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Thursday, June 21, 2007

Hint for the charity knitters

This hint comes from Ruth (otherwise known as Vicki's Mum).

How to not worry about gauge when knitting charity squares:

use any ply wool

cast on 1 stitch

increase x1 beg each row till 6 inches or a big as you want your square, then decrease x1 beg each row till 1 stitch. Crochet squares together. Nerrida at Zonta last night had a great rug made this way all different muted colours joined with blue crotchet.

I'm definately with the crochet idea. Who would want to sew squares together? Mind you, I'm working on Starsky at the moment (cables driving me bonkers) so no chance of me doing charity knitting of any kind!


Blogger Bibnbub said...

Yep I saw that idea somewhere else but they had cast on 2 stitches. It works and looks fantastic - I have so far knit up 1 and a bit squares using this method.

11:39 am  
Blogger lupinbunny said...

Sort of related - my mum crochets rugs for Anglicare all year round. Year or two ago she crocheted one with a distinctive maroon border. In Wednesday's West Australian, the photo accompanying an article on a safehouse wrecked by homeless youth (or something) her rug was tucked over the couch! Someone's hacked out a square in the middle though...

10:24 am  
Blogger knitconvict said...

Hey I noticed that picture! I then worried about my priorities when I pay more attention to a crochet blanket in a picture than the issues in the article itself.

11:21 am  
Blogger jazzyknits said...

oh wow what a great idea! thanks for the tip :) lupin: how random that your mums rug was in that pic!!

3:09 pm  

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