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How to knit a baby blanket with Zarela Baby Pompom yarn | Zarela Yarns



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hi today's video is from azarello wool

company and we'll be focusing on how to

make a pom pom blanket what we're aiming

for is a blanket which looks like this

one here we just got pom poms in nice

neat rows and this is a square blanket

made from one ball which gives you a

blanket 40 centimeters by 50 centimeters

if you want to make a three ball blanket

you will need three balls and that will

give you a blanket approximately 80

centimeters by 80 centimeters so the

yarn we'll be looking at today is a new

pom pom yarn from Sirella

and it's called Sirella baby pom pom

yarn it comes in a variety of different

colors which are the main popular colors

on the market at the moment for this

you'll need 35 centimeter knitting

needles you can either use straight

knitting needles or some people prefer

to use a circular needle such as this

one here made by Haddie this one is an

80 centimeter knitting needle and can

help hold the blanket more comfortably

on your lap first when we take the ball

of yarn we need to find the ends now

with pom pom yarn it's it's it can be a

little bit tricky sometimes finally in

just because it's a it looks like a

little bit of a mess the way that the

balls all get rolled so it's quite

tricky so what you need to do is find a

thread which is round from the outside

of the ball can we just show you one

this thread here it's true it comes from

the outside of the ball here and then

it's threaded into the top and the last

bit of the yarn they they feed into the

top of the ball so you need to find a

thread that comes from the outside of

the yarn and then goes down to the top

of the middle now with this this ball

we've got maybe 50 centimeters which is

loose but you can actually find that

some of them have in a couple of meters

which you need to pull out from the

middle

okay so it's cast on you want to leave

two maybe three pom-poms and the idea is

that you knit the strand between the

pom-poms without actually pulling the

pom-pom through so we begin by making a

slip knot pull it through so you yarn is

secure now there are several ways of

casting on the one I found to be the

most successful so that you don't have

your knitting to be too tight is to use

a combination of both finger casting on

and knitting casting on so we start off

by holding the pom-pom out of the way

wrapping the yarn around the needle then

sliding it off turning it over

that's your first stitch then we insert

the needle into the back of that stitch

knit and cast on in the usual knitting

way hold the pom-pom out of the way slip

the yarn from back to front take it off

and turn over insert the needle into the

back of the stitch knitting round and

casting on holding the pom-pom out of

the way yarn from back to front take off

and turn over knit into the back of the

stitch and casting on you would continue

in this way until you have the desired

number of stitches cast on and as you

can see the pom-poms

or sit there not squashed and sit quite

nicely to make a one-ball blanket which

is 40 centimeters in width across this

way you will need to do 36 stitches

which will give you 18 pom-poms and you

keep knitting until you have 50 rows and

that's that will give you a 50

centimeter by 40 centimeter blanket if

you want to knit a 80 centimeter by 80

centimeter blanket you will need to knit

72 stitches

okay so we've casted on 16 stitches for

the purposes of the demonstration so we

have eight pom-poms and I'm going to

move them up a little bit to start

knitting as it can get a bit stiff in

the first row

but once the first rows out of the way

it is a nice yarn to knit with we're

going to be doing a straight garter

stitch so your normal knitting stitch

and the idea is that you knit between

the pom-poms so now we're going to hold

the pom-pom out of the way knit the

stitch and now we knit the arm so that's

an easy way to remember is hold the

pom-pom and then knit the yarn so we

hold the pom-pom and then knit the arm

so I'll just go to the end of the row

hold the pom-pom and then knit the yarn

hold pom-pom knit young as for you hold

the pom-pom for the back knits

yarn

hold the pom-pom at the back knit the

yarn hold the pom-pom at the back so

that when I start my next row I will be

knitting the yarn so as you can see

after two rows the pom poms are sitting

neatly on top of each other and starting

to form rows as you continue to knit

down there will be very straight neat

rows there are a couple of pitfalls to

beware of if you do only do one stitch

between each pom-pom or maybe even three

then your work will start to go out of

line which obviously doesn't look as

neat as how you want your finished

product to be

okay so I've done a few more rows just

to show you how the pom-poms form these

nice rows now we're going to look at

casting off now you have to be careful

when you're casting off because if you

stick to two stitches between each

pom-pom it actually bunches all the work

up and it doesn't sit well so what we do

when we're casting off is we work just

one stitch between each pom-pom so

that's my first stitch

hold the pom-pom out of the way pass the

first stitch over we've cast off our

first stitch now we hold the pom-pom out

of the way and pass the first stitch

over

so again hold the pom-pom out of the way

so just one stitch between each pom-pom

pass the first stitch over hold the

pom-pom out of the way

pass the first stitch over you can see

it gives more of a looser edge keeping

the shape of the work hold the pom-pom

out of the way pass the first stitch

over

so we are going down from doing two

stitches between each pom-pom to just

one and this is purely for casting off

so I'll go to the end of the row so you

can see how it looks once finished

holding the pom-pom out of the way

passing the first stitch over to cast

off folding the pom-pom out of the way a

little bit fiddley okay so my last one

pass over come in you would pull a

little bit of yarn through you cut your

yarn maybe two or three pom-poms long

thread through your left hole and pull

it tight and then just weave in the ends

of your work and that's how you cast off