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Blanket square knitters - can you answer a question for me please?

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GiganticusBottomus Fri 07-Oct-11 20:30:37

Hello lovely knitters

I want to knit a square with a picture on like this or this

I have followed patterns to do that style of knitting - which I have completely forgotten the name of blush grin but the back always ends up messy with strands that are sort of dragged across in between using that colour. Hope that makes sense! So, basically, can I avoid the messy back or if I can't, won't the blanket look crap on the back?!

SoupDragon Sat 08-Oct-11 15:35:07

line the back with fleece, brushed cotton or jersey grin

GiganticusBottomus Sat 08-Oct-11 20:13:57

LOL! Thanks soupie grin

Deux Sat 08-Oct-11 22:21:21

You can do intarsia instead of stranded and the back of your blanket will look lovely. Basically you need different strands/little balls of wool for each block of colour.

So if your pattern went red, green, red, you'd have 3 different strands/little balls of wool. Then when you go onto the next row, you'd pick up the strand.

I've only done it once and it wasn't too bad.

Can't explain better, google and you-tube are your friends. smile

GiganticusBottomus Sun 09-Oct-11 07:39:07

Thanks Deux. I love the knitting videos on you tube, some are great, some are really wobbly and blurry and they knit too fast!

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