I finished my first knitting project for our little guy – a pop art inspired blanket.  (Ravelry link)



POP Blanket

Yarns used:  Ecological Wool, Noro Kureyon



I’d like to make another of these actually – using some really crazy bright skeins of Noro.  🙂  But, I think this palette is nicely suited for a boy.  (Yes.  There are pinks and purples in there.  I personally think my son can handle a  little pink and purple, thankyouverymuch.)


Overall, a fun knit!  Since it’s made of individual squares – and each is it’s own different little globe of color – it really broke up the monotony.  I’m not usually a blanket knitter, but I really liked creating this.  I did end up adding an additional row to the bottom since I had enough yarn.  So that makes for 24 squares in total.  I used single crochet to assemble the squares and then added a couple of rows of SC to the outer edge to make for a neater finish.

I really like the result and think this sucker will see a lot of use as a stroller blanket… once Austin temps dip down to the chilly part of the thermometer again.  Baby Boy Kam will likely be around 6 months old by then.  Hee hee.  But, hey!  We’re prepared!




    1. I found it pretty easy – once I got the hang of it. After I had a few squares under my belt, I was able to memorize the pattern. I think the hardest part was understanding the pinhole cast on. Take a peek at the tute on the Tin Can Knits website – http://blog.tincanknits.com/2012/05/25/pinhole-cast-on-tutorial/ – if the illustrated version doesn’t do it for ya (it confused me actually!), she links to a video tutorial as well as a photo tute. Those did the trick for me and it was smooth sailing after that. Good luck!

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