Wednesday, October 04, 2006

 

My first Mason Dixon Mitered Square, Done

Uh oh, I think I have mitered square syndrome. Does it only get worse as time goes by? 'Cause after doing only one, I'm hooked. I see why so many people love 'em. After doing my four bibs I wanted something different. I have been thinking about doing a mitered square since I bought the book, now I'm so glad I did. I can see this being a great take along project, not like my log cabin blanket (which I also love, by the way). Having 2 afghans going at once is a miracle for me, I said I'd never do anymore afghans--this book made me change my mind. All I can say is: this is one of the best knitting books around.

Comments:
in your photo, I love the contrast of the bright Kaffe Fassett colors with the serene pastels of the quilt underneath...
 
Danielle, you square is beautiful.
I've made a log cabin and the Curve of Pursuit, but when I did a mitered square, I had a heck of a time. I just could NOT get into the rhythm of the center decreases.

Have you any hints for me? I have a BUNCH of yarn that is wanting to turn into squares and I need help.

Jillie
Roseville, CA
 
Jillie, I wish I had some hints for you. One thing is: I find myself counting the stitches to the decreases. I also photocopied the pattern from the book and glued it to note cards, so I could easily take the pattern with me and also glance at it to remind myself what row I'm on. I just had a thought--you could always put a stitch marker in right before the first decrease. It might help to remind you. Hope that helps, if not just find me on my blog http://aknittingmom.blogspot.com/ and we can talk more about it.

Danielle
 
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