Squared out.

I thought the deadline for the Newtown squares was March 1 so I finished up with them this week. Turns out the deadline is March 31, but I'm squared out after a dozen.


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As you might be able to guess, the last three squares above are rather less pride-inducing than the rest. From the first of the close-ups:

  • Diamond Brocade stitch from Barbara Walker vol.1  (or maybe vol. 2, I'm too lazy to go look it up). 
  • Mitered squares with a centered double decrease (sl2tog knitwise, k1, pass slipped stitches over).
  • Basketweave stitch.
  • Stitch pattern from Yarn Harlot's One-Row Scarf. Problem was NOT the stitch pattern; problem was that I didn't cast on enough stitches and the square is barely big enough.
  • Garter stitch, complete with errors (I seem to be incapable of working garter stitch without screwing up; although I used to be able to drop back and fix a goof, when I tried that on this square it looked terrible — worse than the error), and a mitered square worked in seed stitch. It looks terrible — apparently seed stitch and miters do not play well together.

All worked on a US#6 using Valley Yarns superwash DK (100% superwash merino; soft and totally machine washable and dryable). ±40, depending on stitch used.

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0 Responses to Squared out.

  1. Linda says:

    Very nice squares, Kat. Pretty colors; love the different patterns. Have a great week!

  2. Jocelyn says:

    I like arranging them all, mentally, into various pleasing designs. Well done, Chum.

  3. Erika says:

    Those are some nice-looking squares! I think I like the diamond brocade ones the best.

  4. Cindy G says:

    I really like all of the pattern stitches you used on the not last three. That sounds more backhanded than intended, because I really, really like the top three.

  5. Kym says:

    What a fabulous bunch of squares!

  6. Chelsea says:

    Very pretty, and very nice of you. It was good to see you on Friday; maybe next time we’ll actually be able to speak! 😉

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