It isn't the typical rectangular blanket. And it isn't really round. It is knit in ten sections. It still falls in the general category of "circular" though. It makes a nice blanket for car seats and strollers. I don't make these too big, but the way the pattern is written, you could just keep going as long as you want and make the blanket as big as you want to.
By now, this blanket pattern makes good travel knitting. The first time I made one, it took much more thinking and I made so many mistakes that needed correction. Knitting is like most other activities—it gets easier the more you do it. Now, I can manage to knit this pattern while singing "Old McDonald" and watching my own little cutie play.
Pattern: Pinwheel Baby Blanket by Genia Planck
Yarn: Berrocco Comfort, Lagoon colorway
Needles: size 8
The yarn I used can be machine washed and dried. I know people use many yarns for baby blankets, but personally, I'm not using anything that cannot go into the washing machine and dryer. Babies are messy little people. And new mommies are tired people.
I was happy to get a text message the day after the blanket arrived at its new home. Looking forward to meeting this newest family member, my great-niece.