We started the KAL on January 11th. We had some fun with the pin hole CO and short rows. I love the color combos everyone came up with. The Liberty Wool/Vintage combo was the most popular, a few used Classic Shades with Vintage. I decided to use Liberty wool with Vintage showcasing the new colors that will arrive in the upcoming months.
here is a tutorial on the pin hold cast on: http://blog.tincanknits.com/2012/05/25/pinhole-cast-on-tu...
if this CO is not your cuppa tea, someone suggested doing your favorite CO to CO the 6 sts, then using the i-cord method on the next round while dividing the sts evenly.
We will be meeting again next week on Friday at 2:00 to continue with more squares!
here are some of the combos knitter's have come up with:
Rita is using Liberty Wool in Cloudy Dawn for the centers and Vintage Wool in Chocolate for the outside.
I love how the colors still "pop" against the dark background
Shannon decided on Classic Shades for the middle in color Sapphires with Vintage in Smoke for the background. This combo really has depth to it. It's hard to see in the pic, but the Classic Shades knit up with a heathered look, which works really well with the light grey of the Vintage.
I decided to knit my POP with Liberty Wool's newest color Caribbean and Vintage Mochi. Liberty wool has long color varrigations that work well for this pattern. Some circles have just one color, while others have many, making it look as if I used multiple skeins. I have 11 squares done with just one skein, and still have yarn to make more! I will be using another of Liberty Wool newest colors, Faded Brocade, when this skein is done. I'm excited to see how this will come together!
Have you started the Pop Blanket on your own? Please share your thoughts here in the comments or join our discussion on the Stash group page on Ravlery