"Variety is the Spice of Life"- and this month's theme offers plenty of variety whatever your level of skills in knitting or crochet.
Let your imagination run riot with yarn, colour, stitch and texture to create squares, blankets, hand warmers or toys, whether a traditional crochet granny square, in knitted garter stitch - we love Plain Janes - or in the wonderful range of variegated yarn.
Or try your hand at something new - there are lots of ideas on the KAS Pattern Book.
Do share your pictures of grannies, garters and variegated wonders on the KAS Square Forum page - under Photos and also under Discussion Categories for the October 2017 theme. We look forward to seeing them.
Update: Linda has kindly created two photo albums of the beautiful squares, blankets, toys, hand-wrmers and hats that KAS members have made this month to far - an amazing and impressive collection with many not featured on the specific October page, so do take a look at the links below.
With apologies, I prepared this introduction ages ago with lots of your lovely squares as examples of grannies, garters and variegated wonders - but I have spent all afternoon trying to post it, and it keeps telling me I am way, way over the no. of characters allowed. I admit I am not very IT savvy, but I have resized images, edited the text to no avail. So instead - here it is in plain words.
I look forward to you all adding lots of colour to this month's theme.
This is KNITCO wool from Turkey. It is some of a joblot of wool I bought unseen on-line. Some balls are chunky, some are variegated throughout, some start variegated then go block, and other are just 3 block colours (ie one third green, one third red, one third grey) Very unusual and a bit of fun to work with.
Thank you, Maggie - the muted colour of the two bottom squares sets off the vibrant blue and yellow so well.
Great combination of colors, Maggie. Love the yellow one.
Sooo pretty, Maggie.....LOVING all the colour combinations you are using. :))
This looks a great stash addition, Karen, and we look forward to seeing more squares. Happy knitting!
Don''t hesitate, Maggie! It is always a good idea in using up black or grey wool to combine it with warming colours. Your squares are so bright and cheerful and make me think of a roaring fire with red hot coals among the black. I like the variation in the two designs too - both very effective. .
Fantastic squares, Maggie. Great contrast .
Black and red....a dazzling combination, Maggie. :))
This does sound like a delightful soup Karen. Thanks for giving a review of these yarn joblots. And your work is gorgeous.
Oh, aren't they pretty??!!! I don't think I've heard of that brand before.......the yarn and its combinations looks gorgeous. Karen.
I have some great yarns in my stash that come from Turkey. I am always amazed at how many different variegated and other self patterning combos there are.