We love receiving your questions and comments, and for this project, took special notice of your requests for a knit version of our Crochet Four Points Baby Blanket.

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The conversion was as smooth as can be. Borrowing a neat trick from Joelle’s book, More Last Minute Knitted Gifts (specifically the smart no-sewing way she connects the triangles in her Entrelac Baby Blanket), our Knit Four Points Baby Blanket is even more straightforward than the original!

Still in Linen Quill, our soft, lightweight blend of fine highland wool, alpaca, and linen, we’ve added Wild Radish to the choice of palettes. It’s crisp and fresh, soothing and happy, just right for babies and adults.

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Whether you’re a knitter, crocheter, or both, our Four Points Baby Blankets are a fun and interesting way to get off the x and y axis, plus they’re really satisfying and beautiful!– Kristy

Knit Four Points Baby Blanket | Purl Soho
Knit Four Points Baby Blanket | Purl Soho

Update: New Gauge

February 2018

We’ve updated the gauge for this pattern to suit our thick and squishy Super Soft Merino! It’s an ideal weight to bundle up baby for a bracing stroller ride or to plop her down for some play time on the floor… Not that those over the age of two are prohibited from cuddling up in this wonderfully cozy blanket! In nine intriguing color combinations, the Four Points Baby Blanket in Super Soft Merino is a fun math game and a very clever knit!

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Update: New Colors

October 2018

Our Four Points Baby Blanket has lived through several incarnations: the original crocheted version, then the original knit version, a knit Super Soft Merino adaptation (pictured above), and now another knit one in Linen Quill, this one dipping into our latest palette of rich and evocative colors. There are ten color stories to choose from, four oldies-but-goodies and six newcomers. All include just four skeins of our wonderfully interesting and beautiful Linen Quill and all will inspire a mood!

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Update: New Design

July 2019

Our Easy Puzzle Blanket is a simple variation on the classic Four Points Baby Blanket: A square of garter stitch triangles with a few colorful stripes thrown in… A puzzle that’s anything but puzzling! Choose from three Easy Puzzle Blanket Bundles and find the free pattern here!

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Update: New Yarn

August 11, 2021

Our Four Points Blanket is a classic whose time has come for a very practical update. Four Points Blanket, may we introduce you to the modern convenience of the washing machine? In our gorgeous Campo, you can, indeed! A blend of 50% wool and 50% organically grown cotton, Campo is amenable to the shakes, spins, and swirls of a cold, gentle machine wash.  Read all about the new update in Campo here!

Materials

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Our Four Points Baby Blanket in Linen Quill Bundle includes…

  • 4 skeins of Purl Soho’s Linen Quill, 50% fine highland wool, 35% alpaca, and 15% linen. Each skein is 439 yards/ 100 grams; approximately 360 yards required per color. We used the palette Wild Radish, which includes one skein of each of the following…
    • Color A: Pale Oats
    • Color B: Lavender Opal
    • Color C: Heirloom White
    • Color D: Oatmeal Gray

NOTE: To make the Throw Size you will need an additional skein each of Colors A–D.

You’ll also need…

Our Four Points Baby Blanket in Linen Quill Bundle is also available in these gorgeous palettes. Pick your favorite!

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  • Top Row: Hearth and Thistle
  • Bottom Row: Desert Marigold and Speckled Feather

Gauge

26 stitches = 4 inches in garter stitch

Size

Crib Size (Throw Size)

Finished Dimensions: Approximately 36 x 36 inches (52 x 52 inches)

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Notes

For instructions and a video tutorial on how to pick up stitches along a vertical edge in garter stitch, please visit our Picking Up Stitches Tutorial.

Pattern

Triangle 1

With Color A, cast on 156 (238) stitches. We used a basic Long Tail Cast On.

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

Row 2 (right side): Knit to last 2 stitches, knit 2 together (k2tog). [1 stitch decreased]

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until 1 stitch remains. Cut yarn and pull through remaining stitch.

Triangle 2

With the right side of Triangle 1 facing you and its cast-on edge oriented vertically, use Color B to pick up and knit 156 (238) stitches (see Notes, above) along the top edge of Triangle 1.

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

Row 2 (right side): Knit to last 2 stitches, k2tog. [1 stitch decreased]

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until 1 stitch remains. Cut yarn and pull through remaining stitch.

Triangle 3

With the right side of Triangle 2 facing you and its picked-up edge oriented vertically, use Color C to pick up and knit 156 (238) stitches along the top edge of Triangle 2.

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

Row 2 (right side): Knit to last 2 stitches, k2tog. [1 stitch decreased]

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until 1 stitch remains. Cut yarn and pull through remaining stitch.

Triangle 4

With the right side of Triangle 3 facing you and its picked-up edge oriented vertically, use Color D to pick up and knit 156 (238) stitches along the top edge of Triangle 3.

Row 1 (wrong side): Knit to last stitch, slip last stitch knitwise to right needle, pick up and knit 1 stitch from the adjacent cast-on edge of Triangle 1, pass slipped stitch over.

Row 2 (right side): Knit to last 2 stitches, k2tog. [1 stitch decreased.]

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until 1 stitch remains. Cut yarn and pull through remaining stitch.

Finish

Weave in ends and block as desired.

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