Squares of MANY COLORS! Project Complete!

Since our “White Christmas” afghan is such a success, I’ve decided to also make blankets for charity, using yarn of different colors!

[B]As with the White Christmas knit-along, all you have to do is knit a 12 inch square, and mail it to me. I’ll seam them all together, and make blankets and lapghans.[/B]

I would like to give some of these blankets to a children’s charity, so some squares can be made with bright, happy colors!

I will also make some lapghans to go to retirement centers, for our sweet older folks. So, if you only have black or white or neutral colors, go ahead and make your squares!

I’m thinking that we can make season-specific color choices for certain times of the year, like orange and black for October, or red and green for December. You get the idea. I’ll be able to use whatever you send.

Each square should be made with [U][B]washable worsted weight[/B][/U] yarn, and measure [U][B]12 inches square[/B][/U]. The first and last 3 rows should be all knit stitches, and there should be 3 knit stitches at the beginning and end of each row. This will make a nice edge around the square.

If you need a pattern for your square, let us know, and we’ll try to find one for you. If you don’t feel like making a specific pattern, just make the square with all knit stitches!

If you want to participate, just send me a message so I can tell you where to send them.

If you are already involved in the White Christmas knit-along, you can just add a colorful square to your package for this knit-along!

Knitters signed up so far:
[B]Jan in CA[/B]
[B]Lady Violet[/B]
[B]misha rf[/B]

And here’s our blog:[B]http://manycolorsknitting.blogspot.com/[/B]

Hi , I would love to do this. I am in the uk , I hope this is ok.

I was wondering if by 12x12 do you mean that each egde measures 12ins. I would also love a pattern or an idea of how many stiches and an what needles.

Thank you

Thanks Rita!

Yes…each square should be 12 inches across, and 12 inches tall. (which converts to 30.5 centimeters)

Here is the pattern I designed, which measures correctly for this project: [COLOR=#e88787]http://www.flickr.com/photos/5964692…7600886745324/[/COLOR]

Here are another two patterns I found online:

You could also choose a horseshoe square, casting on 57 stitches instead of 47. [COLOR=#e88787]http://www.jimsyldesign.com/~dishbou…rns/hshoe.html[/COLOR]

Count me in!!:thumbsup: I love making squares–it give me a chance to use my stitch dictionaries and my yarn stash :woohoo:

Is there a time line? This time of year is tough if you’re knitting for Christmas and taking a sock class! :teehee:

If there are no time limits I can probably make some. I have a bunch of yarn that is good for nothing else anyway. :wink:

I would love to do this! I’ve been browsing the different oddball blankets and wondering how I could get involved. I’ll start here I guess! :smiley: Any particular type of yarn, I know washable worsted, but any particular fiber type?

i’m in! this is great for leftovers.

once again sandy, you’re an :angelgrin:!

I think this is a great idea, I just moved and have tons of yarn I have no idea what to do with! :yay: More details about when you need the squares would be great, I have a lot of Christmas projects going on, LOL! :heart:


You truly are an Angel! This is a brilliant idea. I will be sending you 12" squares of MANY COLORS! And thanks for the patterns. I’m always looking for more ideas…

Best regards,

Gail M.

Thanks PurlyGyrl! :wink:

No deadline at ALL, my friend. Just send what you can, when you can. :slight_smile:

I think that any fiber will be fine, as long as it’s washable worsted weight. Thanks for joining! :hug:

You are all angels too, because you’re working as much as I am! Thanks for joining! :sun:

Thanks for joining! No deadline - just make squares when you can, and mail them to me. :thumbsup:

You’re an angel too!
You always do a great job on these projects. :muah:

Would veri…vari… ummm multicolored yarn be okay??? :wink:

Of COURSE! :thumbsup:

I’m in then! I still have your address, so I’ll send some along as I go.

Yay! :cheering:

I’m in too. The whole “no deadline” part sold me! I’m thinking in January I should have a few to send to you!

I’m in!

I’ll work on some in between other projects. They are a nice/easy break from the longer projects!


I was looking over the pattern for the horseshoe pattern. On row 5 it says

yo, k3, sl1, k2tog, psso…

does that mean to pass the slipped stitch over the k2tog?

With no deadline, count me in, too!! :woot:

psso usually means to pass the slipped stitch over the last stitch knitted, so it looks like you understood that right. i think all the letters just make it look complicated. well, they do to me anyway. imo, it makes us knitters look super impressive to people who don’t knit but have actually looked at a knitting pattern or two. :wink: