Oh, My Ideas Are Larger Than My Needles

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[COLOR=black]I have been racking my brain on how to create something. I would like to make a Queen size bed cover out of the hoard of worsted weight yarn I have (yeah, me!). Obliviously, this cannot stay on my needles the whole time…can you imagine a cable that long?? So, I thought about just doing colored blocks. Here’s where I get myself confused and frustrated. Maybe do each block in a different stitch that can flow into each block? Or, just do different things in each block so each block will be completely different (that’s the one that I’m leaning towards). Then, how many stitches for each block? What is a good stitch to connect the blocks together? I hate reading patterns, so I’m really not wanting something already made (does that make sense?). Do you think that you can help me ‘hatch’ this thing out of my head so I can get working on this?[/COLOR]
TIA
Lesa

Check out this thread: http://knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/showthread.php?t=61917 and this one: http://knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/showthread.php?t=37877 for some ideas.

That is really nice!! 36, huh? And, you let them walk on this??? JK

It was only on the floor to take the picture–the cat will walk on it no matter where it is, but it’s not for walking on by the general public, believe me.:rofling:

there are several knitted squares booklets available too. I think they are called great american knitted afghans or something to that effect. Lion Brand had some knitted squares “of the week” awhile back that I think are available on their web site. Doing different patterned squares is a fun way to learn new stitches and they are usually portable for working on in the car etc. Good luck!