Pomona Blanket – by Sonja Bargielowska
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 the matching Pomona cushion, which features the same log cabin motif. You’ll be able to find it right here on the JAT website if you’re interested in making a matching set.
The pattern includes instructions on how to spit (wet) splice your ends together neatly when changing colour to minimize the number of ends that need weaving 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.
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.
Needles & Notions
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
Pair of needle-nosed scissors (helpful but not essential)
Kitchen scales (recommended)
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