POP!! blanket - by Emily Wessel
This blanket is inspired by the bright, exciting and high-contrast graphics of comic books and American Pop Art, and my love of polka dots in general. MMMmmmm who doesn’t love a good polka dot?
I simply adore knitting with Noro: the joy and satisfaction of seeing what colour will come next never fails to please me. This blanket has been kicking around in my box of design ideas for a good long time, but it suddenly KNOCKED on the inside of my head and DEMANDED to POP out into the world. So here it is. I hope you love it as much as I do!
Skills Required: pinhole cast on, knitting in the round, increases, short rows
Sizing: Blanket can be made any size desired. When made to the gauge suggested, the squares measure approximately 6.25” square. The sample is baby blanket size, it measures 26” x 32.5”. Of course you can knit this pattern in any yarn and gauge that you like, but note that this will change the yardage requirements. POP is a fabulous project for using up colourful scraps of leftover yarn.
Yarn: 1 Square = 15 yds CC (circles), 20 yds MC (white)
baby blanket size (20 squares): 300 yds CC, 400 yds MC
(I used Noro Kureyon in colours 272 and 284 for CC and Cascade Ecological Wool in colour 8010 for MC)
Needles: US # 9 / 5.5 mm (or as required to meet gauge); double pointed or circular needles
Gauge: 16 sts / 4” in stockinette stitch (gauge not crucial for this project)
Notions: 4 stitch markers, darning needle, crochet hook
I have created a tutorial to accompany this pattern - it is on the Tin Can Knits blog HERE
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