I wanted to share with you a project I've been working on since March. I started using excess yarns from other projects, then added a few new. Along the way, other knitters started giving me their excess. Not sure if this will be a simple lap quilt or larger than that. It's a good project to take on the road when I'm waiting for an appointment, or even on those long drives. I try to make 1 or 2 a day in the morning/before I retire at night, but sometimes I don't get to make any squares. The current blanket now contains a little over 100 squares. Hope you like it. I hope sending the photo works as I have been having some problems on my end.
Beautiful Josie. Love the main pattern and then the random use of colours which really have the 'wow' factor. It looks like you are stitching your squares together as you go. A good idea as it can be a very tedious task at the end!
Thanks everyone for feedback! Antje - yes I'm stitching squares together as I go along looping into the previous block when I start a new one. Lyn- my squares are knitted pretty even from the start and all are knit the same. My knitting is generally pretty consistent but not perfect. Not all squares line up.
Post by frabjous fabrica on Jun 3, 2020 8:14:41 GMT
I love the effect of these blankets. After all the time since you've posted this Josie, you may have already progressed to making jackets with this technique. Have you seen the book "Swing Swagger Drape - Knit the Colours of Australia" by Jane Slicer-Smith? I just love the effect these knitted squares have, but as someone who can't knit (If I drop a stitch - frequently done - I have to start again 'cos I can't pick it up again), I am very frustrated every time I look at them. Perhaps I'll have ago at felting and connecting the squares into a jacket. I must have another look at that book!
I have not worked on my piece since mid Mar when my focus was finishing my embroidery panel. I had not seen this book before but looked it up when I read your message. The cover has a beautiful mitered square jacket. I have not tackled any garments like this in knitting but it’s beautiful. It’s really not hard to pick up a stitch even when you drop it. It’s happened to me a few times and sometimes I have to take out a few rows but the key is to count the row stitches as you go along. I think it would be very interesting to try it in felting but how would you get the mitered look on each square? Or you could just do solid or mixed colors and build the jacket with placement of squares on an angle. Something to think about.
On another note, is there a way to set an alert so I can get emils whenever someone makes a comment on a subject or direct a comment to me. I only saw this today as I came in to send a message.