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These squares weren't difficult to do, but I've not knit them before.   They are Gemmas squares from the KAS pattern book and were knit 2 strand on UK 6mm needles.  I pinned one out to show the pattern, but the rest have curled edges and don't look square, lol.   Isn't it satisfying to calculate your wool usage and find you have just enough to finish your hopes and intentions.

Well done, Karen!  It's nice to get a reminder of the lovely patterns that we have in our KPB.  I keep telling myself I should work my way through all of them, but haven't yet.  You did a smashing job of this one and (may I say?) you couldn't have chosen a better colour :)))) Beautiful yarn ... xo

Eeee I'm a little tinker I know using blue... .... But the sparkles were whispering to me.   My current ones are bluey too...

You are a busy bee Karen!

Buzz buzz.... These ones only took around an hour each being honest.

Amazing!   I love the effect your two yarns gave.   And your stitch pattern is just right to show that off.   I just can't figure out how you knit so fast.

It's always interesting to see how the variegated yarn pattern works out differently. The one on the left looks like lacework top and bottom!

Good on ya', Karen!! These look GREAT!!

Wow!! You sure knit fast, don't think there is a square that I could knit in around an hour.....even with the thickest yarn and largest needles.....hahaha.

I love the shading in these beautiful squares, Karen.

I am a very inexperienced knitter, but wanted to try Gloria's 4-triangles knit pattern, along with a new-to-me technique, probably standard operating procedure for all of you.   I recently began working a pattern that stated, "Good edges are achieved by working the first stitch of every row (no matter what pattern or stitch is used in what row) knitwise into the back of the stitch and slipping the last stitch purlwise.  Always remember to bring the yarn forward before slipping the last stitch."

So I used that technique when working Gloria's pattern, and it was easy to pick up the stitches along the (tech term) 'left edge' to begin a new triangle, picking up only the front loop to avoid too much bulk.   

But when I got to the fourth triangle, I did something that no real knitter would do.   Since joining it to the first triangle meant joining into the cast-on edge, I had trouble making a join that wasn't a big ugly lump.  So I reverted to my crochet hook.   I put the hook through the stitch where I would be joining, pulled the last stitch from the knitting needle through that space, then put it back on the knitting needle, and knit it as usual.  Unconventional, but it worked for me.   

That gave me a ridge of stitches at the join which looked very similar to the other joins.

Here's my pinky square.

Blimey Sharon you've done a cracking job, especially as you say you're inexperienced!   I'm impressed.........Kudos X

Thanks, Karen.   This is bulky yarn, worked with 6 mm needles, so just like your squares above, it goes faster.   But it took me almost all day to make one square!   Not at all like your one-hour squares.

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