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I started knitting as a child. Over the years I used a lot of patterns written by others. At some point I decided to experiment and create things from my own designs. A few years ago I started ...

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Swirl Blanket

from Nancy Hand
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Swirl Blanket
Swirl Blanket
Swirl Blanket

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • The blanket is worked in Intarsia and 2 simple texture patterns.

Pattern Description:

This was designed as a small baby blanket. Because the entire blanket is textured it lays flat and doesn't need a lot of blocking.

The original blanket took an "Honorable Mention" in the 2010 Patternworks Challenge.


approximately 21 stitches per 4 inches (10 cm)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Using the yarn/gauge specified, the blanket is about 28 x 29 inches (71x74 cm).


  • As pictured, this blanket required 2 balls of white for the background and 1 ball of each of the 4 other colors.

You Will Also Need:

  • 14 stitch markers, needles sized for your yarn

Suggested yarn:

1100 yards of DK weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Plymouth Dreambaby DK