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My very own POP!

May 2, 2014

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Way back when Emily designed the POP! blanket pattern I was the very first to knit a square. I have taught several classes on POP since then, working a square at the same time as my students. Still, I just couldn’t decide what to do for a whole POP of my own.

Would I choose a watery palette of blues and greens (a favorite of mine), a dark background colour or light, perhaps something completely out of character with purples and a hint of bright green? I was paralyzed with possibilities….until now!

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I finally did it, my very own POP is complete! When faced with too many decisions I just went with something I knew would keep me happy: rainbow! I did originally plan to do purples and a pop of green but I couldn’t keep my rainbow love contained.

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I went to the stash and what did I come up with for a fabulous rainbow? Tanis of course! You can read more about my obsession with colourful Tanis  blankets here and here. That bin of rainbows is a never ending source of inspiration to me and I thought: why fight it? The centers took so little yarn it only made sense to work from a colourful bin of rainbow left overs.

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Project Details:

Pattern: POP! by Emily Wessel (if you are feeling daunted by these little squares check out our in depth tutorial here)

Yarn: Tanis Fiber Arts Yellow Label DK about 10 yards for each center – I used  ‘pink grapefruit’, ‘royal flush’, ‘poppy’, ‘garnet’, ‘velvet’, ‘lilac’, ‘frost’, ‘peacock’, ‘seabreeze’, ‘mallard’, ‘teal’, ‘spearmint’, ‘lemongrass’, ‘buttercup’, ‘orange blossom’, and ‘sunset’ and 2 skeins of Natural for the borders and seaming (note: i had about 6 yards left over of the Natural!)

Size: 49 squares for a finished blanket that measures about 32 inches square

Note: I added an extra round before the bind off, to pick up all the wraps. I wouldn’t do it that way again. I should have trusted that Emily had it perfect in the pattern. I also tried seaming it with a whip stitch. Don’t do it. It will only lead to seaming a blanket twice!

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We can’t get enough of POP!, what will you be knitting yours in?

More blanket love from Tin Can Knits:

 

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Denise Farnham permalink
    May 23, 2014 9:01 am

    I love color! I had an immediate attraction to this beautifully designed blanket.

  2. May 8, 2014 1:43 pm

    Very nice! Love the colors and texture! I thought this was crocheted at first glance, I’m checking your tutorial out!
    Thanks
    Vicki

  3. May 3, 2014 8:58 am

    Really beautiful.

  4. knittedblissjc permalink
    May 3, 2014 6:26 am

    Your Pop Blanket is stunning!! The bright TFA colours totally work with this blanket, I love it! You did a great job.

  5. May 3, 2014 4:59 am

    gorgeous!

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