Saturday, June 03, 2006
I've caught the mitered madness!
I have to say that I've officially been diagnosed with miter madness! I love knitting them up...there is something so satisfying about knitting these small stripy squares. I've talked about this afghan over at my blog, but I thought I'd share it here too. My sister is having a baby at the end of this month, and since I come from a family of knitters we thought we'd knit this little baby boy an afghan! What you are looking at it is almost (we're not quite done yet!) 80 little mitered squares! There were 6 of us knitting on it, so it has gone really quickly. Lots of love went into knitting this afghan. His mommy, daddy, aunt (that's me!), 2 grandma's, and one great grandma all helped in knitting it. Now comes the daunting task of seaming it all up!
These squares were knit with Tahki Cotton Classic. I love this yarn...it's a mercerized cotton and a real joy to work with. Each square is knit in garter stitch. You just cast on 48 stitches and decrease in the center by knitting 2 together twice every other row. Easy peasy! I would love any tips that people have for seaming these squares up. Of course I'll be looking to the Mason Dixon girls and their fabulous book for help, but any other tips would be much appreciated!! Thanks!
Glad to hear you highly recommend this yarn. I'm dying to do my own mitered squares, but I'm still deciding on colors. You and your family have done a great job!!
If you want to make life a little easier, it is possible to crochet the squares together. Goes a bit faster and you get a very flexible, durable seam with it.
Lucky boy, lucky family. xox Kay