Every knitter who has touched this project has said knitting these squares is addictive because you cannot wait to see how your square turns out, the variation and combinations of colors, and the surprise color that suddenly appears. The pattern itself is very simple and can be handled by a beginner-internediate knitter (need to know knit, purl and how to slip a stitch).
You could, of course, change this pattern to suit yourself – number of squares and colorways. Colorways – there are several ways to pick your colors. The beauty of Noro Silk Garden is that you can never go wrong.
- intensity: the foreground colors should be the same level of intensity. the background colors tend to better in a neutral intensity. The background color could be a solid (we would recommend Cascade 220) - very important to choose the colors in the same intensity – and the foreground colors are different colorways of Noro. Or vice versa.
- number of colorways: if you are doing 20 squares, you could pick 10 foreground and 10 background colors – 1 skein each. Or you could 5 foreground and 5 background colors – 2 skeins each.
- Sewing it together or crocheting it together: you can pick your style of joining the squares together – with or without a border. A black edging around each square would give it a stained-glass look with the right colors of Noro.
To start picking out your colors of Noro Silk Garden, check out the Noro Silk Garden page on our website to see all the colors we currently carry.
Dolores will be leading this knitalong on Friday mornings with the first session starting on the 10th of September. The knitalong is officially from 11 am to 3 pm but that’s a gudieline -come when you can. If you cannot attend the first session, it is OK to join in when you can. Looking forward to seeing many of you!!
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