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.
Oh and Rosie I can do a written pattern for Cat 3, which I think is the one most likely to be doable in a single colour. I don't know if anyone's tried any of the others that way but obviously small designs won't stand out if purled on a knit background in the way they will if done in two colours.
Actually - that line isn't as bad as it sounds RedRosie : ssk is just slipping two stitches on to the right hand needle (as if you are going to knit them, but forget to wind the wool around) and then putting the left needle back through the two stitches as if you were going to knit them and then completing the knit stitch. Sounds confusing, but the diagrams helped me. this video shows it better than my explanation
It's another way of doing a decrease, like "k2tog" (Knit 2 together). One slants to the left and the other slants to the right (apparently - I just follow patterns)
ykwd is simple - bring the yarn forward (as if you were about to start purling, but if the next instruction is knit, then effectively you get an extra stitch, as the wool has to go back over the needle. (ywd was a mis-type on my part - should have been another yfwd).