Eve and I have been knitting Malabrigo squares for a while now. The intention is to put them together into an afghan. We are choosing patterns from the "365 Knit Stitches" calendar and making all the squares about the same size. We have had customers ask us for help in this area and decided to do a knit along (KAL) for this project. Knitting small squares is a great way to try out and learn new stitches. You can try cables, yarn over patterns, knit and purl patterns, lace patterns and many more. We will be meeting the first Wednesday and also the first Saturday of each month to work on the squares. January 2nd and 5th will be the first meetings, 1:00 - 2:00 PM each day. You can select the day that works best for you. During this first meeting we will be selecting colors and patterns to use for the first set of squares. Each hank of Malabrigo worsted will knit 3 squares. We have determined that 30 squares will make a nice size afghan but you can select the number that suits you, larger or smaller. You can make a bed size, lap robe size, baby size or other. I just wanted one large enough to cuddle up under while watching tv. There is no charge for the program except supplies: needles, Malabrigo yarn, pattern book, markers and row counter. You are required to purchase at least 2 hanks to start your program ($12.00 each). Additional yarn can be purchased monthly or as you need it.
If you are interested in joining us for this KAL, please let me know so I can order pattern books for you. I would also appreciate an RSVP so we know how many to expect for this first session. You can comment here, on Ravelry (needlenut), or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please leave your name, phone number and email address.
We have also started a yahoo group for this project. You will be able to post questions, read comments from other members and more. It should be fun. Hope to hear from you.