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Playful Squares
Finished
October 8 2014
November 15 2014
Project info
Playful Squares
Playful Stripes by Meridith Shepherd
Knitting
granddaughter Emma
68" square
Needles & yarn
US 7 - 4.5 mm
2,538 yards
Cascade Yarns® Eco+
none left in stash
1.06 skeins = 506.7 yards (463.3 meters), 265 grams
279708
Blue-green
WEBS - America's Yarn Store in Northampton, Massachusetts
May 22, 2013
Cascade Yarns® Eco+
679 yards in stash
0.58 skeins = 277.2 yards (253.5 meters), 145 grams
Blue-green
WEBS - America's Yarn Store in Northampton, Massachusetts
Cascade Yarns® Eco+
612 yards in stash
0.72 skeins = 344.2 yards (314.7 meters), 180 grams
White
WEBS - America's Yarn Store in Northampton, Massachusetts
Cascade Yarns® Ecological Wool®
24 yards in stash
2.95 skeins = 1410.1 yards (1289.4 meters), 737 grams
2J8893
Gray
WEBS - America's Yarn Store in Northampton, Massachusetts
April 2, 2014
Notes

11/15/2014: Washed and blocked measures 68” square. Unblocked measured 61” square. The bottom blanket photo is unblocked - it is evident that a bath and blocking today improved the blanket’s appearance substantially. Whew, lots and lots of knitting. Last round was 1004 stitches.
10/24/2014: Now working with two 60” size 7 circs at 80% finished and 708 stitches around. I believe it to be about 54” square at the moment.
10/13/2014: I started on 40” size 7 Addi Turbo Rockets circular needles and I’m already running out of room (I’m at 476 stitches). Will add in a 60” circ tomorrow.
Granddaughter Emma saw this photo of a finished Playful Stripes project done by MeridithKnits, (she is the designer of the pattern as well) and wanted a blanket done in similar colors. I already had a bunch of Cascade Eco Wool and Eco+ in my stash so wanted to use it.
I didn’t realize that this pattern doesn’t produce a full square until I viewed other Ravelers’ projects such as this one. But I like the stockinette stripes next to the garter stitch stripes so kept that as per the pattern. My modification was to begin at the center by casting on 6, increasing to 12, then dividing with markers to create 4 quarters, rather than casting on for the outside edge and decreasing as the pattern instructs. I’m increasing 8 sts every other row. For the border, I added six rows of a textured pattern and then finished with 18 or 20 garter stitch rows and an attached I-cord bind off.

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Bulky
100% Wool
478 yards / 250 grams

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  • Project created: October 14, 2014
  • Finished: November 15, 2014
  • Updated: August 25, 2015
  • Progress updates: 7 updates