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POP blanket

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : POP blanket
POP blanket POP blanket by Tin Can Knits
POP blanket POP blanket by Tin Can Knits
POP blanket POP blanket by Tin Can Knits
POP blanket POP blanket by Tin Can Knits

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • pinhole cast-on
  • short-row shaping
  • knitting in the round

Pattern Description:

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!

Intimidated by the techniques in the POP blanket? Check out the in-depth tutorial here: http://blog.tincanknits.com/2012/05/30/pop-blanket-tutorial/


16 sts / 4" in stockinette stitch (gauge not crucial for this project)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 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.


  • 1 Square = 15 yds CC (circles), 20 yds MC (white)
  • sample shown in Noro Kureyon in colours 272 and 284 (CC) and Cascade Ecological Wool in colour 8010 (MC)
  • for baby blanket size (20 squares): 300 yds CC, 400 yds MC

You Will Also Need:

  • US # 9 / 5.5 mm (or as required to meet gauge); double pointed or circular needles
  • 4 stitch markers, darning needle, crochet hook

Suggested yarn:

700 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Noro Kureyon and Cascade Eco Wool

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