Knit Nite Project

Lorajean brought a bounty of Frog Tree Alpaca Sport to knit nite last night, with a proposal that we all make squares for a blanket, perhaps for Afghans for Afghans. This is beautiful yarn!

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 We kicked around ideas, and decided on ballband squares in alternating directions. But this morning I woke up and realized that ballband dishcloths are rectangular, not square. Back to square one, haha.

 The other challenge on a project like this is to have everyone knitting to the same gauge. This is either easier or harder than it sounds, depending on how willing your knitters are to rip and re-do. I don’t mind it, but I know that some knitters are completely undone by the prospect.

Now I’m thinking that mitered squares might be the way to go. I’ll do a little more research, some swatching, and bring ideas to the next knit nite.

Last night I worked on my log cabin blanket. This is perfect knit nite knitting, completely mindless garter stitch that doesn’t go off track because of chat.

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I have two more fun projects on the needles, but I can’t talk about them yet. They’re surprises!

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4 responses to “Knit Nite Project

  1. I didn’t even think of the rectangle conundrum. I think I might page through Jan Eaton’s books about squares. I have a ton of sport wool that I want to make a blanket with at some point so I might copy what ever you come up with for the group!

  2. pdxknitterati

    The good thing about mitered squares is that at least they’re square! If we all have that as a starting point, it might be less frustrating for the group.

  3. is this blanket knit with Plymouth Encore also?

  4. pdxknitterati

    The mitered squares are made with Frog Tree Alpaca sport weight yarn. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t make them out of Plymouth Encore. The squares will be bigger, because Encore is worsted weight rather than sport weight, and you’ll have to pick a needle size that works with it. I used a US 8 for Encore on the Log Cabin Baby Blanket.

    If you’re asking about the Log Cabin Blanket in many colors, that one is made from KnitPicks Wool of the Andes worsted weight yarn.