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