Knitting a pinwheel blanket on a 36 peg loom.

by Laurie

Hi, I am attempting to knit my first pinwheel baby blanket. I had found the pinwheel pattern off of youtube but they were knitting a dishcloth and not a blanket. Can anyone tell me how many panels I should have before I take it off the loom? I am using two different colors and would hate to have taken it off too soon. I have 6 panels now. It is a 36 peg loom. Thank you so much.


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Jan 09, 2014
Thanks Jen. NEW
by: Laurie

Thank you so much for all the information. I am going to look into it all. Sorry I have not responded before now but I have had some problems with my internet and I have to replace my router so I am using a backup internet, unfortunately it's not great at being reliable.

My blanket ended up being 8 panels and I think it really turned out great since this is the first time attempting it. I really enjoyed working the pattern and thought that it was fun to do. I am going to make myself one of these blankets in the near future (this one that I just made is for my niece's baby girl that is due in May).

My next projects are going to be mittens, a few hats, some baby booties/socks and a couple of shawls. I can't wait to get started on these.

Again, thank you so much for all the information and the links and I am going to go check them out when I have a little bit of time.


Jan 07, 2014
Pinwheel blanket panels - lol NEW
by: Jenny Tavernier

Hi Laurie, I think you will have 6 or 8 -BUT!

Get over to these groups, we have had a lot of pinwheel and hexagon blankets, (and 10 stich, you will die!) Kristen's group is totally fun, and totally helpful - (interactive)

Come join us. I do know that several coversations have revolved also, around different panel 3s, depending on the wigt and thickness and brand of yarn you are using! - (some with 6, some 8). Jen

1/7/14 - Here's some very cool links -
( There is also a vibrant yarn swap&sell group on FB -)
First off, this is a 24 hour a day (and night) interactive looming crazy site, free, with photos, patterns docs, tutorials, videos, and

over 1000+ crazy loomers who love to share and help! We talk back and forth all the time - same page -(facebook group below)

This is Kristen's goodknitkisses/ loomknit club.Totally amazing! very interactive, 24 hours, lots of help and great people from total

beginners to masters - very cozy and fun! EZ Request to join!
This is Kristen's youtube channel. She makes amazing videos, most on the KKs, but also Martha Stewart loom, etc. from kks to

the newest Knitting board looms. Tons of how-tos, and she has an amazing stitch (vid) directory, Starts at the beginning KKs

round and longloom, and then goes way beyond, all in full color!It is loomilicious! Tons of patterns also! - Excellant explanetary

and seeable vids - makes it a point to go slow, and in depth.

And Virginia's - All Great Vids/youtube (and there is a directory, also) Easy to use
or - Simply Intertwined - homey, makes great vids,
If you plug in Simply Intertwined on youtube search, there is a host of videos.

This is last a great and friendly one. There are a whole lot of loom groups/yarn, on FB. This is one of the originals, and still going

strong! They are all splendid, so find the right one for you!

ALSO! Facebook: Loomalong group -
You will need to request to join, but currently we just did EZ fingerless mitts, the Clapotis shawl, and currently, a totally amazing

hooded cowl! January is another amazing project! Ask to join!

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