35 SQUARES MAKE A BLANKET
Recently a booklet of knitting patterns for 8" squares became available for FREE download in our KAS Shop.
I am challenging myself to make one of every pattern by 2022 (17 weeks away!). Many of the 35 designs are new to me and may prove difficult to accomplish, but I will give them all a good go!!
To benefit KAS through my challenge I would appreciate US$ sponsorship per different pattern square, or as nominated US$ pledge for my total effort.
Wish me luck!
(Money to be submitted in January please)
Here is Square 9 The Raspberry Square. I enjoyed doing this square, I liked the challenge of trying a new pattern. The pattern wasn't that hard, but it was slow to knit, (it was a bit difficult pearling the 3 stitches together). Oddly I had to increase the stitch count to 58 to get it the right size too. A matter of difference in yarn and knitting tension I guess. (I don't think my knitting tension is tight though). My mother helped me work out how to do the knit, pearl, knit into a single stitch and incidentally she has always known this stitch as 'Blackberry'. She also 'fixed' my mistake for me as I got to the last couple of pattern rows. I suddenly discovered I had 'lost' some stitches somewhere and Mum came to the rescue!
How strange, Wendy - to think we were working on our squares from opposite sides of the world! Now you mention it, blackberry stitch rings a bell with me.
I liked this stitch, but had to concentrate with the counting ( a couple...or more of 'unpicks' for me) as I tend to go into lala land when I knit sometimes, so following a pattern such as this can be challenging.....hahaha.
I LOVE it in this colour, too. Yes, I had to add quite a few stitches, too, Wendy....not sure how many.
VERY pretty square here Wendy. Thank you for persevering!
Woo Hoo, another two!! You can't have many more to go, Karen??!! Well done you!!
Cheers Bev - I now have just 8 squares left to attempt. They are numbers: 21 24 26 30 31 33 34 and 35 Xx
Love the colours in these squares Karen. You are doing so well!
THE ANISE SQUARE
UK DK wool
53 sts x 58 rows
I LOVE the outcome of this square. It was pretty straightforward to knit once I got the tension right. It is very textured, is attention grabbing, and is so squidgy. Probably my favourite so far and I feel a child will enjoy it too!
Love the colour of this one too, and agree a very pretty pattern.
LOVING the colour and pattern in this one Karen. :))