep me accountable, right? Wink
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« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2007 04:22:55 PM »

i do have a question though... on the pattern it says to "cast on 5 stitches, knit around." how would one do that when the next row says to knit 1 in each stitch and you'll have 10 at the end of the row? i'm just not picturing it in my head... Smiley
thanks in advance!
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« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2007 12:53:54 AM »

i do have a question though... on the pattern it says to "cast on 5 stitches, knit around." how would one do that when the next row says to knit 1 in each stitch and you'll have 10 at the end of the row? i'm just not picturing it in my head... Smiley
thanks in advance!
I think the pattern says "make 1" which means you will (usually) knit in the front and back of the stick to make two stitches out of 1. Thus ... finishing up with 10! Wink
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« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2007 11:23:38 AM »

starting this blanket is the hard part, so don't give up!  i think i pulled it out and started over about 4 times. you end up with a little star or flower shape in the middle of the blanket.

The previous post is exactly right.  cast on 5 stitches spread over 3 dpns.  increase each of those stitches in the first row. . . starting with the join.

good luck!
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« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2007 08:49:31 AM »

ok i think i've got it now. Smiley
i started over once because i was just doing a knit row and i thought, "oh crap, this is supposed to be the first yarn over row!" this is the first time i've used dpns so it feels like there's a lot going on, with all the trying to hold on to four needles at once... i'll definitely be ok once i switch to circulars but it's a little strange right now. Smiley
thanks for the assistance!
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