Granny Square Love

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I’ve become a little smitten with granny square blankets since the summer and have been working on my second one for some time now.  I take it with me to work on at knitting group, most of the time now and its what I reach for when I don’t want to have to concentrate to hard.

I’ve a problem though.

I selected my yarn and colours before I closed the shop, making sure I’d worked everything out. So ready with my plan, I pulled out a 5mm hook and set to work.  Bigger and bigger my blanket grew as I continued to add the rounds.  About the same time as the magazine was due out I realised I’d made a mistake.  I’d deviated from my original plan, leaving me with less cream yarn than necessary and had even managed to forget to add 4 rounds of a shade, before adding the border (the navy).

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The blanket isn’t as big as I’d like and rather unsurprisingly, I’ve quite a bit of yarn left, which I’d prefer to use up.


You can see in the photos where I’m up to at the moment and so far the blanket is approximately 57″ square.  Its for my youngest, Kye, although he doesn’t know and it would be great to know he’ll get some use out of it for years to come. (Its OK, he’s 14 and not interested in much I do, so he’s not going to find out here).

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I can’t keep to my original pattern of 4 rounds per colour in sequence because as I mentioned, I haven’t enough cream yarn left and even if i did, it would involve ripping back around 6 hours of work to get back to my original plan.

So using the remaining yarn, I’m going to make the blanket larger, but I’m not sure which order to use the colours in.  I’m pretty sure working each colour in single rounds now will probably look better and its definitely the safer option, so as not to run short of a colour.

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I’ve weighed my yarn and would love to hear your thoughts about which order you’d choose to go with.

The yarn I’ve left is as follows

Denim 100g

Silver 180g

Cream 60g

Navy 80g

Red 120g

There is sure to be some aqua yarn floating around somewhere too, but I’ve no idea where I’ve put it.

My knitting group friends have all taken to joking about how big the blanket is getting and many can’t believe I’m still working on it.  I have the last laugh though as its lovely and toasty, sitting with it over my lap at our weekly get together.  So despite dying to get on with another one, I’m content just being snug.

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In case you’re wondering, I took the photos a fortnight ago, when the sun was high in the sky, but the wind was blowing a mighty chilly breeze.

Happy fibre crafting!

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4 thoughts on “Granny Square Love

  1. Not sure if this helps but I would finish with red because it really pops with the other colours. Maybe do single rows of colour inthe pattern already in the blanket.

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