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OK, the title of this post sounds like a directive to knit this Mod Squares Blanket (and please take it as such if you are inclined to do so!) but is actually meant as a description.

I am thrilled that my pattern for the Mod Squares Blanket is included in Issue 92 of Knit Now (available Thursday, August 23rd. 2018). Kate Heppell and her team at Knit Now were a pleasure to work with and have done a great job of pulling together this lovely magazine!

The Publication: Knit Now Magazine with two bonuses


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There are some amazing patterns for you to try in this issue including the Mod Squares Blanket and some gorgeous sweaters and accessories. The magazine includes a bonus book with a whole load of Christmas projects and a gift knitting planner so that you can start knitting now and not be frantically knitting till midnight on Christmas eve or wrapping half-finished projects to put under the tree (not that either of those has EVER happened to me or to you, wink, wink). And because Knit Now is always going the extra mile, they even include two pom pom makers so that you can embellish all the things!


You can check out a sneak peek of Knit Now Issue 92 (all images of the magazine ©2018 Knit Now)

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The Blanket: Mod Squares Blanket Easy Style and Comfort!

Mod Squares 1 Pin The Mod Squares Blanket is a super cosy and snuggly garter stitch based blanket that is also a fashionable and thoroughly modern accessory for your home. Hence the name, it is mod, that is modular and fashionable and it is square, both the shape of the motifs and the warm, traditional cosiness you get from a knit blanket. In the 60s the hip youth were called mod and those who were traditional and comfortable were called square.

Mod Squares Blanket is an easy knit and as a bonus, all of the joining is done as you knit and almost all of the ends are woven in as you work as well. When you are done knitting there are just a handful of ends to weave in and the blanket is ready to be blocked! I have made some videos for the techniques used so that you can see how easy it is: Joining Knitting as You Go, 

The Yarn: Rico Essentials Merino Aran Superwash

I loved knitting this blanket from Rico Essentials Merino Aran Superwash. It is a soft, squishy merino yarn with a beautiful drape, available in tons of saturated colours. It was a pleasure to work with and the 50 gram balls are so easy to work from without tangling or rewinding.

Also, a reliable rumour has it that Knit Now readers get an exclusive discount for this yarn from Deramores! Check it out in the magazine.

How to Get a Copy of Knit Now of Your Very Own

Knit Now is available at newsstands, grocery stores and other stores throughout the UK. It is also available in limited stores throughout the rest of the world. If you are not in the UK, you can order your physical copy through MoreMags or get a digital copy through PocketMags, the App Store (for iPhone and iPad) and GooglePlay. Of course, the digital copies don’t come with the free pom pom makers but include all the other goodies.

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The Giveaway: One Physical Magazine to Give Away!KN Issue 92

Which brings me to a giveaway: Knit Now has kindly offered a copy of Issue 92 for a giveaway for one of my lovely readers (yes, specifically for you!).

Note this giveaway is restricted to Canadian and US entries.

To enter

  1. Follow @MagdaMakes and @KnitNow on Instagram.


  1. Leave a comment below and tell me something you like or love about the Mod Squares Blanket! (1 entry)
  2. Comment on this Instagram post with something you like or love about the Mod Squares Blanket!  (1 entry)
  3. Repost the Instagram post with the hashtag #ModSquaresBlanketGiveaway (2 entries)
  4. Subscribe to MagdaMakes A Close-Knit Community Newsletter (3 entries)

The contest ends on August 23rd at noon EDT. Good luck!


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