Challenge Square No. 2: Stacked Blocks



Needles: US 8 Yarn: Caron Simply Soft Eco in woodland Finished Dimensions: 8" x 8.25" While I was on vacation last week, I made great progress on the challenge. I completed the second square and second pattern in the knitting encyclopedia, stacked blocks, and it really does look like stacked blocks! It makes it look like 3D art and it looks the same on the front as it does on the back, something reversible (yay). The top of the block is a seed stitch and either side is stockinette stitch with one side knit and the other purl. The dimensions didn't quite come out right because the pattern is a multiple of 10 sts so I had to cast on 40 sts and it came out a little bit wider than 8" but that's okay, everything should still line up when I sew it together. I like the pattern, its something simple yet has a little edge to it. I can envision this on any number of baby items, like a nice baby blanket. This might also make an interesting scarf because it's the same pattern front and back so there is no wrong side to the scarf. Just like the first pattern, its all a series of knit and purl stitches so still very simple, yet very interesting, easy to follow and remember once you get a hang of the pattern. I'll likely be using this pattern again in the near future... 2 squares down, 61 to go.

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