Vivid by tincanknits


May 2013
Any gauge - designed for any gauge ?
US 5 - 3.75 mm
Squares can be knit in any weight yarn; blanket can be made as large as desired
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Vivid - by Tin Can Knits

Most of my life I have been ambivalent about babies. I was quite surprised that turning 30 and meeting a handsome man who wants kids has changed my outlook…
Now I’m having vivid daydreams about a future that includes little ones, and my fantasies have begun to materialize in knitting!

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Note: this pattern includes both line-by-line text instructions and a lace chart.

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Pattern Info

The pattern can be knit in any weight of yarn, and you may make more or less squares for a smaller or larger finished blanket.
Squares will measure approximately 7.5 (8, 9) inches square for sock (DK, worsted / aran) weight yarns.
The baby-blanket sized sample is made in sock weight yarn and is 30 x 37.5 inches (20 squares).

Amounts given are for 1 square:
sock or 4-ply: 70 yds per square
DK weight: 75 yds per square
worsted / aran: 80 yds per square
(baby blanket shown in Jamieson & Smith Jumper Weight, 20 squares, weighs 225 g, in colours: 23, 91, 121, 125, 93, 1403, 9113, 1280, 75, FC34, 132, FC41, 142)

I recommend that you knit a square using suggested needles, block it and see if you like the finished size and density. This will also confirm the yardage (weight) you require per square.

sock or 4-ply: US #5 / 3.75 mm
DK weight: US #6 / 4 mm
worsted / aran: US #8 / 5 mm

stitch markers, darning needle

Helpful Tutorials
Vivid Blanket Tutorial

Abbreviations, techniques, and other Tin Can Knits designs can be found at