Four converging points, three stitches to the inch, two knitting needles, and one seam, our Four Points Baby Blanket is a math game and a very clever knit!
Based on our original Knit Four Points Baby Blanket in Linen Quill, this new version is in 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!
For all the joy this beautiful little blanket brings, it is dead easy to make. Like its predecessor, the four points are achieved by knitting a simple triangle, picking up along one side, knitting another and so on, until you have a square. The best part? There’s only one seam to finish it off!
We’ve taken out the difficulty of choosing from so many beautiful colors of Super Soft Merino by creating a bounty of Four Points Baby Blanket in Super Soft Merino Bundles. In nine intriguing color combinations, the ones here are Oyster Shell and Fall Dahlia (above) and Dandelion (below).
All you need now is a handful of hours, and a special little (or big) person to knit for!
We used a Four Points Baby Blanket in Super Soft Merino Bundle, which includes…
- 8 skeins of Purl Soho’s Super Soft Merino, 100% merino wool
You’ll also need…
- US 11, 32-inch or longer circular needles
These Bundles come in 9 color combinations. They are shown above and are…
Dandelion: Yarn A is Oatmeal Gray; Yarn B is Yellow Yellow; Yarn C is Heirloom White; Yarn D is Artemisia Green
Fall Dahlia: Yarn A is Oatmeal Gray; Yarn B is Turmeric Yellow; Yarn C is Heirloom White; Yarn D is Super Pink
Wild Strawberry: Yarn A is Red Cayenne; Yarn B is Honey Pink; Yarn C is Pink Grapefruit; Yarn D is Super Pink
Morning Sky: Yarn A is Oyster Gray; Yarn B is Artemisia Green; Yarn C is Lavender Opal; Yarn D is Heirloom White
Oyster Shell: Yarn A is Lavender Moon; Yarn B is Honey Pink; Yarn C is Heirloom White; Yarn D is Rose Granite
Cat’s Paw: Yarn A is Ballet Pink; Yarn B is Oatmeal Gray; Yarn C is Honey Pink; Yarn D is Turmeric Yellow
Sailor Blue: Yarn A is Timeless Navy; Yarn B is Artemisia Green; Yarn C is Peacock Blue; Yarn D is Heirloom White
Paper + Ink: Yarn A is Heirloom White; Yarn B is Lucky Magpie; Yarn C is Oatmeal Gray; Yarn D is Soft Black
Winter Beach: Yarn A is Sea Salt; Yarn B is Stillwater Blue; Yarn C is Artemisia Green; Yarn D is Toasted Charcoal
SAMPLES: For our samples we used the bundles Fall Dahlia, Dandelion, and Oyster Shell.
12 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch
Finished Dimensions: Approximately 34 x 34 inches
This blanket follows the original free pattern for our Knit Four Points Baby Blanket, except for this version, cast on 60 stitches with Yarn A. Then follow the original pattern and when picking up stitches for Triangles 2, 3 and 4, pick up 60 stitches. Easy!
UPDATE, MARCH 27, 2018: When we posted this story, we said to cast on and pick up 72 stitches, but that was a big blunder! We’ve realized that we actually only cast on and picked up 60! We are so sorry to any customers who have been frustrated by this mistake. We try very hard not to make them, and we can’t stand when we do… Please accept our apologies!