Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Blanket Squares

I bought this book for half price the other day at Hobby Lobby. It will be perfect for knitting blanket squares for The Preemie Project, especially since the patterns are written for 6"x6" squares using DK yarn. If you want to join in this effort, check out the details on The Preemie Project Contest.

Yesterday I found out about another community blanket. Go read about Papa's Quilt and knit an 8"x8" green square. I made this one last night.

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Pattern: St. Ives from 200 Knitted Blocks
Yarn: Lion Brand Cotton-Ease (Pistachio)
Needles: US 7
Size: 8" square
Comments: It's easy to adjust the size of the squares in this book by using different needles and yarn. Strangely though, I had to knit an extra repeat of the 10 row pattern to reach the 8" length.

5 comments:

  1. Thanks for posting about this project on your blog. My friend and I really appreciate it!

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  2. I've been eyeing that book for several weeks now, debating whether or not I should buy it. I think this new Preemie Project afghan project may just be reason enough to get it! :)

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  3. I love that pattern. I've hauled out my 365 Knitting Stitches a Year calendar (a silly calendar, but lots of stitches!) and have been using it for my squares. It's kind of fun to do it that way, and I'll bet the blankets will be really interesting with all of that texture!

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  4. that book looks really neat!

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  5. I can hardly wait to see the knitted quilt made from so many different squares. I haven't seen that book, but it sure looks interesting.

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~Tracy