This is a continuation of our thread supporting MNers creating blanket squares for Woolly Hugs. All are welcome and I'm hoping to post a link soon to a collection of our fave patterns, pics and links to keep them all in one place. In the meantime, this new thread will allow phone-based MNers like RedRosie to return from Special Phone Exile where she goes whenever the thread has too many messages on.
This is a thread of peace where knitters and crocheters, donors and crafters are all equally welcome.
Hello all! Still plugging away at my first square - definitely going to keep it simple for the subsequent ones. DS has a bargain knockdown Boden jumper in two colours and I looked inside - the back of his looks like the back of mine, so I must be doing the intarsia stuff right! Slightly worried it's even looser tension than normal but the less said about that the better
Really loving the Vertigo-esque squares square Trib. I did my usual thing of thinking 'I could do something like that for my next one! Yes!' before mentally slapping myself with a stern reminder that I'm running out of time.
I have a freelance job on at the moment - at 6.30 pm last night I suddenly clocked that my deadline of 21 May was, in fact, yesterday and not 'sometime next week' as I'd been sort of assuming. Ironic when said job requires a good attention to detail [facepalm]
I posted my 3 poorly finished squares this morning <preening with pride at actually seeing a task through to the end> The post mistress wanted to know what the blanket project was, I felt so noble telling her about it.
Hello. Not really contributed to the blankets threads, but just wanted to let Pistey know that I've just sent my two squares off. One a hearts and bobbles pattern and one a plain square.
The hearts and bobbles pattern was from one of my editions of The Knitter. They were asking their readers to knit blankets for Refuge and published patterns for blanket squares to help people along. The hearts and bobbles patterns that I made was one of these patterns.
If you make a donation here you can get 24 blanket squares patterns (I made the one by Martin Storey) so it's a good pattern source as well as helping another very worthy cause.
Your gayer stitch is simply the best Pitsey! No-one does it better. Everyone knows that.
But when I see phrases like "2 k1 p2sso" I go all wibbly.
Trib - is there a cat pattern I can follow anywhere for the square after my sheepy sheep square? It needs to be dead easy. Apologies if you have done this but I get very confused with all the expert knitting talk and allowances need to be made ...
But.... RedRosie - I have failed on the s2 k1 p2sso Can't even find a diagram to show me what I should be doing. My big fat knitting book sort of gives instructions, but there is a bit in there that it doesn't do a diagram for and I just don't get it Having ripped out 6 rows 3 times and still not got it on the fourth rip-out, I have given up.
Still, at least I know how to do cable Am now on row 6 and although I might need to rip back and start again, it won't be because I can't do it, it's 'cos the 36 stitches are not coming up 6 inches wide. I don't mind that!
bird - 'all' you have to do is slip 2 stitches, knit one and pass each of the slipped stitches over the knitted stitch. Never seen that in a pattern I have to say, but have a look at this here YouTube video - it looks quite nice.
RedRosie - a link to the section on cat patterns in my new document