Friday, 27 May 2011

FO Friday - Squares and hearts

Well, I've finished both my squares for the remembrance blanket, as well as a couple of little hearts to put in with them.

I already explained why I chose to do the Celtic knot for one of my squares, and I think the hearts for the other are pretty obvious. What I was surprise by, was how much of an effect blocking had, especially on my cables. As this is acrylic wool, I steam blocked it, and it didn't kill the acrylic at all, but gave it a very nice soft texture with no flattening or blurring of the stitches











It is hard to tell from this picture, but as well as having straight edges, the block grew an inch in each direction, and my cables pop so much more now! The pattern is Celtic Knot No. 85

The other square is adapted from 2 dishcloth patterns, the dark pink being Love Day Washcloth and the light being Have a Heart Cloth. This was my first try at any form of lace (and it is very simple lace,) and I was really pleased how it came out.

The hearts are from my favourite website Mochimochi Land (author of the Amigurumi book from a couple of weeks ago) and are just simply called Hearts.

All of these are amazing free patterns, and I'm really grateful to all the designers who make it possible for me to knit! To see other FO Friday posts, please look here and here.

11 comments:

  1. Oh wow, those squares are works of art. I really love the Celtic knots, in particular.

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  2. Those are gorgeous! You're right, the cables certainly do pop! WOW, I'm impressed. I love Mochimochi land designs. <3

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  3. Great squares. I think the knitted square quilts are a great idea because you get a chance to try out so many techniques

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  4. Lovely blocks. The quilt should be wonderful.

    Happy Fiber Arts Friday!

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  5. They all look stunning, and the cables really do pop now that it's blocked. I made one of those hearts for my mum for mother's day - they're really cute :)

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  6. I'm a BIG fan of that celtic knot, I'm going to have to give that a try. The hearts are great too!

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  7. Very pink! In a good way! The knot turned out awesome. :)

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  8. I esp. love that Celtic knot, it's very pretty!

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  9. Adorable knits, pink is my favorite color.

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