In a previous post I mentioned that I started to knit a big blanket with an idea of knitting one square piece a month. I usually get quickly bored with my projects and have to tendency to leave them unfinished if they take too much time. I have been dreaming of a big knitted blanket to wrap around me in the cold wintertime but the idea of knitting one project for that long has been putting me off for a long while. So this year I decided to knit it in pieces, one square every month.
I decided to make all the squares different so that I could have new inspiration every month. This far I’ve knit 2 bigger pieces and 2 smaller pieces (the latter being my “February piece”: I decided to make two because I ran out of yarn just 20 cm into the first one and couldn’t get the same shade of grey anymore. So I knit another smaller piece to make up for the missed length.)
The only restriction I gave myself was the color scheme: I’m using only different shades of white, grey and black, so that the pieces will all look good together. I’m thinking about lining the backside with fabric and maybe edging it with ribbon or a bit of lace, but I haven’t decided that yet. Also my thoughts on the fabric keep changing: I’m not sure if I want a colorful fabric or just something plain and simple, or maybe black and white with a graphic design.
Last month I wanted to do a square with two colors. So I decided to use the Dala horse pattern that can be found on Selbu Dala mittens on Ravelry. I cut and copy-pasted the pattern with Photoshop to make it repeat, and I’m really happy about the result. However the square turned out bigger than the rest and it also took longer to knit (I only finished it a few days ago), so this month I’ve been knitting again with just one color and a simpler patterning.