Thursday, May 03, 2007
I knit these squares off-and-on throughout 2006. (One was created on a road trip to Atlanta.)
Basically I seamed together 4 mitered squares, then mattress-stitched them up the sides. I picked up 6 stitches along one edge, knit a garter stitch strap, bound off the strap and then stitched it to the other side.
I'm toying with the idea of felting it. Anyone have an opinion on that?
I'll add a liner when it's all said and done so that it won't buckle when I carry it. Maybe it needs a zipper, too...
I enjoyed doing the miters but I don't know if I have the stamina for a full-blown blanket. So much work and time, and my perfectionist-nature won't let me fudge on the seaming - I know I'd agonize over making those stripes line up! I really respect those of you who have taken on the blanket.
Details: Cascade 220, colors... um, I forgot
Labels: mitered square
Great idea - and terrific work!
sarah - thanks for the link! I'm glad to hear it should shrink evenly.
curlybrunette - you're right, it will be a wee bag. But I'm weird and don't carry big purses. (Sorry fashion world, I know the big bag is in right now) :) If it turns out too little even for me, I'll still love my new accessory bag and will use it to hold all those tapestry needles and stitch markers that I'm prone to losing. :)