Do you love color so much you want them all? Welcome to the club! Our Pocket Full of Posy Blanket uses every single Pocket Posy in our 18-color collection, like picking one of each flower from a garden of delights!

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A two-color brioche stitch shapes this garden’s rows with its lofty raised rib and furrows of color. One of this stitch pattern’s fascinating distinctions is that, on one side of the fabric, the main color comes forward, and on the other side, the contrast colors do… Subtle but satisfying!

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Two-color brioche is a magical technique that involves nothing more complicated than yarn overs and slip stitches. If this is your first time down brioche lane, our tutorial will help you visualize the steps… A warning, though, that some people learn to brioche and never stop!

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Our Pocket Full of Posy Blanket Bundle comes with all the seeds you need to plant your flower patch: one of each of Pocket Posy’s 18 colors, plus four Heirloom White Posy skeins. Machine washable and super soft, this blanket is great for babies but big and beautiful enough for colorful characters of any age!

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Designed for Purl Soho by Jake Canton.

Materials

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Our Pocket Full Of Posy Blanket Bundle includes…

  • Main Color: 4 skeins of Purl Soho’s Posy, 75% superwash merino, 15% cashmere, and 10% nylon. Each skein is 318 yards/ 100 grams; approximately 1272 total yards required. We used Heirloom White.
  • Contrast Colors: 18 skeins of Pocket Posy, 75% superwash merino, 15% cashmere, and 10% nylon. Each skein is 79 yards/ 25 grams; approximately 77 yards required of CC 1 and CC 18 and 71 yards of CC’s 2-17. Colors listed below in the Color Key section.

You will also need…

Gauge

Unblocked: 27 stitches and 50 rows = 4 inches in brioche stitch

Blocked: 20 stitches and 58 rows = 4 inches in brioche stitch

Size

Unblocked Dimensions: 28 inches wide x 51 inches long

Finished Dimensions: 38 inches wide x 52 inches long

Notes

(These are notes about the pattern, and the pattern itself starts below!)

Hand Dyed Yarn

If you’re using hand dyed yarn, like our Posy and Pocket Posy, you may want to re-fix the dye before you begin in order to prevent the colors from bleeding when you wash the finished piece. For tips on how, visit our Re-Fixing Dye Tutorial.

Color Key

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The Main Color (MC) is used throughout the pattern. Change the Contrast Color as indicated in the pattern according to the following Color Key, shown above from bottom to top…

Contrast Color 1 (CC 1): Pink Nectar
CC 2: Pink Papaya
CC 3: Drizzle Gray
CC 4: Black Cherry
CC 5: Chili Pepper
CC 6: Maple Wood
CC 7: Pink Peppermint
CC 8: Mourning Dove
CC 9: Sour Gooseberry
CC 10: Fern Green
CC 11: Teal Twilight
CC 12: Beetle Blue
CC 13: Weathervane Gray
CC 14: Azalea Glow
CC 15: Marigold Orange
CC 16: Heirloom White
CC 17: Winter Heath
CC 18: Lilac Mist

Slip Stitches

Slip all slipped stitches purlwise.

Stitch Multiple

This pattern works over an odd multiple of stitches.

Turn + Slide

When you work this Stitch Pattern, you either “turn” or “slide” the work at the end of each row.

“Turn work” means to do what you would normally do when knitting rows with circular needles: Transfer the needle from your left hand into your right hand and the needle from your right hand into your left, flipping the work around so the opposite side is facing you.

“Slide work” means to keep the same side of the work facing you and to push all the stitches to the right end of the circular needles. Without turning the work, start the new row as you normally would.

You will know that you’re doing this right if the yarn you need to complete the next row is right there waiting for you!

Brioche Abbreviations

YOS [yarn over slip]: Bring yarn forward, slip 1 purlwise, bring yarn over right needle.

bk2tog (brioche knit 2 together): Knit the next stitch together with its paired yarn over.

bp2tog (brioche purl 2 together): Purl the next stitch together with its paired yarn over.

For tips on working the steps of Brioche Stitch, please visit our Brioche Stitch Tutorial. (It’s for brioche in the round, but the individual steps are the same!)

Stitch Pattern

Row 1 (wrong side): With Main Color (MC), p1, *YOS (see Brioche Abbreviations, above), bp2tog (see above), repeat from * to last 2 stitches, YOS, k1. Turn work (see Turn + Slide, above).

Row 2 (right side): Slip 1 (see Slip Stitches, above) with MC in front and Contrast Color (CC) in back; with CC, *bp2tog, YOS, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, bp2tog, slip 1 with yarn in back (wyib). Slide work (see above).

Row 3 (right side): With MC, k1, *YOS, bk2tog (see above), repeat from * to last 2 stitches, YOS, p1. Turn work.

Row 4 (wrong side): Slip 1 with MC in back and CC in front; with CC, *bk2tog, YOS, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, bk2tog, slip 1 with yarn in front (wyif). Slide work.

Color Change Rows

The Color Change Rows transition from the Original CC to the New CC over the course of 9 rows. Here’s how to do them…

Row 1 (wrong side): Slip 1 with MC in back and Original CC in front; with New CC, *bk2tog, YOS, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, bk2tog, slip 1 wyif. Slide work.

Row 2 (wrong side): With MC, p1, bring Original CC to back of work; with MC, *YOS, bp2tog, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, YOS, k1. Slide work.

Row 3 (wrong side): Slip 1; with Original CC, *bk2tog, YOS, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, bk2tog, slip 1 wyif. Turn work.

Row 4 (right side): With MC, k1, bring New CC to front, with MC, *YOS, bk2tog, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, YOS, p1. Slide work.

Row 5 (right side): Slip 1 with New CC in front and Original CC in back, bring Original CC to front; with New CC, *bp2tog, YOS, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, bp2tog, slip 1 wyib. Turn work.

Row 6 (wrong side): With MC, p1, *YOS, bp2tog, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, YOS, k1. Turn work.

Row 7 (right side): Slip 1 with MC and Original CC in front; with Original CC, *bp2tog, YOS, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, bp2tog, slip 1 wyib. Slide work.

Cut Original CC.

Row 8 (right side): With MC, k1, *YOS, bk2tog, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, YOS, bring New CC to front; with MC, p1. Turn work.

Row 9 (wrong side): Slip 1 with MC and New CC in back; with New CC, *bk2tog, YOS, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, bk2tog, slip 1 wyif. Slide work.

Pattern

With MC, cast on 191 stitches. Turn work.

Set-Up Row (wrong side): Slip 1 wyif; with CC 1 (see Color Key, above), *k1, YOS, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, k1, slip 1 wyif. Slide work.

Repeat Rows 1-4 of Stitch Pattern (see Notes) with CC 1 until piece measures 2¾ inches from cast-on edge, ending with Row 3.

Work Color Change Rows 1-9 (see Notes), adding in CC 2 as New CC.

*Repeat Rows 1-4 of Stitch Pattern with CC 2 for 2 inches, ending with Row 3.

Work Color Change Rows 1-9, adding in CC 3 as New CC.

Continue working in this fashion repeating from * with CC’s 4-18, following the order in the Color Key.

Repeat Rows 1-4 of Stitch Pattern with CC 18 for 2¾ inches, ending with Row 2.

Cut CC.

With MC and right side facing you, loosely bind off in a 1×1 Rib stitch pattern. Here’s how…

Bind Off Row: K1, *p1, slip first stitch over, k1, slip first stitch over, repeat from * to end of row, pass first stitch over.

Weave in the ends and block as desired.

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