POP blanket
hot mod polka dots by Emily Wessel

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
notes

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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