Friday, July 17, 2009

Summer Squares Take Five: The Blue Quartet

This week finds us up to our fifth square, and the second square of The Blue Quartet. I took a few better photos of The Quartet, so you could get a better sense of the project. This is a small blanket or throw that uses four squares, has a contrasting frame, a border and an edging. The yarn is a cotton/silk heavy lace or fingering weight from Colourmart. You could knit the design in one color, but I think it looks best in two.
It would easily work well in a heavier yarn, for a larger and more substantial blanket. My version is very light and has lovely drape.
This week's square is shown below, still the wet (blocking) photo, but you get the idea! The chart will be posted at our Summer Squares group this weekend. The texture stitch on this one square is different!
My gratuitous summer photos follow...rigging the Sun Fish last weekend on Long Island's North Fork...
Large, nesting birds...
And our unedited video of the week! This week I illustrate how I attached the two panels for The Blue Quartet. Each panel is made of two squares (in blue) with a stripe of gray between the squares. I then knit the two panels together, as follows!
I regret to say that I filmed this video BEFORE Judith lovingly pointed out my lack of appropriate accent...and I fear that this one also lacks that accent. In future videos I will work to correct the issue.
I will be back with another square of The Quartet next week. The Summer Squares project is moving right along, and you are still welcome to join us. See the details at the link above! Until next week, knit on into the summer!

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3 comments:

  1. That looks cuddly...I mean the shawl, not the bird's nest :)

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  2. another great video! glad you didn't fuhgeddabout adding in the appropriate accent :}

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  3. Great video, it appears you are knitting that last stitch thru the back loop. Is that correct?

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