Blanket square swatching

I’ll keep my update very brief: just a little bit of swatching and research, today, for a first foray into blanket squares! 

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August 7th: Some sunny day swatching.

This little swatch is towards the ongoing Knit Together project, coordinated by the wonderful Melissa at Knitting the Stash.

The aim of this very exciting Knit Together is to circulate sets of needles (DPNs) by post to knitters across the country (and now, it seems, beyond!). Each DPN-recipient is requested to make an 8″x 8″ blanket square, with an emphasis on local/special fiber that has meaning to them and tells a story. Then, they forward the DPNs to another knitter (and can tag a few others!) who will contribute a square of their own, and so on. The squares will be collected and seamed together by Melissa, and the plan is to have a draw once the blanket(s) is/are made. Each contributing knitter is automatically entered to win the FO(s)! Like so many knitting undertakings, this one’s long-term, and the project is anticipated to go well into 2018.

In her DPN mailing to me, Melissa was so kind to include an adorable little skein of some local-to-her fiber, and a splendid stitch marker. This little gift brightened my day, and got me thinking about potential themes and ideas for my blanket-square contribution. I love the idea of telling and sharing different stories in ways that materially bring people together in acts of crafting!

I just came from the mailbox today to discover that the DPNs from Melissa @knittingthestash have arrived! They are for the Knit Together Project: sets of DPNs are circulating by mail to make blanket squares which Melissa will seam together when all is said and done, with a big draw for the completed blanket(s). I can't think of a more beautiful project to express the ways knitters are (now literally) connected by the craft. She also was so kind to include a fibre-y treat! Thank you, Melissa for brightening my day. 😊  I can't wait to get started on some blanket-square research. To learn more about this wonderful knitting project, visit https://knittingthestash.wordpress.com/2017/07/29/knit-together-project/ #knitting #knittingthestash #knittogetherproject #knittersofinstagram

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As of today, I’m still in the pre-knitting phase of the blanket square (my characteristic slowness is revealing itself, here), but I hope to be done in the next few weeks. By then, I will be ready to tag a few WP knitters here on the blog (!) and ready to pass on these lovely DPNs to the next person. Stay tuned, and Very Happy Knitting to you!

For more details on this project, and to get involved, visit Melissa’s Knit Together info page.

 

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