28th
February
2008

DSC08262.JPG 

I have found the ideal project for my current state of mind (and life). I am generating squares at a brisk pace (I can make one each way on the train and more than one during a movie or hockey game). I have made 19 so far, and I’m one my way to making a whole blanket like this one from Knitting at Knoon designs.

I have modified the design slightly:

Since I am using sock yarns, I knit 24 stitches per side of each square (casting on 48 + 1 for the middle).

DSC08263.JPG

Since I prefer stockinette for this particular blanket, I am also simply purling the whole of each wrong side row, rather than just the center stitch. This makes it very simple. If I were a more organized person, I would throw a stitch marker in before the middle stitch as well, to avoid having to frog about 5 stitches back to it every few rows when I get carried away with the joy of knitting.

DSC08269.JPG

I started out by swatching each yarn to see which needle size made the most closely matching square etc. etc. And by square 3 decided to wing it. We’ll see if I live to regret that by square 219. . . .

DSC08267.JPG 

I originally planned to make a very orderly pattern as well, carrying some colors along on a diagonal, or doing alternating rows or something similar–but I was excited to get started, and did not have all my intended yarns in one place, so I’m just winging that too. I am anticipating that causing more trouble in the end than the non-swatching–but this is not rocket science. The blanket will be warm, bright, light, and colorful.

DSC08271.JPG

Oh, and mostly blue. Did I mention blue?

This entry was posted on Thursday, February 28th, 2008 at 7:01 pm. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

Comments are closed.

March 2017
S M T W T F S
« Mar    
 1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031