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Old 09-05-2007, 07:13 AM   #1
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WIP: blanket made out of squares
Here's a WIP I work on from time to time. Right now I'm not working on it because I got bored with it. I have 16 squares finished and plan to make 40 more for a good-size blanket for my husband to use while he's watching sports on TV. I might change that number so he can use it this century.

Looking back now, I would have done it in strips, joining on colors like a striped scarf to cut down on seaming time.

(It's really hard to decide what to make for men!)
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Old 09-05-2007, 08:12 AM   #2
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It is going to look great !

I am sure if you set your mind and time to this project , you will have it done in no time.

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Old 09-05-2007, 09:39 AM   #3
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Very nice, looks like alot of work! Can't wait to see the FO!
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Old 09-05-2007, 10:04 AM   #4
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It looks very nice...I can't wait to see it when it's finished...
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Old 09-05-2007, 04:15 PM   #5
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That's going to be beautiful! One thing about squares is they make great take-along knitting because they are small. I agree though they will be a pain to seam.

Men can be hard to knit for. I made my DH a couple hats and he wants a sweater.
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Old 09-05-2007, 07:28 PM   #6
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Yes yes - that will be pretty...

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Hi Anna! I really like your color and pattern choices!
This will be a work of art!

Now that you mention it...I wish I had knit the vertical squares into "columns" all together, then all's I woulda have had to seam are the "columns"!

I made this for my granddaughter, and my oh my, seaming all those squares! Phew. But what I did was: seamed all the vertical squares into columns...then seamed all the columns.

Your idea (alas, too late for me) is great!
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Originally Posted by ArtLady1981 View Post
Hi Anna! I really like your color and pattern choices!
This will be a work of art!

Now that you mention it...I wish I had knit the vertical squares into "columns" all together, then all's I woulda have had to seam are the "columns"!

I made this for my granddaughter, and my oh my, seaming all those squares! Phew. But what I did was: seamed all the vertical squares into columns...then seamed all the columns.

Your idea (alas, too late for me) is great!

Artlady, I remember your blanket! I liked how you interspersed variegated yarn in with the solids, and I loved the strong colors. Mine is much more muted.

And you think knitting it in columns is my idea??? I got it from KH!!!

By the way, do you have any WIP photos of Borghild?
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Old 09-07-2007, 12:59 AM   #9
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Re: discussion of crocheting them together

Thanks, everyone, for suggesting that I crochet them together. I was wondering about that. I know how to crochet a border, but not how to join stuff together. What is the name of that technique in crochet? I'll look it up.

And if I decide to do that, what color should I use? Black? Navy blue?


Jackie M., they are 8x8 inches, but need to be blocked. All but the burgundy and dark green are 100% wool so I hope I can get them the same size. The cabled ones really pulled in a lot, but at the time I didn't know they would.
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How about crochet them together
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