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POP blanket

Knitting
May 2012
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
US 9 - 5.5 mm
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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!

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PATTERN INFO

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

Helpful Tutorials
POP blanket tutorial

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