More knitting… I started a blanket last night after getting a copy of “The Art of Knitting” magazine. It will be made up of lots of small squares with various patterns on
Small mishap though – my first square turned out slightly smaller than the pattern said it would. Oh well!
But other than that – it was quite straight forward and I learnt a new way to cast on stitches – the thumb method. It’s awkward because you have to guess how much yarn you’ll need to use, but it is a nice neat way of doing it.
How I made this square:
Cast on 27 stitches and knit garter stitch until the square is the same length as its width. (The pattern said this would be about 15cm x 15cm, but my ended up 14cm x 14cm as I’m a tight knitter.)
Using the cream yarn, embroider the heart in blanket stitch. I put pins in at the crucial points of the heart shape, to guide me.