November Square of the Month
New for 2012-2013! There will be two sets of instructions for each square, one for knitting the afghan square-by-square and another for knitting the afghan in strips. Be sure to follow the instructions for the method that you have chosen.
All squares are worked back and forth on size 6 (4.0 mm) needles. Each square begins with 8 rows of honeycomb stitch. These rows are not counted as part of the pattern or chart. The patterns are then knit over the center stitches with the first and last 8 sts always worked in honeycomb stitch. Most of the squares are worked over 80 total sts, increasing for the main pattern, but be sure to read each set of directions carefully. The patterns are repeated until the square is approximately 12” in length and then finished with 8 more rows of honeycomb stitch (13.5” in total length). It is better to finish the square a little short of 13.5”, rather than longer, and block it to the appropriate size.
Note: The charts are read from right to left on the right side and left to right on the wrong side.
Block each piece to 13.5” x 13.5”. You can put your squares together in whatever order you wish. Lay them out on a table to help you decide how to put them together. Once you have chosen your final layout, attach the squares together by sewing the bottom of one square to the top of another and then the bottom of that square to the top of the next and then the bottom of that square to the top of the next. Set aside. Repeat this process twice more for the other squares. You now have three strips of four squares each to bind together. Bind the sides together being careful to not leave a hole at the corners. Weave in all ends.
Block each strip to 13.5” x 54”. You can put your strips together in whatever order you wish. Lay them out on a table to help you decide how to put them together. Once you have chosen your final layout, sew the strips together, being careful to not leave a hole at the corners. Weave in all ends.