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Old 01-22-2012, 11:04 PM   #1
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Squares For A Blanket?
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I've noticed with some knitters they talk about using squares to make a blanket. By squares I assume you are literally knitting a bunch of squares and some how attaching them all? Is there a certain technique to making these squares? What about attaching them?
Is this more challenging then knitting a basic blanket with a bunch of stitches casted on?
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Old 01-22-2012, 11:29 PM   #2
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It is like making blocks for a quilt, one row of blocks connects to the next row and so on Same thing for knitted squares,. They get connected either by sewing them together or crocheting them together. Making a blanket with a lot of stitches on the needles gets heavy after a certain length is reached. Making a square is easier on the hands.
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Old 01-22-2012, 11:41 PM   #3
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Is there any particular way to knit the square? I looked at some in google image search and they look like they have boarders on them, maybe slipping the first stitch?
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Originally Posted by LoveBugAngel View Post
Is there any particular way to knit the square? I looked at some in google image search and they look like they have boarders on them, maybe slipping the first stitch?
To make them perfectly square easily you can do them diagonally. I don't think you need to slip the first stitch when doing them because they'll be seamed. If you want to you can though. As for a border..that's up to you and the design of your blanket. If it's stockinette it will curl, but if it's going to be seamed it doesn't matter.
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Originally Posted by Jan in CA View Post
To make them perfectly square easily you can do them diagonally. .
What do you mean?
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Here's some good basic instructions.
http://yarngear.blogspot.com/2008/02...h-pattern.html

I would do one of these as written and when you understand the way it's done you can take this idea and alter it to suit your needs. For instance if you don't want the eyelets you can do other increases instead of YO. You can do a design in the middle, a pattern stitch or whatever. This is a popular design for baby blankets and dishcloths.
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Jan's pattern idea is a great one!

I've seen baby blankets made of jumbo sized squares using this pattern sewn together in a checkerboard design and they are awesome looking.

The dishcloth's aren't bad either, and this pattern makes for perfect TV knitting.
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I prefer doing the entire blanket whole and avoiding the seaming.

Via intarsia. CO x stitches of each color, one after the other. Work Y rows to form a square. Cut yarns and rearrange color order. Reattach yarns on next row. Work Y rows. Repeat. To get something like this.
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr...threads-alpaca

Or this, which requires "picking up stitches" after turning each corner, but no seperate seaming.
http://www.yarnandstitcheryalcove.co...%20Blanket.pdf

Or, try enterlac.
http://www.nikkiinstitches.com/wp-co...et-Pattern.pdf

Or, a large basketweave pattern.
http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/50073AD.html
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Originally Posted by Jan in CA View Post
Here's some good basic instructions.
http://yarngear.blogspot.com/2008/02...h-pattern.html

I would do one of these as written and when you understand the way it's done you can take this idea and alter it to suit your needs. For instance if you don't want the eyelets you can do other increases instead of YO. You can do a design in the middle, a pattern stitch or whatever. This is a popular design for baby blankets and dishcloths.
Eeek! Does Kf&b mean knit front and back? Not so sure I know how to do this yet. Have never tried it, nor have I tried a YO
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Originally Posted by RochesterKnitter View Post
I prefer doing the entire blanket whole and avoiding the seaming.

Via intarsia. CO x stitches of each color, one after the other. Work Y rows to form a square. Cut yarns and rearrange color order. Reattach yarns on next row. Work Y rows. Repeat. To get something like this.
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr...threads-alpaca

Or this, which requires "picking up stitches" after turning each corner, but no seperate seaming.
http://www.yarnandstitcheryalcove.co...%20Blanket.pdf


Or, try enterlac.
http://www.nikkiinstitches.com/wp-co...et-Pattern.pdf

Or, a large basketweave pattern.
http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/50073AD.html
They are all fantastic, they are all what I had in mind when I thought of knitting "squares"
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