Saturday, 4 July 2009

Hip To be Square?

I have been knitting out in the garden the past few days (when it was cool enough to sit out..what a heat!). Still working on my lace cardi but needed something that required less brain power for my alfresco afternoons. So, yesterday I began knitting squares..yes I know hardly a step forward but these ones are easy and pretty cute. I found the pattern over on Liz's Knitting blog and thought it might be a great stash buster for all the yarn that continously tumbles out my wardrobe.Patch the dog pretending to look like a tiny, innocent little cherub..don't let him fool ya!

The turned corner effect on the squares is cleverly created by knitting 2tog twice in the middle of every second row. I began (as Liz instructed) by casting on 72 sts.

First row: K34, k2tog twice, K34
Every second row: Knit
Third Row:K33, K2 tog twice, K33.....and so on.

I'll keep at this inbetween other knits and maybe Patch will get himself a blanket!

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE Stateside readers


the dutch purple rabbit said...

the two blocks look very nice.


Liz said...

Glad you are enjoying the squares!

Cecelia said...

damn...I just started a log cabin blanket--still on square 1. Now I'm thinking this blanket is so much cooler... :[

Liz said...

Hi Lou

Just seen that you left a comment on my blog in Feb (can't believe I 've only just seen it!) re Alan Dart's Mermaid pattern.

Have you managed to get it yet? If not, email me...

Pat said...

It does feel clever to turn corners doesn't it?
2 weeks ago it was 108 farenheit here. I'm guessing your warm days are a little cooler. : )