A few days ago I pulled out the yarn for my Cousins Mitred Square Blanket and made some decisions.
- I’m going to do solid squares because it’s easier not to change yarn and I will like the look better
- I picked a tentative color layout: one row pink then light blue and one row yellow then brown
- The edge will be done in the bright blue/teal
I even started the first square.
I pretty much hate it. It took two hours and 24 grams of yarn. So at the very least I know how long each piece will take. But the cast on was too loose and stretchy. The fabric is too loose as well. Not to mention I can’t tell if I should slip the first stitch or knit it in order to make the best surface to attach the next square. Wise blogger/podcast knitters always say to not slip stitches on seam edges but the knit edges of garter stitches just look terribly cuddly to pick up! I’m terribly conflicted. I knit these on 7US and I’m going to try 6US by frogging and re-knitting this square.
This was just a swatch right?