Four Points Baby Blanket in Super Soft Merino
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 color inspiration! In a handful of intriguing color combinations, the ones here are Popsicle (above) and Dandelion (below).
All you need now is a handful of hours, and a special little (or big) person to knit for!
Update: New Colors!
November 8, 2019
We’ve added a pile of new color ideas! This classic pattern is soft and squishy, cozy and cuddly, easy and, best of all, very colorful!
Share your progress and connect with the community by tagging your pics with #PurlSoho, #PurlSohoBusyHands, #PurlSohoFourPointsBabyBlanket, and #PurlSohoSuperSoftMerino. We can’t wait to see what you make!
To make your own Four Points Baby Blanket in Super Soft Merino, you will need…
- 8 skeins of Purl Soho’s Super Soft Merino, 100% merino wool. Each skein is 87 yards/ 100 grams; approximately 617 yards total, 154 yards per color required.
You’ll also need…
- US 11 (8mm), 32-inch or longer circular needles
We’ve created 12 color combinations but the possibilities are endless. They are shown above and are…
Fall Dahlia: Yarn A is Oatmeal Gray; Yarn B is Turmeric Yellow; Yarn C is Heirloom White; Yarn D is Super Pink
Dandelion: Yarn A is Oatmeal Gray; Yarn B is Yellow Yellow; Yarn C is Artemisia Green; Yarn D is Heirloom White
Comic Book: Yarn A is Cobalt Blue; Yarn B is Yellow Yellow; Yarn C is Red Poppy; Yarn D is Oatmeal Gray
Popsicle: Yarn A is Eggshell Blue; Yarn B is Super Orange; Yarn C is Heirloom White; Yarn D is Peachy Pink
Carrot Top: Yarn A is Heirloom White; Yarn B is Lime Rickey; Yarn C is Peachy Pink; Yarn D is Super Orange
Peppermint Stick: Yarn A is Super Pink; Yarn B is Reef Green; Yarn C is Lime Rickey; Yarn D is Ballet Pink
Aquarium: Yarn A is Heirloom White; Yarn B is Eggshell Blue; Yarn C is Lime Rickey; Yarn D is Reef Green
Gulf Coast: Yarn A is Ballet Pink; Yarn B is Super Pink; Yarn C is Cobalt Blue; Yarn D is True Turquoise
Fairy Tale: Yarn A is Ballet Pink; Yarn B is Super Pink; Yarn C is Bougainvillea Pink; Yarn D is Lotus Flower
Dragon Fruit: Yarn A is Bougainvillea Pink; Yarn B is Crocus Bud; Yarn C is Red Poppy; Yarn D is Super Pink
Penguin: Yarn A is Oatmeal Gray; Yarn B is Heirloom White; Yarn C is Soft Black; Yarn D is Super Orange
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 Popsicle, Fall Dahlia, and Dandelion.
12 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch
Finished Dimensions: Approximately 29 x 29 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!