Sunday, 5 January 2014

My first block is finished.

Block Number 17 - REVERSED HEART
I have knitted similar blocks before in this style, where using a mixture of knit and purl you achieve an image that "pops" out.
This block was quick to do and also keeps its shape well, have often found that some squares curl etc.
My only criticism is that I find reading charts quite lengthy so did write the pattern out to follow rather than follow the chart as I knitted.
I'm keeping my blocks on the needle as I'm knitting a blanket in strips to save on sewing up.  Picking blocks with the same stitch count should in theory make this work.
You will see this block again over the coming weeks as I have used it more than once.
Cant wait to start week 2 block 2
which one will I choose next ?
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  1. Jaqueline - you are steaming ahead - love that heart square.

  2. I love that heart square. It would also make a lovely wash cloth in cotton tarn. Just addition to your list!!!! What a very good idea to make strips of squares.
    You are going to have a beautiful blanket.

  3. A lovely square to start with well done great colour too. Anne x

  4. Just the start ladies hope all the squares go like this - thank you for your lovely comments xx

  5. That's just the beginning ladies hope the rest turn out like this one - thank you for your lovely encouraging comments xx

  6. It's turned out lovely, Una I must get the link party up and running so that you can link it to the block gallery. it's a great idea knitting them in strips it's going to be a lovely blanket. :)

  7. Good morning Jaqueline! I'm visitng from Linda's Crafty Corner Block a Week link party. I love this little heart square, and had actually considered making it. Then I thought I'd leave it for my Valentine week block ;) Good idea to join the blocks as you go ... I've yet to decide what to do with mine. Wendy x