The Building Blocks pattern booklet is great!
It's got patterns for 12 different squares that can be combined to make a small afghan (36" x 48"), a smaller throw (36" x 36") or baby blanket (24" x 36"). Each square is really fun to do, and involves different stitch techniques, so you'll never be bored.
|12 different blocks - mix and match, or make them all!|
This portable knitting is great - you won't have a huge blanket on your lap - just a 12" square. And of course, because you're working one square at a time, it seems like it goes faster. (At least it did for me!)
Most people choose one color of the Simpliworsted and make a solid colored afghan, but we shook things up a bit and picked 6 fun colors. The result - a gorgeous color blocked baby blanket!
|My first 1 and 1/2 squares|
|Light at the end of the tunnel: last square!|
And then it was time for blocking - a date with Eucalan in the sink:
After the basin was drained, I gently pressed out the excess water and then rolled the squares up in a clean, dry towel. Note how - even though I followed the pattern exactly, some squares are not the same size. Ah, the MAGIC of blocking!
Squares are blocked to correct measurements.
|Looks like I need a few more blocking squares!|
Gorgeous, and FUN.