Ethel
Doing it all (fibre-fun edition)

I Love Garter Stitch

I love garter stitch. I love it's squareness where the row gauge and the stitch gauge are the same. I love the way it looks. I love the ease of knitting and I love the squoosh.

Life is busy right now and garter stitch is just what I need--it's knitting that doesn't ask much of me except my time.

Not one to think small, this time I'm making a blanket. The pattern is called Parcheesi Afghan. It's a bit of log cabin and a bit of striping and a great stash buster. I'm using the leftovers from my Ella coat and odds and ends of similar worsted weight wools from my stash and any donations from knitpals. I'm into my fourth square and I can't stop knitting it.

My only concern is that I don't have enough different colours to really make this blanket pop. I don't really want to buy more full skeins of yarn so ill be hunting around for people's cast offs.

Oh, and that I'll get so engrossed with all this garter stitch that I won't knit anything else.

 

Comments

I have at least a partial ball of Cascade 220 in a yellow that might pop with the other colors if you'd like me to send it. This is looking good and I certainly need to get rid of part of my stash.

I love square garter too! This blanket is a great idea - simple and portable and uses up all those leftovers.

I like the moss stitch for non-demanding knitting. Right now I'm making panels of moss stitch in a baby blue and white tweed, with a panel of stockinette in white to go in the middle of the others. When all the panels are finished, they'll be sewn together for a baby blanket.
Did I mention the moss stitch scarf I'm doing for charity?
Yeah, I really like the moss stitch!

I love garter stitch too! Three cheers for garter stitch!

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