Let me be perfectly honest; as a designer it is not dignified to love Noro the way that I do. The riotous, unabashadly wild colour combinations make my palms sweaty and get my heartbeat racing. All this excitement while I practice the sedentary grandma-ish pursuit of KNITTING!!!
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?
|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.|
|materials||1 Square = 15 yds CC (circles), 20 yds MC (white) to make sample 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)
|gauge||16 sts / 4" in stockinette stitch (not crucial)|
|suggested needles||US # 9 / 5.5 mm (or as required to meet gauge); double points and / or circular needles as desired for knitting in the round|
Squares are knit separately, from the centre out, and then seamed together. Techniques used include pinhole cast-on and short row shaping. Wet blocking is also critical to achieving a nice finished piece.
A Tutorial covering all the techniques is now available on the Tin Can Knits Blog - click HERE
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