Our Colorful Wedges Baby Blanket embraces the simplicity of garter stitch and throws in the diversion of simple short rows. It’s a wonderful project for dispelling any notions that short rows are difficult, and by the time your blanket is finished, you’ll be a short row pro (if you aren’t one already)!

Colorful Wedges Baby Blanket | Purl Soho

Our soft and elegant Mulberry Merino works up beautifully in garter stitch and comes in a ton of stunning colors. If you’re like me, you’ll find yourself looking forward to each and every color change… A truly fun project all around!

Colorful Wedges Baby Blanket | Purl Soho

Portable enough to take along on your summer trips, our Colorful Wedges Baby Blanket is knitting at its most stress-free and rewarding! Enjoy! -Kristy

Colorful Wedges Baby Blanket | Purl Soho

Materials

Our Colorful Wedges Baby Blanket Bundle comes in two palettes, Pink Sunrise and Blue Sky, and includes…

• 7 skeins of Purl Soho’s Mulberry Merino, 80% extra fine merino wool, and 20% mulberry silk.

You’ll also need…

• US 5, 24-inch circular needles

Pink Sunrise

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Yarn A: 1 skein of Purl Soho’s Mulberry Merino in Ochre Yellow

Yarn B: 2 skeins of Mulberry Merino in Heirloom White

Yarn C: 1 skein of Mulberry Merino in Pink Grapefruit

Yarn D: 1 skein of Mulberry Merino in Super Pink

Yarn E: 1 skein of Mulberry Merino in Oyster Gray

Yarn F: 1 skein of Mulberry Merino in Artemisia Green

Blue Sky

Shown from the bottom to the top…

Yarn A: 1 skein of Purl Soho’s Mulberry Merino in Black Green

Yarn B: 2 skeins of Mulberry Merino in Heirloom White

Yarn C: 1 skein of Mulberry Merino in Green Turquoise

Yarn D: 1 skein of Mulberry Merino in Peacock Blue

Yarn E: 1 skein of Mulberry Merino in Artemisia Green

Yarn F: 1 skein of Mulberry Merino in Oyster Gray

Gauge

20 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch

Size

Finished Dimensions: Approximately 30 inches wide x 30 inches long

Notes

Wrp-t: Keeping the yarn in back, slip the next stitch purlwise from the left needle to the right needle. Bring the yarn to the front. Return the slipped stitch to the left needle. Turn the work.

Working wrapped stitches: In this pattern, you do not need to work the wraps with the wrapped stitches. Just knit the wrapped stitches as regular knit stitches.

Pattern

Wedge 1

With Color A, cast on 150 stitches.

Row 1 (right side): Knit to end of row.

Row 2 (wrong side): K144, wrp-t (see Notes, above).

Row 3: Knit to end of row.

Row 4: Knit to five stitches before previous wrapped stitch, wrp-t. (Note: You’ll know you’re wrapping the correct stitch if there are 4 regular knit stitches between wrapped stitches.)

Repeat Rows 3 and 4 until you wrap the fifth stitch from the beginning, and end with Row 3.

Next Row (wrong side): K150 to end of row (see Notes, above).

Cut Yarn A.

Wedge 2

Row 1 (right side): With Yarn B, K5, wrp-t.

Row 2 (wrong side): Knit to end of row.

Row 3: Knit to previous wrapped stitch, knit that stitch, then k4, wrp-t.

Repeat Rows 2 and 3 until you have wrapped the fifth stitch from the end of the row, and end with Row 2.

Next Row (right side): K150 to end of row.

Next Row (wrong side): Repeat the last row.

Cut Yarn B.

Colorful Wedges Baby Blanket | Purl Soho

Wedges 3 – 10

With Yarn C, repeat Wedge 1.

With Yarn B, repeat Wedge 2.

With Yarn D, repeat Wedge 1.

With Yarn B, repeat Wedge 2.

With Yarn E, repeat Wedge 1.

With Yarn B, repeat Wedge 2.

With Yarn F, repeat Wedge 1.

With Yarn B, repeat Wedge 2, ending one row before the last row.

Bind off all stitches.

Finish

Weave in ends and block as desired.

Colorful Wedges Baby Blanket | Purl Soho