Wool Week - Day 5 continued

Friday, 18 October 2013

I showed you this little lot this morning, but nobody guessed what I might be up to with it. So I guess I'll have to tell you.
This is the POP blanket from Tin Can Knits by Emily Wessel. It can be purchased for $4 and in my opinion it is well worth it.
Image source Tin Can Knits

Cool, huh?
I like the way a circle turns into a square.

With this pattern you get all of the basic instructions included. If you are at all unsure how to do any of the techniques then you can get more information from the Tin Can Knits website. Emily has done a lovely tutorial to support the pattern. It also includes links to tutorials form other bloggers if you require further clarification, which I'm sure you wont.

I enjoyed knitting the first square. I learnt another different casting on technique. The pinhole cast on. A circle that can be closed. And knitting the circle part of the square was fairly straightforward. The one problem I found was knitting the corners. If I didn't concentrate on counting the stitches, I'd get in a bit of a pickle! A couple of corners unpicked and re-knitted, but we got there! The tutorial is as great as the pattern and has lots of useful tips to help you complete the project.

 As with many written instructions at first look they seem complicate, but the tutorial includes great diagrams and photos that will make everything clear. I love some of the other designs on this site hope to try some of their other designs soon.

I wonder how else I could use this newly acquired skill?