Sunday, May 25, 2014

Squares again

Now that I have completed my shawl I want to get back to knitting some more squares, they are small and quick to complete. So here are two I made using the book 200 Knitted Blocks for blankets, throws and afghans by Jan Eaton.

51 Arrowheads

Lovely pattern and texture I chose purple as it is nice and bright and shows up the pattern nicely.

Now this is 50 Crystal Sparkles the only problem is I do not have any sparkling beads that are large enough to thread onto the yarn. So I used what I had these are red wooden beads so I have named this square Berries.
I want to make more squares from the book with beads but will use the ones that I already have and add these squares to the middle of the blanket. That way I can use the wooden beads in red and black as these thread onto the  yarn easily and will create added interest to the finished item. It will create a themed pattern using red and black beads with bright yarn so they stand out.

This was the first time I had added beads to my knitting and was surprised how easy it is so I have learned something new by making these lovely squares.

The blanket will be sampler blanket that way I won't get fed up knitting the same squares.  I will have to repeat some of them but can make them in different colours that way they will look a little different. One of my favourites are the ones with leaves in the corner so I may make more of them, time will tell as I work the blanket.It will take some time to complete it but will be worth the effort and make a bright blanket for the bed.

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