Edit: We had an amazing response to this challenge, you can see the result here
Soooo, you’re up for the challenge?
Hoorah! Welcome along.
We need 20cm x 20cm squares. They can be knitted or crocheted. It doesn’t matter what stitch you use, just as long as they are 20cm x 20cm.
You can use any kind of yarn (wool, cotton, acrylic etc) and any thickness.
You will need to adjust the number of stitches you cast on dependent on the thickness of your yarn. The ball band will give you an indication of how many stitches per 10cm are needed and on what size needles.
Alternatively you can knit your square on the diagonal so you don’t have to guess how many stitches to cast on.
To use this method.
Cast on 3 stitches
Row 1: Knit (3 sts)
Row 2: Inc in first st by knitting into front and back of first stitch, K2 (4 stitches)
Row 3: Repeat row 2
Continue knitting and increasing in the first stitch at the beginning of every row, until your edge measures 20cm
Knit 1 row
Start to decrease
Next row: Knit first 2 stitches together, knit to end of row
Repeat until you have 3 sts left
Knit 2 sts together, K1, Pass first stitch over second and fasten off.
Leave a 1 metre length of yarn to enable squares to be sewn together.
Our challenge is to knit at least 100 squares, which I’m sure won’t be a problem for our talented group.
The squares are a great way to learn to knit too, so don’t be shy at giving it a go. Shout up to be partnered with a seasoned knitter if you are a novice.
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