Welcome everyone, to the August Challenge of Stripes, Zigzags and Textures. I hope you will join me in a month of fun and interesting squares.

Super Stripes will be a great way of stashbusting your current yarn supplies in readiness for....more yarn buying....and who doesn't like to do that???

Zany Zig zags come in all guises and there are sure to be many variations and interpretations....no pressure...lol.

TerrificTextures will be great for using up all the fun fur and other weird and wonderful yarns that you can't find a project for.....but this is also a great opportunity for all of us to do the much needed plain janes, because what can be more textured than a garter stitch or single crocheted square?

So, no strain on your thinking caps this month, let's all just have fun  and see if we can't fill the second KASvan for Ronda and team. 

Please remember to record the squares you make in THE DRIVE TO FILL RONDA’S KASVAN  again at http://forum.knit-a-square.com/forum/topics/the-drive-to-fill-ronda...

AUGUST 2013 CHALLENGE - FuzziesAugust Challenge-Textured squarePeachy ZigZagsAugust Challenge 2013 - Stripes, Zig zags and Textures

IllusionThumbnailBlock & 4 Row RibScarf - reversible Huckaback weaveScarf - twill weaveBlue And Gold ZigZag
pink square

 Gitta has so very kindly provided a link for the Challenge album. Thanks Gitta.


Gitta has just informed us that we have filled one album already. Here is the link to the second album: http://forum.knit-a-square.com/photo/albums/august-challenge-stripe... Thank you Gitta...and thank you EVERYONE for your contributions and participation, whether it be items or comments. Well done everyone, we are now on our 3rd album. Here is the link: http://forum.knit-a-square.com/photo/albums/august-challenge-stripe... Thanks Gitta.  :))
Laurie has very generously set up a Pinterest board for the August challenge. Thanks Laurie. Please check it out here: 


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August 2013 Set #1

To kick off our August challenge, Robin Monsees has crocheted these beautiful squares....a gorgeous variety of stripes, zigzags and textures. THANK YOU so much, Robin!!

I'm adding some "fuzzies" - from stuff lurking in my stash.  Beastly stuff - you can't crochet with it, but every now and then I like to knit.

I took a little time to sc a pink square for the challenge :)

Here are my first 2 squares for this months challenge.  On the left is a 4 row rib pattern square and on the right my block pattern square (both of these patterns can be found here: http://forum.knit-a-square.com/forum/topics/member-s-patterns-squares).

These are 'texture' squares, as the pattern adds dimension for a tactile experience.

As usual the colours don't really look right either, (it was a dull day yesterday when I photographed them). They are actually more of a shade of violet.

Here is my first attempt at illusion knitting.  I thought it was a very interesting technique and would be fun for a child who gets one in a blanket.  The concept is much more striking when you see the actual square ... photographing the end product is difficult. The photo on the left is looking straight on ... the photo on the right (same square) is looking from an angle.

Anyway, Bev, here is my first submission to the August challenge   I'm sure we're all going to have fun ... and it's all for such a great cause !! xo

Lots of gorgeous squares all ready !   Bev, thanks so much for hosting the challenge.

Here's my first square...A textured square.  The eyelash yarn is crocheted into the front loop after I finished the square.  Too difficult to add directly into the square :-)

August Challenge 2013 - Stripes, Zig zags and Textures

Textured square. Well the sun came out for but a few moments, so I seized the photo opp. I asked my hubby (you'd think after 31 yrs I'd know better) what he thought of my square. His reply "That looks like my seat cover in the truck...can you knit me one?" He has one of those 'kind to your behind' ones with the small padded discs molded in to the cover. Needless to say he knows how to duck for cover.

The sun came out here in SA (South Australia) too, so I quickly got some photos, even though one square hasn't been blocked and is a bit wonky.

At last I can contribute to a Challenge!  Here are close up pics of the scarves I posted on the Photo tab - I think they qualify for this one Bev!  Not quite sure where the dark shadow has come from on the corners - maybe it is time to clean the lens!!

A square using the three-color linen stitch that Jolie shared.  It's kind of zig-zaggy and stripey :).  Thanks, Jolie xo


For anyone who is interested in round loom knitting, I have today posted on the Loom-a-Hat Group page a quick and easy pattern for a striped square.  Here's a photo! 

I am amazed at the wonderful squares already online.  Thank you, too. for the tips on using fluffy wool.  I have bits left over from scarf knitting days, when it was all the fashion,  but had never thought of using it for a KAS square - will give it a try. My first contributions here - the textured crochet square is actually a roundel where I miscounted and could not adapt it  into a square, so I stitched it on the plain square instead to create a relief effect - think sun and sky, though the sun is yellow, not mustard as appears in the photo.!    




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