Fibonacci pinwheel blanket for August
by Angie Fitzpatrick
(Huntington Beach, CA)
Please describe and tell us about your baby blanket.
This blanket was made for my friend's son, August.
What yarn and needles did you use and where did you get them? Why did you pick this yarn?
I used Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky in Navy, Pewter and Wine. August was my friend's first baby, so I knew he'd get other baby blankets. So, I picked wool to make the blanket a little more sturdy to be used as a floor cover for tummy time.
Tell us more about your design. Was it inspired by another pattern? Why did you pick those colors?
I was inspired by the fact that I like to try making different things, using different patterns and yarns. I also figured that it would be the only blanket like this that August got. The colors went well with the sailor design scheme in his room.
I found the pattern on Ravelry (similar one can be found here: http://knitsoquaint.blogspot.com/2009/04/reverse-pinwheel-blanket.html).
Did you run into any problems when knitting your baby blanket? How long did it take you to knit?
I had a lot of difficulty with starting this project, so I ripped it out and restarted numerous times. But once I got the center done and moved the project from double-pointed needles to circulars, it became smooth sailing.
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