Le Pom Blanket – knitting pattern
2 skeins LB Collection Cotton Bamboo yarn
US 6 (4 mm) circular knitting needles with 150 cm cord
65mm pom pom maker (optional)
tapestry needle/crochet hook for weaving in ends
3 plain stitch markers + 1 to indicate beginning of round
Abbreviations & terms
CO – cast on
sts – stitches
rnd – round
pm – place marker
k – knit
rep – repeat
arnd – around
sm – slip marker
M1 – make 1
m – marker
p – purl
(X sts) – X indicates the number of sts that should now be in the rnd
BO – bind off
rm – remove marker
ppso – pass previous stitch over
Gauge & dimensions: 21 sts & 25 rows = 4″ (10 cm) on US 6 needles, finished blanket measures 22.5″ x 22.5″ after wet blocking.
CO 8 sts & join into rnd.
rnd 1. (pm, k2), rep from ( to ) arnd.
rnd 2. (sm, M1, k to 1 st before m, M1, k1), rep from ( to ) arnd.
rnd 3. k arnd, sm as you go.
Rep rnds 2-3 until there are 352 sts total (four sets of 88 sts).
rnd 4. p arnd, sm as you go.
rnd 5. rpt rnd 2. (360 sts)
rnd 6. BO as follows: rm, p2, ppso, (p1, ppso), rep from ( to ). rm as you go.
Weave in ends and wet block, pinning blanket at ~22.5″ square for best results.
There should be approximately 20-25g of yarn remaining. Make a dense pom pom and sew it to the center of the blanket, weaving in ends. (The pictured pom pom was made with a 65mm pom pom maker.)
I don’t understand how you join in the round. its only 8 stitches! please help.
Just like you would with a larger number of stitches, but the Magic Loop method will be needed to start due to the small stitch count. If you prefer DPNs, you can use those before swapping to circulars for knitting the bulk of the blanket. If you’re new to Magic Loop projects, here’s a tutorial I like: https://www.craftsy.com/blog/2014/10/demystifying-the-magic-loop/. Let me know if you need any help!
Sorry I didn’t see this. Thank you! Went to LYS and got help getting started. Now I know how to do magic loop! Always trying to learn something new. I do have another question. I’ve finished, yay! But even with the finished edge it’s really rolling up. Will the blocking fix that? I ordered blocking mats and received them yesterday. Wanted to make sure it will flatten or should I crochet another edging?
Sorry I missed this. Thanks but I went to LYS and got help getting started. I know how to do magic loop now! Yay. Hey my edges are curling up even with the edging. Will blocking fix that?
Yep! Make sure to wet block it and use pins to get a perfectly square shape on your finished blanket. :) Good luck!
Which M1 method did you use?
Never mind. That was a dumb question. It has been a long day. Ha!
No problem! And M1s can be a pain to remember. (For me anyway, lol!)