Beginning knitting: Simple garter stitch square blanket

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Loving purple

I have several projects on the go, but if I need a quick knit pick-me-up, I work on a project by Jane Ellison from Purl & Jane:  Simple garter stitch square blanket.  It is a free Ravelry download here:

Jane Ellison, Simple garter stitch square blanket

I am using 4 Seasons superwash merino 8 ply (i.e. #3 yarn/DK/light worsted) with 4mm (bamboo) needles, and in pretty much the same colours as the Sublime blanket illustrated in the pattern.  (I have a thing for purple at the moment).

This is the first time I have worked with 4 Seasons 100% superwash merino.  It is not a silky soft yarn, but I admire its elasticity and robustness. I think it will make a good, solid blanket.

This pattern will also give me practise seaming garter-to-garter stitch.  I found simplyknitting.com has a good written and video tutorial on this.  You can find it here:

seaming garter stitch

The simplyknitting.com website also has extra tutorials for beginner knitters that I will be exploring (especially cables – I can’t wait to try cables!).

This is Luka, helping take photos.

Hope your week was a good one.

Best wishes,

Maree J

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