19.10.10

Knitted Squares

This is the post where I get all self-indulgent and ask for your help.  As many of you know, I have a soft spot for knitting and other crafty pursuits that require wool, sticks and some quiet, meditative time. I also love receiving things in the mail and earlier this year decided to combine the two and join a little knitting swap. Our little group of 12 european knitters have been busy making 12" squares for each other and sending them off in the post each month.  Each month, one lucky lady receives 12 squares of her choosing, enough to make a small patchworked blanket.  Well, my month has come and gone and I have receive my 12 lovely sunny squares.  The only problem is that I'm not sure what to do next, in particular, I'm not really sure how to sew them all together.
Option1_1
I think I need to create a border to frame each one and give the blanket a bit of "togetherness".  At one point I contemplated taking these little squares off my doomed, beach dress and creating a border from them.  I still haven't gone completely off that idea.  It also need a backing, only I'm not sure what.
option2_1

So ideas?  I'll take any suggestions.  I'd also love to know which option you like A or B  (they're different, I promise).



15 comments:

Paul & Paula said...

I can only tell you that I prefer the 2nd option...
For the rest I hope you have some talented readers:)

Little Bear Stories said...

i like the first option and i like the border idea. as for the backing, i'd just use some pretty material doubled over.
good luck! xx

FeeMail said...

I'm sorry, I have no idea what to do with your blanket. I just wanted to tell you, that I stumbled over your blog at "Smile and Wave" because we have similar profile pics and was surprised, because I'm living in Germany too.... Have a great day!

Katie said...

Option B! I like the idea of repurposing those other squares, but maybe you need something plainer. What about choosing a contrasting colour and knitting the squares together with that in between then backing it in a fabric that has both the yellow and selected contrasting colour?

Diana Mieczan said...

I love the second option so much...but I wont be able to help you with it..I am really bad in stuff like that but I know that you will do great for sure:)
kisses,sweetie

urban muser said...

Beautiful! I like the second option. I am not an expert in finishing techniques, but there should be a way you can find a nice contrasting color and crochet the squares together with a simple stitch that will give it a nice looking border. I think.

Krystal said...

Ok, I don't have any advice for you, but I like A :)

Indie.Tea said...

I'm not sure about the backing...and I read over your entry twice and don't understand what options A and B are...
How about some grosgrain ribbon wrapped around the edges of each square as a border?

lisa said...

Both of these are so lovely, but I am going to go with Option A. Beautiful work, and I am so in awe of those who can knit!!

Barbara said...

ummmm i prefer the first option!!

AmyK said...

I like the second arrangement better :)

Jamie said...

I like the first arrangement - as for border and backing - I'm cluelessly undomesticated.

Anika said...

I wish I knew the answer...but these are quite beautiful and it's a fabulous idea!

Jane said...

second arrangement. and i look forward to seeing the finished product :)

green tea and red nails said...

what a fabulous idea to knit and swap! love it!!!

p.s - i prefer A

xx