Pomona Blanket by Sonja Bargielowska

Pomona Blanket

June 2021
DK (11 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch
US 9 - 5.5 mm
1640 - 3281 yards (1500 - 3000 m)
Length: 120 (180) cm / 48 (72) inches
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To celebrate the launch of our fab new Appledore DK, I’m offering this pattern at 30% Discount until Monday 8th June.
Yipee! xx

This log cabin blanket is great fun to knit as it is made up of lots of modular blocks, which make it zip along nicely. Pomona is also perfect for either mini skeins, or odds and ends. All those blocks are then seamed with a wide edging to ground all those playful colours. In addition to knitting this blanket, I also created a matching cushion, the Pomona cushion, which features the same log cabin motif. You’ll be able to find it right here on Ravelry if you’re interested in making a matching set.

Sizes: 1 (2)
Length: 120 (180) cm / 48 (72) inches
Width: 100 (120) cm / 40 (48) inches
Blocked dimensions of one blanket square: 20 cm / 8 inches each side
See schematic for blocking notes.

John Arbon Textiles, Appledore (DK; 250m per 100g / 62m per 25g mini skein)

Shown in:
MC: Payhembury; 2 (4) 100g skeins
CC1-20: 1 (2) x 25g mini skein in each of the 20 shades of Appledore.

Appledore can be knitted at a loose gauge and still retain its body; if using a different yarn, I recommend a good woolly DK – or even a worsted weight.

16sts x 32 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches over Garter Stitch after blocking
Always use a needle size that results in the correct gauge after blocking

5.5mm (5 UK / US 9) knitting needles: you can use straight or circular needles for the squares as they are worked flat over a small number of stitches; you will need a long circular 80cm / 32 inches + needle to work the large number of stitches on the edges and the final round.

3 lengths of smooth scrap yarn or stitch holders for holding stitches not being worked
Darning needle
Pair of needle-nosed scissors (helpful but not essential)
Kitchen scales (recommended)

Casting off and picking up sts, seaming, i-cord cast-off, spit splicing.

This blanket is made by knitting Garter Stitch log cabin squares, each of which is knitted modularly from the centre out. These squares is a great opportunity to experiment with the different shades to see how they work together. Once the log cabin squares are finished, you will join them together and then add a nice big Garter Stitch border around all the squares. The border is then finished with a neat i-cord edging.

The pattern includes instructions on how to spit splice your ends together neatly when changing colour to minimise the number of ends that need weaving in. It also features a colouring page at the back if you would like to play with shades before starting.

Schematic by my marvelous friend Katie Green