hellosorry to ask such a basic questionhere I am ladies starting out knitting and it is like morse code! Well I’ll I tried following the instructions for a square and with 4.5mm needles and 42…Continue
"That square looks great and it's a lovely deep rich color too. Garter stitch is warmer than stockinette and stretches to accommodate being joined with smaller or odd shaped squares. I enjoy hand knitting squares too, using garter."
"Hi ladies you are so helpful thank you so much!,
This is lovely having this support I will try this the squares are pretty for the children
when I progress I will phot it in a few days
happy knitting x"
"You are doing well, Tooth. :))
I find that knitting on 4mm needles (with a few more stitches to make 8 inches) can help 'firm up' the square, too, especially if the yarn is a soft/stretchy type or if it is thinner than I expected.…"
"Tooth, I agree with Mary . Here are the instructions for a diagonal from which I my first and many more after.
This is Christine Johnson's pattern. It is perfect . It works every time. Happy Knitting.
A simple way to make sure you always get the right size is to do a diagonal square. Start with two stitches add one stitch each row until you make 8 inches along your side then decrease by one stitch each row. This way it…"
Knitting or crocheting an 8" square or two or possibly even a few is a wonderful gift for the children. They love to receive their blankets, created from squares, which come from kindly, caring folk such as yourself, from over 60 countries all over our world. PJs (Plain Janes as they are affectionately known) are the backbone of all our blankets. These are single colour squares that are in garter stitch(knitting) or single crochet as they are very solid and provide a contrast to a picture/striped/patterned square or two that may be added to a blanket.By clicking on the KASpattern book tab at the top of the page or our other square pattern discussion http://forum.knit-a-square.com/forum/topics/member-s-patterns-squaresyou can also find lots of patterns provided by our fellow K-A-Sers. If you would kindly check out our wishlist, you can see what items we are currently focusing on. http://forum.knit-a-square.com/forum/topics/wish-list-2017
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