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kaz
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2016 5:05 pm    Post subject: Sock yarn blanket  Reply with quote

I've completed my latest project - a blanket using the left-over scraps from knitting socks.

It was meant to be a surprise for another member of the family but I'm keeping it for myself    

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Toddy



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2016 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really like that  The borders are so effective in pulling it all together.

I thought I was the only one left who knitted squares for blankets  

It's a quiet wind down to the day, something that the hands do without me thinking about it…..and the blankets are still the ones that folks want to snuggle up under when it's chilly or they're not feeling well.

Have you seen the Turkish slippers made from knitted squares ?

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2016 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Toddy wrote:


I thought I was the only one left who knitted squares for blankets  

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You would be surprised

Mrs Tiggywinkle is another square knitter

and no, I haven't seen the Turkish slipper pattern.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2016 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What is the size of each square please .I still crochet squares for blankets
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2016 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is the kind of thing I meant Kaz
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JCpMpmcz34

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2016 6:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

avvy wrote:
What is the size of each square please .I still crochet squares for blankets


Each blanket that I do starts with a random size

These squares started as 12 cm (just been to measure a spare one that was left over).
I decided to knit a border for this one and the points curled so I decided to block it - rinse and spin programme in the washing machine and pin it out until it is dry.
I got a bit carried away with the blocking   and the squares now measure 18 cm each and the blanket is double duvet size  

Thanks for the link Toddy
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2016 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is fantatic  
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2016 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How many hours do you think went into it?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2016 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rick & Carol wrote:
How many hours do you think went into it?


Lots

There are 80 squares, then I did a border on each one then crocheted them all together and then knitted the border joining it as I went along - it was one of a few ongoing projects and I miss it now  

(I have got a growing collection of larger double knitting squares some of which may be used for a baby blanket rather than waiting for enough for a big blanket....)
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2016 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh wow, love it!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 7:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks great!

I knit squares too but at present I am trying to perfect the art of socks...
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2016 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats brilliant Kaz, as I said last night.  Just the thing to cuddle up in!!!  over the winter. lol.

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