Saturday, February 28, 2009

February Square

I love this blanket in a year thing. I can pick something really challenging but it's only a little square so I'm not committing a lot of time to it. Very good idea. If anyone's interested here's the Ravelry group.

This square is the True Love Knot Pillow and it was a bit of a challenge. There's just a chart and a key, no words. It required a lot of stickies to keep my place, a little frogging and a bit of bad words but it only took three or so evenings and then one to block.



I still haven't decided how these squares are going together or in what order but I'm thinking there will probably be an applied Icord edge around the whole thing. But then again I don't even know what I'm doing for March yet, so these ideas are still rather fluid.

I do know that this design really made it clear how some cables are actually made and since I've been working on a little design project of my own, that information was definitely one of those light bulb moments.

8 comments:

pdxknitterati said...

Beautiful square. It will be interesting to see what the next ones turn out to be. Are you choosing them on your own, or is there an assignment?

PrincessPea said...

Oh, that is really beautiful. I love how you're using this project to experiment with new techniques.

amanda said...

I like the idea of complicated but small scale cabling so thanks for the inspiration!

Iron Needles said...

That's pretty cool looking. No words? Well, there's the challenge for you!

Trish in MD said...

Oh wow I love the cables! Great Job! Your projects are fun to look at. Thanks for visiting my blog!

smariek said...

Nice cables!!!

Marie said...

I love the look of cables. They are so elegant.
You could knit this square again with a plain rev-stst block and a very long i-cord. Less bad words would need to be said. I learned the trick from a quilting book.

maryeb said...

I've been checking back to see if you've made more squares.
This one looks quite complicated, but it would be great if it helped me understand how cables work.
Thanks for that tip.