Monday, August 07, 2006
Mum knit this gorgeous blanket for my little fellow and he really likes it. It has so many textures and was a real stash-buster. She has just started another one to put away for my sister.
I'm very drawn to the rustic aesthetic of the knitted square. They are so cozy and homely - we always had lots of crochet squares around and as mum made them, we would add them to the arrangement on the lounge room floor.
There are a few cabled squares in there too, and it inspired me to have a go. I have never knitted cables before and found that they were much easier than I had expected. Here is a pic of my first swatch sample - it is knit out of Cleckheaton Angora Supreme on size 5 needles
There are a few mistakes in there, but hey - It's the first sample :)
PS: I did this one with no cable needle. I found a good site with instructions.