More squares

The obsession with squares is continuing – too many ideas and not enough knitting time is, as always, a problem.

I have just about overcome my dislike of garter stitch.   Somehow it now seems very squishy and just right for knitting squares.  I keep looking at sewn quilts and seeing all sorts of possibilities for making something similar out of wool. These squares

Flying Geese

will hopefully develop into a blanket something like this:

flying geese mock up

Yes, I’m cheating, I have done a bodgy copy and paste job, instead of lots of knitting, but it gives you an idea 🙂

I’ve also been experimenting with stripes, I have an idea for a baby blanket with this sort of stripe running through it:

April 2013 044

Not every square works out so well, I have a pile of pink, white and black shapes which are definitely NOT square at all, but I’m still working on them.

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4 responses to “More squares

  1. La Squawkie Squawk

    Have you seen http://www.biscuitsandjam.com/stripe_maker.php which is pretty cool to play about with?

  2. I’m delighted to have found your blog. I’m from the New Zealand part of your empire. I’m currently dreaming up a pattern to put mitered squares into a knitted top. I love your pink square with the cables. Did you knit it in one piece? Congratulations. If you’d like to see my rug in natural wools made in mitred squares take a look at my blog at
    http://spinninginthedyepot.blogspot.co.nz/2013_06_01_archive.html

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